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Entries by Maria Rodale from 01/2012

The Best Whole Wheat Foods
the Whole Family Will Love

| Posted 01.02.2012 | Healthy Living

I know lots of people who kind of want to make the change to eating whole wheat and whole grains but are afraid it will taste bad, or worse, that thei...

The 3 Best Spices for a Longer Life

| Posted 01.03.2012 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Mao Shing Ni, DOM, PhD, ABAAHP, Lac, doctor of Chinese medicine, antiaging specialist, and author of Secrets of Longevity. Next time...

The "Nothing White" Diet

| Posted 01.04.2012 | Healthy Living

Every new year starts with a diet, right? Well, here's mine this year: I try not to eat anything white. Before you scoff or laugh, let me explain.

Organic or Local? I Say Transparent

| Posted 01.05.2012 | Green

by guest blogger Alberto Gonzalez, founder and CEO of GustOrganics. For most people who think about what goes into the foods they buy, there is a qu...

Seriously Buttery and Delicious Lobster Rolls

| Posted 01.06.2012 | Food

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure. While every other blog and magazine is posting weight loss and...

Just Label It! So We Know When It's GMO

| Posted 01.09.2012 | Green

Manufacturers have decided that, if given the choice, we might not choose to buy GMO products. So, they've decided not to give us a choice, which doesn't seem very American.

A Visit to My Kitchen:
Agapi Stassinopoulos

| Posted 01.10.2012 | Healthy Living

Agapi Stassinopoulos, motivational speaker and the author of Unbinding the Heart (Hay House, 2012), stopped by my kitchen today. Agapi has given sem...

Vitamin D in a Book:
Bill Bryson's In a Sunburned Country

| Posted 01.11.2012 | Books

Actually, what vitamin is generated from hysterical, uncontrollable laughter? Vitamin H for Happiness? I have read thousands of books in my life and I...

Top 10 Reasons
to Avoid Processed Foods

| Posted 01.12.2012 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Tyler Graham, coauthor of The Happiness Diet 1: Deciphering food label ingredients leads to unappetizing results. Take the innocuous...

Don't Be Afraid of the O Word!

| Posted 01.13.2012 | Green

There is a café near my apartment that positions itself as ecofriendly and sustainable. The counter and tables are from reclaimed wood. Everything is compostable.

The Joy of a Few Good Whacks

| Posted 01.16.2012 | Healthy Living

Every time I get a massage there is this place over my neck and upper shoulders that is so tight. But what I've noticed about other parts of my body i...

Save Lives, Tax Soda

| Posted 01.17.2012 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Wendy Gordon, pioneer in the green consumer movement Forty-five can be a sizeable number. Especially when it's the number of gal...

The Freedom of Forgiveness

| Posted 01.18.2012 | Huffington Post

Lately, I've been on a mission to heal my past. Perhaps it's the looming 50th birthday (Gack!), but I don't want to head into my sunset years with dar...

5 Ways to Nourish Winter Skin

| Posted 01.19.2012 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Mark A. Moyad, MD, MPH The middle of winter is the time to feel really sorry for your skin. Regardless of where you live, the air t...

Spiced & Roasted Squash

| Posted 01.20.2012 | Food

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure. We all know squash is good for us, but cooking it can be such ...

Spiced & Roasted Squash

| Posted 01.20.2012 | Food

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure. We all know squash is good for us, but cooking it can be such ...

The Truth about Breastfeeding

| Posted 01.23.2012 | Women

Let's agree up front that it's true that breastfeeding is better for Baby and Mother. There is no question about that. Ever. However, having done it t...

10 Easy Ways to Become
a Zero-Waste Household

| Posted 01.24.2012 | Green

by guest blogger Bea Johnson, of The Zero Waste Home The zero in "zero waste" makes it sound scary and hard to achieve. It's actually not as hard...

The Best Organic Burger EVER

| Posted 01.25.2012 | Food

I confess, after a hard day at work, my go-to meal is a cheeseburger. But I don't eat one unless it's organic OR from a very reputable source or so fa...

The Lost Art of Threshing

| Posted 01.26.2012 | Green

by guest blogger Tim Mountz of Happy Cat Farm Sometimes the greatest things in life are the things that just happen to you and not the ones that ...

Observing Weekends

| Posted 01.27.2012 | Huffington Post

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure. My name is Maya, and I am a workaholic. I love working so muc...

10 Great Movies about
"Women Finding Themselves"

| Posted 01.30.2012 | Women

I'm not sure that "Women Finding Themselves" is an actual official genre of movies. But it definitely is the name my daughter Maya has given all the m...

12 Reasons To Avoid GMOs

| Posted 01.31.2012 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Alberto Gonzalez, founder and CEO of GustOrganics I love talking to people about food. And these days at my restaurant, I inevi...