Last post we technically concluded a mini-series of three posts about Organic food – what it is, what it’s not, and how to use the Organic certification as a tool rather than being a victim of the (often ugly) marketing and myths surrounding it. Today, I want to wrap up our look at the topic … Continue reading Do You Really Need to Eat Organic – A Sneak Peek Behind the Scenes of the Organic Labeling Process
Last post we talked about what the iconic Organic label does and doesn’t mean. We learned that it’s not nearly as clear-cut as most of us were led to believe, but that there are sometimes benefits to consuming Organic foods. So today, let’s take a look at a few simple strategies you can use to … Continue reading Do You Really Need to Eat Organic – Part III: Shopping Organic the Smart Way
What do you think of when you see that little green Organic logo on a food or product? If you’re like much of the American population, a combination of marketing, exposure, and other factors have probably given you vague ideas that the “Organic” stamp implies products: Aren’t genetically engineered. Are free of antibiotics, irradiation, dangerous … Continue reading Do You Really Need to Eat Organic – Part II : What the Organic Logo Tells You (and What It Doesn’t)
Recently, I hopped on Amazon to leave a review for a “healthy eating” book I’d just read. Or, more accurately, just thrown across the room because it frustrated me to no end. Okay, I didn’t literally throw it across the room – I generally have better manners than that. But I did evict it, unfinished, … Continue reading Do You Really Need to Eat Organic – Part I : What Does Organic Even Mean?
OPS is a once-a-month feature here on the blog where I pass along the videos, pdfs, and other goodies I’ve run across that are too accessible, interesting, and powerful not to share. Consider it my curated list of nutrition and lifestyle tidbits most worth your time. I ran across Virta Health on Mark Hymans’ The Doctor’s … Continue reading Other People’s Stuff: The Virta Health Program
If you asked them, most doctors would tell you that they went into medicine to help people. To work with patients – not paperwork. But our modern medicine and insurance systems choke medical practices with mountains of forms, oceans of reports, and other administrative tripe. These bloated back-of-house systems aren’t some minor annoyance. Study after … Continue reading What is Membership Medicine?
The images above are from Supportal, a social media community that bills itself as being comprised of “people with their own mental health journeys” seeking to support one another along the (often long and difficult paths) to healing. The community’s goal was to highlight the enormous problems with the American medical system and how they … Continue reading The Cost of Healthy Food… in Perspective