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7 Reasons Fat Is Back, Without Making You Fat

Written by Jill Ettinger, originally published http://www.organicauthority.com/health/7-things-to-know-about-fatsdoes-fat-really-make-you-fat.html  

We need fats for our health everyday!

Remember learning in school that people really once thought the earth was flat? Aw. It’s kind of cute how naïve that misconception was. Our perception of food—especially fats—has also been kind of like that. No, the earth is not flat (except for you, Kansas), and no, all fats are not bad for you. In fact, most of them are rather crucial to our health.

Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are essential because our bodies cannot make them on their own. We need to get them all—DHA, Omega-3s and Omega-6s—from foods such as avocados, olive and coconut oil, chia, flax and hemp seeds, and walnuts. Continue reading

Seed-to-Table Bounty: Wisdom from the Organic Gourmet

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Written by Zoe Helene
For 25 years, Leslie Cerier, aka “The Organic Gourmet,” has been teaching the art of healthy cooking at some of the finest eco-lifestyle centers and spas in the world.There’s a reason her classes are so popular.A lifetime of wisdom and expertise is part of it. Authenticity, warmth and passion also help. But as any participant will tell you, Leslie’s classes are not only informative — they are fun. People come out feeling inspired. Her “seed-to-table” helps students learn how to turn the freshest ingredients into delectable, simple, home-cooked meals. Continue reading