‘Book Reviews’

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

By Marsha Hudnall on 01/08/2010

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 on 10/02/2009

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

It Happened This Week: Full-Figured Fashion, Bogus BMI and Drop Dead Divas

By Emily on 07/10/2009

We’ve featured a few posts about plus-sized fashion this week. Last week marked the first-ever Full Figured Fashion Week (see models for the event posing on the left). The Daily Beast has interviews with the designers while The Frisky says: “Plus-Size Women Get Their Own Fashion Week, But Is That Enough?” Check out this healthy advice from the world’s top […] Read more »

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It Happened This Week: Cookbooks, Miley, Beyonce and Oprah

By Emily on 05/22/2009

Diabetes Daily reviews “You Don’t Have to Be Diabetic to Love This Cookbook.” Teen idol Miley Cyrus created a stir on Twitter by writing about her jiggling thighs. The LA Times reports that insurance giant Kaiser Permanente now has farmers markets at many of their medical centers. The Calgary Herald says that one of Canada’s top obesity doctors says it’s […] Read more »

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Is Gluten-Free the Next Big Weight Loss Diet?

By Marsha Hudnall on 05/20/2009

You might ask what world I’m living in with that question if you’ve followed weight loss diets for any amount of time.  ‘Cuz you’d know that gluten-free has been around a while as a way to lose weight. I’m skeptical of the advice as a weight loss strategy in and of itself.  But I’m not so sure cutting out gluten […] Read more »

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