debbiewing.com | November 2013 DEBBIE’S LOVE NOTE As Thanksgiving approaches, I thought I would talk a bit about one of my very favorite foods and a requirement at our holiday table…POTATOES. Potatoes are considered the nation’s most popular vegetable. But there’s a problem. According to Jeffrey Moyer, chair of the National Organic Standards Board, root vegetables absorb herbicides, pesticides, and fungicides that wind up in the soil. In the case of potatoes, they are treated with fungicides during the growing season, and then sprayed with herbicides to kill off the fibrous vines before harvesting. After they are dug up, they are treated again to prevent them from sprouting. Moyer says, “I’ve talked with potato growers who say point blank they would never eat the potatoes they sell. They have separate plots where they grow potatoes for themselves without chemicals.” The solution: Buy organic potatoes. Washing isn’t good enough! And, what will I be eating for Thanksgiving? A locally raised free-range turkey, organic mashed potatoes with a little bit of organic butter, sweet potatoes (without the marshmallows!), green beans, and pumpkin pie. And I can’t forget the salad! Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy every bite! xoxo
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May the sun bri ng you new ener gy by day May the moon softly restore you by nig ht May the rain wash away your worri es May the breeze blow new strength into your bei ng May you walk gently through the world And know i t’s beauty All the days of your life
- Apache Blessing
How to have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving How you approach the holidays is a personal choice. For some of us, this is one of those “treat” days where we eat what we want, without guilt, knowing we’ll be back on our mindful eating path the following day. For others, particularly if you are trying to lose weight or live healthier, you certainly don’t want to start a “season of overeating.” If you want to learn how to navigate this holiday in a healthier way, click here!
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