What’s Wrong With This Picture?
Source: The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

The U.S. Federal government spends less than 1% of the federal subsidy budget on fruits and vegetables.  In contrast, Meat and Dairy receive a whopping 63% of the subsidies doled out by Uncle Sam while Grains and Sugar raked in 20% and 15% respectively.  If we are going to get serious about health and nutrition in America, this needs to change.

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Rudeness and the Lost Art of Self-Awareness …

I was raised by very polite parents, and my grandfather was the epitome of etiquette and respect.  I guess I'm the product of my environment, and I expect people to be pleasant.  But honestly, what's going on these days?  What happened to showing some civility and courtesy? Today I was…

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The Food Pyramid Is Scrapped for a Colorful Plate

  The USDA has chosen a new visual to give Americans a primer on diet and nutrition. The United States' official stance on eating healthy is now summed up with a new, colorful plate icon. The use of imagery to help guide food choices dates back to 1958 when a…

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Is Food Safety Really That Important?

Are food safety issues really that important to your average American? Research on the topic speaks volumes. More and more people are wondering if their food is safe. In fact, 60 percent of consumers are increasingly concerned about food safety, and less than 20 percent of Americans trust food companies…

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Otter Races with Boy in a Game of Who’s It … How fun!

I love animals, and I can't resist sharing fun animal photos or videos.  I saw this one yesterday morning, and knew it had to be shared. As you watch this video, you can't help but realize that otters are smart, playful creatures.  Thank goodness sea otters are still with us!…

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McDonald’s … Are You Lovin’ It?

Not everyone is lovin' McDonald's these days. At a recent stockholders meeting, Dr. Donald Ziegler, director of Prevention and Health Lifestyles at the American Medical Association, challenged the world's largest fast food chain to stop using Ronald McDonald in its marketing to kids. Undeterred, McDonald's CEO Jim Skinner replied, "Ronald…

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All Natural … Really?: Breyers Ice Cream

As long as I can remember, Breyers Ice Cream has been in my freezer.  My Dad loved Breyers All Natural Butter Pecan and Neapolitan Ice Cream.  As kids, if we were going to have dessert, it was often a scoop of Breyers that was offered up.  Now some may argue…

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Always Find Time to Celebrate … Especially If It’s With a Pie in the Face

Earlier this week I bemoaned how being away from your child on their birthday or a holiday can be tough for divorced parents.  While that's true, I forgot to share another lesson.  Even if you have to spend a special day apart, there's NO reason you can't celebrate on a…

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Divorce is hell … but life does get better

I went through a divorce in 2002. Although I never celebrated it with a cake like this when the divorce was final, I was relieved. Custody battle, fathers rights, child support, and divorce laws were the phrases of those two, painful years it took to complete our divorce. It was…

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In the Beginning … You Have to DIVE IN

Where to begin?  When you're writing, getting started can be tricky.   Writer's block is a common ailment.  So no matter what your written task or genre, making sure you don't get paralyzed by those first words is crucial.  Although we all have different ways of preparing to write, regardless…

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