Lynne Parmiter Bowman, author of the Amazon best selling cookbook, "Brownies for Breakfast", has lived with diabetes for some 30 years and has turned that into a positive experience from which others with similar health issues can benefit.
Lynne is 76 and has been featured at women's expos throughout the country, speaking on kitchen table culture, community planning and the gift of diabetes.
She teamed up with actress Deidre Hall to write and publish Deidre Hall's Kitchen Closeup (2010) and Deidre Hall's How Does She Do It? (2012).
In a previous life, she worked with Silicon Valley companies as a creative director, winning national awards. She was Creative Director at E&J Gallo Winery, Advertising Manager at RedKen Laboratories, and held various other positions with agencies and clients in San Jose, Los Angeles, and on the East Coast. S
Lynne has also worked as an actress, makeup artist, screenwriter, illustrator, legal journalist and television Weather Person. She is the mother of three grown children, and has two grandchildren.
What does she mean about “the GIFT” of diabetes? In the interview, Lynne talks about that and how she's adapted over the years, the product of which is her cookbook, Brownies for Breakfast.
During the conversation, we talk about healthy eating, things we can do to stay healthy, why we should look for "happy" cows and chickens when we buy our groceries, and much more.
Here are some questions we discussed with Lynne:
Q. First off, when we first chatted about you coming on my show, you said you wanted to do it because you “lean to the left, with good reason.” How about explaining that?
Q. You’re 76 and still going! You could be doing anything you want, or nothing! Why this?
Q. How is Brownies for Breakfast different from other cookbooks for diabetics?
Q. The title includes the line “A Cookbook for Diabetics and The People Who Love them.” Why did you include “...and the people who love them” in your title?
Q. Does this book have any meat or dairy in it?
Q. You’ve done a lot of things in your career, but what makes you an authority on healthy eating and diabetes?
Q. What surprised you most during your research and writing?
Q. What’s the one new habit that would make a big difference in someone’s health?
Q. Do you think there should be more cooperation and coordination between the food and healthcare industries?
Q. How do you get kids to eat healthy?
Q. Climate change is affecting all of us, and you guys are really experiencing the impact there in California. How does our food culture affect the environment?
Q. What are your thoughts about what needs to be done to combat climate change?
Q. What are your thoughts about fast food and the constant battle between fast food companies for market share?
Q. You and your husband have a small farm on the coast there in Northern California. What do you do there?
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Watch the interview: https://youtu.be/2E2_un7_DiU