month : 01/2009 3 results

This Food’s Crap… Now Gimme More!

The goal of food companies is to sell you more. It has been called the "Eat More" message, and it has permeated our society and affected all who adopt and pursue it. Side effects of this strategy include obesity (anyone see those Belly Fat ads? Mmm mm good), chronic health problems, immune disorders, and vulnerabilities in places we never knew we had. The relentless Eat More message has become More Mess for all of us.How has this happened? Let's just say, these interesting economic times we ...

A Look At Our Plate — Don’t Look and You’ll See Better

As Marion Nestle, food educator, nutritionist and author, reminds us in her wonderful books, we live in an environment where businesses and marketers are focused on having us eat more of their high profit foods. Let's not forget, all along the food chain, food business, like other businesses, is motivated by the desire for profits... not our health and well-being.As if it weren't obvious by our almost universal uncertainty about what's right and what's wrong to eat (should we give up bread? ...

Breath Nourishment : The Real Story of Non-Food Nutrients

Breatharianism, a doctrine related to Inedia, espouses that it is possible for humans to live without food. Religious traditions, ranging from Hinduism to Roman Catholicism, apparently are among adherents (even Jesus). The essential premise is that it is possible to gain nourishment from the air alone.While we think fasting short term can have definite benefits, we're not really convinced it's a good idea simply to stop eating altogether. Complications could include permanent unpleasant ...