Going Against the Grain + Going Against GMOs Nutrition Special

I recently learned that my books Going Against the Grain and Going Against GMOs are frequently bought together on Amazon.com. That’s great to hear! If you read Going Against the Grain first, then Going Against GMOs, you’ll get a crash course on the biggest food issues of our time that are rarely covered by mainstream media but are vital to know about to dramatically improve and protect our health.

Want to join others who are reading both books in succession so you know how to change the foods you eat to revitalize your health? I’m offering a deal during the summer that gives you incentive to do that: Purchase both Going Against the Grain and Going Against GMOs (in either paperback or e-book form), email or mail your receipt to me, and get $30.00 off the price of any nutrition coaching program or $25.00 off my Get Started Combo nutrition counseling services. (Trust me when I say that my Get Started Combo will never go any lower than that!)


Non-GMO News Briefs on Chipotle,
Dr. Oz, Glyphosate, & More

By Melissa Diane Smith

The last few months there has been so much news about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in our food and the pesticides that go with them, it’s difficult to keep up! Here’s a quick rundown of the most important consumer-oriented headlines:

ChipotleChipotle Says No to GMOs

In April, Chipotle Mexican Grill became the first restaurant chain to remove all direct sources of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the ingredients it uses in cooking.

According to the company, the tortillas, corn, rice, beans, vegetables, chips, salsa, and marinades used to cook the meats all are not genetically modified. The 1,831-restaurant chain also is now using GMO-free sunflower oil and rice bran oil in place of the soybean oil it used to use.


March Against Monsanto
Going Against GMOs Book Special

MAM Call-to-Action SpecialThis year’s March Against Monsanto Day of Action is May 23, 2015. The March Against Monsanto is a people-powered, worldwide display of protest against unnatural genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in our foods and against the chemical companies, such as Monsanto, that produce them. The event is a terrific vehicle for expressing our upset, anger, and frustration about the corporate takeover of our food. With the media and Internet coverage the event gets, the March Against Monsanto also does a fantastic job of raising awareness about the serious issues and dangers associated with GMOs to the masses.

But when the marching is over, what then? The goal is to collectively take action against GMOs in our everyday lives to create a tipping point of consumer rejection against GMOs and kick them out of our food supply for good. As a non-GMO speaker and nutrition counselor, I’ve found that most people, including many activists, don’t know how to avoid genetically modified foods and don’t realize that’s something we can do right now, even though we don’t have mandatory labeling. That’s exactly why I wrote Going Against GMOs, an easy-to-understand consumer’s guide to take back our food and health. It’s also why I’m offering the Call-to-Action Special Edition of my book at an unbelievably discounted price through May 31, 2015. (If you prefer an e-book version of my book, get it here.)


Going Against GMOs Now Available in Amazon Kindle e-book edition!

Now available in ebookToday on Earth Day I’m delighted to announce that my new book Going Against GMOs is now available in Amazon Kindle e-book edition in addition to paperback! Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device. All you have to do is download the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers. Then buy the e-book, have it instantly download, and start reading!

Copyright 2015 Melissa Diane Smith

Spring Cleaning Time!

PICT0168_edited Ask the Nutritionist

by Melissa Diane Smith

Try a liver detox program to give your body a reboot.

Q: I overindulged in alcohol and sweets during the holidays, then ate a lot of heavy foods during the winter, got sick a number of times, and now feel overweight and sluggish. What do you suggest I do to “spring clean” my diet to help give my body a fresh start?

– Samuel from Cleveland, OH


You sound like a perfect candidate for a liver detox program. Most people are, and spring is considered the best time of year to employ nutrition strategies that cleanse and revitalize the liver to help produce a personal spring within.


Gluten Free and Healthy?
Many Times the Answer is No

by Melissa Diane Smith

This is a slightly revised version of an article I wrote in 2012. It is based on a presentation I gave to the Southern Arizona Celiac Support group entitled “It’s Gluten Free, but Is It Healthy?” in January 2012. Many people still don’t know this information, so I think it’s important to run it again.

Gluten-free symbol 2The gluten-free diet is one of the most talked-about and followed diets these days for good reason: It’s the nutritional answer for the growing number of people who realize they are gluten sensitive. It’s the best example we have of food as our best medicine. The vast majority of people who are gluten sensitive have experienced the amazing feeling of having longstanding bothersome or even debilitating symptoms dramatically improve or completely go away when they eliminate gluten from their diet.

However, for all the good eating gluten free can do for those of us who are gluten sensitive, it can do plenty of harm if we eat gluten free the wrong way. Unfortunately, many people are doing that without realizing it. It’s common for people to experience a big improvement in health when they first go gluten free, and gradually develop unwanted, unhealthy weight gain or new health problems, such as diabetic or prediabetic blood sugar levels, the longer that they eat gluten free. In one study, 82 percent of people who went on a gluten-free diet gained weight in the first two years of eating that way, including 81 percent of the people in the study who were originally overweight.


Don’t Miss the Going Against GMOs Book Event at Antigone Books

Antigone book eventDo you live in Tucson and like supporting locally owned businesses that support local authors? Please join me, Melissa Diane Smith, for my talk, Q&A session, and book signing of my new book Going Against GMOs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, April 10, 2015. The event will be held at Antigone Books, 411 N. 4th Avenue (right across the street from the Food Conspiracy Co-op) in Tucson. Non-GMO refreshments will be served, and the event is a great opportunity to get all your questions answered about genetically modified foods and how to avoid them, and get a copy of my book personally signed by me. Space is limited, so make sure to get there early to get a good seat!

Copyright 2015 Melissa Diane Smith


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