This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook – try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!
— Julia Child, My Life in France

Snacks, Sippables, Soups+Sides, Desserts, Etc.


Good information is the best medicine
– Michael E. DeBakey, MD

Acupuncture can satisfy the thirst for information about acupuncture for patients, practitioners and students.

TCM for Animals – Lake Harriet Veterinary
Drs. Cathy and Jim Sinning are both doctors of veterinary medicine with additional training in Oriental medicine for animals. Your pet will receive the best that Eastern and Western medicine has to offer. Lake Harriet Veterinary is located at 4249 Bryant Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55409, 612-822-1545.

General Health Information

North Star Wisdom — Holistic Wellness Consulting
Diane Rother, C.C.T., Ph.D. 952-944-6006
Diane is trained in thermography, and her Ph.D. is in nutrition. She is my “go to” person for breast thermography. I use thermography instead of mammograms for screening purposes.

Joseph Mercola, ND
A good resource for current health topics, however the site is very commercial.

North Country Herbalists Guild
The North Country Herbalist Guild is a local non-profit organization dedicated to promoting education in the practice of therapeutic herbalism.

Environmental Resources

Chemical Cuisine — Food Safety/Additives
It pays to know what exactly is in the food you eat.

Environmental Working Group
EWG’s team of scientists, engineers, policy experts, lawyers and computer programmers pore over government data, legal documents, scientific studies and our own laboratory tests to expose threats to your health and the environment, and to find solutions.

The Intelligent Optimist (formerly known as ODE Magazine)
Check out “Everyday Toxins” by Marco Visscher in the November 2005 issue for a clear articulation of the widespread toxicity of our everyday lives.

Organic Consumers Association
The OCA is an online and grassroots non-profit public interest organization campaigning for health, justice, and sustainability, i.e. the organic dairy debate.

Seafood Watch
Is your favorite fish being over-harvested or full of toxins? Seafood Watch has the latest in information on fish safety.

Recommended Books

Recipes for Self Healing by Daverick Leggett

Garbage Land: on the Secret Trail of Trash by Elizabeth Royte

Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients into Foods & Remedies that Heal by Rosalee de la Foret

Anything by Michael Pollan as he is my favorite food writer: smart and entertaining