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Why I LOVE My Mom.

photoby Sean Croxton

I love my Mom.

If I listed all the reasons why I so immensely adore her, this postl would get pretty darn long.

But the short story I’d like to share with you today is a testament to why she’s my favorite person in the whole wide world.

Here goes…

Last year, Mom was especially excited about her Christmas gift for me. In fact, she bought it early in the year and had to restrain herself from giving it to me before the holiday.

When the time came to gather around the tree and open up our presents, she watched intently as I unwrapped this “extra special” gift.

I opened the tin case and found a beautiful, gold watch.

But this wasn’t your ordinary watch.

This watch had no hands. No numbers. No hours. No seconds. Nothing. Just a gold face.

At first I didn’t get it. How am supposed to tell time with this, Mom?

Then she asked me to read the back of the case. Here’s what it said…


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Podcast 243: How to Eat Like a Virgin.

Madonna-like-a-virginby Sean Croxton

JJ Virgin has to be the most generous person I know.

Last weekend, she gave away 15,000 copies of her upcoming Virgin Diet Cookbook…in about 15 hours.

That’s nuts.

If you missed the boat on this one, you can still get a copy of her digital Virgin Diet Community Cookbook — with 150 real food recipes — absolutely FREE at the link below.

www.freevirgindietcookbook.com (offer ends Sunday)

Last night JJ joined me for an hour of Q&A with our live podcast listeners. We even got a few interesting prank calls. :)

All in all, it was an incredible hour of picking JJ’s brain. Here’s what we covered:

2:43 – Announcing our Stressaholic giveaway winners!

4:45 – An update on JJ’s miracle son, Grant. Learn more in this CNN segment.

6:05 – The two biggest questions Virgin Diet readers asked…and what JJ did about them

9:00 – How to get two DVDs — including an aisle-by-aisle shopping tour — for only $3.97.

11:50 – How to reintroduce eggs (raw or cooked?) after an elimination diet.


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Podcast 242: 5 Stress-Busting Strategies for Busy People.

9781118766026_200by Sean Croxton

Sometimes I disappear.

A month (or more) may pass between blog posts. The radio show will go silent. The weekly newsletters stop arriving in your inbox.

Some may misconstrue my disappearing acts for indolence or even a lack of passion for what I do. However, the truth is that my twice-a-year extended bouts of online inactivity substantiate my mission, not undermine it.

I mean, I’m not one to air anyone’s dirty laundry but consider how many health authorities “talk” about stress management while evidently not following their own advice — promoting “self care” but not taking really care of themselves.

I prefer to walk the talk. And if that means losing a few thousand subscribers or making half the money some people think I can make, I’m good with it. I love my job, but I love me more.

And sometimes I need a break.

Working primarily as a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition practitioner for 4 years, I learned some of life’s best lessons from my clients. One of which was that systemic dysfunction (hormonal, digestive, immune, etc.) and poor stress management were usually attached at the hip.


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Gorillas, The Bible, and Women. [VIDEO]

Screen Shot 2014-01-24 at 9.32.10 AMby Sean Croxton

It’s weird, the guy really does look like a caveman…

It’s kinda like I’m living in that old movie, Encino Man. You know, the one about the two high school students who stumble upon a frozen paleolithic man while digging a pool in their backyard. They thaw him out, give him a cool haircut and a clean shave, and take him to school where he gets all the girls.

But in this case, the caveman sleeping on my couch this week speaks in complete sentences, wrote one of my favorite books of last year, and even has a degree from Harvard.

Evolution…

Last night, John Durant and I sat down for a short interview about a couple of my favorite sections of his Paleo Manifesto as well as his upcoming free online event, Paleo Con.


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Podcast 241: Food Industry Secrets with The Food Babe!

vani-hari-food-babeby Sean Croxton

Check this one out…

In the UK, food products containing petroleum-derived dyes require warning labels due to research linking certain shades of yellow to odd behaviors like children bouncing off of walls and running with scissors.

So to avoid having to slap a “you’re a bad parent if you buy me” sticker on one of their best selling products, Kraft Foods went out of its way to cook up a special dye-free version of their Mac & Cheese for their UK customers.

But here’s where it gets weird. Despite being fully aware of the hyperactivity problems linked to the chemical additives lurking inside of their Spongebob-by boxes of neon macaroni evidently marketed to children, Kraft kept peddling them here in the States.

Sounds pretty darn yellow, if you ask me.

From what I hear, put side-by-side in a lineup the reformulated UK version and the crack-for-kids American model are pretty much like twins, virtually identical in appearance and taste.

When a couple of my favorite real foodie bloggers, Vani Hari and Lisa Leake, took action and gathered over 250,0000 signatures from concerned customers demanding that Kraft remove all artificial dyes from their mac and cheese products, the company crossed their arms and refused to budge. Evidently we Americans can handle our yellow dye #5 better than our friends across the pond.