Emily’s Story: A Life Lost to a Food Allergy and a Parent’s Wish

Written by Paul and Catrina Vonder Meulen with an introduction from Robyn O’Brien Thirteen years ago, we received an email from father who had quite literally just lost his 13 year old daughter, Emily, to an allergic reaction. It was one of the very first emails that we received at AllergyKids, and it immediately grounded … Read moreEmily’s Story: A Life Lost to a Food Allergy and a Parent’s Wish

We Belong to Each Other

So much of this global lens through which I view the world is because my mother is from New Zealand. I was incredibly fortunate to grow up visiting family there, aunts, uncles, cousins and my godmother who I am named after.  But witnessing the leadership out of this small country over the last few weeks … Read moreWe Belong to Each Other

Spirit of Change: How Your Happy Hour Can Help America’s Farmers

More than 80% of U.S. households purchase organic food or beverages on a regular basis, which is great, but that still only accounts for roughly 5% of total U.S. food and beverage sales. Currently, organic alcohol makes up less than 1% of total alcohol industry sales which is pretty crazy. I have always said, “Don’t … Read moreSpirit of Change: How Your Happy Hour Can Help America’s Farmers

Affordable Organic for All: Results Show How an Organic Diet Reduces Pesticides in Our Bodies

All of us are exposed to a cocktail of toxic synthetic pesticides linked to a range of health impacts in our daily diets. Certified organic food is produced without these pesticides. But can eating organic really reduce levels of pesticides in our bodies? In this peer-reviewed study, we compared pesticide levels in the bodies of … Read moreAffordable Organic for All: Results Show How an Organic Diet Reduces Pesticides in Our Bodies

What to Do? Love.

A gentle reminder popped up on my phone yesterday that still resonates so deeply. This work is so love-fueled. I find sources for that inspiration in so many places. I hope that you enjoy this as much as I do: Our time in this magical world is so much more brief and precious than we … Read moreWhat to Do? Love.

New Study Shows Pesticide Levels in Families Drop Dramatically After One Week of Eating Organic

A groundbreaking peer-reviewed study published in the journal Environmental Research found that switching to an organic diet significantly reduced the levels of synthetic pesticides found in all participants – after less than one week. On average, the pesticides detected dropped by 60.5% after just six days of eating an all-organic diet (see www.OrganicforAll.org). The study … Read moreNew Study Shows Pesticide Levels in Families Drop Dramatically After One Week of Eating Organic

A Message from Woody Harrelson on the Power to Change Companies

This post was originally published on this siteWhy do we keep buying stuff we don’t need? Have you ever considered that your spending has the power to change the world for the better—however small your purchase? Hollywood actor Woody Harrelson has a message for the world. Sometimes, there is short brief video that says exactly … Read moreA Message from Woody Harrelson on the Power to Change Companies

How Monsanto Bankrupted the American Farm

This post was originally published on this site“America’s farmers have been bracing for a reckoning–and now it’s here,” begins an article in the Wall Street Journal. The stats are so appalling that I found myself reading them out loud and taking notes. “U.S. farm households had a median farm income in 2018 of negative $1,548. Negative … Read moreHow Monsanto Bankrupted the American Farm

Dr. Zach Bush on GMOs: What You Need to Know & What You Can Do

This post was originally published on this siteThe article below was originally published in the ZachBushMD.com newsletter. Over the years, I’ve had many experiences with patients which led me to begin questioning the way Western medicine approaches illness and treatment. In the majority of cases, the goal has become managing a disease, rather than inducing … Read moreDr. Zach Bush on GMOs: What You Need to Know & What You Can Do