Wednesday, January 28, 2009

High Fructose Corn Syrup Contaminated with Mercury!

A recent article in Natural News gives research evidence showing that High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) has been contaminated with the highly toxic compound Mercury. HCFS is prevalent in most convenience foods (and more) such as cookies, candy, soda, fruit juice, salad dressings, and much much more.

"The highest level of contamination found in the study ( was 0.57 micrograms of mercury per gram of HFCS. The EPA says that an average-sized woman should consume no more than 5.5 micrograms per day of mercury, meaning that the average American consumer may be eating five times the upper safety limit of mercury every day due to high-fructose corn syrup consumption if they consume the foods tested in the study."

Go to this LINK to read more about this alarming article.


Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Raleigh "Lets Eat Local Food" Group

Just a quick note for all you Holistically Minded Folks in the Triangle area:

Check out this meetup group at for a fun filled adventure in whole food shopping!

They will be meeting at the Raleigh Farmers Market at 1pm on Saturday February 21st for a group experience in local produce shopping. Sounds like a blast!

Monday, January 12, 2009

A Map to Self Discovery

CCWwellness blog has now celebrated its first year of existence! It has been a pleasure leading this source and the anniversary of its creation has caused me, its creator, to look back on the past year with a sense of nostalgia and perspective.

I realize now that the past year has truly been a year of self discovery and inner reflection. I have started to become comfortable in myself, in who I am, in my abilities, and in my world view. The wonderful staff and patients of CCW have truly been an integral part of that journey, and will continue to be so in the new year. 2009 is looking very promising!

In homage to this new sense of adventure and introspection I would like to share an article from one of my favorite sites The article is "Eight Baby Steps to Knowing Yourself" by Kimberly Fulcher. I encourage anyone interested in using 09' as a year of self examination to read the article. While you may not feel the urge to follow the entire map of this article, you will get some great ideas...and the best part....they are EASY!


Friday, January 9, 2009


February 27-March 1 2009
100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

REAL FOOD REAL MEDICINE is a conference for educating and raising awareness in communities of people about their health, their food supply and sustainable farming practices for environmental preservation. Who should come? Everyone - whether you are a student, doctor, mother, farmer, health care provider, teacher - anyone who is interested in radically strengthening the very foundations of their health.

SPONSORED BY UNC FLO FOODS and the North Carolina Association of Naturopathic Physicians

BENEFIT FOR Breeze Incubator Farm, an Orange County farm for teaching
sustainable farming methods

PRE-REGISTRATION FEE (Until February 15, 2009)
Students $75
Farmers $100
Seniors $150
After February 15, 2009 and at the door, $200 for everyone

REGISTER AND INFORMATION or call 919-932-6262 ext 10

6:00-6:30 Registration
6:30-6:45 Welcome
6:45-8:45 The Oiling of America by Sally Fallon Morell: How the phony cholesterol theory caused Americans to abandon nutritious whole foods
8:00-8:30 Registration
8:30-8:50 The FLO Food Story-Fair, Local and Organic
8:50-10:10 Principles of Nourishing Traditional Diets by Sally Fallon Morell
10:10-10:30 Break for snacks
10:30-12:00 Principles of Nourishing Traditional Diets by Sally Fallon Morell
12:00-1:15 Delicious Lunch (included)
1:15-2:40 Pasture Ballet by Joel Salatin
2:40-3:00 Break for snacks
3:00-4:30 Dancing with Dinner by Joel Salatin
4:30-5:00 Food Emancipation
8:30-8:50 What is Naturopathic Medicine?
8:50-10:00 Panel on Raw Milk: Sally Fallon Morell, Ruth Foster and other health experts
10:00-10:20 Break
10:20-12:00 How to Change Your Diet for the Better by Sally Fallon Morell