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THIS WEEK’S GUESTS
Because of the Thanksgiving holiday here in the USA, I’m taking the week off. All the shows are replays from the archives. I’ll be back next week with live guests.
Monday, November 23
Real Food Thanksgiving Dinner
Today we’re talking about how to make a traditional, but healthy, Thanksgiving dinner with my guest nutritionist Kaayla T. Daniel, PhD. She’s the Vice President of the Weston A. Price Foundation, on the Board of Directors of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, and received the Weston A. Price Foundation’s Integrity in Science Award in 2005. Kaayla has been a guest on The Dr.Oz Show, PBS Healing Quest, NPR’s People’s Pharmacy, and many other shows. Kaayla is the author of The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of America’s Favorite Health Food endorsed by leading health experts, including Drs Joseph Mercola, Larry Dossey, Kilmer S. McCully, Russell Blaylock and Doris J. Rapp. Her next book is Nourishing Broth coauthored with Sally Fallon Morell. (Grand Central, Fall 2014). Kaayla is known as The Naughty Nutritionist™ because of her ability to outrageously and humorously debunk nutritional myths. You can read her blog at www.drkaayladaniel.com. Please join her on Facebook. www.facebook.com/DrKaaylaDaniel
Tuesday, November 24
Cookware – What’s Toxic and What’s Not
My guest is Rich Bergstrom from Ceramcor, makers of Xtrema Ceramic Cookware, the cookware I use every day. For 23 years Rich worked for and represented Corning Glass Works, considered the finest ceramics company in the world—makers of Corning Ware cookware, Pyrex bakeware and Corelle dinnerware. It was during these years he worked wit many wonderful people who helped to shape and mold his love for the glass ceramics business. In October of 2004, three years after his tenure with Corning ended, Rich received an unsolicited e-mail from Asia asking if he would be interested in a new high temperature ceramic material that could go on top of the stove and under the broiler, a product that would surpass the cooking performance and benefits of the original Corning Ware (the original Corning Ware manufacturing facility in Martinsburg, WV was closed and dismantled in 2002. Corning Ware is still being marketed today by World Kitchen but the product is now being made of stoneware and not the patented Pyro-Ceram material that made Corning Ware so recognizable). That single e-mail became the catalyst for three additional years of research, testing and product development, which led to the introduction of Xtrema cookware In February of 2007. Their vision is to make Xtrema products the healthiest for you and our planet. We’ll talk about the toxic exposures in various types of cookware and what Ceramcor is doing to make the safest cookware. www.debralynndadd.com/debras-list/xtrema-cookware
Wednesday, November 25
Sustainable Local Flowers—Delivered to Your Door
My guest today is Debra Prinzing, founder and creative director of Slowflowers.com. We will be talking about toxic chemicals in the floral industry and how organic and sustainably-grown flowers are grown and labeled. Debra is a Seattle-based outdoor living expert who writes and lectures on gardens and home design. She has a background in textiles, journalism, landscape design and horticulture. A frequent speaker for botanical garden, horticultural society and flower show audiences, Debra is also a regular radio and television guest. She is the author of Slow Flowers, The 50 Mile Bouquet and other books on gardens. Debra is the producer/host of the weekly “Slow Flowers Podcast with Debra Prinzing,” Debra is a contributing garden editor for Country Gardens and her feature stories on architecture and design appear regularly in the Los Angeles Times’ Home section. Her writing has appeared in top shelter and consumer publications, including Better Homes & Gardens, Sunset, Garden Design, Organic Gardening, Horticulture, Fine Gardening, Metropolitan Home, Landscape Architecture, Alaska Airlines Magazine, This Old House, Old House Interiors, GRAY and Romantic Homes, among others. www.debraprinzing.com | www.slowflowers.com
Thursday, November 26
Preparing Your Own Food? Learn How to Have Food Ready When and Where You Are
Today my guest is Tammy Creditcott, author of Make Ahead Paleo. Even if you don’t eat Paleo, Tammy will help you with the logistics of preparing food every day as part of a busy life. The key to staying on an out-of-the-ordinary diet is having food on hand when you’re hungry and when you’re out, and that’s what this book is about. Tammy Credicott is a recipe developer, food photographer, public speaker, allergy-friendly cooking instructor, and the national bestselling author of Paleo Indulgences, Make Ahead Paleo and The Healthy Gluten Free Life. Tammy has a passion for understanding health and wellness as it relates to nutrition and has used this knowledge to help her family overcome health issues such as celiac disease, multiple food intolerances, eczema and ADD. She lives in Bend, Oregon with her husband and two daughters. www.thehealthygflife.com.
Friday, November 27
Great Toxic-Free Holiday Gifts
My guest today is Annie B. Bond and we’re going to give you a LOT of suggestions about things to give for holiday gifts that are toxic-free. Between us we have been giving toxic-free gifts for more than 50 holidays seasons, so we know all about this.. I met Annie many years ago when her publisher asked me to write the forward to her first book Clean and Green. Annie is the best-selling author of five books, including Better Basics for the Home (Three Rivers Press, 1999), Home Enlightenment (Rodale Books, 2008), and most recently True Food (National Geographic, 2010), and winner of Gourmand Awards Best Health and Nutrition Cookbook in the World. She was named “the foremost expert on green living” by “Body & Soul” magazine (February, 2009). She has been the editor of a number of publications, including “The Green Guide.” Currently Annie leads the selection of toxic-free products for A True Find. www.anniebbond.com
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