Brainstorming in Portland for the Metabolism Society


Dr. Feinman, founder of the Nutrition and Metabolism Society, invited me to join him and two other Northwest NMS members for a brainstorming session in Portland a little over a week ago. D offered to drive me down, so we put on a CD of Bluegrass music and took the day off for a much-needed mini-vacation. That’s me, Dr. Ann Childers, Dr. Peter Ballerstedt, and Dr. Richard Feinman in the picture above (left to right).

I was thrilled to meet Dr. Ann Childers, a child and adult trained psychiatric physician who helps her patients regain their physical and mental health naturally through nutrition and sleep. Her website is:

Dr. Peter Ballerstedt is an advocate for sustainable, grass-fed beef. He has a blog about the production and utilization of animal fat and protein from forages and why it is vital to the health of humans, their communities, and the earth itself.  You may be surprised at some of what he has to say on the subject. Read more here:

And Dr. Feinman, a bigger-than-life hero in the low-carb community, is always a joy to talk with. I try to do more listening than talking, since he is a brilliant scientist as well as an articulate spokesman and activist who is passionate about changing the conventional wisdom of the medical establishment that has undermined the health of our nation. Check out Dr. Feinman’s new blog at:

The mission statement from NMS says:
“The Metabolism Society is dedicated to addressing the problems of obesity, diabetes & cardiovascular disease through public awareness and education. The Society believes specifically that the therapeutic potential of carbohydrate-restricted diets for the treatment of these diseases is under-investigated and under-utilized. The Society seeks to support research in this area….Our mission is to improve current nutritional guidelines and to see that sound scientific information is provided for the public.”

You can be a part of this important work by joining the Metabolism Society (you can now join for only $10.00 a year!). More information about ways you can support truth in science is here:

(c) 2011, Judy Barnes Baker

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Judy Barnes Baker

The working title for my first book was, “You’ll Never Know What You Are Missing.” It summed up my goal: to make eating for health synonymous with eating for pleasure. Once you discover the secret, you will find that the very best food for weight management, longevity, the treatment and prevention of disease, and over-all health and happiness is also the most sumptuous, satisfying, and indulgent way of eating the world has to offer. You are invited to the feast. Enjoy!
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13 years ago

Awesome, Judy! You're looking great too. 🙂

Pete B
13 years ago

Thanks for your post about our great night together! Hard to believe it has been almost a month ago, now …


Pete B

13 years ago

Hi arlene….use Ctrl + to make page font bigger in Firefox or the Icon on bottom right on IE.

Judy Barnes Baker
13 years ago

Hi Arlene.
It's not selfish at all; I totally understand. However, I'm not always in control about how my posts show up. sometimes seems to have a mind of its own. It's probably something I've done wrong in the past that messed up the system. I do plan to start fresh as soon as I have time to work on it.

That said, I will try to make the font larger on this post and see what happens. Check back, and if it is still the same, at least know that I tried.

I'm also planning to choose a different color background or font to reduce the contrast. I've had complaints about that before.

Thanks for the input.

13 years ago

I'm really looking forward to reading your blog, but the font is so teeny tiny and high contrast I'm going cross-eyed trying. Some of us who could use your information have a problem and need a bit larger print. Just a selfish suggestion so I can glean your wisdom here!