So many people love Rodale publications! My ex husband, for example, used to read anything and everything Rodale Press published. He was a subscriber to their incredibly popular “Prevention Magazine,” reading it religiously, from cover to cover. He also was an avid label reader, and rejected anything that had chemicals in it (making shopping with him at a supermarket, a true test of wills). My father, a noted physician, used to argue that dirt is natural, but you wouldn’t want to eat it. Undaunted, my ex husband truly felt his body was a temple (even if no one else thought so) that no chemicals with unpronounceable names would ever enter. Despite his best efforts, however, he always seemed to have a cold or some other ailment. Perhaps he would have been even worse without Rodale’s suggestions.
In any case, I love Rodale Press book: Eat This, Not That, suggesting healthier alternatives to favorite foods and restaurant chains.
But I digress: This post is about the launch of Rodale’s new web site, and from what I saw, it’s wonderful, really! They offer advice on a wide range of topics from nutrition, fitness, and organic cooking to children’s health, environmental policy, and disease management. Rodale.com Editor-in-Chief Maria Rodale spoke with great enthusiasm about the reason for the web site and how personal health and the environment are interwoven. “Our tagline, ‘Where health meets green,’ captures the philosophy of Rodale.com. There is a direct connection between your personal health and the health of the environment. We explain this relationship in a meaningful, actionable way—for example, by explaining the real health benefits of eating organic or helping you understand how air pollutants affect your children’s health. Down-to-earth, approachable, and with a dash of humor, the site is also easy to use, entertaining, and a lot of fun,” she said.