Posts filed under ‘cool news’ – Healthy, Convenient Menu Planning Option for Busy Bodies ™.

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Busy? Tired of having to plan a menu and create a shopping list for your healthy diet? Well, you can have it done for you… every day…for 5 meals a day… for only $14.99 a month. (Can you say “Steal”?!?)

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  1. Weekly Menus, 5 meals per day
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June 30, 2009 at 10:30 AM Leave a comment

7-Day Cleanse July 24-30! Real food, real delicious, real deal.

Improve the way you look and feel with Cook! SF and Delicious Health!

We’ve teamed up to provide you with a fad-free, healthy, gentle yet effective, deeeee-licious 7-Day done-for-you cleanse menu… delivered to your door! [For San Francisco Bay Area clients only… stay tuned for future locations.]

Based on the best-selling book, Ultra Metabolism by Dr. Mark Hyman, the Cook! SF One Week Cleanse (July 24-30) provides you with delicious, and YES!, satisfying meals designed to help you lose weight, increase your energy, and reduce internal inflammation.

Cook! SF delivers fresh, mainly organic meal kits to your doorstep at work or at home. Delicious, all-local ingredients are fully prepped and ready-to-cook. With their easy instructions, you’ll “chef up” a gourmet meal in 20 minutes! And for the very busy, Cook! SF also offers a large selection of fresh meals that just need gentle reheating.

Here are some of the great foods Cook! SF provides for you during your cleanse:

  • Halibut with Lemon Caper Dressing with sauteed baby pea shoots
  • Organic Chicken with Roasted Lemon and sauteed organic kale
  • Spring Vegetable Stir Fry with organic shitake mushrooms, snow peas, asparagus, carrots, chives, parsley, garlic, scallions and lemon and a side of organic brown rice penne


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Currently available for San Francisco Bay Area clients only.

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June 29, 2009 at 7:00 AM Leave a comment

Something Delicious is Brewing…

My first ever radio interview is on Wednesday, July 1st – my birthday!

Come join me and my host, Alice Moore, on “Coffee Meditations” – Energy Talk Radio – Wednesday, July 1, at 5pm PST by clicking here. We’ll be chatting about my experience healing from several autoimmune conditions (fibromyalgia, undifferentiated connective tissue disorder, chronic fatigue, multiple chemical sensitivity, and more) and exploring the topic of food as medicine. I’ll post the MP3 up later when it’s ready.
It’s summer and time for my annual trip to Turkey to spend time with my family. This is also the time I dream and create. So…
I have several transformative, revolutionary, and FUN new programs brewing, including some FREE ones for this Fall:
* From Invisible to Invincible (tm) : How to Take Back Control of Your Health & Live Well with an Autoimmune Condition
* Balanced Being Fast-Track Program (tm) :  The 10-Week Delicious Health Intensive for Busy Professionals
* The Truth About Cleansing Diets: Myth or Must?
And many more (seriously… you should see the traffic jam inside my head). 
A lot of my events and programs take place virtually, either online or via
teleclasses, so you can participate no matter where you are.

Drop me a line at hello(at) if you want advance notice of any of the programs above.

Or, better yet:

Stay tuned by signing up for my free eZine, Delicious Byte, by heading to our homepage – click here.

June 27, 2009 at 3:01 AM Leave a comment

Genetically Engineered Wheat Rejected Globally

Cool news update!

[This is a direct cut & paste. Original Press Release can be found at:]

Genetically Engineered Wheat Rejected Globally, Groups Remind Monsanto

Tri-national Statement Responds to Industry Pledge to Commercialize GE Wheat

June 1, 2009, Ottawa, Montréal, Washington, Canberra – Farmers, consumers and civil society organizations in Australia, Canada and the U.S. released a joint statement confirming their collective commitment to stop commercialization of genetically engineered (GE) wheat. (1) In 2004, global pressure prevented biotechnology company Monsanto from pushing GE wheat onto an unwilling market.

The statement “Definitive Global Rejection of Genetically Engineered Wheat” was released to counter a May 14 “Wheat Commercialization Statement” released by industry lobby groups in the three countries. (2) The industry pledged to “work toward the goal of synchronized commercialization of biotech traits in our wheat crops.” Today’s statement was released by 15 groups in Australia, Canada and the US, including the National Farmers Union, the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network, the National Family Farm Coalition in the US and the Network of Concerned Farmers in Australia, and counters the six stated industry arguments in favour of GE wheat.

“GE wheat is a potential disaster of huge proportions,” said Terry Bohem, Vice President of the National Farmers Union in Canada, “We refuse to allow Monsanto and industry groups to restart any campaign to commercialize GE wheat.”

The group statement centers on the pledge: “In light of our existing experience with genetic engineering, and recognizing the global consumer rejection of genetically engineered wheat, we restate our definitive opposition to GE wheat and our commitment to stopping the commercialization of GE traits in our wheat crops.”

“Genetic engineering for wheat would be a calamity for all wheat farmers. Consumers across the world have already rejected the idea of GE wheat but corporations are intent on controlling this crop through their gene patents,” said Julie Newman, wheat grower and member of the Network of Concerned Farmers in Australia.

In 2004, Monsanto withdrew its applications for approval for GE wheat in Canada and the U.S., due to intensive consumer and farmer protest. The wheat is engineered to be tolerant to Monsanto’s brand-name herbicide Roundup.

“Monsanto needs to accept defeat.” said Lucy Sharratt, Coordinator of the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network, a coalition of 18 groups. “The industry groups in our three countries are promising to force this product on all of us but today we reiterate our pledge to stop them.”

“Monsanto and industry groups in our countries need to abandon their agenda of forcing GE wheat onto a market that doesn’t want or need it,” said Katherine Ozer, Executive Director of the National Family Farm Coalition in the U.S.

The groups signing the statement have also asked groups around the world to sign on at before August 31, 2009.


For more information: Terry Boehm, National Farmers Union, Canada (cell) 306 255 7638 or 306 255 2880; Julie Newman, Network of Concerned Farmers, Australia, 08 98711562 or 0427 711644: Katherine Ozer, National Family Farm Coalition US (cell) 202 421 4544 or 1 202 543-5675; Lucy Sharratt, Canadian Biotechnology Action Network, 613 241 2267 ext 5. or See

(1) The “Definitive Global Rejection of Genetically Engineered Wheat” statement was signed by the following organizations: National Farmers Union, Canada; Canadian Biotechnology Action Network; Union Paysanne, Canada; Union Biologique Paysanne, Canada; Réseau Québécois contre les OGM, Canada; Saskatchewan Organic Directorate, Canada; Network of Concerned Farmers, Australia; Organic Federation of Australia; Biological Farmers of Australia; Greenpeace; Gene Ethics, Australia; National Family Farm Coalition, USA; Western Organization of Resource Councils, USA; Center for Food Safety, USA; Organic Consumers Association, USA.

(2) The industry “Wheat Commercialization Statement” can be viewed at

June 1, 2009 at 6:12 PM Leave a comment

“Exposed: the great [genetically modified] crops myth”

“Exposed: the great GM crops myth: Major new study shows that modified soya produces 10 per cent less food than its conventional equivalent”

Read the whole article here:

I’m so happy to see this. Will be interesting to hear from those of you who prefer to see hard-core scientific proof and numbers behind everything.

Finally, part of the PR veil is parting…  Although one could argue this veil has been see-through for a loooong time, which I believe it has.

I don’t need this article to tell me a little bit using a few numbers  (even if it is well researched) when my body already knows a lot about the effects of GM foods.

If you want to learn more, one way would be to watch The Future of Food, a documentary parting the veil even further:

Another movie opening soon is Fresh. Watch a trailer here:

From their site:

Synopsis of “Fresh”

FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.

Among several main characters, FRESH features urban farmer and activist, Will Allen, the recipient of MacArthur’s 2008 Genius Award; sustainable farmer and entrepreneur, Joel Salatin, made famous by Michael Pollan’s book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma; and supermarket owner, David Ball, challenging our Wal-Mart dominated economy.

I’ll be at the June 12th showing & speaker panel event in San Francisco. Check here to see whether there’s a showing in a city near you:

Hope to see you there! Stay real.

May 27, 2009 at 12:45 PM Leave a comment

The Proof is in the Pudding! EAT SLOW, CHEW WELL.

A former client of mine sent me this FANTASTIC chart that plots time spent eating per day vs. the national obesity rate in several countries. It’s so very telling. Notice where the U.S. falls in this chart. Coincidence? I don’t think so.

Click here for the Chart (Economix, NY Times Blog)

We tend to wolf our food down, barely chewing or realizing what we’re really eating, and then wonder why we crave sweets, why we crash at 3-4pm, why we’re sick, and why we’re fat.

I go over the principles and practices of chewing and mindful eating with my clients. You’d be amazed at what you find you like and are satiated by if you eat this way. Or how natural fat-fighting mechanisms are activated by the simple act of chewing. Or how all of a sudden you don’t have heartburn anymore.

I, myself, am probably the slowest eater you’ll ever find (perhaps apart from my dear friend Erick). I’ve always been that way, but you can learn how to slow down, too.

So… MASTICATE! MASTICATE! And slow down. Life is better slow.

May 19, 2009 at 7:08 PM Leave a comment

Mixed Feelings About National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

is Today.

I have mixed feelings about it. The information trumpeted out is helpful, the awareness and support is undeniably fantastic and much, much needed,… but it’s not the full picture as it’s skewed towards western (allopathic) medicine.

If 5% of my healing was thanks to western medicine, 95% of my healing was thanks to “alternative” medicine (with is not my “alternative” – it’s my default when it comes to my chronic conditions).

These include:

Naturopathic medicine, including pharmaceutical-grade supplements to rebuild my deficiencies, get rid of my antibiotic-induced gallstones without surgery, plus oral chelation for heavy metals, and homeopathy for a host of other things

Acupuncture and other traditional chinese medicine branches, such as QiGong

Ayurvedic practices

Chiropractic, specifically the biogeometric integration method

Massage therapy

Guided imagery and meditation

Infrared sauna therapy

and, of course, Nutrition. Always nutrition.

I’ll plan on writing more about each of these modalities separately as this post would be too long if I try to do any of these any justice, but until then:

For a great deal of information about National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, visit the National Fibromyalgia Association’s webpage here:

It’s important to know that while western medicine states that the causes of fibromyalgia “still remain a mystery,” (see website above) it’s not such a mystery if you seek knowledgable sources and find the right fit with practitioners such as a Naturopathic Doctor or Functional Medicine Practitioner (MD with additional training). I am walking, talking proof of that. THAT is what frustrates me. And I can do something about it, so I will, here on this blog, one post at a time, in my capacity as a Health Counselor, Nutrition Educator, and Fibromyalgia + thriver.

May 12, 2009 at 9:01 AM Leave a comment

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