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192. Organic Healthy Life | Author and radio show host Nancy Addison | Dallas, TX
18th September 2017 • GREEN Organic Garden Podcast • Jackie Marie Beyer
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Nancys speeches, radio shows, books and articles offer a constantly expanding body of knowledge that focuses on the benefits of establishing and maintaining a healthy body, mind and spirit. It all starts with nutritious, organic, nutrient dense food.

How to Be a Healthy Vegetarian: Complete Nutrition Guide & Recipe Book Nancy AddisonLose Weight, Get Healthy ...And Never Have to Be on a Diet Again!: Nutrition & Health Information, Eating Plan, Recipes, and Lifestyle Guidelines for Becoming the Healthiest Person You Can Be Nancy AddisonRaisingHealthyChildren

Nancy is the author of: Diabetes And Your Diet (#1 best seller and International Book Awards 2017, Winner), How To Be A Healthy Vegetarian (now in its 2nd edition, a best seller and two-time finalist of 2 Indie Book Awards, and awarded finalist in the International Book Awards, and North Texas Book Awards), Raising Healthy Children (#1 Best Seller, Awarded the Moms Choice Award for Excellence and International Book Awards 2017, Winner, parenting & family category), Lose Weight, Get Healthy And Never Have To Be On A Diet Again! and Alive and Cooking are frequently mentioned in the books of other authors and in natural health magazines.

Organic Healthy Life

She has her own radio shows, Organic Healthy Life. She is well-regarded for introducing Americans to new concepts and insights for using medicinal foods. Nancys clients have reversed medical conditions, lost weight, and learned how to eat energizing, healthy, fresh, organic food.

Nancy is featured in the documentary, “Eating You Alive.

I’m so excited to introduce my guest who has a radio show called Organic Healthy Life and has written two books. I try to eat healthy but truth be told, I struggle with it. I’m what you call a fishaterian maybe I eat fish, mostly salmon and I eat dairy but I stay away from chicken and meats and so I’m excited to learn. It’s easier in the summer when mike has his big garden but I’m excited to learn about healthy eating! 

I have written many books  (#1 best seller and ), How To Be A Healthy Vegetarian (now in its 2nd edition, a best seller and two-time finalist of 2 Indie Book Awards, and award), Raising Healthy ChildrenDiabetes And Your Diet were winners in the International Book Awards 2017!

Quality of Food

They’re all half cookbooks but the also contain a lot of information on

  • health
  • nutrition
  • suppplements
  • vitamins
  • cleansing
  • QUALITY of food

but I also weave all sorts of info on the quality of food, that’s basically what I feel is so critically important for our health, it’s not as much the food you eat as it is the quality of the food you eat.

Really organic. I think that is one of the most important things I stress to people it will have more nutrients and wont be contaminated with glyphosate or chemicals…. like a neonicotoid 

I just heard on the news the other day that California banned glyphosate   on my alternative facts…. haha.

No, it’s not just California either, the World Health Organization in the Hague the judge tribunal, had a trial basically for Monsanto found them guilty for crimes against humanity for knowing that these chemicals are carcinogens for a very long time.

The NYTimes article  saying that they were basically using ghost writers. Europe has known this for a long time, GMOS and label in Europe, I do think it is only a matter of time before these chemicals will hopefully be outlawed.

One of the things I find so upsetting about the quality of our food is the way soo many of our farmers are raising our food. I am NOT blaming the farmers I think many  have been misled with misinformation through laws by the USDA that require certain things, many of them don’t know because of the misinformation how to change or do better.


But these fertilizers and pesticides are saturating our country and destroying our ground water, poisoning the ground and also the wildlife. Then a lot of these GMOs are spreading and interbreeding with wild plants! We need to stop this, I have a petition with almost 200k signatures trying to ban the use of neonicatinoid poisions!

They coat our seeds with and are decimating our land and groundwater and especially the pollinators bees. It’s hard to find out exactly how many. Even the federal courts and the EPA has been wrong to not outlaw them!

It would be very beneficial for everyone to outlaw them. I do think things are moving in that direction! I do want to give everyone the positive look at this! The courts are ruling against these companies and they are finding out the truth! We have to take that and go yes! We know that things are moving forward and I think people are demanding more ethical behavior from companies, as the courts are discover all of these things that have been covered up or are causing ill health. 

I do think the earth is a very healing place and can reverse that. It’s  incredible believe that it can happen. At the same time support farmers who are using organic, non-toxic practices and support them so that they can continue doing what they are doing. I do think that’s the direction they are going in!

I think it’s because awesome Moms like you raised millennials who want businesses that have ethical practices. I think it’s true the farmer’s don’t necessarily want to do it because of the USDA or the banks and I think it’s changing as we learn more about them.

I did find on CNN’s website  it was June 29, yesterday. The article in CNN says “

(CNN)One of the most popular herbicides in the world can cause cancer, California health officials say, and they might demand warnings saying so. That herbicide, glyphosate, will be added to California’s list of chemicals that can cause cancer, the state’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment said this week. Glyphosate is the key ingredient in weed killers such as Roundup.”

I just wanted to put that out there, I’m not spouting alternative facts… My listeners and I, I remember my mom a lot asking the neighbors not to spray their dandelions because who’s closest to the grass? Pets and toddlers crawling on it.

And you’re babies.
And a little kid their bodies are absorbing so much. I never really paid attention because we never sprayed and my mom didn’t. A lot of people where I grew up people have landscapers and they don’t want to breathe it when they cut the lawns or pile the clippings either and they have the opportunity to make so much compost. We can turn compost in 2 weeks when the summers on and we’re cutting lawn.
What a great thing to do!

People don’t realize the pesticides that you spray on your lawn they go straight to your blood stream and can cause nerve damage. Not like food that you digest. 

The rate of disease for animals, today, and the rate of disease in the US.  Half the people in the US today have chronic disease. The pets are right there with them and there’s a definite correlation between the toxins in our environment!

They spray around in our parks, and you think going out to the park or the yard is going to be healthy but if it’s sprayed with a posion that goes straight to your blood stream!

Who would invent a toxic poison to annihilate one of the best foods?


If people just harvested their dandelions they would be so much healthier they sell them for a lot of money at the grocery store for your well being for your health and your liver, they’ve invented a new toxins,

To kill the milkweed the favorite food of the monarch butterfly

what kind of scientist sits around and says, let’s create the poison to kill the easisest food you can grow and the prettiest little creatures on earth?

what planet are you from?

I want to be able to look at the bees and butterflies. I want to be sit in the park, god made everything perfectly, what in the world are they inventing these things to destroy it for?

What people don’t realize is that when they invent toxins, they are not doing environmental impact studies on them.

married to an environmental trial lawyer for 25 years

I learned so much about

  • air quality
  • water quality
  • farm toxicity
  • farm run off,
  • electromagnetic fields
  • different laws

I also studied landscape architecture at Texas A&M for a short while. And lasndscape people are not taught take some environmental sciences, but they  don’t do environmental impact studies. There was a plant developed called knock out roses, landscapers put them everywhere, they have no nectar in them, you go to the florist, when it doesn’t have a fragrance, that means it doesn’t have any nectar

just becoming public knowledge

big bumblebees were going extinct because of these hybrid plants and GMO plants that have no nectar and the flower they were literally starving to death. 

decline of the pollinators

neonicatinoid GMO plants and hybrid plants that have no nectar in the flower

Web of Life

One of the things I talk about in my books is

if you are going to plant a garden, if you are going to buy things, make sure they are heirloom or organic or have a fragrance, the web of life! It’s critical!

I hope my radio show, my books and things can help educate more and more aware and can help people make better choices….

choose a rose that is good for the environment.

knock-out roses not good for the environment that are not good for the butterflies!

I definitely agree that education is part of the key. That’s part of why I became an educator!

We have to look out for ourselves. In Europe people really hold their government more accountable and demand better government that does protect their health. I think in America we are afraid to do that. We need to really truly let our voices be heard, we need to monitor what they are doing, otherwise how do we know if they have made some choices for our health and not good for the environment. we need to demand better representation.

This has happened frequently. They will take people who are on boards of chemicals and they get jobs with the government and make regulations that benefit them… not necessarily population on the whole.

watering down the laws and the restrictions that do protect the environment and the butterflies and bees and us. I think I see a real big wave of change coming/ Thank God for a lot of these millennials not putting up with that, and take action. I do see changes happening it is incredibly hopeful and we are living in an exciting time of great change for the better.

  • the world court standing up against monsanto.
  • Europe banned GMOs in many regions

outlawed a lot of the toxic chemicals, we’re right behind them. We’ve been too slow to get there but hooray!

Do you want to tell us about your first gardening experience?

I did! I think I was just born, kind of born a little kind of farmer person, my parents loved to garden! I grew up on a pretty big… we had a half acre lot that our house was on,!back in 1947 everybody had a garden in their yard!

It was only after WWII that people stopped having them quite so much!I guess around the age of 6-7 we bought a farm, my father was a lawyer. But in all of his spare time, when he was not at the office. Espcially on the weekends, he was out planting fruit trees and helping in the garden on the weekends on Saturday, either

  • pulling weeds
  • harvesting
  • planting

certified wildlife rehabilitation. I had an aunt who gave us baby chicks… always had ducks or chickens. We kept those things on the backyard, always been helping things that were hurt.

I had a gopher, a possum I was re-habing when I was small, I was always connected with the earth, if I ever need to find you its out in the garden my grandmother was an avid gardener as well.

My mother always had a garden with

  • fragrant roses
  • four o’clocks
  • sunflowers

I have a real love for the fragrances and all the little creatures that live there. Nothing like the fresh food out of your garden. I would love to see us all get back to that kind of way of life. I think we can, and I think it’s a choice.

I have even been really trying to reach people who are more inner city- urban city dwellers

A spokeswoamn for this Latino community

  • farmer’s markets’
  • urban inner city area
  • food deserts

I’ve been trying to teach people how to grow

  • micro-greens or sprouts

on their balcony or windowsill. You can grow some fresh food no matter where you are!

I think of my plants as some of my pets, really connected with them. like some of my pets. Like living beings. 


One of my favorite books

The Secret Life of Plants: a Fascinating Account of the Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Relations Between Plants and Man

The Secret Life of Plants: a Fascinating Account of the Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Relations Between Plants and Man

it’s out of print but it changed my life. It really made me look at how life is at a whole different spectrum. It’s all scientifically based. It was written back in the 1970s some scientist. Idk what kind of scientist he was maybe bored one day, started putting some sensors in is plants and tried to pass the time, and started finding out amazing things about his plants! 

Started doing more and more studies. This book documents what he did. I know Russia took it at one point and went wild with this whole idea that plants are so completely aware of everything as much as maybe even your




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