Category Archives: Nutrition

News from the Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market

From Steve Stycos:

There are 2 more weeks of the winter market! Thursdays from 4:30 to 7 PM at the Edgewood Congregational Church on Broad St.

 

Add some local flavor to your Lenten, Easter and Passover favorites: fish, bitter greens, potatoes, honey and, of course, eggs are all available from our vendors.

Plus bread, soup, scones, little pizzas, and more.

 

Blue Skys Farm is featuring “Small State Seeds”, chemical-free and locally grown seeds from Scratch Farm in Cranston. Tried and true veggie varieties for the Rhode Island climate.

Friends of the Pawtuxet River and the West Bay Land Trust will be holding an Earth Day clean up and tree planting on Saturday April 26 from 9 AM to noon at the former DEM depot on Warwick Ave.(just before the bridge, across from the Stop and Shop). Bring clippers, rakes, gloves or just yourself, for an hour or as long as you can spare. Help keep our riverbank and trail clear and trash-free.

 

Our regular market opens on May 10 (the Saturday before Mother’s Day) at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet. We welcome back our summer vendors, such as Beltane Farm and LeFavorite Bakery and Rocky Ledge (formerly Moosup River) Farm. Stay tuned for more.

 

See you at the market.

The Co-Villains Behind Obesity’s Rise – NYTimes.com

…and we’re back to gut bacteria as playing a central role in health….

The Co-Villains Behind Obesity’s Rise – NYTimes.com.

In Gut Research’s Latest Advance, Bacteria From Thin Humans Can Slim Mice Down – NYTimes.com

I am loving all the gut bacteria research!

In Gut Research’s Latest Advance, Bacteria From Thin Humans Can Slim Mice Down – NYTimes.com.

Largest fast food strike ever today: 58 cities will be affected – Salon.com

This is a strike I can easily support since I rarely eat fast food anyway!

Largest fast food strike ever today: 58 cities will be affected – Salon.com.

Powders, Extracts, Oils, and Juices

Healthy food, exercise, sleep, water, sunshine, and relaxation:  still the 6 best doctors around.

Powders, Extracts, Oils, and Juices.

Changing gut bacteria through diet affects brain function, UCLA study shows – UCLA Health and Medicine News

Yogurt can change your life.  Yes, I eat yogurt almost every day.

Changing gut bacteria through diet affects brain function, UCLA study shows – UCLA Health and Medicine News.

Gluten-Free Oatmeal Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

130_1452 These can be for your Soul Mate, or just for yourself! Either way, they make a great Valentine’s Day Treat.

They are also high in protein and whole grains, and have a list of ingredients that even I can remember off the top of my head. Recipe to come in my book, Cooking for Emotional Wellness, due out this fall!

Cooking for Emotional Wellness — New Book Due out Fall of 2013!

via Cooking for Emotional Wellness — New Book Due out Fall of 2013!.

Edgewood Community Garden — Our Little Plot — Week 4

Today the weather cleared and we were able to put in 16 more beds at the Edgewood Community Garden, which sits on the corner of the parking lot of Edgewood-Highlands Elementary School. The workers toiled quickly in the hot sun and managed to build and install 8 4-bed units in less than two hours!

You can also see pictures of the progress of our patch of garden. Everything seems to be coming along nicely, although one head of spinach appeared to been gnawed off, probably by a hungry little creature. Other than that, I am impressed at how easily this garden is starting its life.

We also cleared another half bed today and planted seeds for beans, cabbage, radishes, and squash.

Should We Pay Doctors to Take Patients for Walks?

This is an interesting piece for the way it calls on us to shift our approach and pay doctors and other health care professionals to engage patients in prevention.  I have to ask, though:  what would the rate of reimbursement be for doctors taking patients for walks?

A Long View on Health Care – Think Like an Investor – NYTimes.com.

I have developed my own argument for how health care can be an important way to invest in economic development in our country.  More to come on that shortly.

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