McDonald’s Fries: They go on and on and on and on…

Here’s a great (and scary) quote from the entertaining and thoughtful guy who brought us the movie Super Size Me!: Well, nothing smells like that food. Nothing tastes like that food. It’s its own animal. But here’s the thing to always think about, anytime you think about buying those fries? Think about you’re washing your… Continue reading McDonald’s Fries: They go on and on and on and on…

Delicious (or at least not-so-bad-for-you) and nutritious food and drink

One of the best ways to maintain good health is to keep a ready supply of ‘non-evil’ foods in the house. And while carrot sticks and prunes would qualify as quite healthy snacks, they fail my “food happiness” test. So, without further ado, here is a list of some (not necessarily obvious) foods that I… Continue reading Delicious (or at least not-so-bad-for-you) and nutritious food and drink

Store Wars: A very funny animation of good and evil (food)

Check out the video of Store Wars, featuring Obi Wan Cannoli and Darth Tater… and lots of laughs! I actually have very mixed feelings about some of the “evils” it raises — genetic engineering of plants and food irradiation in particular — but on the whole, I do believe in supporting organic farming. I think… Continue reading Store Wars: A very funny animation of good and evil (food)

"Eating Right" is Eating Wrong… and other nutritional tidbits

Not sure how many of you have the Safeway supermarket chain where you live, but for those who do, here’s a major warning: Stear clear of their store brand “Eating Right” frozen dinners.– They taste simply awful.– They have a ton of crap in them nutritionally that make them anything but “Right” for your body.… Continue reading "Eating Right" is Eating Wrong… and other nutritional tidbits

Yes, you CAN get vaccinated against the flu this year (here’s how)

Last week I got vaccinated against the flu… at a cost of $30, 30 minutes of my time, and zero guilt. How? I got the relatively new FluMist stuff sprayed into my nose at a local pharmacy. I highly recommend that all eligible folks get vaccinated against the flu this year, whether by the traditional… Continue reading Yes, you CAN get vaccinated against the flu this year (here’s how)

"Justifications" for partially-hydrogenated oils

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote to the corporate headquarters of health-food-oriented “Trader Joe’s” to express concern about the prominence of partially-hydrogenated oils and high fructose corn syrup in their offerings. As you may know, partially-hydrogenated oils have been resoundingly implicated in accelerating heart disease (it’s basically like injecting cement into your blood vessels),… Continue reading "Justifications" for partially-hydrogenated oils

Would you like that rare or medium-well?

I had the pleasure of attending a special barbeque edition of our local community’s “Lindy in the Park” event, where everyone was invited to bring something for the grill or something to drink. Of course, there was the usual stuff… hot dogs, veggie burgers, bottles of Coke, and so on. And then there was something… Continue reading Would you like that rare or medium-well?