Hudson Valley Parent

HVP - May 2014

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Page 34 of 49 n Hudson Valley Parent 33 was raised, she tries to feed her fam- ily using fresh ingredients. "We grow our own organic vegeta- bles, and I use butter and olive oil as opposed to my mother's margarine." "I grew up in a real meat and po- tatoes family," says Courtney Lueck, a mother of three. "We eat much less red meat and more fresh fruits and veggies. But my mom didn't have to worry about genetically modified food or meat and dairy loaded with growth hormones and antibiotics. I never buy anything without reading the ingredient label. If it has things like high fructose corn syrup, aspar- tame, bleached flour, it's out. I think having my children and wanting to make healthy food choices for them began it all. The documentary 'Food, Inc.' really opened my eyes." For Courtney Skeen cutting out dairy and eggs while breastfeeding her son cleared up his asthma and eczema and started her on a path to becoming vegan (consuming no animal products or byproducts). "I started eating this way for Aid- en, but I love the way I feel because (Continued on Page 34) Jaiden, 9, has fun "frosting" oat bars with puréed carrot during a macrobiotic cooking class held at the Reuner Cancer Support House in Kingston. Over the last 20 years, there has been a shift toward locally sourced, organic food among many Hudson Valley families. Customized Gift Baskets Available We ship anywhere in the US! Call 1-800-277-7099 for info AVAILABLE AT: Dermasave Labs 3 Charles Street, Ste 4 Pleasant Valley, NY 845-635-4087 Open Monday - Friday /LNHXVRQ ZZZ+XGVRQ9DOOH\6NLQ&DUHFRP SOAPS • LOTIONS • CREAMS • SALVES • SCRUBS • BATH SOAKS • ESSENTIAL OILS • and more...naturally! Freshly Handmade in the Hudson Valley Start Here For Healthy Skin, NATURALLY

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