Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Blender Wishes!

Hey guys!! I have some potentially exciting news!

I revamped an old post from a while back (A Peek Into My Life... Er, Fridge) and it's been selected as a finalist to win a Blendtec blender!! But I need your votes to help win :)

If you have a minute, check out the Voting Page and leave a comment and vote for "Katie's Tips"! (you'll need to leave your name and an email address) Thanks guys :)

Crossing my fingers that some day I'll get to share with you some reviews and recipes from a brand new blender! ;-)


Good luck to all finalists! :)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Dalai Lama on Humanity

This was a picture a friend had posted on his Facebook wall.  I thought it was poignant and wanted to share with you!


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Food Education Info

I have a follow-up to the Food Matters post.  After the last post, I thought it'd be nice to share some of the other movies and books I have learned from over the years.  There are infinite resources out there, and I will never get through them, but these are some of my favorites!  Enjoy, and share any of your own!

  • FREE TO WATCH ONLINE!!  If you checked out Food Matters, you got a glimpse into the world of the Gerson Institute - a whole foods, more natural approach to health.  They have an entire documentary about their program, called The Gerson Miracle.  You can watch the whole thing on Hulu, here!
  • The Future of Food - a look inside the world of Genetically Modified Organisms.  What are GMOs, why are they in our food, and could it be dangerous?
  • Food, Inc. - a look inside American corporate farming and food industries
  • King Corn - two men want to see what it takes to grown an acre of corn, and what happens after it's harvested.  They learn a lot about the politics that go on behind the scenes.

  • What to Eat by Marion Nestle, RD – helps you start thinking for yourself when it comes to food.  You have to ask questions, dig deep, and look past the big flashy dollar signs of the food industry! She “walks” you through the grocery store, aisle by aisle, breaking down the history of the different food groups’ recommendations, the confusing labels and certifications, and helps guide you on a path to making healthier choices when you eat.
  • Eat to Live by Dr. Joel Fuhrman – A very practical, science-based approach to why we need more produce in our diets.  Even though I had known it was an important part of our diets, this book just said it in the right way at the right time, I guess!  It clicked, and I was off and running on finding ways to add more produce to my life!  And that lead to many other exciting paths…
  • Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome by Dr. James Wilson - a look at the syndrome that is likely plaguing 80% of Americans because of the high-stress, low-health lifestyles we live
  • Depression Free For Life by Dr. Gabriel Cousens - not all depressions are alike, and this book breaks it down and helps point you in the right direction for figuring out if there may be a nutritional deficiency behind it.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Free Movie Viewing

"Let Thy Food Be Thy Medicine, And Thy Medicine Be Thy Food."
- Hippocrates

Hi guys!

I wanted to let you know of a movie that you can watch online now through October 8th.  It's called Food Matters, and it's an interesting documentary about food's affect on your health.  It's quite a "you are what you eat" eye opener!

Go to and check it out!

Here's a description from Amazon:

"Let thy Food be thy Medicine and thy Medicine be thy Food - Hippocrates. That is the message from the founding father of modern medicine echoed in the controversial new documentary film Food Matters from Producer-Directors James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch. With nutritionally-depleted foods, chemical additives and our tendency to rely upon pharmaceutical drugs to treat what s wrong with our malnourished bodies, it s no wonder that modern society is getting sicker. Food Matters sets about uncovering the trillion dollar worldwide sickness industry and gives people some scientifically verifiable solutions for curing disease naturally. In what promises to be the most contentious idea put forward, the filmmakers have interviewed several world leaders in nutrition and natural healing who claim that not only are we harming our bodies with improper nutrition, but that the right kind of foods, supplements and detoxification can be used to treat chronic illnesses as fatal as terminally diagnosed cancer. The focus of the film is in helping us rethink the belief systems fed to us by our modern medical and health care establishments. The interviewees point out that not every problem requires costly, major medical attention and reveal many alternative therapies that can be more effective, more economical, less harmful and less invasive than conventional medical treatments."