“It’s important for us to pay attention to our own health and well-being. Eating a healthy diet, surrounding ourselves in a toxin-free environment, and staying away from chemicals whenever possible are all ways to help make your life the best it can be.”

A More Conscious Union

This article was originally published in Southern Seasons Magazine Spring 2013

Keep your nuptials as nice to the Earth as they are breathtaking – right here in Georgia or oceans away.

I was married more than 22 years ago in May, and in those two-plus decades I’ve watched a lot change. We’ve added nearly two billion to the global population – meaning more persons who depend on the natural systems that support our lives and our greatest moments. Now is the time to be better stewards of what has been passed down to us. What comes to mind is the Native American proverb: We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. (more…)

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Please Join The Turner Family And Georgia Public Broadcasting On March 26

Please join the Turner family for a premiere screening of my sister Jennie Garlington’s newest episode in the Emmy Award winning series, “EcoSense for Living”.  Ken Cook, President of EWG, is featured in “Eco Hazards in the Home and Body Exposed” and will be joining us along with Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley and Dr. Yolanda Whyte for Q&A. It will be an enlightening evening not to be missed!  For more info I have included the press release. Hope to see you on the 26th! (more…)

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Fall Rejuvenation – Diet And Exercise Are Key To Healthier Living

The kids are back in school and the summer heat is done, so my thoughts naturally turn to rejuvenating in this fall season. Maybe you spent too much time in the sun or perhaps didn’t eat as well as you meant to during summer travel, but regardless, autumn is the perfect time to be good to yourself. Here are some of my favorite tips for revitalizing. You’ll feel younger, fresher and more alive, even if you only make a few of these part of your routine. (more…)

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Eat Your Fruits & Veggies! Avoid Pesticides With The Dirty Dozen List

A diet rich in fruits and vegetables is the cornerstone to living a healthy life. But what about all the pesticides? Making sure you eat enough nutritious foods outweighs  pesticide concerns, but knowing what to buy organic and what produce is OK to buy conventionally-farmed can help you lower the amount of toxins you consume. The EWG has published their 2012 Shopper’s Guide to Produce which includes the Dirty Dozen Plus and the Clean 15. Knowledge is power, shop smart! (more…)

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{Friday Favorites} The Omnivore’s Dilemma

I was recently in Colorado listening to the GREAT Michael Pollan! Did you see Food, Inc? He was the narrator. Michael Pollan wrote The Omnivore’s Dilemma in 2006. (more…)

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{ Friday Favorites } Your Eco-tips!

Thank you so much to everyone who submitted their eco-tips! There are some really great ones in there, and I don’t want to keep them all to myself. Here are your eco-tips – everything from pets to Christmas trees.


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{Friday Favorites} Thanksgiving

I am thankful for my healthy children who have developed into good and wise people.

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Just Label It! We Have a Right to Know

This is your chance to tell the FDA you want to know: you want to know if the food you are eating is genetically engineered (GE). These are foods are altered at the molecular level in ways that could not happen naturally.  The reality is we are a long way from knowing the health effects of these foods, and perhaps even farther from federal regulation. So this campaign poses the question, shouldn’t you have a right to participate in this giant experiment or not? (more…)

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{Friday Favorites} Spice Up Your Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I wanted to take the time to share some delicious recipes from Whole Foods Market. Not only do I admire this company for the work they do to encourage sustainable agriculture practices and their commitment to giving back, they also provide some creative ways to add zest to your favorite holiday dishes or branch out and try something new. (more…)

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{Friday Favorites} Radial Cafe

Radial Cafe’s tagline is “Small Carbon Footprint | Big Local Flavor.” What can I say, other than “I’m hooked!” This is an amazing restaurant that provides excellent food and customer service, and a deep commitment to sustainable practices. Radial Cafe in Atlanta is the first certified “green” restaurant in Georgia by the Green Restaurant Association program.

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