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Burgers & Beer: Guy Fieri’s Loaded Veggie Burger

Color and crunch and a whole lotta nutrition in one burger.

Guy Fieri’s Veggie Patties

Host of Food Network’s extremely popular show, Diner’s Drive-In’s and Dives, Guy Fieri is a television sensation. I’m fascinated by a show that glamorizes food that can kill you. Not a quick “kick the bucket” either. But a slow, disease ridden, artery clogging, gasping for breath because you’re morbidly obese kind of death. These producers are masters at making you salivate over poison.

The good news is Guy Fieri isn’t always about mile high hamburgers or chicken fried steak. He’s just as charismatic about his damn good veggie burger!

 

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WAKE UP AMERICA! Dr. Joel Fuhrman

Proper nutrition is the foundation to protect ourselves in the war on cancer.

Who is Dr. Joel Fuhrman?

Well known author of the best selling book, Eat to Live, Dr. Joel Fuhrman specializes in treating disease with food. His PBS show, Three Steps to Incredible Health, was the highest grossing special in 2011 on that network.

Dr. Fuhrman is a director of research of The Nutritional Research Project of the National Health Association and serves on the advisory board of Whole Foods Market. His career path was inspired by watching his father who was very sick get well by changing the way he ate.

His opinions are strong and his research can help millions lead healthier lives into old age. If we will only listen.

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WAKE UP AMERICA! The Big Bad Boy of Food

The future of our food supply is being manipulated by a corporate giant, Monsanto.

The safety of our food supply is in serious danger

Do you want to unknowingly feed your family genetically modified foods (commonly referred to as GMO’s)? The truth is you already are. It all begins with a tiny seed. Read more

WAKE UP AMERICA! Inflammation: The Silent Epidemic

The basis of disease is inflammation.

Food For Thought

What I loved most about the conference I attended lead by Dr. Merrily Kuhn was the practical advice I could put to use immediately in my own home.

Inflammation is our body’s attempt to initiate a healing process. It is often misunderstood to be the injury or infection, but rather it is the response mechanism.

Chronic inflammation can lead to serious disease and can wreak havoc on our cells.

Here is a summary of 5 great tips by Dr. Kuhn. Read more

Burgers & Beer

Not your average bar and grill grub. An intro to my new Burgers & Beer series.

A Burger Fest

You don’t have to love meat to crave a great tasting burger. Veggie burgers are now mainstream. No more turned up noses by carnivores thinking “hippie burgers” with nothin’ but sprouts and wheat grass.

Unlike beef burgers, veggie burgers are patties with endless potential.  Some resemble beef while others stand out from the crowd with visible vegetables, grains and legumes.

This series speaks to my mission.

You can eat healthfully and compassionately without depriving yourself of good ol’ ballgame food.

So I’ve set out to prove it. Read more

WAKE UP AMERICA! Skinny Bitch Speaks Out

Compassionate eating starts with awareness and a single step in that direction.

Who is Rory Freedman?

Rory Freedman’s life as an outspoken vegan food activist really took off when her book, Skinny Bitch: A No-Nonsense, Tough Love Guide for Savvy Girls Who Want to Stop Eating Crap and Start Looking Fabulous, became an instant bestseller. The book is co-authored by Kim Barnouin.

With more than 3 million copies sold, Skinny Bitch remained on the New York Times bestseller list for 3 years. Nobody has done a better job of exposing the atrosities of the food industry while encouraging people, namely women, to eat more of what they enjoy in a more compassionate way.

Rory was the first activist to be named Person of the Year by VegNews magazine. She loves animals and food and actively encourages others to do the same.

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Sid’s Sense- Portrait of a Passionate Life

A grandfather speaks to his youngest grandchild about how to lead a good life.

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WAKE UP AMERICA! Dr. T. Colin Campbell

Nutritional research is being ignored for many reasons.

Who is Dr. T. Colin Campbell?

Dr. T. Colin Campbell almost became a household name when he co-authored the national bestseller, The China Study: Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-Term Health. He is considered one of the foremost experts on diet and health.

While at the forefront of nutritional research for more than 40 years, he has written more than 300 research papers. He is a Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University.

The Chinese Institute of Nutritional Sciences is the leading institution in China in charge of policy and research. T. Colin Campbell serves on their research advisory board and was the director of the most comprehensive study on health and nutrition ever conducted. It was called, The China Project.

Raised on a dairy farm, he thought he would prove in his research that the good old American diet was good for us. What he found was just the opposite.

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Under the Covers: A Life Without Limits by Chrissie Wellington

Welcome to Under the Covers, an on-going series of book reviews to enrich the way we think, move, eat and connect.

In my Under the Covers book series, I will rate each book based on its “Life Wisdom” value (from 1 to 5 wise owls). I will review books that inspire, motivate and teach life lessons. Some of our greatest wisdom comes from those whose journeys may be quite different from our own.

When we escape into their world, we can learn from their trials, tactics, and courage. Through their wisdom, we add to our own.

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Sid’s Sense- Lingo & Laughter

Use humor and the right vocabulary to snap tension, ignite fellowship, and cope with life’s stings.

View previous posts in this series, Sid’s Sense.

Around the year 2000, my mother was diagnosed with a progressive illness called multiple system atrophy. It started with severe bouts of hypotension (low blood pressure) and progressed to the point she could not walk or take care of herself. It was heartbreaking. My father, her husband of 52 years, knew this might just be the biggest fight he would ever endure. Determined to find a way to cope, ease the stress, and remain proactive in her healthcare, he chose his words carefully. Read more