“While parents should discipline, I totally fault stores who have these. They should know better. At one store I shopped at that had these, I had several very close calls. Stores use them because they think it will entertain the kids while parents spend more time/money. What little kid wouldn't walk in and see these great toys at eye level and take off?! I'm guessing these were brought to stores by people who are not parents and don't understand how tempting and problematic these toys would be. It's much easier to control a child strapped in a shopping cart and to give them their own "car." So very sorry for the woman. Hope Trader Joe's settles that lawsuit out for big bucks, as they should.”
sapphire413 on Oct 23, 2013 at 17:35:21
“Sorry ellen I didn't mean to mark as favorite. Yes you are very correct when you said it's much easier to control a child strapped in a shopping cart and give them their own car. Too many parents now a days take that easy route. Why not teach your brats manners and how to behave in public. Also RESPECT for others. Not teaching and disciplining your children is not parenting, far from it!”
chibi on Oct 23, 2013 at 17:34:46
“"these" what? what in the world are you talking about? the child was running around.”
coyydogm on Oct 23, 2013 at 17:29:49
“Geesh Ellen, blame the store for a kid acting like a friggen animal, and that mom just leaving the scene? geesh guess animals dont fall to far from the tree. I think that whole gene pool should be exterminated hows that for discipline?”
jhrooney on Oct 23, 2013 at 17:25:27
“Sure Eilen, what is your next excuse. You should work for Obama, everything is someone
May 15, 2013 at 14:14:01
“Mom, aunt, BOTH sisters: breast cancer. I almost died of a colon blockage 32 years ago and started changing my diet. I opted out of mastectomies and opted in to a vegan diet and running. I'm now 3rd in State (FL) in the 200, 400 & 1500 meters. Best kept secret in America.”
Nov 20, 2013 at 07:47:26
“In my teaching vegan cooking classes for years, I've seen so many diseases reversed, meds reduced or eliminated. My best success was a woman who lost 120 pounds in 8 months, never counting calories and loving the food from Dr. Barnard's "Cancer Survivor Guide." She'd been given up for dead from one of the more fatal forms of cancer, multiple myeloma, when she came to the class, but is still alive 9 years later. Just heard from her yesterday!! Her story is on my Facebook page...the local newspaper ran it along with her dramatic before and after photos. Why don't more docs suggest this ahead of oh say, surgery? Drugs? No money in broccoli. ;) No lobby or association behind it, as I know there are with people who get paid to write reactions like some of the ones you've seen on this thread. ;) Research the Cattlemen's Assn., American Dairy Council ads. Me? I've got 3 daughters and as the youngest in my family, I saw why, in addition to mom, aunt & both sisters with breast cancer, many of them also had triple whammies of heart disease and the frequent partner, diabetes. Emmy-winning TV investigative reporter here just trying to figure out the truth about food for my daughters and their generation, who as you probably know, stand a risk of being the first generation to live a shorter lifespan than the generation before them. Despite no pharma funding, newer research/studies do weigh in on Dr. Barnard's position.”
Nov 20, 2013 at 07:36:48
“In my teaching vegan cooking classes for years, I've seen so many diseases reversed, meds reduced or eliminated. My best success was a woman who lost 120 pounds in 8 months, never counting calories and loving the food from Dr. Barnard's "Cancer Survivor Guide." She'd been given up for dead from one of the more fatal forms of cancer, multiple myeloma, when she came to the class, but is still alive 9 years later. Just heard from her yesterday!! Her story is on my Facebook page...the local newspaper ran it along with her dramatic before and after photos. Why don't more docs suggest this ahead of oh say, surgery? Drugs? No money in broccoli. ;) No lobby or association behind it, as I know there are with people who get paid to write reactions like some of the ones you've seen on this thread. ;) Me? I've got 3 daughters and as the youngest in my family, I've had a lifetime to observe what worked and didn't work. I saw why, in addition to mom, aunt & both sisters with breast cancer, many of them also had triple whammies of heart disease and the frequent partner, diabetes. Emmy-winning TV investigative reporter here just trying to figure out the truth about food for my daughters and their generation, who as you probably know, stand a risk of being the first generation to live a shorter lifespan than the generation before them.”
Nov 20, 2013 at 07:26:48
“As a certified personal trainer and running coach, I've seen this with clients and personally. Some runners who believe they have an extra insurance policy get quite a rude awakening when they discover those preventable diseases can get them too.
Blood tests never lie. Every once in a while I get those tests and get called back by the doc's office with, "Remind me again, what are you on? Lipitor, right?" "Plants," I quip. "I'm 'on' plants." "Oh yeah, you're our vegan patient," the nurse jokes. No joke...I'm also 7th in the US in W60-64 1500 meters, have placed in 58 5K races since '06.
Best kept secret in America, this plant diet. Why? Most docs don't get a single nutrition in med school. And if they did, who would pay for it? No money in broccoli, no corporation that makes it, no association, lobby or broccoli board. Mom, aunt & BOTH sisters: breast cancer. 1 of them 3 times. I'm the only healthy person in my family of origin. Genes don't determine destiny.”
Oct 28, 2012 at 16:54:59
“Mom, aunt & BOTH sisters had breast cancer. I'm the only adult female without. Most other adults have/had major heart disease, diabetes, 3 Alzheimer's and everyone had arthritis. Women: osteoporosis. Me: Just placed in my 28th 5/10K since '08 and have 100 meter times :06 slower than NCAA college girls personal records at USC. You'd think docs'd be beating a path to my door to see what I've been doing the past 32 years. Ooops...no money in broccoli. No corp makes it. No lobby, association or board. ;) Call me. I'm available for study. ;)”
yemaya on Oct 28, 2012 at 18:50:46
“good for you. May I ask what is your age?”
bluejaykira on Oct 28, 2012 at 18:05:09
“Agreed ellen, it is very sad to watch friends and family destroying their health by eating meat.”
Sep 7, 2012 at 23:21:40
“As I am fond of saying, it's almost never a straight line...whatever journey we take. Many zig-zags dot the course. It's whatever works. We all make the best decisions we can with all the information we have at the time. Hopefully, we make informed choices.”
May 22, 2012 at 09:46:49
“No wonder I can't get a cooking show going! This info has saved my life and so many others. But there's no money in broccoli!--2X Emmy-winning TV investigative reporter who has dodged genes that gave my mom, aunt & BOTH sisters breast cancer, while I place in 5K races, run marathons.
I didn't get all the good genes. But I can't get studied, let alone get a TV cooking show in a Paula Deen corporate world where a fit 60 year-old can't compete. You would think docs would be lining up to discover my "secret." Closest TV market is Sarasota, in case you're interested. ;) This is a game of survival of the fittest.”
“Sorry, I assumed most people knew that President Clinton had been all over the airwaves when he turned 65 recently raving how a vegan diet saved him from a third heart bypass surgery. Congrats on your book, Heather. No, I haven't uploaded or shared anything as far as the slides in my presentation, since my book is a baby. I've been speaking around the country and sharing it there, if that counts. ;) I do have several Facebook pages, including one with the title of the book where I try to answer questions. My main point is that if you replace meat a few times a week with beans you can seriously save. Beans cooked from scratch are about 1/5 the cost of the cheapest burger meat (30% fat) per serving. And you save hugely by avoiding disease. What's in your wallet?”
“Hope you'll refer Congress to my book, "Eat Vegan on $4 a Day." It's my publisher's #1 seller in just 4 months. In my presentations around the US, I show a slide that says how we could save a lot of money trimming the fat this way. If it is good enough for Bill Clinton, it ought to be good enough for the rest of us. Even just a few times a week saves serious money and health!!!”
Heather Matthies on Nov 5, 2011 at 02:45:36
“Interesting, I had no idea that Clinton was going vegan. I'm currently working on a book project giving tips on how to save money and get more nutrition on a shoestring budget. Is your slideshow available online, on Youtube perhaps? If you wouldn't mind me gathering information to share”
Aug 8, 2011 at 13:57:55
“I think somebody's been reading my book, "Eat Vegan on $4 a Day." Minus the egg & milk parts. Ya know, I can never figure out how HuffPost finds these folks to write. You would think a book, 18 years as a reporter complete with many award trimmings, and a degree from one of the better j-schools in the US would count for something...”
“Well, actually I live in hurricane country and everyone always comments how excellent the food in my cooking classes is for hurricane survival. In fact, we once bought a house from a Morman who had a basement full of a year's survival foods, and it was pretty much what I ate, minus fresh produce. So yeah, if in the unlikely event in the US, you don't own a frig, but you save big bucks by having your own fresh garden to pick from daily, you'll do fine. Good for kids too, btw. I always like to ask, what did our ancestors do? What did nature intend? We did fine for centuries without a frig. :)”
SevenUPtheUNCOOLA on Jul 31, 2011 at 11:53:06
“you have a great point there, people lived without refrigeration for eons. the way our society is constructed today, it's not practical for those who don't have homes, to store foods. that was the only point i was trying to make. the doctor is the one who said food stamps shouldn't allow fast food, and i was trying to point out why we shouldn't dictate that choice for people who really don't have any other option. continued good health to you, how ever you find the means to do so :)”
“Not only is he familiar with food prices, but he overseas a budget that allows chefs and cooking instructors all over the country to teach cooking classes with gazillions of healthful greens, grains beans and fruits. It's cheap, and I even had a student lose 120 pounds in 8 months without even trying or counting a calorie. There's a newspaper story about it on my Facebook page, Eat Vegan on $4 a Day. Why aren't more docs using this to treat disease first? Ooops...no money in broccoli.”
Bianca S on Jul 31, 2011 at 00:29:58
“"It's cheap, and I even had a student lose 120 pounds in 8 months without even trying or counting a calorie."
Please stop with the infomercial selling, people see through it. Let's be honest here, if someone is *that* large, they are eating wayyyyy too many calories to begin with and it's probably 99% garbage junk food. Therefore, it's *easy* to that lose weight, just by giving up one thing, like soda, without counting calories.
You don't have to be a vegan to lose that kind of weight, you just have to stop eating like a gluttonous ___.”
“Re: Dr. Barnard not doing shopping? Of course he has. He wrote the foreword to my new book. You just have to know where to shop, what to look for and what to buy. I've shopped and eaten this way most of the past 30 years and have saved myself from the many diseases that have destroyed my family: mom, aunt & both sisters breast cancer, for starters. I run marathons and place in my age group for 5K & sprint races. He is so right on, it isn't even funny. Every politician should look at this long and hard. If they can get beyond the broccoli lobby. Ooops...there isnt' one. We can no longer afford to pay for preventable diseases. --Former 2X Emmy-winning TV investigative reporter/financial consultant just trying to dodge the genes/environmental/family history beating the odds.”
FaunaAndFlora on Jul 31, 2011 at 23:12:43
“So maybe you were one of the lucky ones who didn't carry the breast cancer gene? And by the way, considering that Neal Barnard has no credibility, I wouldn't be bragging about the foreword he wrote for your book.
Also, there is a "broccoli" lobby, one that is funded by the corporations that own Campbell's Soup, Libby's, Del Monte, Dole, Chiquita International, Bird's Eye and (ho ho ho) Green Giant to name a few.”
Chauncey1186 on Jul 31, 2011 at 01:59:30
“You "just have to know where to shop"?
So those poor "suckers" in rural areas without transportation and urban areas where the closest grocery store is the 7-11...well then they are just outta luck.
but hey...you've got a book to hawk.”
SevenUPtheUNCOOLA on Jul 30, 2011 at 18:49:04
“i guess you have a kitchen with a fridge. not everyone does. granted, one could eat fresh fruit without needing refrigeration. but people who don't have storage facilities for food, end up getting beaten up for a freaking orange. it's dog eat dog out there, i know it's hard to see that far beyond the giddy heights of the ivory tower, but i can see from street level that our government really can't get in the business of telling people what to eat. i'm sincerely happy that you are able to eat the most healthy food. it's an ideal, i wish there was a way to make it possible for everyone to have the same opportunity.”