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Maria Rodale

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

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.29.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

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...

The First Woman to Run for President

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.26.2012 | Women
Maria Rodale

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...

Better Bacon

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.25.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

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

I Ran My First 5K!

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

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 ...

6 Ways to Beat a Food Addiction

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.23.2012 | Healthy Living
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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 Was a Reluctant Poet

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.22.2012 | Books
Maria Rodale

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

The Sexiest Scent of All

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

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...

Imagine a World without Cancer

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

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...

Polluting our Backyard to Feed China

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.17.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

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

What Saved This Conventional Farm?

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.16.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

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

Bacon And Egg Spaghetti. Seriously.

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.15.2012 | Taste
Maria Rodale

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!

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

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.12.2012 | Women
Maria Rodale

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...

Gardening in Fall:
What We Grow in October

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

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...

The End Of Sexism

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

"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...

The 7 Best Natural Cold and Flu Prevention Tips

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.09.2012 | Healthy Living
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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 Top 10 Reasons Why Every Kid Needs Organic Food

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

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...

5 Things My Dog Made Me Learn the Hard Way

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
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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...

A New Weapon in the Fight against Fracking

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.04.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

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

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

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

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...

Toxic Shampoo: Read before Applying

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.02.2012 | Healthy Living
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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...

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

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.01.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

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...

How to Eat Vegetables

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

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...

Toxic Back-to-School Gear

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

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

Pickled Pepper Cabbage

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.26.2012 | Taste
Maria Rodale

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.

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

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

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