New Dietary Guidelines Released – Financial Power of Agribusiness Wins Again

New Dietary Guidelines Released – Financial Power of Agribusiness Wins Again

Hello again my friends! As I write to you I am still awaiting the arrival of my new Chromebook. My current one is on the fritz - the keyboard has stopped working, and it spazzed out and deleted half of the photos from my SD card. Which means that post I had planned to share [...]

More Plants, Less Weight – Weight Loss for My Teens

More Plants, Less Weight – Weight Loss for My Teens

When I took a poll on Facebook of what people want help with the most, weight loss was the winner by a landslide. Right around that same time my children came home from their dad's, where they spend their summers, 35 pounds overweight each. They normally gain anywhere from 10-20 pounds over the summer, but [...]

Burger King Combats Climate Change by Changing Diet of Its Cows

Burger King Combats Climate Change by Changing Diet of Its Cows

Following close behind the promotion of the Impossible Whopper, a meatless sandwich alternative, Burger King announced new plans to combat climate change. By changing the diet of cows to include 100 grams of lemongrass, Burger King believes methane emissions from the cows will be reduced by around 33%. First, less meat. Second, less methane. Could [...]

American Cancer Society Releases New Guidelines for Cancer Prevention

American Cancer Society Releases New Guidelines for Cancer Prevention

On June 9th, the American Cancer Society published new dietary and physical activity guidelines for cancer prevention. The new guidelines consist of three primary components - exercise, a plant-strong diet, and limiting alcohol. They also call out red and processed meats and refined and highly processed foods for their cancer risk, as well as sugar [...]