Knee High by the Fourth of July!
“Knee high by the Fourth of July,” every time I pass a corn field, I think of that saying. Growing up in Northeast Ohio, the summer months were my favorite “food time” because we would feast on fresh corn on the cob that had been picked only hours before it was presented at our dinner table. My mom cooked it to perfection (and has shared her recipe with me!) One of the family favorite stories about me as a child revolves around a community corn roast where I consumed fifteen ears of corn in an afternoon. Oh, to be young!
My husband, John, and I try to cook together whenever possible. After a full day of work, we appreciate our time together preparing good food and then sitting down to enjoy it together. John is a daring cook who likes to put different tastes and textures together while I tend to be the good recipe picker in the family. Together, we are quite the tasty team!
As I have prepared this month's magazine, I have learned a great deal about current food issues. It seems that there is so much new and important research about what we are putting into our body that affects our health and helps us to fend off chronic illnesses. As a consumer, it is important to know the source of our food and what chemicals have been used in its production. In this issue, you will find a lot of great information about these issues. We are so excited to provide you an excerpt from the hottest name in the emerging wellness revolution, Kris Carr. In our Conscious Eating section, read about Kris’ story and her path to a new way of looking at food. And then, go to the excerpt from her NY Times bestseller, Crazy, Sexy Kitchen. We are pleased to bring this to you and offer you the chance to see Kris and other Hay House authors, including Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) and Dr. Wayne Dyer, at the upcoming “I Can Do It Conference” in September. Get your tickets now because the conference will certainly sell out.
I want to share another gem that we discovered in putting together the July magazine. I just finished the NY Times best-seller, Proof of Heaven, when it became known that the book’s author, neurosurgeon Dr. Eben Alexander, will be coming to Washington, D.C., along with some of his colleagues, to share at a conference hosted by the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS). The commitment to my readers has always been to provide articles that promote science-based, evidence-based healing and thinking. When I initially picked up Proof of Heaven, I have to admit that I was a skeptic about the veracity of near-death experiences. I am a skeptic no longer and count Proof of Heaven as one of the most hopeful and inspiring books to sit on my nightstand for a long time. And for you, my dear readers, I am happy to present an interview with Diane Corcoran, the president of the IANDS. I encourage you to read the interview with an open mind and include Alexander’s book on your summer-time reading list.
Have a wonderful and joy-filled July!
-Robin Fillmore, Publisher