People don’t love nutrients. Nobody says: “I love vitamin C.” But they do say: “I love a fresh orange.” People have feelings about food. They don’t have any feelings about nutrients. - Joan Gussow
Because our factory farm animals are bred to grow quicker, fatter, produce more food (milk), and are contained in an unhealthy environment, they are given a tremendous amount of antibiotics.
Learn how, by accident, antibiotics found its way into our food supply.
For additional information, view this video.
When Dr. Nestle speaks, it's always an enlightening conversation.
In this interview, she chats about: the food safety system, soft drinks, food economics, corn subsidies, milk, and more.
Dr. Rudolph Leibel explains.
One fascinating observation is the comparison of two people: One person at a stable weight of 150 pounds compared to the other person who loses weight and is now at 150 pounds.
While this interview and article date back to 2003 and 2004, they are a great window into the world of politics and our food system. In this case, sugar.
An always feisty and interesting Joan Gussow provides an insight into food.
The ubiquitious presence of food, large portion sizes, incessant marketing, and the cultural assumption that it's acceptable to eat anywhere, at any time, have combined to put more and more people at risk. - Dr. David Kessler
When it comes to the American food system, it's hard to shock me. However, when I read that this candy boasted that it is: "A Fat Free Candy", I was surprised.
It ain't the fat that counts, it's the calories and sugar. This box contains 630 calories and 28 teaspoons of sugar. Yep, it's good and plenty full of calories and sugar.
The Fat Free statement reminds me of this quote: As a population, we cut dietary fat in a rather dysfunctional way, and we grew even fatter. – Dr. David L. Katz
We have been advised that our daily intake of salt (sodium) should be 2,300 milligrams (1,500 if over 50). One teaspoon is 2,300 milligrams.
By the way, most of our salt intake does not come from the salt shaker. It comes in processed food and food served at restaurants. You might be shocked if you knew the amount of sodium in many restaurant dishes.
My pill is exercise. So, I am not involved with homeopathy. However, I found this video interesting.
... Eat them. Here's the reason.
One of my "world famous" omelettes - 3 - eggs, Trader Joe's Roasted Veggies, Sundried Tomatoes, Roasted Corn, Mushrooms, and Artichokes. Deeelicious!
Lewis Black is one funny guy. Today, he's rants about beef.
As my doc tells me: People want the magic pill. And he tells his patients: "There is no magic pill."
Now the FDA rejects the latest "magic diet pill".
When you drink a 20-ounce soda, how much sugar are you consuming? Take a look.
If you drink one 12-ounce can of soda per day, this is the amount of sugar you will consume in a year.
. . . So, let's stuff our face with an M&M cake!
Why are we fat? Well, we think this is normal. We go from one fat-fest holiday to the next. We start with New Year's Day...Super Bowl Sunday, Valentine's Day, fast-forward to Halloween (the candy starts in August*), then it's off to Thanksgiving - Christmas.
This adds up to a tremendous amount of days when candy and other junk foods are readily available and considered normal.
*Last August, upon entering my local CVS pharmacy, I wasn't sure if I entered a candy store or a drug store. BTW, on my "main street", there are three CVS pharmacies within 2 miles of one another. Ah, the disease care system at work.
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Welcome to my blog about diet, health, and lifestyle issues. You'll find snippets and tidbits to assist with living a healthier lifestyle. Enjoy. - Ken Leebow
I'm a professional speaker. If your organization would like someone to speak on the subject of diet, health, and lifestyle issues, please contact me.