‘Book Reviews’

Summer Read & Giveaway: After the Before & After

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

Continuing with our recommended summer reads series, I’m pleased to tell you about Karen C.L. Anderson’s book After (the before & after): A real-life story of weight loss, weight gain and weightlessness through total acceptance. Gotta love that title! But even more, it’s one of the best chronicles I’ve read of the ups and downs on the way to figuring […] Read more »

A Must-Read for Emotional Eaters

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

Last week I decided to unplug.  Not permanently or even all the time — just evenings.  I’m sure you can relate to why I made that decision.  Staying connected via email, blogs, surfing the internet, whatever was leaving little time for me.  And it wasn’t feeling good. One of the first things I did upon unplugging was pick up a […] Read more »

Geneen Roth Women Food and God

Spinning Food Rules

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

I’ve been on a book-buying frenzy lately, picking up new and older books about healthy eating that I haven’t had a chance to review yet.  In coming weeks, I plan to present my non-diet two cents about what’s said in these books — particularly how they fit with the idea of intuitive eating and mindful eating and giving ourselves permission […] Read more »

Food Rules

It Happened This Week: The Many Faces of Food as Medicine

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

It’s been a busy week here at Green Mountain with the debut of our new Food as Medicine program.  We opened with a showing of Food, Inc., to provide a good backdrop for some of the food quality issues we planned to talk about.  If you haven’t seen it, Grist has an article on ammonia-hamburgers that will give you a […] Read more »

Rosemary is a powerful antioxidant and adds great flavor to foods.

It Happened This Week: Counterclockwise, Positive Body Image in Children, Beauty Foods, and More Vitamin D

By Mary

Crabby McSlacker met Harvard social psychologist, Ellen Langer, who wrote the ground-breaking book Mindfulness, as well as a new book, called Counterclockwise.  Langer’s research on mindfulness and the “psychology of possibility” led her to believe we can use the power of the mind to do things like improve our health and reverse the physical affects of aging.  The cranky, not-particularly-optimistic […] Read more »

Counterclockwise by Ellen Langer