Tag: health

Body of Evidence: TidBit of the Day

| April 23, 2012 | 1 Comment
Body of Evidence: TidBit of the Day




Interesting New York Times article last week by Tara Parker-Pope that while the media has made unrealistic super-skinny the “norm,” as a country, we are in denial of how overweight we are. According to one study, those in the normal weight range accurately estimated their body size 80% of the time, compared with 58% of […]

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My Mom Wants to Die Without Her Legs

| January 5, 2012 | 12 Comments
My Mom Wants to Die Without Her Legs




Sounds pretty morbid, doesn’t it? Let me explain. It’s January, and my own health isn’t feeling so tip-top. During my journey on the Camino de Santiago, I walked 20 miles a day, ate whatever I wanted, and felt fantastic. The problem is I’ve kept eating that amount, and added a boatload of cookies, cakes, and […]

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‘Lunch Line’ Documentary: Tidbit of the Day

| March 28, 2011 | 1 Comment
‘Lunch Line’ Documentary: Tidbit of the Day




I was recently invited to see a documentary entitled, Lunch Line, which outlines some of the major children’s nutrition, health and legislative issues surrounding school lunches.  Please check out the Lunch Line Facebook link to find a showing near you. Below is a clip of the documentary for your viewing pleasure:  

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H20: All Tapped Out

| March 3, 2011 | 20 Comments
H20: All Tapped Out




Water, water, everywhere. But how much do we pay attention to how we drink or shower or wash our cars? Do you refill your water from the water cooler at the office and think you’re safe from BPA because you use a recyclable, aluminum water bottle? We’ve written about water for last year’s Blog Action […]

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Hara Hachi Bu: Homemade Pate

| February 23, 2011 | 36 Comments
Hara Hachi Bu: Homemade Pate




To follow up on ZomppaPatty’s tips for increased longevity, I echo reading The Blue Zones.There have only been a few books that changed my lifestyle and this is one of them. So I have some news to share. Big news. I am now a weekday vegetarian.* *Some exceptions: i.e. birthday meals at the Brazilian steakhouse, […]

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Changing the Way We Eat: TidBit of the Day

| February 22, 2011 | 5 Comments
Changing the Way We Eat: TidBit of the Day




On February 12, TedX Manhattan held a session on “Changing the Way We Eat.” Some amazing speakers…it’s a bit long, put it on while you’re cleaning or cooking, it’s worth your time. Check out the site for more, but some highlights from Session 1: Watch live streaming video from tedx at livestream.com Importance of family […]

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Go Fish: Our Consumption of Everything in the Water

| February 2, 2011 | 28 Comments
Go Fish: Our Consumption of Everything in the Water




Don’t eat meat to save the planet, but eat fish? I was at the amazing Georgia Aquarium over the holidays and was amazed at all the sea creatures. I know they are in the biggest tanks in the  North America, but I couldn’t help but wonder sometimes, do the fish and the sharks and all […]

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TidBit of the Day: How to Find Frank Food

| January 13, 2011 | 13 Comments
TidBit of the Day: How to Find Frank Food




Darya Pino over at Summer Tomato created this wonderful flow chart to help find frank food at the supermarket. Of course, it isn’t always this simple, as “real food” has now been sometimes disguised (i.e. if the five ingredients are: corn syrup, Yellow Dye No. 5, refined sugar, gelatin, and flour, not quite frank food….) […]

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TidBit of the Day: Milk Lovers – Raw or Not?

| December 13, 2010 | 3 Comments
TidBit of the Day: Milk Lovers – Raw or Not?




What are your thoughts on raw milk? As a milk lover and one who has drunk straight from the teet (warm), I know how yummy raw milk can be. But this seems to be topic that gets people riled up. Slate wrote an article arguing that drinking raw milk puts people at risk and milk […]

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I’m a Snob: Organic Breakfasts of Champions

| December 5, 2010 | 39 Comments
I’m a Snob: Organic Breakfasts of Champions




Now that Thanksgiving is over and I’m at least 8 pounds heavier, it’s time to…keep eating. One of the best parts of the holidays is the mornings after…and the hearty breakfasts that will last you through the morning without stuffing you like the turkey did. The mornings after the football games (did you see the […]

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