Today we talk with Dr. Joel Fuhrman about the “Fast Food Genocide”, Autumn Warren about “How To Start and Stick With Meditation” and Shellie Gardner about “Recycling and Minimalism during Holiday Season”.
Dr. Joel Fuhrman talks about his new book “Fast Food Genocide: How Processed Food Is Killing Us” including:
- Why fast food and processed food are destructive influences on our society
- How fast food affects our health, intelligence and propensity for violence
- How fast food causes diseases like heart attacks, strokes, cancer, obesity and more
- How fast food perpetuates bigotry
- The problems caused by “food deserts”
- How a nutrient-dense, healthful diet can help us reach our intellectual and physical potential
Is Meditation right for you?
Autumn Warren creator of Ether Elixir, gives us some tips on how to start meditation and how to stick with it.
Holiday Recycle Tips
Shellie Gardner talks about recycling during the holiday season. Here are a few tips Shellie Gardner gives:
- Make sure your lights are “finished” – use them up
- If they’ve never been used, donate to charity, pass them on to a young family or family members or give them to a family affected by the storms
- Take worn out lights to a local recycle facility, but call ahead to make sure they accept them.
Wrapping and Packaging
- Choose “minimal” or frustration free packaging for toys and gifts
- Use fabric bags each year to “wrap” presents instead of paper – use rich fabrics in the colors you are using for your tree – make them, find them on amazon, pay for a handy person to make them — reuse them year after year.
Choose a live tree that can be planted after the season or recycle your tree with a city mulch project
“When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things – not the great occasions – give off the greatest glow of happiness.” – Bob Hope
Purchase gifts for kids and adults with an eye on longevity and use — will this be used longer than Christmas morning and discarded?
Shower your kids with a few great things instead of a high number of things to “just open”.