The Praxis Project | EAT4Health Fellowship Program

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Praxis and Community Science have started a new fellowship program for leaders in the food justice community. They aim to strengthen leadership and learning for food policy advocates in order to support people in low-income communities and communities of color. Their first fellowships have already been granted. In an effort to amplify grassroots voice in […]

Better Eating Through Mindfulness

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Deborah Hill used to think she was skinny. Her 5 foot 9 inch frame could take on a lot of weight without making her look out of shape. But last year she was shocked to discover that she weighed over 210 pounds, which classified her as medically obese. “It was just crazy,” says Hill. “I’d […]

Corporate Front Groups Fight to Make Sure You Can’t Know What’s in Your Food

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These days there are folks who want GMOs not to be included on labels, and they’re hoping that voters in California reject the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act in November. But so far most folks are against the idea of not knowing what’s in their food. So what in the world are they cooking […]

The Dark Side of Soy

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Soy is everywhere, even in things that you might not suspect–salad dressing, for instance. It’s supposed to be good for you, especially for menopausal women. Not so. In Asia, soy was historically fed to livestock. It was considered inedible. And these days it makes a lot of people sick. One woman tells her story below: […]

Why More Americans Can’t Access Healthy Food

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Julianne Hing interviews Tracie McMillan about her new book, The American Way of Eating, which explores why most Americans eat everything but what will keep them healthy.  In America, it’s not just eating well that’s solely for the rich. Increasingly, eating healthfully is something only the well-off can do as well. That’s in part because […]

The Positive Effects of Fatty Foods

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For a long time now I’ve had a digestive disorder, which means the only way for me to eat well is to have a very restrictive diet. And yes, it can be a drag, because sugar is out, bread is out, spicy food–out. But I can have some old favorites, butter, olive oil, coconut oil, […]

Wisdom from Jodie’s House

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i believe that if you just do your little bit without thinking of the bigness of what you stand against, if you turn to the enlargement of your own capacities, just that in itself creates new potential.

Pledge Now! SIT for Change has CHANGED!

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Transformative space for activists is held in proportion to our SIT for Change pledge month success! Support Transformative Change and pledge to Sit for Change today! We are holding the exciting SIT for Change gathering at the Center for Transformative Change in Berkeley for those in the Bay Area.

Eating with the Harvest

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by Michael A. Bedar, Certified Spiritual Nutrition Instructor, M.A. Candidate Just brushing early autumn, late summer is a most extraordinary of seasons. On the one hand, it is a most bountiful time of ripening and harvest.   At the least that is what we see on the exterior. Meanwhile, on the inside plants realize that […]

Accelerate to Your Ideal Weight

Rather than focus on all the things we know we could be doing, but for whatever reason are not, today’s article is focused on a few simple healthy options for weight management I’ve leared from the 100+ dietary theories I’ve studied.