Here's something to think about. In 1960 the average household spent 17.5 percent of their income on food, while 5.2 percent of their income went to healthcare. Fast forward nearly 50 years to 2008... Last year the average household spent 9.9 percent of their income on food and 16 percent of income on healthcare. Going… Continue reading The Food-Healthcare Connection
My work BFF, Jennifer sent me this link. Check out the photos of families from all over the world (The U.S., Mexico, Japan, Ecuador, Mali...) surrounded by the foods they eat in a week. You can imagine how this looks already, I'm sure: Americans with pizza and potato chips and people in Mali with, well, rice.… Continue reading What Do You Eat In A Week?
In this article in Prevention magazine, Susan Allport looks at our typical diet in light of the seasonal eating habits of animals. Her conclusion: we're storing up for a long, scarce winter. But we don't hibernate. And food is never really scarce. She explains... "The base of our food supply has shifted from leaves to seeds,… Continue reading The Vanishing Youth Nutrient
Cavemen had it easy. They didn't have the temptation of sweet potato fries, or Dairy Queen Blizzards, or margaritas. All they had to eat were nuts, berries and seeds; lean meat; fish and plant foods. Their primitive diet struck the perfect balance of anti-inflammatory Omega-3s and pro-inflammatory Omega-6s. What does today's "caveman" diet look like?… Continue reading Lessons From a Caveman: The Anti-Inflammatory Diet
Word is that fatty foods make you run slower and forget things. A new study found that after just a few days on a high fat diet, rats had more trouble getting to the end of a maze and spun their exercise wheels 30 percent slower. That means just a few days of sin (a.k.a.… Continue reading Case of the Mondays?
Researchers in London report that organic foods have no nutritional or health benefits over conventional foods. (See the journalist in me telling both sides of the story?) I can see this ... I mean, an apple, is an apple, is an apple. If you're only comparing the amount of fiber, calories and vitamin C in… Continue reading Is organic really better?