The Duggan Sisters’ Half-Baked Raw concept follows the ageless advice to seek progress not perfection. During the two years that Annie and I maintained a 100% pristine raw food regimen we endured some pretty miserable holidays. We put our best food foot forward and conscientiously towed the line. Holidays stunk, and parties were avoided; but raw foods worked. Health for both of us improved dramatically and we weighed way less than before “going raw.” Especially Annie; she actually got skinny. I mostly got looked at funny with ‘why are you still so chubby if you’re so raw’ glances. Because this is what 65 pounds lost looks like idiot. Yes, raw foods did leave me a little crabby. I had a ways to go.
Archive for February, 2013
Everyone is all a-buzz, or should I say all a-blog today about the Oslo study. Yep, it looks like folks who don’t have celiacs disease can suffer from gluten sensitivity so they want to come up with a new disease. Feeding the victim mentality when it comes to our health. I think we have to shift the paradigm. Instead of trying to find a disease category for the catastrophe of wheat in the human body, let’s tell the truth about the history of wheat and the consequences of GMOs and the Frankengrain that has been created. I do not test positive for gluten sensitivity. But I can read. Knowing what wheat has been proven to do as it penetrates the sacred blood brain barrier was enough for me. I treasure my brain function, especially after sustaining a traumatic brain injury more than a decade ago. Recently, after fourteen months meticulously gluten free I ingested some wheat inadvertently. Four days of GI and neurological hell followed.
Bad science has to be rooted out of our food supply or none of us will be well. (more…)
because she has just had a baby and wisely is refusing to wear deodorant. Or so I hear from our lovely and loving hair stylist. “I was watching the Kardashians (and she said this without any shame at all) and Kourtney has B.O. but she won’t wear deodorant because she thinks it will jeopardize her baby’s health and I thought of you guys right away. You have to tweet her about lifestings. This could be huge!” And there you have it, 3 degrees of separation between the Triple Ks and the Triple Ds is rapidly narrowing. So, do we tweet her and hope that she doesn’t read the references I consistently make to us as a culture surely being able to do better and be better than THOSE 3 SISTERS? Who, by the way, I credit as smart and successful entrepreneurs, but REALLY?
And there is the guy who used to live next-door saying, “I don’t know how you ladies would feel about this but Howard Stern is fanatic about deodorant (more…)