Intermission

Get your facts, please, and then you can distort ’em as much as you please. -Mark Twain I haven’t had time to sit down and do the final installment on salt. In the interim, however, I cannot too highly recommend Zoë Harcombe‘s latest blog post. In which she takes apart a recent British “health” program […]

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Let Thy Food Be Thy Medicine

The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. ― Voltaire I was going to write about salt today, but before I could sit down and do so, I found an interesting article. Two actually. One is from the New York Times, the other from the LATimes. We’ll start on […]

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More Stuff To Read

Thus it appears to be the necessary duty, and the interest of every person living, to improve his understanding, to inform his judgment, to treasure up useful knowledge, and to acquire the skill of good reasoning, as far as his station, capacity, and circumstances furnish him with proper means for it. –Isaac Watts There’s always […]

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The Hamster Wheel–Specifics

When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no “I’ll start tomorrow.” Tomorrow is disease. – V.L. Allinear In the last post we talked about the book Body by Science. If you read it or are thinking about doing so, you might be left with one last question: “That all sounds great, and […]

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The Hamster Wheel

It is not by muscle, speed or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment. –Cicero A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about the book Body by Science. When I first started eating differently, I followed the advice I still believe: eat right first. Then you’ll […]

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Reading For Fun and Profit

Literature is a textually transmitted disease, normally contracted in childhood. ― Jane Yolen It’s not actually books I have to recommend to you today, but interesting news in the world of science and nutrition. I’ve been sick, you’ve been sick, we’re all busy. So when you have a few minutes to relax, have a look […]

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What To Do With The Junk

Who is wise? He that learns from every one. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody. –Benjamin Franklin So you’re eating well. What on earth to do with that pantry full of staples? That big bottle of corn oil, the cola, the flour, […]

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