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Entries by Maria Rodale from 10/2012

Texas (South by Southwest Eco), Here I Come!

| Posted 10.01.2012 | Green

I've always wanted to go to "SXSW," as it is known by insiders or anyone on Twitter. And you all know me, I don't really care about being seen or ne...

Toxic Shampoo: Read before Applying

| Posted 10.02.2012 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer When embracing a healthy lifestyle, there's one thing we learn over and ove...

What's Good for Your Health Is Good for the Planet!

| Posted 10.03.2012 | Healthy Living

It always amazes and befuddles me that all people don't see the connection between their health and the environment. I guess it's easier for me than...

A New Weapon in the Fight against Fracking

| Posted 10.04.2012 | Green

by guest blogger, Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper Reading about the ravages of gas drilling, or fracking, often leaves people feeling...

5 Things My Dog Made Me Learn the Hard Way

| Posted 10.05.2012 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure When I was 21 years old, I made a list of reasons why I can and...

The Top 10 Reasons Why Every Kid Needs Organic Food

| Posted 10.08.2012 | Healthy Living

Hello, readers! I was asked to give a talk to some parents at my kid's school, so I thought I'd share this with you, too. I've broken it down into 5...

The 7 Best Natural Cold and Flu Prevention Tips

| Posted 10.09.2012 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Mark A. Moyad, MD, MPH, natural health expert It is really incredible and sad to think that the flu causes around 36,000 deaths an...

The End Of Sexism

| Posted 10.10.2012 | Healthy Living

"For thousands of years, males have seen women not as women could be, but only as males want them to be." Marvin Harris, Anthropologist Lately, I'v...

Gardening in Fall:
What We Grow in October

| Posted 10.11.2012 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Tim Mountz of Happy Cat Farm Most people are shocked to find out that someone whose nickname is Timato loves October and fall so mu...

Don't Judge a Book by Its Cover--or a Woman by Her Wardrobe

| Posted 10.12.2012 | Women

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure I've been thinking a lot about clothing lately--more than usua...

Bacon And Egg Spaghetti. Seriously.

| Posted 10.15.2012 | Taste

When I first had hard-boiled eggs in spaghetti sauce, I thought it was weird...until I ate it. Then I thought, WOW, this is good!

What Saved This Conventional Farm?

| Posted 10.16.2012 | Green

by guest blogger Alberto Gonzalez, founder and CEO of GustOrganics One of the beauties of organic agriculture rarely seen in other business sector...

Polluting our Backyard to Feed China

| Posted 10.17.2012 | Green

By guest blogger Andrew Gunther, program director of Animal Welfare Approved As our domestic demand for intensively produced meat continues to drop...

Imagine a World without Cancer

| Posted 10.18.2012 | Healthy Living

I just finished a new book (published by Rodale!) by Margaret I. Cuomo, MD, called A World without Cancer, and I highly recommend it. As a doctor, C...

The Sexiest Scent of All

| Posted 10.19.2012 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels I used to have a signature scent: It was Chanel No. 22 (the younger, lighter...

I Was a Reluctant Poet

| Posted 10.22.2012 | Books

My first lines Burst forth Unbidden And oddly patterned. I shunned learning The craft. All the poets I knew Seemed pretentious Intentionally overcom...

6 Ways to Beat a Food Addiction

| Posted 10.23.2012 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition It's an all-too-common scenario: You wa...

I Ran My First 5K!

| Posted 10.24.2012 | Healthy Living

Excuses, excuses, excuses. I've had them--and good ones, too. But perhaps it was the specter of turning 50 that made me want to start running for my ...

Better Bacon

| Posted 10.25.2012 | Green

by guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director We do love our bacon. When the rumor of an "unavoidable bacon shortage" ...

The First Woman to Run for President

| Posted 10.26.2012 | Women

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels With the election looming and "the women's vote" more courted then ever, t...

What Is Proposition 37? The Top 5 Reasons You Should Care!

| Posted 10.29.2012 | Green

You have probably seen something about "Proposition 37" or "Prop. 37"--whether it's been on Facebook or Twitter or in The New York Times. Or perhaps...

Five Things To Avoid To Prevent Breast Cancer

| Posted 10.30.2012 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer Over the past decade, real progress has been made in the prevention and tre...