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Plants are just chock-full of nutrition?

Plants are just chock-full of nutrition?

Plants are just chock-full of nutrition. Surely you have heard this before. Yet we learned something important in my last post “Toxins in Plants?”  Plants can be problematic for some people sometimes. Here is how it works. Seeds All plants grow from seed in some…

Toxins in plants?

Toxins in plants?

In my recent post, Seeking energy with the least effort , we did a fast track though the evolution of animal instincts to seek energy with the least effort, showing how that instinct gets us into trouble today. During our travels we happened on ways…

Seeking Energy With the Least Effort?

Seeking Energy With the Least Effort?

“I have to have something to eat. I’m starving.” The natural human (and in fact any animal’s) response to that signal is to find that energy with the least effort. This is an instinct carried over from millions of years of evolution. Let’s follow the…

What’s the trade-off?

What’s the trade-off?

Decisions, decisions Every day we make decisions off-the-cuff, most of which seem to be short term. Should I get the oil changed in my car today? Is that the best use of my time versus my pocketbook?  It’s not as if you think carefully through…

How Soon Would You Like That to Happen?

How Soon Would You Like That to Happen?

The problem with your heart is this. If you live long enough, if something else doesn’t take you out first, your heart is going to quit beating. That is why age is the highest risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The question is NOT will you…

Preaching to the Choir

Preaching to the Choir

I went to the Hot Springs farmers market at 7am on Saturday morning. Between 8am and noon five of us stood behind different tables in the interest of providing food/health education to folks coming to the market. We have always called this annual event “Food…

Your health is about what you eat MOST days! Part 2

Your health is about what you eat MOST days! Part 2

It isn’t about ONE food or even one DAY’s food. It’s about what we eat MOST days. So you have choices to make, choices about the degree to which on most days your diet is adequate in protein, adequate in essential nutrients, and avoids too…

Your health is about what you eat MOST days! Part I

Your health is about what you eat MOST days! Part I

My most recent post was entitled “What Matters Most to Your Health? The central issue was this: a diet deficient in the essential nutrients (called micro-nutrients) including vitamins and minerals is guaranteed to make you sick and probably fat. What has your attention? There are…

What matters  most to your health?

What matters most to your health?

As you probably know I usually write about diet associated with some particular condition. And that has it’s downside because your interest depends on whether you think you have that condition. And if not, people tend to think, “Nah. I don’t have that” and stop…

Your relationship with food !

Your relationship with food !

On my desk I have a long list of posts and newspaper articles I plan to write sooner or later. I add to it daily.  So maybe you think I just go to the list and attack the first article like you might clean your…