Good Food Gone Bad — Oatmeal from the Golden Arches?

Posted in Susan Fekety on February 26th, 2011
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Last week I was a veritable bumblebee of public speaking — it was delicious, to meet so many new people at some of my favorite (and now NEW favorite) places. Here’s what I know — at these events, I learn as much as I share. This week was no exception — I feel my finger now rests more firmly on the pulse of the Real World.

After one of the talks (about using nutritional approaches to achieve natural hormone balance for women, where we dug pretty deeply into the powerful world of whole, minimally processed foods) one gal mentioned the new oatmeal initiative going on at McDonald’s. “Isn’t that great!?” was the consensus of the group.

Somehow, I felt suspicious. A whole food from the Darth Vader of food purveyors? I mean, don’t you just….React, simply to the name? Don’t you even…Resist, somehow, my use of the word “food” to refer to the stuff they sell? Milkshakes with no milk, etc?

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Step Away from the Cereal Aisle!

Posted in Susan Fekety on February 19th, 2010
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My farm share box this week contained a bulging bag of organic Maine-grown rolled oats.  I know I could have just stuck it away in the pantry for some future use but there is something about all the fresh food in those boxes that makes me want to come up with ideas to use them cleverly –NOW.  It’s an overachiever thing.  Read more »

Salty Thoughts on a Snowy Day

Posted in Susan Fekety on January 18th, 2010
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It’s Martin Luther King Jr. day and I’m delighted to find myself snugged up in my house while a blustery snowfall accumulates outside. I guess I missed the memo-I had no idea we were in for this (not that I mind!) Hope to get my snowshoes out before it gets dark.

All this precipitous white stuff made me want to offer a couple thoughts about the salt thing. Did you catch the news a couple of weeks ago that the folks in New York City (well, some of them) are fomenting a voluntary program wherein food manufacturers who sell things there will reduce the sodium content of their offerings by 25 per cent over the next five years? Thinking that there will be an effect on the problems we have with stroke and heart disease thereby? Oh, the canned-goods and frozen-foods folks are vexed, rolling their eyes heavenward. It’s not what consumers want, evidently.

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Ways to Be Nice to Your Body in 2010

Posted in Susan Fekety on January 4th, 2010
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Hi! Just a quick post to update you on some upcoming events and an article I published recently. Hope to see you at one of these — all are free! Make it your best year ever - Susan

THIS WEEK: Diets make you fat! (FREE Open House Event)

Thursday January 7, 2010  6:30-7:30 pm

This is the time of year when many of us resolve to get our health/weight act together - but it can be a challenge to do this well and healthfully. Give me your ear for a short time and I’ll share the approach I’ve found to be best for finding your right weight for the long term - using real food, sound nutrition, pleasurable movement, and some lifestyle principles which do NOT involve spandex, food scales, or suffering. (Plus I’ll feed you yummy snacks.) RSVP is nice but not necessary - just drop in and bring a friend!

Location: True North Center for Health and Healing

202 US Route One, Suite 200 (Second floor) Falmouth Maine 781-4488

Can’t make it? Next program will be on February 4 Live Beautifully, Love Beautifully: Lifestyle Tips for Sweet Romance on Valentine’s Day (and beyond)

COMING SOON: Two FREE programs at Whole Foods Market in Portland! (I love this store!)

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