Chelsea Green Publishing

My Mother Made Me Fat!

If it hadn’t been for the Big Macs that Joannie ate pretty much three times a week, she wouldn’t have gotten fat.  If she hadn’t been exposed while in her mother’s womb to chemicals x, y and z, Joannie wouldn’t have had the propensity to get fat.  And if Joannie’s mom had eaten more sensibly, […]
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Of Teenagers and Whales

Yesterday evening, after my teenage granddaughter had finished her homework, we went at her request to a nearby mall.  We drove, of course. While she was hunting around for some new acquisition of the outlandish apparel teenagers relish these days, I sauntered idly around the shops.  The stores are all chains common to malls across […]
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Anti-bacterials – Anti-health

In our natural instinct to protect our children, we sometimes (often?) get waylaid by products that end up doing more harm than good, but make a nice profit for the manufacturer.  A chemical called triclosan is a case in point. It’s supposed to vanquish “germs,” that is, bacteria or microbes.  You’ll find it in liquid […]
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What’s amiss with our children?

As we watched each of our five grandchildren and their friends enter this world and begin their life’s journey, it became more and more clear that something is amiss with this generation.  How are your children and your friends’ children doing? Most likely, one of three of the children you know in this generation suffers […]
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