Amanda’s weekly column on healing with food and conscious consuming.
From: “AE” <email@example.com> Received: 10/7/10 8:23:48 AM MDT To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: other Dear Starbucks: Do you want your more nutrition-conscious customers (diabetics, low-glycemic index consumers, health nuts) to like you a lot more? Instead of the array of crap sweeteners you stock (or in addition to them), start offering stevia. It’s made from a [...]
When it comes to food, most people agree that fresh is best and whole is blessed. But, um, I have two small children and a couple of full-time jobs. And so I’ve grown comfortable with the reality that there is never any such thing as perfection. There are not that many processed foods that get [...]
You are going to walk in during one of those random San Francisco outings with the out-of-town relatives. You will have reservations about eating there in the first place because the joint has always looked a bit tourist-trappy to you. As if to illustrate that probability, a large herd of people will meander by the [...]
Is it odd that before I was ever diagnosed with serious illness, I knew two people who had beaten cancer using quite unconventional means? And by unconventional I mean fruits and vegetables, though to be sure there is a universe of treatments—some evidence-based and some rather outlandish—all crowded together under the umbrella of unconventionality. At [...]
I am a young person who almost died young. I’m healthy today—and have been for several years. The illness I survived four years ago does not define me. As with many tests in life, however, it did change the way I see lots of things. And especially food. There’s a quote from my faith that [...]