Tag Archives: nutrition

  • Blog
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    Foraging For Edible Plants

    ...for nutrition, survival, and fun
    by Samantha Biggers

    Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 2:41 PM

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    Knowing what plants are edible in your area is a valuable survival skill, and it can be a fun way to add some extra produce to your table throughout the growing season.

    What types of plants you can forage vary greatly by what region you are in and specific micro-climatic features like slope, moisture, and how much sunlight is available.

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    How To Lose Weight

    Adam's first-hand experience
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, February 1, 2019, 11:05 AM

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    Happy New Year’s Day!

    If you’re like most people around the world, you’re spending time today planning your resolutions for the coming year.

    And if you’re like most people, ‘losing weight’ is probably on your list.

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    Daily Digest 3/23 – Good News Friday: Expanding Voter Participation, Why Forests Give You Awe

    by DailyDigest

    Friday, March 23, 2018, 2:21 PM

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    • Bills aimed at expanding WA voter participation signed by Inslee
    • Christian Care Home workers strike ends with agreement that includes wage increases, insurance provisions and seniority protection
    • Immigrant Reunited With Child Months After Separation by U.S.
    • Seeking a Roadmap for the New American Middle Class
    • Federal court orders EPA to implement smog rules
    • U.S. loses bid to halt children's climate change lawsuit
    • Empty half the Earth of its humans. It's the only way to save the planet
    • Why Forests Give You Awe

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    WEBINAR: The Health Effect – with Robb Wolf & Chris Kresser

    Learn the keys to functional health - Aug 23 @ noon EST
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, August 4, 2017, 6:45 PM

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    What specific steps should you consider taking in your own life to improve your physical and mental health, and how can you best incorporate these into your current lifestyle? To answer those questions, we're producing our next Peak Prosperity webinar, titled "The Health Effect", featuring two of the absolute top experts today in functional health: Robb Wolf and Chris Kresser.

    The event itself will take place on Wednesday, August 23 at noon EST/9am PST. It will last approximately an hour and a half.

    The price to participate in this webinar is $25, unless you are an enrolled member (i.e. paying subscriber) of PeakProsperity.com. In that case, it's FREE

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  • Blog
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    Stepping Way Out Of The Comfort Zone

    Adam takes a big risk for charity
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 1:21 PM

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    Most people have nightmares about finding themselves onstage in front of an audience with no idea what they're doing. Perhaps an even worse fear is finding yourself naked (or nearly so) in public.

    Mash those two phobias together and you pretty much get how last weekend went for me.

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  • Podcast

    Robb Wolf: Wired To Eat

    Rewiring our diet for better health
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, March 20, 2017, 4:14 PM

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    As human animals, our genetic programming pushes us to optimize caloric intake with the minimal amount of effort expended. The food industry knows this, and has for decades been developing "foods" scientifically engineered to appeal to that evolutionary drive. That result? An explosion in obesity, chronic health conditions like diabetes, and a society shamed by itself.

    Robb Wolf's guidance revolves around working with, not against, our primal wiring. Eating more, but of the fuel our body truly needs, is much better than merely eating less of the processed gunk sold to us in most aisles of the grocery store.

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  • Podcast

    Dave Murphy – Glyphosate: Unsafe On Any Plate

    Are we being fed poison for profit?
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, January 1, 2017, 6:16 PM

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    In November, a very concerning report — Glyphosate: Unsafe On Any Plate — was released by The Detox Project and Food Democracy Now!, raising the alarm of the high levels of glyphosate in the US food supply and the (deliberate?) low levels of awareness of its associated health risks.

    Dave Murphy, executive director of Food Democracy Now!, joins us this week to explain the finding of this new report on the world's most-used herbicide (more commonly known by its retail brand: Roundup). As happened in past decades with the alcohol and tobacco industries, there's compelling evidence that profits have taken a priority over consumer safety — and as public health concerns are being raised, Big Ag is circling its wagons and attacking the questioners rather than embracing open scrutiny.

    Are we being poisoned in the pursuit of profit?

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    Why We’re So Unhealthy

    Our system makes & keeps us sick
    by charleshughsmith

    Friday, April 29, 2016, 11:31 PM

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    I was fortunate to attend a permaculture conference, 'Better Soil, Better Food…A Better World' at Tara Firma Farms in Petaluma, California this past weekend that Adam Taggart (co-founder of Peak Prosperity) was responsible for producing. Joel Salatin (author of nine books, including Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front and head farmer at Polyface Farms, Virginia), Paul Kaiser (Singing Frogs Farm, Sonoma, California), Toby Hemenway (author of Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, 2nd Edition), and Robb Wolf (author of The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet) were on hand to explain the connections between the way our food is grown, processed and distributed and our ill-health.

    Though these connections are common sense—we all know about garbage in, garbage out—the linkage between our extractive, monoculture agriculture and all the other subsystems of food and health remains opaque to most Americans.

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  • Blog
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    The New Me (Round 2)

    Adam's story
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 1:52 PM

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    Our longtime readers likely remember Chris' recount of his health transformation back in 2011, in which he trimmed off over 30 pounds through a process of prudent changes to his lifestyle.

    I've gone through a similar transformation as Chris and have been meaning to share that story for a while now.

     

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