At some point we all make a bad decision, do something that harms another person, or cling to an outdated belief. When we do, we strive to reduce the cognitive dissonance that results from feeling that we, who are smart, moral, and right, just did something that was dumb, immoral, or wrong. Read More
Factory faming and concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO) foods are bad news and spawn a host of health problems. However, when we think about the increasing demand for food, it’s important not to give plant foods a free pass. Read More
I have a message for the nutrition community: the problem is the processed foods themselves, NOT the salt! Compared to many other ingredients in processed foods, salt is a minor player when it comes to unhealthy ingredients. Read More
I spent decades trying to decide who to follow that I could trust without fail. Finally, it hit me that I was looking for answers in all the wrong placesâ€“ it was not a who, it was an “It.” Her name is Nature, and some people still remember her â€“ she evolved us.
The great thing about Read More
We live in a world increasingly dominated by the demand for convenience in all things. This presents a challenge for those of us trying to a eat a natural diet as defined by our evolutionary heritage.
We do great at home but when we are out and about or traveling, Read More
I feel a personal nostalgia for NASA, having been the Advance Technical Studies representative of the Guidance and Control Division at Jet Propulsion Laboratory many years ago. My work and publications in the area of unmanned planetary landers Read More
The current recommendation is 150 Âµg (micrograms) for adults per day. This recommendation has been around for a long time, and was originally used because it’s the minimal amount needed to prevent goiter.
At the time the recommended dietary allowance was established, there was no understanding Read More
In short, probably not.
For years we have thought that our “sedentary lives” have been a major contributor to our ever increasing obesity epidemic.
In fact, obesity is much more related to the foods we eat, and much more related to quality rather than quantity. It may be hard to believe, but Read More
It no longer matters whether radical climate change is the result of human activity or just a natural cycle, it is now way too late for us to make any significant difference.
What is needed now is action to adapt to Read More
One day, sitting at my desk at work, I realized that now is when I was ready for some exercise. I wondered, why can’t I exercise while I do my work, without having to get up ?
The solution to that puzzle Read More