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How to Approach the GAPS Diet

March 26, 2019

Most of us are not mindful of the importance of gut health, or just how far we in the modern world have been distanced from it. Many of us were not breastfed; we received countless simultaneous vaccinations as children and were overprescribed antibiotics and medications from the start. Any one of these phenomena could contribute…

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Breakfast: Keto-Style and Kid-Approved

March 21, 2019

If you’ve been following a ketogenic diet for a while now you probably have a few hacks of your own when it comes to cooking up delicious low-carb breakfast options. If you’re new to the program, you’re probably wondering how many different ways you can cook an egg because that’s the only thing allowed. (You’re…

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Patricia Daly

My Story: Cancer, Nutrition, and the Mind-Body Link

March 14, 2019

For decades, the ketogenic diet—which shifts the body’s metabolism from burning glucose to burning fat, lowering blood sugar and insulin and resulting in a metabolic state known as ketosis—has been used to successfully manage pediatric epilepsy. And now, emerging research suggests that a ketogenic diet, in conjunction with conventional treatments, offers new hope for those…

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The 10 Steps that Establish Your Baby’s Microbiome

March 2, 2017

Research is emerging almost daily on the role of the microbiome in human health. But how do we acquire this mysterious community of microbes and more importantly how do we make sure the good bacteria outnumber the bad? According to a new book by Toni Harman and Alex Wakeford, Your Baby’s Microbiome, it all starts…

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May Roundup: News, Views & Stuff You Can Use

May 25, 2015

The latest news and opinions from Chelsea Green and our authors, as well as tips and techniques about how you can bring our books to life in your kitchen, backyard, or community, and special sales, promotions and new releases. Permaculture Advice For Beginners. Hint: Start Small   Interested in applying a permaculture approach to your…

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Tasty Ways to Use Pumpkin Seeds

November 19, 2014

As much as we love pumpkins, sometimes it can be a challenge to figure out how to take advantage of all those nourishing seeds. Packed with rich nutrients such as magnesium, zinc, and plant-based omega-3s, these seeds are certainly worth the extra effort in the kitchen.  If you’re tired of the standard roasting drill, try some…

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Poisoned for Profit, How Toxins are Making our Children Chronically Ill

June 23, 2010

Alice Shabecoff, author of Poisoned for Profit along with her husband Philip, speaks to a meeting of the National Disease Clusters Alliance. The book was written to answer the question, “Why is my child sick?” The answer, according to the Shabecoffs’, is constant exposure to toxic chemical by-products from industrial processes–and millions of children are…

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Lee Welles Makes History—in Corning, NY

December 21, 2009

Lee Welles, author of the Gaia Girls book series, will soon be making history as the first woman to serve as deputy mayor of the city of Corning, NY. From the Leader: Councilman Lee Welles, D-2, will soon become the first woman to serve as city deputy mayor, pending a rubber stamp approval. Republican mayor-elect…

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Chido's Blend

May 27, 2009

Turning coffee pulp into mushrooms, creating livelihoods for young women that otherwise wouldn’t have a chance? That’s what I call good coffee. Chido Govero, author of The Future of Hope, took her tragic and compelling personal story and turned it into a tool to help other young women in otherwise hopeless situations. Dear Friends, In…

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Toxic Holiday: Arsenic, Cadmium, and Lead in Children's Toys

December 22, 2008

Just in time (ish) for Christmas, we want to highlight a post from Peter Rothberg’s blog on The Nation’s web site. Peter brings to our attention the good work the folks at are doing. They’ve tested more than 1,500 toys and children’s products for the presence of potentially hazardous chemicals and posted the results…

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Julia Alvarez: What We Owe the Children of the Future

November 5, 2008

The state of Vermont has the proud distinction of being the first state called for Barack Obama last night, kicking off his impressive electoral landslide with its 3 mighty votes. It’s also the home of author Julia Alvarez. Saturday’s edition of Weekend America on American Public Media showcased Julia, author of A Cafecito Story. Her…

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Localvores Rejoice! 2008 Boasts Record Number of US Farmers' Markets

October 5, 2008

The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Services (AMS) division tracks the number of farmers’ markets operating in the United States. As the graph above shows, they are reporting that the number of markets operating in the country has been increasing steadily since 1994 and has topped a whopping 4,685 this year! If you’d like to see the…

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Toxins in toys … scared yet?

March 31, 2008

Hey, when you’re on a roll, you’re on a roll. You just can’t seem to click on your mouse without finding more evidence that parents are taking seriously the role of scrutinizing what’s in the products their kids play with. Shocking, I know. Remember the good old days? Lead paint on your metal toy? Hanging…

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EPA drops ball on danger of chemicals to children

March 31, 2008

Just when you think there are no more shoes to drop in the Bush Administration’s march to decimate any and all public protections …  Imelda Marcos stops by after a shopping spree. In relation to a couple of recent posts related to Mark Schapiro’s book Exposed, where he is taken to task by some apologists…

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Keeping kids’ toys safe

March 31, 2008

Journalist Mark Schapiro, whose book Exposed was recently the basis for a special feature on PBS’ NOW program that focused on phthalates—a hard-to-pronounce but damaging group of chemicals found in many children’s toys—is taking on the chemical industry’s apologists. Elizabeth Whalen took him to task earlier this year on The Huffington Post, calling him an…

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The kids dig it

September 29, 2006

Gaia Girls, that is; and why wouldn’t they? I have been thinking for a while now that what we need are Eco Heroes in literature and movies and lo and behold up pops the brand new Gaia Girls series from Lee Welles.

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Radio Gaia

September 26, 2006

Lee Welles, author of Gaia Girls, is being audio-streamed by the Student Operated Press. Note: there’s two or three minutes of music before the interview begins. It’s a nice interview.

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Cloudland Farm Is Home to a Most Peculiar Pair!

June 15, 2006

For Immediate Release June 15, 2006 Contact: Jessica Saturley, 802-295-6300 x 106 Bayberry & Beau by Nita Choukas Illustrated by Gillian Tyler “I will always remember the look of delight in the eyes, and the feeling of affection in the faces of my students, as Bayberry & Beau became part of their lives. With each…

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AWOL mea culpa

March 29, 2006

To all the trusty, loyal readers out there, my appologies for leaving you in the lurch. I was distracted by the birth of the newest little knee-high to a flaming grasshopper, Anya Rose. Global warming, shmobal shmorming, life is grand!

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