Posted in May 2013

Do these really help you lose weight?

Do these really help you lose weight?

Here’s a recent critique of the following weight-loss supplements: Hoodia, caffeine, Glucomannan, green tea extract, exotic fruit, and in a category called “not yet ready for prime time,” Chromium picolinate and Conjugated linoleic acid, a.k.a. CLA — and guess what?  They’re by-and-large ineffective or yet to be proven effective. Read more below: http://www.cspinet.org/nah/articles/weight-loss_supplements.html Photo credit:  … Continue reading

What do the zero food miles pledge, apples,eggs and singing have in common?

What do the zero food miles pledge, apples,eggs and singing have in common?

Here’s another “almost in our backyard ” gem.  Russell Orchards is a thriving family farm, winery and fruit orchard, a short drive from PA, located on Argilla Road (also known as “the road to Crane Beach) in Ipswich.  Learn more about the fresher-than-you-can-fathom eggs and homegrown seasonal fruits and vegetables here: http://russellorchards.com/en/store/producehoneyeggs.php But what about … Continue reading

Will Stone Age eating help you lose weight?

Will Stone Age eating help you lose weight?

Here’s an up-to-date summary of scientific findings on the answer to the question, and just for fun, a prehistoric painting (of a prehistoric food source) in the Lascaux Caves in France. https://www.cspinet.org/nah/pdfs/article-paleo.pdf Photo credit 1: http://www.fotopedia.com/items/flickr-457428714 Photo credit 2: http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/staticfiles/NGS/Shared/StaticFiles/Photography/Images/Content/lascaux-cave-walls-438085-sw.jpg&imgrefurl=http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/enlarge/lascaux-cave-walls-photography.html&h=600&w=800&sz=148&tbnid=S_z85IBJqIGe0M:&tbnh=95&tbnw=126&zoom=1&usg=__tzxrqgaOGPR5sPuodGBkNxuXqNE=&docid=Bh1yvCAqFVZA3M&sa=X&ei=9ZruUZHWKLWq4APG2YCwAw&ved=0CDgQ9QEwAQ&dur=349#imgdii=_  

Have you “herd” about this farm?

Have you “herd” about this farm?

As the oldest working farm in the country, the Appleton Farms complex is remarkably integral to the community.  The CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture) program has more than 500 participants AND there is a 5 year waiting list.  When you arrive and see the  Jersey cows grazing on rolling hills of grass and hay, it feels like … Continue reading