Friday, October 21, 2011

WI Judge rules no right to choose what foods to produce or consume

Some important and interesting news on the food and democracy front. Did you know that last month a Wisconsin judge ruled that individuals do not have the right to own a cow or dairy herd, consume milk from one's own cow, or to produce or consume foods of one's choice? Say what??? In America, really?

Friday, August 26, 2011

Food Not Drugs for Anxiety, Depression

Certified Nutritionist Trudy Scott has a new book out called The Anti-anxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood and End Cravings. You can read a good review of this book at and even win a copy of the book! Trudy is a trusted colleague and I know this book will be extremely helpful to help those who want to improve thier mood, reduce or get rid of medications, and improve overall health.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Traveling Gluten Free

Traveling this summer and trying to keep Gluten out of your diet? Here's a resource that can help you plan ahead. Just remember it's very unlikely that any restaurant offering a gluten-free menu will have a designated GF kitchen or prep area. They may not even have separate counters or utensils for GF food. It's always best when you don't have control over the preparation of food you're eating to carry an enzyme formula with you that is designed to both digest gluten and assist in quieting the inflammatory response in the gut that can occur if a gluten-sensitive person eats gluten. CFN can test you for a formula that's right for you if you do't have one already.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Catherine Ferguson Academy

Catherine Ferguson Academy in Detroit is a rare, and amazing school for pregnant teens and young women who are already moms. It provides a public high school education with a 90% graduation rate, getting most girls into college. That alone, in the city of Detroit, sets them apart in the education system. They are also using vacant Detroit land to farm, teaching the girls skills that will help sustain them nutritionally and potentially financially (MI is after all an agricultural state). State appointed financial manager Robert Bobb wants to close Catherine Ferguson this summer because of budget cuts.

OK, a 90% graduation rate in Detroit. Getting most of those girls (single moms remember) to college. Teaching them good nutrition which by my calculation will reduce future chronic disease and help curb health care spending (that is a national priority isn't it? Or do we just want to cut medicare / medicaid cause it's too costly?). Bringing agriculture to an urban environment that has very little access to fresh, healthy food. Improving the local food supply to reduce the reliance on oil. And giving these girls the skills to potentially make a living, and to contribute to a local economy. Oh, and reducing potential dependence on food stamps, welfare, unemployment.

What idiot could possibly think closing Catherine Ferguson is sound economics?

View a film trailer about Catherine Ferguson Academy

'Grown in Detroit' trailer of award winning documentary from Mascha Poppenk on Vimeo.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


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We believe most health problems can be alleviated through good nutrition, and by removing stressors which impede the body’s normal functioning and ability to heal. These stressors include all the toxins with which we come into contact on a daily basis, and other unnatural substances such as medications, fake foods, metals in the mouth and body, etc.