Whole Life Magazine

October / November 2015

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I'm a strong believer in eating whole foods—vegetables, fruits, grains. Do I always do that? No, I love a good pizza and I fi nd Gardein "chicken" and BeyondMeat deeply appealing. Yes, they're vegetable-based, but it's not as if I'd prepared myself a salad of organic herbs and lettuces, sliced avocado, golden beets, pea tendrils, heirloom tomatoes and homemade emulsifi ed balsamic vinegar. Actually that sounds very good; would anyone like to prepare it for me? Genie Davis (pg. 26) contributors Food is a wonderful part of my life—it's gone from distrusted enemy to ally that nourishes me and those I love. Food has transformed from some- thing scary to be avoided (too many calories! too much fat!) to something that brings me joy to create and serve. I'm grateful for the journey and curious to see what else I'll learn as I continue to expand my exploration of food. J. P. Choquette (pg. 28) What we feed ourselves matters. However, being broke at the end of the month because I shopped at Whole Foods two weeks in a row is an invaluable lesson in frugality. Living off of PB&J's, baked beans and breakfast cereal when you're saving money is okay. Especially if, like me, your taste buds haven't changed since childhood and baked beans and Lucky Charms still taste like heaven. Jaime Berube (pg. 42) Having just been to a Farm Aid's 30th anniversary in Chicago, I have a new appreciation for the non-GMO farm-fresh produce we are privy to year round in L.A. Natural food feeds my soul. I haven't eaten fast food in years and am grateful for healthy eating habits, though you will still fi nd me indulging with ice cream on a balmy day! Michele McManmon (pg. 23) Food can be a complicated issue. Present on our planet in nearly infi nite varieties, it nourishes us and brings us pleasure. Too often it also leads to emotional turmoil, bad choices, and even disease when it's abused. We asked our contributors to share what they know about food. PurPose of education Schools and universities merely focus on feeding information. But that does not build one's intellect – the capacity to independently think and reason. Join internationally-renowned philosopher Swami A. Parthasarathy. He has researched for over fifty years the urgent need to rehabilitate the intellect. "True education springs from oneself. The word educate etymologically means to draw out." A. Parthasarathy WWW.VEDANTALA.ORG sat. oct. 10 th chatsworth, La info@VedantaLa.org A non-surgical treatment which promotes the body's own natural healing ability to stabilize and strengthen weak ligaments, tendons and joints. G. Megan Shields, M.D. and J. Keller Wortham, M.D., are experts in the delivery of this breakthrough pain relief procedure. Also read about facial cosmetic rejuvenation at www.doctorprolotherapy.com Optimum Wellness Medical Group, Inc. 1030 S. Glendale Ave., Suite 503, Glendale | 818-547-5400 8 wholelifetimes.com

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