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Sally Kneidel Patient Expert

I've been blogging, speaking and writing about consumer activism for several years, along with my daughter Sadie. We talk about taking the reigns of power from the corporations that are plundering our environment, laborers, animals, & the future of our fragile planet. We report on... Full Bio
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Zoning out after dining out at work by Sally Kneidel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living For years, I took a peanut butter sandwich to work every day for lunch, and I ate it alone. A PB sandwich was particularly easy to hold with one hand while I kept on gradin ... Read on »
Making the most of basil from your garden -- all year long by Sally Kneidel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Ken's beloved pesto pizza, made from our garden    Garden plots can be finnicky. We've tried planting everything in our 20-year-old raised bed, but it see ... Read on »
What should high fructose corn syrup make you mad? by Sally Kneidel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living High-fructose corn syrup is the first ingredient of this popular pancake syrup, after water. Photo: Sally Kneidel What is high-fructose corn sy ... Read on »
Ground zero for climate change? Corporate culprits in Charlotte by Sally Kneidel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living A rally in Charlotte last week against a corporation driving climate change. Photo: Sally Kneidel Last year during the DNC, I heard activist leaders re ... Read on »
U.S. corporations spread fast-food, meat, and obesity around the globe by Sally Kneidel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living A rally in Charlotte last week against a corporation driving climate change. Photo: Sally Kneidel Last year during the DNC, I heard activist l ... Read on »
New study: fast food tied to childhood asthma by Sally Kneidel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living According to the CDC , at least 1 in 12 people in the U.S (8% of the population) have asthma. The air quality in my hometown of Charlotte is among the worst in the nati ... Read on »
Powerful new exposè: food giants plot to addict us by Sally Kneidel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living The US govt and dairy industry worked together to force more unhealthy milk fat into our diets Sad and dangerous fact: the first and maybe ... Read on »
Babies learn healthy food preferences in the worm, study shows by Sally Kneidel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living The only vegetables that my cousin Martin will eat are white potatoes. He does have some flexibility about how they're cooked, I'll give him that. Baked potatoes, french fr ... Read on »
Why is flu more common in winter? The answer can help protect you by Sally Kneidel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living    How do these sneeze droplets differ in winter? Read on! Photo courtesy of www.dost-dongnai.gov/vn  This year's flu season is expected to be one of the worst t ... Read on »
GMOs threaten Monarch Butterflies by Sally Kneidel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living   Adult Monarch on milkweed I planted in my yard. Photo: Sally Kneidel I was very sad that California’s Proposition 37 failed to pass in the Nov 6 election ... Read on »
Vegan women have 34% lower risk of breast, ovarian, uterine cancers by Sally Kneidel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living A plant-based diet cuts cancer risk. Photo: Sally Kneidel Good news for vegans and vegetarians! A new study shows that plant-based diets offer s ... Read on »
Unhappy news for beloved French press coffee by Sally Kneidel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living I love my java, and my French press too! Photo: Sally Kneidel I fell in love with French press coffee while getting my hair cut. The friend doing the c ... Read on »
Weight loss cuts cancer risk, but only if.... by Sally Kneidel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living My weight is always changing -- but not because I have any control over it. I've been dismayed over the years at how little control I've had over my weight changes, which h ... Read on »
Good news for coffee addicts like me: coffee may extend life, prevent disease by Sally Kneidel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Photo: Sally Kneidel I've always regarded my coffee addiction as a vice. What good is java? It stains teeth, fuels anxiety, contributes to insomnia...   ... Read on »
Experts won't eat nonorganic potatoes by Sally Kneidel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Photo: Sally Kneidel On my weekly shopping jaunt yesterday, I was irked to find the grocery store was out of organic baking potatoes. Frustrating. I was plan ... Read on »
Controversy over foie gras: California bans the stuff by Sally Kneidel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Photo: Sally Kneidel On my weekly shopping jaunt yesterday, I was irked to find the grocery store was out of organic baking potatoes. Frustrating. I was ... Read on »
Top 5 myths about vegan and vegetarian diets by Sally Kneidel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living As a science writer and educator, I continuously hear misconceptions and fears about plant-based diets. Some of these fears are so prevalent that they qualify as "common kn ... Read on »
Does willpower work? Maybe not, says new study by Sally Kneidel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Chocolate chips and peanuts. Photo: Sally Kneidel  If I can resist eating that delectable snack now, then resisting it later will be easier. Right? Th ... Read on »
Face your baby when you talk: Infants lip-read to learn the language by Sally Kneidel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Have you ever noticed a baby watching your mouth while you speak?  They all do it - but only at very specific ages. A new study just published in the Proceedings of th ... Read on »
5 new facts you can use: Why do colds & flu strike in winter? by Sally Kneidel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Why do we get more colds and flu in winter? It's true we're more likely to catch colds and flu during winter. But why? Growing up, I was told that getting chilled outside ... Read on »