With today's uncertainty and our economy, I believe we should take personal responsibility for our health in order to prevent many illnesses and diseases. So much can be changed about our health and well-being if we just changed our eating habits and increased intake of water. I contacted Lyn-Genet after reading her story in More July/August. That day I was curled up in a ball with a blanket feeling so bad and thinking I had a terminal disease and my new husband was going to watch me die. Her method of healthy eating gave me new hope and I was eager to try her suggestions and read everything she has ever put in writing. I was suffering from hip pain, leg pain and arthritis in my right foot. I had to hold onto the banister to climb the stairs and I felt pain in those areas most of the time. After my first contact with her, she was so kind to send me a list of reactive foods to avoid and selections to eat for the first three days. In just 24 hours I was pain free. I have learned, while I thought I was eating a perfectly healthy diet, many of us cannot eat certain foods just because the mass media says we should. Salmon two times a week is not for everyone. The other white meat (pork) is poison to me. My experimenting goes on daily and I am truly listening to my body. I can move faster, climb stairs, feel wonderful and have not had a meal from her suggestions that I didn't enjoy. I don't feel hungry, although, the foods are light and very low in fat. I know I am not as energetic if I have not had the two liters of water each day. My new way of eating will stay with me for many years and I am looking forward to physical activities I have not participated in for a very long time.
Carol Davis O'Connor Fayetteville, Arkansas
As a retired captain for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration who spent many years studying oceanography, a colleague sent me your article on ocean pollution, “This Lady Talks Trash.” As part of my work, I visited the so-called “Garbage Patch” and I was glad to see your writer and Ms. Crowley correct the common exaggeration regarding the size of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Oregon State University released a study earlier this year that found that if the all the oceanic debris and garbage were consolidated into the size of a football field, all plastics would be accounted for by the one inch line – that’s not to downplay the fact that we need to do something about ocean pollution, but it must be done in a smart way, looking at the facts, and working together. In an era of deep rhetoric regarding environmental politics, I appreciate Ms. Crowley’s work as she tries to seek out a meaningful solution. Thank you for reporting it.
Timothy Wright, Captain, NOAA (ret.), Chesterfield, MO
I really appreciated the "Under $100" issue featured in July/August. Although I can afford most products shown in your publication, I felt that this issue was more reasonable for most middle class professional women. Thank you More! I enjoy your magazine and share it with my sister and friends.
Julie Thompson, Houston, Texas