Adopting the meat rating principles set forth by the Global Animal Partnership, Whole Foods rolled out a program this month that lets shoppers know how the animals that became their beef, chicken, and pork products were treated during their lives.
The fitness geeks at CrossFit have been turning me into something of a nutrition geek of late. Along those lines, Robb Wolf’s blog and Paleolithic Solution podcast have been hugely informative. Rather than attempt to summarize the paleo diet here, I encourage you to check out Robb’s blog and…
This is a mainstream media piece that gets deeper than most into the issues and facts surrounding cholesterol and the real dangers associated with it’s misunderstood role in our health. Inflammation is the the problem
This is the transcript form NPR’s Science Friday where I first learned the ultimate hack to beat jet lag. Basically, put sixteen hours of zero calories between you and lunch at your destination. That’s not terribly hard either. Basically, it’s like skipping a breakfast after an early dinner and then having a normally timed lunch.
My own experience crossing seven time zones twice has been remarkable.
“We are sold on paleo. Have been eating that way for the most part since you left, got through the initial sugar-burner hurdles and are now feeling fine. We went out with friends last night for pizza and popcorn and feel SO sick today. Bascially for the last 12 hours we feel awful. So again, we’re sold.”—A Dear Friend (with whom my conversations seems to have sunk in).
I had a multi-day discussion with a friend about many of the topics discussed in this podcast. After listening to it I immediately sent him this link. While Episode 14 was his introduction to the podcast, it’s was as good a place to start as any. And because so many of the topic discussed were so timely, I just chalked it up to kismet.
In particular, there’s a moment in there that reinforced the sincerity of their logical, science-based, client-proven practice. I appreciated such candor.
Maybe everyone who cares can start here and go back to Episode 1 for full immersion.
This isn’t flashy stuff either. It’s just two trainers/educators talking about nitty-gritty paleo details. Audio glitches abound (which I’d say is perfectly fitting for a Skype-recorded podcast about Paleolithic nutrition). But the information presented is top notch. I am grateful to have it on my phone for repeated listening.
I talked my brother into ignoring the advice of his pilates teacher?! and her herb-based flush-concoction as a means to recover from his cold. Instead I suggested he take real steps towards improving his health and immune system. I sent him this link from Nora Gedgaudas’ blog as a start.
We’ve got decaf and our importer’s mom is going to be happy. The same solid farmers of Zaragoza, Mexico who bring you the original Farmer’s Daughters have run their beans through a swiss-water process and liberated them of their caffeine. Please give this coffee a try and spread the word to your caffeine-free friends.
You gotta love good cover art, especially when it’s backed up by 230 pages of eloquence on the issue of fats in our diet. More Omeg-3s!
Here’s the publisher’s blurb: A nutritional whodunit that takes readers from Greenland to Africa to Israel, The Queen of Fats gives a fascinating account of how we have become deficient in a nutrient that is essential for good health: the fatty acids known as omega-3s. Writing with intelligence and passion, Susan Allport tells the story of these vital fats, which are abundant in greens and fish, among other foods. She describes how scientists came to understand the role of omega-3s in our diet, why commercial processing has removed them from the food we eat, and what the tremendous consequences have been for our health. In many Western countries, epidemics of inflammatory diseases and metabolic disorders have been traced to omega-3 deficiencies. The Queen of Fats provides information for every consumer who wants to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, arthritis, and obesity and to improve brain function and overall health. This important and compelling investigation into the discovery, science, and politics of omega-3s will transform our thinking about what we should be eating.
Includes steps you can take to add omega-3s to your diet
Shows why eating fish is not the only way, or even the best way, to increase omega-3s.
Provides a new way to understand the complex advice about the role and importance of fats in the body
Explains how and why the food industry has created a deadly imbalance of fats in our foods
Shows how omega-3s can be reintroduced to our diet through food enrichment and changes in the feeding of livestock
Reading this will give all yet another reason to drink OCC’s single-origin specialty coffees. In poking around the web regarding this article I liked how one headline writer turned this news into, “blended coffee mostly all lame.”
While we’re partial to KCRW for our music around here, SomaFM has been a mainstay of commercial-free music since the discovery of Groove Salad within iTunes. Right now y’all should check out their Mission Control channel that plays space music over NASA’s communications with the Space Shuttle and International Space Station astronauts.