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conscious eating april 2011
conscious eating 8-10 Healthful eating is just a Community-Supported Agriculture share away BY TOM VOGEL
18-19 Change your nutrition to change your weight and wellness BY DARLENE KVIST
11 Community-Supported Agriculture Directory
22-23 A weight-loss miracle you can have, too! BY DEBBIE JOHNSON
12-13 What you eat affects all levels of being—physically and spiritually BY KATE PEPPLER 14-15 Let’s redefine the term “comfort food” BY KRISTIN VOLK FUNK
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Healthful eating is just a Comm Supported Agriculture share a
season. Surely, though, few can compare
harvest. In return, he or she receives fresh
onset of spring,
to eating fresh produce, eggs, dairy and
product—delivered to a specific drop
meats direct from local farms. And that’s
site in the metro—throughout the grow-
just what Community-Supported Agri-
ing season. Each grower offers a different
for hea lthf u l
culture (CSA) offers. It’s a meeting point
package depending on their farm’s length
eating multiply exponentially. As the last
between the rural and the urban united by
of season, items offered, cost, and pick-up
dingy patch of snow melts into the ground,
a commitment to the local food economy.
fresh produce options suddenly become
BECOME A CSA MEMBER are uncovered and fired up as the smell of BY PURCHASING A SHARE cooked food wafts from restaurant patios, IN A FARM’S HARVEST
commitment to one farm and its success.
and in gardens all over the metro, seeds
For those unfamiliar with the
ing, as well as the risks. Often, the idea of
shoot into sprouts.
nuances of CSA, it basically works like
shared risk is part of what creates a sense
In short, there’s no shortage of ways
this: A customer becomes a member of
of community among CSA members, and
to eat well during Minnesota’s growing
a CSA by purchasing a share in a farm’s
between members and the farmers.
more sundry and colorful; backyard grills
What makes CSA unique is the
Buying a share of a farm’s harvest means taking on the potential rewards of farm-
Nationwide, as an increasing number
of people are discovering the better taste and nutritional benefits of local food, CSA is fast becoming a popular way for people to directly connect with local farmers. In 1990, the number of CSAs in the United States was estimated at 50; today, according to Local Harvest’s grassroots directory, there are more than 4,000 CSAs across the country. (www.localharvest.org)
CSAS ARE BECOMING MORE DIVERSE
CSAs are not just becoming more
numerous, they’re also becoming more CONTINUED PAGE 8...
BY TOM VOGEL
COMMUNITY-SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE CONTINUED
newsletters with recipe ideas and helpful hints with each delivery. A few even mail holiday cards to their shareholders, including them among their family and friends.
What all of this demonstrates is that
supporting local agriculture is healthful on many levels. Not only does eating real food straight from the farm that produced it play a part in a healthy body, but it also contributes to a healthy community; one that emphasizes relationships and shared resources.
SEWARD CO-OP’S 10TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE FAIR diverse, with different options available on
shares for the meat lover, with options of
price, payment plans, and product. While
beef, pork, chicken, and eggs throughout
a typical share costs between $500 and
most of the year.
$700, a number of farmers are willing to
customize shares to meet pricing, quan-
in CSAs. While there is still a bounty
tity, and product needs. Several CSAs offer
of incredible produce-themed CSAs (as
“work shares,” wherein members receive a
Sleepy Root demonstrates), recent years
discount in return for working a certain
have seen an increase in CSAs featuring
number of hours on the farm.
local meats, cheese, bread, flowers, honey,
and even art.
A typical share provides a wide vari-
Sweet M’s represents a recent trend
p.m. Seward Co-op sponsors it annual CSA fair in the Seward Co-op parking lot at 2823 E Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis. More information at www.seward. coop/2011-csa-fair.
Local Harvest (www.localharvest.
org/csa) features a CSA locator based on ZIP or city.
Wilson College’s Robyn Van En
Center has volumes of information on CSA, from examination of CSA as a viable
ety of produce every week for four people
through Minnesota’s growing season (June
can be seen in the relationships that develop
through September). For example, for
after the shares are delivered. In addition
$550, a CSA from Sleepy Root, near How-
to the local food their CSAs provide, many
ard Lake, Minn., consists of a ¾-bushel box
farmers also work to connect members to
Tom Vogel is the Marketing/Member Services
of fruit and vegetables every week for 18
the farm and one another. Farms may host
Manager at Seward Co-op Grocery & Deli and
weeks. That’s basil through zucchini and
events, such as berry pickings and pot-
occasional freelance writer. He lives in Eagan,
most everything in between. Sweet M’s
lucks, or encourage members to visit the
Minn., with his wife and 4-year-old daughter.
Farm, in Becker, Minn., offers a variety of
farm for a tour. Other CSA farms include
Perhaps the greatest benefits of CSA
On Saturday, Apr. 16 from 11 a.m.–3
economic model to suggestions for choosing a perfect share. www.wilson.edu.
CSA FARM DIRECTORY DRIFTLESS ORGANICS 50561 County Rd B Soldiers Grove, WI 54655 www.driftlessorganics.com email@example.com
LACEY “J” RANCH CSA FARM
We offer every-week or every-other-week shares and SEVEN pick-up sites in the Twin Cities. Throughout the season, your CSA boxes will be full of those vegetable goodies that you can’t get enough of like sweetcorn, tomatoes and broccoli (plus much more!). We are excited to offer organic sunflower oil shares, organic grassfed beef and vegetable storage boxes just in time for the winter holidays. All of this, plus a newsletter with recipes and stories from the farm! For more information and to sign up, please visit our website.
Zimmerman MN 55398 Jim Lacey Owner / Farmer 763-389-5363
www.laceyjranch.com Our CSA runs 18 weeks from June through October full and half shares available. 120 varieties of natural and sustainably grown vegetables. Strawberries, blueberries and 14 varieties of apples included in your weekly member share. As add-ons try our Bread Share:18 varieties of sourdough breads different flavor each week—full and half shares available. And our Egg share: One dozen free range chicken eggs bi-weekly.
PLOUGHSHARE FARM firstname.lastname@example.org www.ploughsharefarm.com
Ploughshare Farm is a certified organic farm located 18 miles north of Alexandria. Weekly deliveries to our CSA members include an array of garden staples, gourmet and specialty crops. As a family of six ourselves we keep in mind what families want to eat.
TREASURED HAVEN FARM 53407 Government Road Rush City, MN 55069 320-358-3581 email@example.com www.treasuredhavenfarm.com
Treasured Haven Farm offers a range of CSA Share sizes, prices, and options, including fruits, eggs, meats. Within an hour of the Twin Cities, the farm has many activities, including Cross Country Trail Running Races, and more.
COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE
CSAs or Community Supported Agriculture Farms provide a weekly delivery of sustainably grown produce to consumers during the growing season (approximately June to October). Those consumers, in turn, pay a subscription fee. But CSA consumers don’t so much “buy” food from particular farms as become “members” of those farms. CSA operations provide more than just food; they offer ways for eaters to become involved in the ecological and human community that supports the farm. For more info on CSA farms in this area click here.
What you eat affects all levels of being—physically, spiritually
S AT U R DAY,
a body-mind-spirit approach to healing
plates. I cherished sending loving/healing
October 17, 2009,
and a rigorous healthy, healing , detoxi-
energy into my food and sharing meals
during a midnight
fication diet program, as well as hyper-
with friends who frequently exclaimed
trip to the bathroom,
thermia, and oxygenating the body to
that they thoroughly enjoyed the meals
I glimpsed in the
kill cancer cells. My guidance was clear:
I prepared and felt fabulous afterwards. I
mirror. My left breast nipple was some-
I was to go to Mexico for treatment; but
juiced vegetables and Granny apples, and
what inverted. I felt a tumor. It was huge—
my mind screamed, “Who the hell goes
made vegetable-disguised fruit smooth-
the size of an orange! How could it be sooo
to Tijuana to go alternatively without
ies daily. Friends said I glowed from the
big? I had a mammogram nine months and
first trying surgery-chemo-radiation?”
radiance generated by the healthy, whole,
a gynecology exam seven months before?
The treatment program was perfect for
organic foods I ate.
Diagnosis: I was informed that layers
of lymph nodes and possibly both breasts
surgery, I might never again lift more than
EAT ORGANIC FOODS TO HEAL
five to 10 pounds at a time nor raise my
I was instructed to adopt the Kel-
from the cancer, felt depressed, nor energy
arm above my shoulder.
ley Diet, a healing organic food program
depleted. How could I, with the healthy
Initially, while driving home from the
designed by a “terminally” ill dentist
food and healing attitude I maintained? I
hospital, I felt fortunate to live near noted
with pancreatic cancer. Dr. Kelley helped
believe that healing alternatively, especially
medical communities. Then, thoughts
thousands of people heal from cancer
through my new food lifestyle, saved my
swarmed: I might never again change a
before he died (not of cancer) some 30
life. It certainly saved my breasts, lymph
ceiling light bulb or lift heavy bags of gro-
years after being sent home to die. Dur-
nodes, and my ability to live the wonder-
ceries, or kitty litter.
ing the first few days of being on this deli-
ful, normal, fulfilling life I now gratefully
cious food, I felt healthier than I had felt
OFF TO MEXICO FOR ALTERNATIVE CANCER THERAPY
in years. I soon gained energy and began
losing weight—never feeling hungry, nor
the opportunity to consciously rethink
counting calories. Menus included mostly
what we believe, how we choose to feel
Once home, I called a friend. “Know
vegetables, some fruit, with a little beans,
emotionally, what/when/how much we
of any alternative options?” Together
ocean fish (primarily salmon), and whole
eat, and how we choose to value our lives.
we began emailing alternative-minded
grains, especially Ezekiel bread. Sixty-five
Cancer was a huge gift for me. Through
friends for alternative solutions. Online
percent of the food was raw. I enjoyed cre-
my startling, wake-up-call experience, I
we discovered http://www.Hope4Can-
ating recipes that satisfied my palate, were
choose to live, fully, from my heart, health-
cer.com, a Mexico clinic that emphasized
easy to prepare, and beautiful to view on
would need to be removed, plus due to
In eight and one-half months all
tumors vanished. I never had physical pain
Every moment of every day we have
BY KATE PEPPLER
I have been tumor-free for seven
Then I cried, a lot. I grieved for the many
ing as well as speaking on healthful eating and
months and am eating selectively to stay
people maimed or who died needlessly by not
living. She performs Healthy Kitchen Make-
cancer-free, but more than that, because I
knowing that the food we eat directly impacts
overs to assist people in choosing to maintain
am observing that the foods I eat greatly
our overall health, mental well-being, and
a healthy diet by helping them realize what
impacts my physical well-being, allowing
quality of lifeâ€”for better or worse!
is/isnâ€™t healthy in their kitchen and replacing
me to grow exponentially more spiritual.
When I first was healed, I was elated.
with healthier, tasty options. 651-699-4099. Kate Peppler, M.A., does wellness life coach-
http://www.CancerFreeYou&Me.com april 2011
Let’s redefine the term “comfort food”
S A hypnotherapist who
association of eating these foods with emo-
belly fat, sluggishness, disease, cravings, and
understands the power
tional soothing gets locked in.
weight gain. In addition, we often feel guilty
of words and images to
soon after eating them. In other words, they
both heal and disable,
“comforted” when you have numbed or
cause discomfort, not comfort.
distracted your feeling state with junk food.
when I hear people
In this way, toxic food products become
cravings, begin by labeling products that
“positive” to your subconscious mind. And
cause you emotional or physical pain as
remember, it’s the subconscious mind that
“discomfort foods.” Likewise, label the
THE HYPNOTHERAPIST IN YOUR HEAD
rules your behavior! No amount of will-
wholesome, nutritious foods that bring you
power or conscious thought to eat health-
physical ease (i.e. a slender, healthy body)
If you are struggling with food crav-
ily and to lose weight can compete with an
as your new “comfort foods.” Writing these
ings, remember that you have your own
established strong mental programming
foods in a list can be very helpful.
hypnotherapist in your head (called con-
that says eating junk makes you feel better
scious thought) that is constantly program-
(and is therefore “good for you”).
ming your inner mind with beliefs about
food. Every time you associate junk food
gram your subconscious mind by building
with emotional comfort, you are program-
new associations with food. In this way,
nique that will help you resist junk food.
ming your subconscious mind to urge you
you can take control of your cravings.
to reach for toxic products whenever you
that is on your “discomfort foods” list,
feel stressed, angry, frustrated, or lonely.
firmly and without hesitation say to your-
Layer after layer of such programming
YOUR NEW COMFORT FOODS
forms a strong self-hypnotic suggestion
Let’s begin with some Webster’s Dic-
eating that product will cause physical
that, left unquestioned, is very difficult to
tionary definitions: “Comfort” is “a state
and emotional discomfort. Then, imagine
ignore and overcome.
of physical ease and freedom from pain
walking away from it, feeling proud and
All hypnotic suggestion, no mat-
or constraint.” “Comforts” are “things
happy. Consistently repeat this technique
ter how irrational, is viewed and accepted
that contribute to physical ease and well-
whenever you see those unhealthy prod-
as correct by the subconscious mind,
being.” “Discomfort” is “to feel uneasy,
ucts at home, work, and grocery stores.
especially when confirmed by repeated
worried, embarrassed or in pain.”
recorded past experiences that strengthen
Ask yourself: “Does eating junk food
programmed into your subconscious as
the suggestive thought and image. Every
give me a state of comfort or discomfort?”
“inedible,” they lose their power to tempt
time you eat sweet or greasy foods, your
Truth: Processed, sugary, and greasy
you. With practice, you will find the urge
mood becomes altered and a strong mental
foods cause joint and muscle inflammation,
to eat fattening food begin to diminish and
referring to junk food as “comfort food.”
You feel immediately, yet erroneously,
The good news is that you can repro-
If you are interested in letting go of
QUICK AND SIMPLE SELFHYPNOSIS TECHNIQUE Here is a mental reprogramming techWhenever you see a food product
self “I don’t eat that.” Remind yourself how
As junk foods become labeled and
BY KRISTIN VOLK FUNK
disappear. In fact, many of my clients who
Enjoy how your new “comfort foods”
in April 2011). She has produced a series
use this technique tell me that the words “I
bring you ease and well-being and your
of hypnosis CDs and conducts group and
don’t eat that” now automatically pop into
“discomfort foods” lose their appeal and
individual hypnotherapy/counseling ses-
their mind whenever they see their “dis-
sions in her Roseville, MN office and in
comfort foods!” They report how easy it is
corporate settings. Her interactive website
to now happily walk away from the sweets
Kristin Volk Funk, M.Ed., is the author of
is www.newhealthvisions.com. She can be
and greasy products that once seemed irre-
As Thin As You Think, The Keys to Unlock-
reached by email at Kristin@newhealthvi-
ing Your Weight Loss Power (to be published
sions.com or by calling 651-644-6454. april 2011
Change your nutrition to chang your weight and wellness
mal protein, vegetable carbohydrates and
weight is tough. It’s even
SLOW EASY PACE WINS RACE
tougher for women.
For the past several years, I have read
processed carbs and sugars. Stop drink-
Like Oprah you may
almost all the current and past research
ing soda, start drinking water, plan your
have declared, “I am
about weight loss and metabolism and
meals, and sleep 8 to 9 hours per night.
never dieting again!” For 25 years, we have
attended seminars on these topics. Last
watched Oprah lose weight and regain it.
January when I decided to get serious
lose weight, and achieve wellness. The
Remember when she lost 64 pounds on
about losing weight, I knew I needed an
old theory of calories in and calories out
the liquid, 500-calorie Optifast diet and
eating plan that was simple, easy to follow,
for weight loss is an oversimplified plan
regained her weight within weeks? Over
based on real food and one that would sup-
based on the same old plan that repeatedly
and over, her trainer Bob Greene (not a
port my active lifestyle and work sched-
failed Oprah. The new science of weight
nutritionist) prescribed a low fat, low calo-
ule. I am happy to say that I lost over 40
loss addresses insulin resistance, adrenal
rie eating plan in combination with over-
pounds this past year, an average of ¾ of
stress, cravings, and eating real food to
exercising. Unfortunately, this harmful
a pound per week. You might say to your-
boost metabolism. Simply stated, change
plan robbed Oprah of her basic metabo-
self that ¾ of a pound a week is not fast
your nutrition to change your weight and
lism. Over 95 percent of people who fol-
enough for me, but we have a saying in our
lowed the traditional low fat, low calorie
Nutrition 4 Weight Loss class, “The slow
diets find themselves at their starting
easy pace wins the race.” In two years, ¾
Darlene Kvist, a licensed nutritionist and
weight or heavier a year later. Less is not
of a pound per week will add up to 80
Certified Nutrition Specialist, co-founded
more; less is just less: Less nutrients to sup-
pounds—without the fear of falling off the
Nutritional Weight & Wellness, based in
port health and less nutrients to support
plan and regaining all the weight back.
St. Paul, MN. Darlene has over 25 years
metabolism. Today Oprah may be won-
As Oprah has come to realize, weight
of experience as an educator, counselor, and
dering why it is so much harder for her to
can’t be reduced to one simple equation:
psycho-nutritional consultant. She currently
lose weight. Have you asked yourself that
eat less + exercise= weight loss. It may
serves on the Board of Dietetics and Nutri-
question? Perhaps you have done the low
work in a laboratory setting, but not in real
tion Practice for the State of Minnesota. Dar
fat, low calorie and over-exercising plan.
life. If it did, 67 percent of the population
also hosts “Dishing up Nutrition,” a popular
Now it is time to take back your body, heal
would not be overweight.
radio show that she developed, Saturdays
ET’S FACE it, being over-
your metabolism, restore your energy and balance your moods.
I invite you to take back your body,
on FM 107. She consults with the media
EAT FIVE OR SIX TIMES EACH DAY
on nutrition regularly and has been quoted
about Nutritional Weight & Wellness, go to
A simple plan that will work for you
is to eat 5 to 6 times a day and include ani-
healthy fats each time you eat. Eliminate
in Time magazine. For more information www.weightandwellness.com.
BY DARLENE KVIST, M.S., C.N.S., L.N.
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A weight-loss miracle you can have, too!
FELT like a failure until I
I hated having to put mustard in my tuna
All told, I gained 40 pounds fasting
discovered a secret. It wasn’t
fish instead of mayonnaise. That jump-
and dieting over about 10 years. What was
what I ate, but what I imag-
started my brain; my pants were only tight
I to do?
ined. I gained 40 pounds diet-
because they had shrunk in the dryer! But
ing, lost it all using “Thinking
I still had weight-gain fear in my subcon-
Thin” techniques I developed, and kept it
scious mind. Little did I know, I was pro-
THE POWER OF LOVE AND IMAGINATION
off over 25 years! If I can do it, so can you!
gramming myself for failure.
I decided I needed to love and accept
myself the way I was. Nothing else worked!
HERE’S HOW IT STARTED: PUBERTY HITS AND DAD GOES NUTS
COLLEGE AND ENGAGEMENT
Once I did that, seeing myself as a Ruben-
me to realize that I could play a game with
a college boy!
myself. I could use all the techniques I used
pretty in my favorite skirt, my father walk-
Within a year we were engaged to
to be successful in sales and marketing—
ing behind me. But then Dad said some-
be married. But soon after, he broke up
my divine gift of imagination! Imagination
thing that I will never forget, “Gettin’ kind
with me. My self-esteem plummeted and
helped me soar to the top of every sales team
of broad across the beam, aren’t you kid?”
I started gaining weight.
I was on. Why not try it for my weight?
At age 14 I was feeling happy and
I was heartbroken! I loved Dad, so I
I was in high school and in love with
I started a diet, but I was always hun-
esque work of art, it took very little time for
I immediately started coming up
thought he might be right. I must be get-
gry. You know how diets work: They don’t.
with ideas of how I would get thin with
My metabolism started slowing down
my imagination and it worked magically!
Since Weight Watchers had worked
from yo-yo dieting, of course, and I gained
the weight back after each successive diet,
EATING WHATEVER I WANTED
mom, I thought I would try it.
and more. Typical.
OUT OF COLLEGE AND STILL DIETING
I’m just as heavy, but totally
ing part of all; I ate whatever I darn well pleased—ice cream, cookies! I just ate them in more moderate amounts.
into health foods. That should fix
it, right? Wrong! Everyone I knew
oils of all kind, and lots of salad dressing.
was fasting to “cleanse their body.” I
Here’s the most amazing, surpris-
And low-fat? Forget it. I love butter, Exercise? I feel like I want to get
hoped no one knew that secretly
out and move every day. Why? Because
I wanted to lose weight, but I
I’m constantly imagining my slim,
gained more weight after each fast.
strong image, so my subconscious is pro-
BY DEBBIE JOHNSON
grammed for keeping me healthy. It’s
little tiny bowl was empty! Now I ask
the inspiring new documentary, “The In-
become such a habit, I just do it without
you, does that sound like someone who
ner Weigh”: http://thinkyourselfthin.com.
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has ever had a weight problem?
“The Inner Weigh” will premiere in Min-
writing this, I have been munching on
neapolis at Lake Harriet Spiritual Com-
one of my favorites, Cheetos. And guess
Debbie Johnson, best-selling author of Think
munity on Tues., Apr. 19 at 7 pm. 612-
what? I stopped munching before the
Yourself Thin is also one of the teachers on
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