The Hidden Risks of Women’s Preventative Health Care

The Hidden Risks of Women's Preventative Health Care For most of my life, I’ve followed doctors’ recommendations for preventative healthcare. I started getting annual PAP smears before I was even sexually active. (That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.) Dentists have...

Acetaminophen: Medicine or Menace?

How often do you take medicine? How often do you give acetaminophen to your kids? Is illness and pain the result of an acetaminophen deficiency or something that needs our attention so that we can...

Organic Makeup

Is organic makeup worth the money? Not always . . . But don't let that deter you from reducing your exposure to...

Homemade Deodorant

Learn why I don't race for the cure, I run from the cancer. Seriously, get rid of the Secret if you want to be Sure . ....

Bourbon Rhubarbeque Sauce

It's rhubarb season and I found myself wondering if there are any options for this gorgeous vegetable, other than the usual jellies and pies. I've made the vegan rhubarb cheesecake but I wanted a recipe for the main course. Buried deep in the rhubarb "tarts and...

Fort Wayne Business People: 5 Questions with Colleen Kachmann

Read 5 Questions with Colleen Kachmann in Fort Wayne Business People. Colleen Kachmann is a Fort Wayne native, proponent of healthy living, mom of four and now she can add author to her growing list of roles. She earned her B.S. in Biology and Chemistry Education from...

Dr. Rudy Kachmann Interviews Colleen (Part 2)

Dr. Kachmann continues his interview with me for Mind, Body & Spirit on Comcast 57. We discuss why I chose to call the book Life Off the Label, food laws and public policy, and what GMOs are and why we need to avoid them.  If you missed part 1, here's a...

Dr. Rudy Kachmann Interviews Colleen

Dr. Rudy Kachmann and I discuss the first 50 pages of my book, Life Off the Label. He encouraged me to write the book four years ago. We discuss the writing process and delve into food addiction, Big Food, why we are fat and why exercise is not the cure. This is a...

Halloween Hangover

We got egged last night. I’m guessing it was in retaliation for the fact that I didn’t pass out candy to Trick or Treaters. 

Kid Food Kills

How would you feel if your children were offered cigarettes and encouraged to smoke? Junk food and candy are just as harmful and addictive . . . maybe more. Yet we pass our candy like it’s a treat. Have we been tricked?

The Sitting Disease

My diet consists of mostly vegetables. I eat no processed food or animal products. I exercise. I do yoga. And I was shocked to discover that I am just as much at risk for heart disease as a smoker. Have you heard of the sitting disease?

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