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You know, this isn’t just about obesity and diabetes. If you look at some of the most debilitating diseases on the planet — depression, anxiety, dementia — there’s a clear data signal that dietary pattern, eating a better, healthier whole foods diet, really decreases your risk.
Psychiatrist Drew Ramsey felt as though that particular message wasn’t getting out there, so he wrote his book The Happiness Diet. He’ll be here to talk about foods that keep us alert.
We focus on chile peppers in the second half of our show. Kurt Michael Friese explores how climate change is wreaking havoc on chile peppers and the farmers who grow them.
Chef Daniel Orr preserves some chiles peppers from his garden to enjoy once the summer has gone.
He also makes a sun tea with a bunch of herbs picked fresh from his garden.
And, Harvest Public Media goes foraging!
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Stories On This Episode
Adam Hintz is an avid forager, or someone who harvests uncultivated food – like acorns that fall along the bike path or dandelions growing in the backyard.
Eggs give you focus. Yogurt calms anxiety. Salmon feeds your brain. Dr. Drew Ramsey gives dietary tips for promoting mental health and wellbeing.
"Chasing Chiles" brings the problem of climate change to our plates by exploring one of North America's most diverse food plants: chile peppers.
It's never too early to start preserving flavors of the season! Use your favorite peppers harvested fresh from the garden in this recipe.
Use the hot summer sun to your benefit in this recipe. Fresh herbs steeped in sun-heated water makes a delicious summer beverage.
Make this salsa as hot as you want by adding more chili peppers.