Welcome! This is a forum for people to learn and to share their knowledge about sustainable farming practices, health, and nutrition. You’ll find articles about what organic certification means (and doesn’t mean), the many and varied benefits of buying and eating local foods, and a broad array of topics on how our food choices directly affect our health—the health of our bodies, our families, our communities, and the environment.
I am a certified Integrative Nutrition health coach, and I am excited to share all that I continue to learn at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition by answering your questions here about food and health. Personally, I turned my attention to eating healthy 10 years ago, and it was truly life changing. My husband, Paul, and I have 6-year-old twins who have been raised exclusively on pure, whole organic foods, and it shows in their health and vitality!
This blog will feature insights and commentary from members of our Profeta Farms family, including my husband, Paul Profeta, and our co-founder, John Place. We hope that you will add your voice here as well, and share with us any questions that you would like us to address in this space. If there is a topic that you would like to learn more about, please use the button below to send me your suggestion or question, and we will do our best to answer it in an article or a post here.
We will be so happy if we can help you achieve greater health, productivity, and happiness through your food choices, wherever you get your food. And if you are in the area, please stop by and see what we are doing on the farm!
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You don’t have to look far to see the term “sustainable” tossed around like so many other buzzwords that seem to have overtaken the marketplace…read more
I got to meet Alice Waters! We got our picture taken together, AND I told her all about my farm! In the world of local, organic farm food, this is like getting a personal moment with your rock star idol. I learned about Alice Waters in nutrition school. As...read more
Associated Press medical writer, Maria...read more
One of the largest egg producers in the country is “Eggland’s Best” located in Saranac, Michigan. The President is Greg Herbruck. Eggland’s Best houses almost 2 million birds in nine buildings. Each building has three hens per square foot. Draw a square foot on a...read more
It seems like every day I encounter more people who are on gluten-free diets, and see more gluten-free products on the grocery store shelves. The way people used to say, “I don’t eat red meat,” they now say, “I’m gluten-free, and I feel so much better. I...read more
Coke And Pepsi Project Themselves As Advocates For Public Health While Donating Tens Of Millions To Prevent Taxation Of Sugary Drinks
This blog is not based on my own research but rather a New York Times article written by Anahad O’Connor in October of 2016 based on the findings published in an article in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine which was written by Michael Siegel, a...read more
We all hope that the USDA's mission is to protect the quality and nutritiousness of our food supply while making sure that merchants are selling us what they promise. It is a basic equation: We pay taxes to hire them to protect us. If the protection is not...read more
On certified organic farms, beef cattle, dairy cattle and swine are rotated on fields planted with cover crops. The animals’ manure droppings help build nutrients for row crops in succeeding rotations. Beef cattle raised in this model are pasture raised...read more
Most of us who are health conscious try to drink spring water versus tap water in order to avoid impurities and chlorination. Then, just recently, a friend commented that we are paying more for spring water that comes out of the ground for free then we are...read more
The day after one of the big nor’easters hit us pretty hard here, I stopped by our farm market to see how things were looking. The power was out, and there was one car in the parking lot. So by chance, I got to meet Lindy, a super-nice regular customer of...read more