Why Organic Produce IS Worth It

I don't often write opinion pieces like this, but the recent debate over whether organic produce is any better than conventional has compelled me to speak up.  In a September 4th news post, researchers from Stanford University were reported as saying: Eating organic fruits and vegetables can lower exposure to pesticides, including for children -- … Continue reading Why Organic Produce IS Worth It

The Dangers of Prescription Drugs

Americans have a thing for drugs.  Legal ones.  From asthma medicine to medicine that pumps up the volume in the bedroom, nearly half of all Americans take at least one prescription drug, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.  And 1 in 6 Americans are using three or more medications. As someone who used … Continue reading The Dangers of Prescription Drugs

Dealing with Grief

You may have noticed it's been quiet here at Words Are Food.  The silence was due to an inability to write.  Not because of a writer's block, but because of a life block.  Our furry, four-legged son Hutch died two weeks ago today.  We had to make the heart-breaking decision to put him down as … Continue reading Dealing with Grief

Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead: A Documentary

*Please do not use the contact form on this website to send a message to Joe.  Use this form to contact him instead.  Thank you!*  Fat, sick, and nearly dead. That was the condition Joe Cross lived in until he decided to take charge of his health and his life.  Joe, a successful businessman from … Continue reading Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead: A Documentary

My Quest for a Natural Allergy Solution, Part 3

[tweetmeme] April 22, 2010 This is the day of reckoning.  I am to find out if my body responded to the Sublingual Immunotherapy and whether I can be declared free of my cat allergies.  A couple of hours before my appointment, I get a phone call from the allergist at the ear, nose, and throat … Continue reading My Quest for a Natural Allergy Solution, Part 3