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Entries by Maria Rodale from 09/2012

The Real Scoop on the Raw Food Diet

| Posted 09.04.2012 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer What is the healthiest diet? This question is being asked over and over aga...

The Summer I Saw Bruce Springsteen Four Times

| Posted 09.05.2012 | Healthy Living

You could say I began and ended the summer of 2012 with Bruce. Although technically, I started it this spring with the two shows over the Easter wee...

Why We Need to Save the Farm Bill

| Posted 09.06.2012 | Green

by guest blogger Helen Dombalis, policy associate, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition This is my first time working in Washington on a Farm...

Casting Doubt on Organic Food

| Posted 09.07.2012 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure I don't care about the nutritional differences between organic ...

What Your Gut Is Telling You

| Posted 09.10.2012 | Healthy Living

When I look back at all the biggest mistakes I've made in my life, I can clearly remember a moment when I consciously overrode what my gut was telli...

Dangerous Chemicals Are Everywhere

| Posted 09.11.2012 | Green

by guest blogger Deirdre Imus, author and environmental health advocate Amid some recent dour news about ingredients in personal care products caus...

For a Minute There, I Lost Myself

| Posted 09.12.2012 | Healthy Living

I was standing in my kitchen and my teenage daughter's music was playing on her computer. A song came on that was very familiar. Eerily familiar. "...

How to Keep the Nutrients You Eat

| Posted 09.13.2012 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Morley Robbins, wellness coach and magnesium advocate Once people learn how magnesium deficiency is related to most, if not all, o...

This "Guilty Pleasure" Is Soooo
Good for You

| Posted 09.14.2012 | Women

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure The other night I was trying to explain historical romance nov...

Maria's Authentic Eggplant Parmesan

| Posted 09.17.2012 | Taste

I never liked Eggplant Parmesan growing up. My mother would cut thick slices, cover them in bread crumbs, bake them, and then add Hunt's tomato sauce from a can and not nearly enough cheese for my taste.

Why Organic?

| Posted 09.18.2012 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director The latest media buzz over organic foods is a bit of a non-event here at ...

The Great Unifier

| Posted 09.19.2012 | Healthy Living

Turns out, hot dogs are the great unifier. I figured this out at our first annual Organic Apple Festival four years ago when I spent the day serving...

The Drought Diet

| Posted 09.20.2012 | Green

by guest blogger Wendy Gordon, pioneer in the green consumer movement Scorching temperatures and persistent drought have devastated farms across the...

GE Foods Shorten Life, Cause Tumors, Says First-Ever Long-Term Study

| Posted 09.20.2012 | Healthy Living

by Marcia Ishii-Eiteman, senior scientist at Pesticide Action Network Very big news exploded across the papers yesterday: Eating genetically engin...

First Kisses: What I Learned from Bruce, Kenny, Jason, and the Avetts

| Posted 09.21.2012 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure This summer, I was lucky to see a few great concerts. In the mi...

Heirloom Molasses Cake

| Posted 09.24.2012 | Taste

I get cravings for molasses things--not gingerbread (too wintry), but the kind of cakey stuff that's inside a shoofly pie, but without the pie's crust and the wetness.

10 Ways to Get Arsenic Out of Your (and Your Kids') Diet

| Posted 09.25.2012 | Healthy Living

by Sonya Lunder and Dawn Undurraga, of the Environmental Working Group (EWG) Although scientists and government regulators have long known about...

Pickled Pepper Cabbage

| Posted 09.26.2012 | Taste

I've been thinking about trying to make Pickled Pepper Cabbage for years. It used to be easy to buy premade in these parts, and now...not so much. And every once in a while, I get a hankering.

Toxic Back-to-School Gear

| Posted 09.27.2012 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Mike Schade, of the Center for Health, Environment & Justice (CHEJ) While millions of children across America returned to schoo...

How to Eat Vegetables

| Posted 09.28.2012 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure We all know we should eat our vegetables. But I realized someth...