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Maria Rodale

Shifting Into Wellness

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

By guest blogger Karen Stewart Brown, cofounder and designer of Stewart+Brown Living in a coastal town in California, our mornings usually start off ...

A Special Australian Cookie

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.09.2013 | Taste
Maria Rodale

If ever there was a "cookie" that was a love letter, it would be the Anzac Biscuit.

Sausage and Gravy on Pasta

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.08.2013 | Taste
Maria Rodale

Where do recipes come from? From necessity, distant memories, and problem solving, mostly.

Climate Change, Fracking, and Our Children's Health and Future

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

Let's leave aside for a moment the climate impacts and dire consequences of natural gas. Let's look at the health impacts we're ALREADY seeing around the country from the chemicals and industry practices associated with fracking.

Where Is the Love?

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Maria Rodale

What is the appeal of books like 50 Shades of Grey, and why do so many women want to be treated that way--with violence and domination instead of passion, tenderness, and freedom?

Note to Self: Plant Shishito Peppers Next Year

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.03.2013 | Taste
Maria Rodale

One day I noticed a little supermarket bag on my desk with a Post-It note saying "from Ethne." It was filled with shishito peppers! I was very, very excited.

October Surprise

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Maria Rodale

In politics, an October surprise is when a candidate has dirt on his or her opponent that is saved for just a few weeks before the election, so that the opponent's media coverage will be negative just as people are deciding who to vote for.

Marion Nestle's Green Bean Moment

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Maria Rodale

When I asked professor and author Marion Nestle how she got interested in the whole realm of food and nutrition and what kind of food she grew up eating, and she got this sentimental look on her face and said she was going to tell me about her "green bean moment."

Anxiety as Entertainment

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.27.2013 | Entertainment
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger A few years ago, my husband and I watched the Ryan Gosling movie Drive. I don't remember the plot,...

Alice Waters Makes Salad Dressing at My House

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.26.2013 | Taste
Maria Rodale

When I had Alice Waters over to my house for dinner, there was just one thing I wanted from her: to learn how to make real restaurant-style salad dressing the way she makes it. I needed to know the secret!

What Does California's New Toxic Substances Law Mean for You?

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.26.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

It's great that California wants to help protect its citizens, and by extension the rest of the country, from toxic substances, but only you can control which products enter your home and affect the health of everyone inside.

8 Toxin-Filtering Houseplants

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maria Luci, associate editor at Maria's Farm Country Kitchen When we think of poor air quality, we often picture smoggy cityscapes ...

Food Addiction Is Real

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition One year ago I launched my book, The Hung...

10 Books That Changed the Way I See the World

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.18.2013 | Books
Maria Rodale

Of all of Pollan's books, this is my favorite. This "plant's-eye-view of the world" enables you to see nature from the perspective of plants and animals, imagining that perhaps they use us just as much as we use them.

Why I Only Eat Organic Apples and Why You Should, Too

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger "Coach" Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director Apples. Apples are the single most pesticide-contaminated produce item ...

The Luxury of Knowing

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

The following appears in the October/November edition of Organic Gardening magazine. For great gardening, cooking, and living tips, pick the issue up ...

3 Toxic Cosmetics You Should Replace Now

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Ava Anderson, natural beauty expert and safe cosmetics advocate I always say that it is all about the ingredients, and I recommend u...

5 Cruel Signs Summer Is Over

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.11.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

I promise I won't complain too much about the fall or winter, but this morning I was freezing and the signs were all around that summer is over, so I just had to share a few of them.

What Happened When I Disconnected

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure For the month of August I took a break from all social media. Bec...

Natural Ways to Boost Your Immunity for Fall

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer Cold and flu season is approaching, and the sooner you begin your immune-boos...

Oxygen: The Forgotten Nutrient

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer Breathing is essential to life. And because it's automatic, we don't have to ...

Callicarpa: A Must-Have for Fall Gardens

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.09.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

When I first saw Callicarpa, otherwise known as beautyberry, I thought it was a joke of some sort. Or perhaps a modern invention for gardeners who want a certain color of purple in their garden.

An Open Letter to President Obama Regarding Syria

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.04.2013 | World
Maria Rodale

You are a smart man. You are not up for reelection. This is your big chance to make the right choice and take the right road, the road less traveled. This is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to leave a lasting legacy of peace and healing rather than more destruction.

3 Major Food System Problems--in Cartoons

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Excerpts from the new book Eat Drink Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Food Politics by Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, Paulette Goddard Professor in the departm...

Saying Goodbye to Summer

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Hi everyone! I hope you enjoyed my 14 days of summer meditations. For those of you who followed along, thank you. Even though summer doesn't officiall...