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A Weekend of Hope in Stowe

POSTED BY Pink Ribbon Cooking / May 5, 2015

This past weekend I was a presenter and exhibitor at the 2015 Stowe Weekend of Hope, a weekend retreat for those living with or touched by cancer.  Set amongst the Green Mountains in Vermont it is a powerful weekend and I am always honored to be a part of it.  Being in the presence of others that are empathetic to your own situation is a powerful experience.  When the connection is unfiltered, natural and authentic it makes all the more meaningful.

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Antioxidants and Breast Cancer

POSTED BY Pink Ribbon Cooking / June 18, 2014

Curious aboutthe relationship between antioxidants and breast cancer? 

Antioxidants are molecules that inhibit oxidation – the chemical reaction that sees the transfer of electrons or hydrogen from one substance to an oxidizing agent. Free radicals, formed during these reactions, can initiate chain reactions that can damage or even kill cells. Antioxidants work to terminate such reactions by in essence removing the free radical.

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5 Daily Wellness and Breast Cancer Prevention Tips

POSTED BY Pink Ribbon Cooking / November 4, 2013

Migrating or transitioning to a healthier life is not easy for many people.  Our daily lives are riddled with temptation, vices and bad habits.  Giving up our bad habits and diet is very similar to quitting smoking or alcohol, in that our diet does have a physiological, mental and emotional hold on us.  We need to be able to take one step at a time into wellness.  Trying to look at it longer term is not always the best approach.

Here are 5 things that you can do today to take a first step toward wellness or prevention ...

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Gastronomic Reflections on Obesity from 1825 Paris, France

POSTED BY Pink Ribbon Cooking / June 20, 2013

Tuesday's adoption of obesity as a disease prompted me to open a post I had been working on about the reflections of Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, A court of Appeals Judge in France and a well respected gastronomic voice in early 1800's Paris and France.

In this post I reflect on a book Brillat-Savarin wrote called Physiology of Taste.  The Physiology of Taste is a reflective piece, where Brillat-Savarin shares his thoughts, referred to as meditations, on the pleasures or connoisseurship of food.  These mediations explore our physiological and psychological desires for food, liquids and how these drive our appetite.  Along the way he shares several conversations with friends and dialogs with himself.

Physilogy of Taste is often thought of as the most important book written about food.  Given our ever expanding dialog about food and the quality of research, education and contributors in recent years I can't agree with that but, without exception, this is one of the most defining and relevant explorations about our relationship with food and how it affects our behaviors and life.

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