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Archive | January, 2011

23 January 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Sustainable Farming or Cheap Food?

We are led to believe these two options are mutually exclusive – that good/organic/sustainably produced food cannot be inexpensive as well!  However, reform advocates say it’s possible to make delicious, nutritious, safe food available to all people of all income levels.  I read that sentence twice  –  slowly, to make sure I had read it […]

17 January 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Mindfulness Therapy – an aid to Stress Reduction

It’s January,  the highs of Christmas and New Year have given way to the inevitable doldrums, aided by having to return to the office, perhaps deal with blizzards and freezing weather or floods ,  or just that general feeling of anxiety.   So it was timely that I came across an article that offers relief from […]

09 January 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Further Caution on the Lap Band Surgery

(I rarely get on a soapbox – but this is important.)   A while back I wrote about – and linked to – an article in the LA Times that raised the alarm on  a specific clinic with dubious credentials that offered (and offers) Lap Band surgery.   February 22nd 2010.   Sadly someone had died.  Yet in […]