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CMS: The Great Organic Diet
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Colin continues the health binge with two local organic food experts.


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27:20 minutes (13.13 MB)
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Emily Brooks and Linda Piotrowicz continue the Thursday trend of giving Colin diet advice.

With a background in culinary arts and holistic nutrition, Emily believes in eating whole unprocessed foods and, whenever possible, foods drawn from nearby small farm sources. And Linda, from the Department of Agriculture, will tell you where those foods can be found in the winter. 

The great thing about an organic diet is that you eat pretty much as much as you want, eat until you're full, as long as you're eating good things. I'll never be hungry again!

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Listener E-mail from Chris

Hi, I was listening to your show about diet last and one of your experts claimed that you get more calcium from fatted milk than from skim, which is the opposite of what I have learned in the past.   See the cite from Indiana U below; Ive seen other trust worthy references


So, on what basis does your expert back her assertion that calcium is absorbed better from milk with fat in it?

Listener E-mail from Patty

Great show!!  Not sure if Emily would approve of this since the protein is 'processed'. My 14 year old niece gave me this recipe for No-Bake Protein bars.
Combine the following in a bowl:
1 C Oats (if using old fashioned oats, barely cover them with boiling water to soften before proceeding with remaining ingredients)
1 C Protein powder
1/4 C wheat germ
Put the following in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 20-25 seconds until smooth enough to mix with dry ingredients
1/2 C peanut butter (can use soy or almond butter)
1/2 C honey (can use agave nectar but add 1/4 c at a time so not too sweet)
Mix the dry and wet ingredients until well combined. Add in any of the following: raisins, chopped dried fruit, chocolate chips etc…) I add raisins, and pumpkin pie spice for an oatmeal cookie experience. Livy favors choc chips.
Press the mixture into an 8x8 pan, loaf pan for thicker bars…OR roll them into little protein balls.
They can be stored at room temp, but I keep them in the fridge.