It is not everyday that you get to meet a celebrity. So when the planets aligned in the heavens just right, I happened to be travelling through Washington DC the same time Ann Marie Michaels of Cheeseslave.com was there speaking at the Take Back Your Health Conference.
I will admit, I did have a case of “awe of rank,” but I am very happy to report that someone as intelligent and well put together as Ann Marie is extremely easy to talk to and very grounded. We did our interview outdoors so you will hear birds chirping, planes taking off from Dulles Airport and the wind blowing occasionally over the microphone. Stick with it though, the exchange here is very good. If you like Ann Marie you will love her by the end of the interview, if you have not met her yet—pull up a chair to listen!
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We talk about:
-Ann Marie’s bio and how she got started taking back her own health
-Social media and getting the real food message out there. First get started, then build momentum.
-Starting your change where you are right now
-Truth in advertising, who sponsors the website from which you get your information?
-The all important 80/20 rule (take a deep breath)
-Taking the stigma out of carbs
-Epidemics like Autism, who heard of it 50 years ago?
-Antibiotics and gut flora
-Reductionism and Macro-nutrient snobbery
-As a blogger balancing the education piece with being outraged from political trends
-Food is Freedom!
-Food nutrition and non communicable diseases
-Taking the real food message main stream
-Foods to pack for travel
-Welcome to real food, please have fun with it!
- Pat Flynn from the $mart Passive Income Blog
- Campbell, D., & Michaels, A. M. (2004). Cooking to hook up: The bachelor’s date-night cookbook. Guilford: Globe Pequot.
- Ann Marie’s Easy Mac & Cheese recipe
- Ann Marie’s Chicken Nugget recipe
- Schmidt, R. F. (2004). The untold story of milk, green pastures, contented cows and raw dairy foods. New Trends Pub Inc.
- Fallon, S., & Enig, M. G. (1999). Nourishing traditions, the cookbook that challenges politically correct nutrition and the diet dictocrats. Washtington, DC: New Trends Publishing.
- From the WayBackMachine.com: http://web.archive.org/web/20110201175633/http://milkismilk.com/ (thanks Ann Marie, you rock!)
- Weston A. Price quote about whole grains in letter to nieces and nephews: http://www.westonaprice.org/basics/the-right-price
Pro Deo et Patria