Trimming your waistline and your carbon footprint

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Studies show that moderate exercise (walking) on a regular basis (20 minutes or more 4 to 5 times a week) is the best remedy for the middle age spread. So many people immediately think, “I am so busy, how do I fit it in?” One way of doing this would be to clean up your …

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Tomatoes ripening on the vine

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In July, farmers’ markets in mid-Atlantic states are overloaded with fresh ripe tomatoes. Ask anyone who’s eaten a store-bought tomato – they just aren’t what they used to be… It’s true, tomatoes have come a long way through selection and breeding practices — but not all their flavor has been lost – and there are …

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How to choose the best apple

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The most colorful apples are the ones that have been exposed to the greatest amount of sunlight and therefore contain more phytochemicals that benefit your health (Robinson, 2013). In her recent book Eating on the Wild Side Jo Robbins talks about how apple trees are trimmed so that more of the fruit is exposed to sunlight …

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2013 Food Sovereignty Prize

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October 16 is World Food Day, a day dedicated to education about world hunger and possible solutions. For the past two decades small producers, and family farmers have been developing the concept of food sovereignty, based in the belief that all people deserve a say in how their food is produced, as well as the …

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More on cooking demonstrations

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Last Sunday, my classmate Josh Smith and I gave a presentation at a parish in downtown Baltimore organized by the Baltimore Food and Faith Project, supported by the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for a Livable Future. While I did mention this in my previous blog, I did want to give a shout out …

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Food Justice

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We all have a right to food, and to know exactly what’s in our food, but sometimes polices, practices and perceptions get in our way of actually being able to put safe, nutritious and enough of it on our tables. LaDonna Redmond, long-time community activist and senior program associate at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade …

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Remember to share

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This was something that we were told perhaps many time when all of us were growing up. It seems, however, some people have forgotten how to do so. Over-consumption is not making anyone happier. If fact many of us complain that we have too much stuff, or that we are too “stuffed” and literally weighed …

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Healing the world on global and individual levels

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As many of you know. I have spent the last twelve-and-a- half years educating and advocating decision makers in Washington DC and at the United Nations on issues of peace, social justice and ecology. Within the past year and a half I have also begun working with individuals as a health coach – helping them …

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Following my heart into health coaching

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I’ve been asked what led me into health coaching because it seems so different from other work I have done. For me it is all a matter of following my heart.  In the mid 80’s and early 90’s my heart inspired me to accompany suffering people in war-torn countries; now that same heart has called …

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Green your 2011 & add greenbacks to your wallet

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Given the financial challenges many people are still experiencing as well as the current stresses endured by Mother Earth, below you will find seven ideas for greening the earth while adding some greenbacks to your wallet Consider incorporating at least one of the following practices into your new year. 1-    Eat the foods that keep …

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