COVID-19 — Are you “susceptible”?

Susceptible – “likely or liable to be influenced or harmed by a particular thing.” Take note, it said “harmed.” Technically we already know that about 80% of the total population will not be harmed by COVID-19, that most will have no symptoms. Others will have…

Coronavirus – Don’t be like Karen

My last post ended with these words. “Don’t be like Karen. Act like you have the virus and don’t want to give it away. Let’s just look at this realistically. I think I said that once before. This is a very contagious virus, much more…

Coronavirus – OK, now we get serious

  As many of my readers know, I am in rural Arkansas. My last coronavirous post about worrying was written with my Arkansas followers in  mind. I explained what a virus is and how it works, the difference between the flu and COVID19, etc. At…

Coronavirus – Are we supposed to worry?

I have never found worrying to be helpful. But a little foresight and action often is helpful. The Covid19 form of the coronavirus is in the process of taking down many parts of the world including Italy and Germany. It has achieved crisis proportions in…

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?

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…

Decision Time – Which Diet is Right for You?

Decision Time – Which Diet is Right for You?

With any luck at all, you have been following my articles on diet choices. You learned about the standard American Diet (appropriately called the SAD diet), Paleo, Keto, vegetarian/vegan, and carnivore.  If you missed any, you will find them by clicking on the names above.…

Vegan or Vegetarian? Or Maybe Carnivore?

Vegan or Vegetarian? Or Maybe Carnivore?

We are on a quest to review the major diet “types” talked about in the nutrition world today. Pushing past Paleo and, Keto,  we arrive here: what about vegan, vegetarian, or carnivore? One of the things that the Paleo, Keto, and even the Mediterranean diet…

Is The Mediterranean Diet Right for You?

Is The Mediterranean Diet Right for You?

It’s enough to drive you crazy. One diet after another and you are supposed to “pick one.” I didn’t realize how confusing that might be for the average person. Well, here is the good news. They really aren’t all that different. The Mediterranean diet has…

Is the Keto or Paleo Diet Right for You?

Is the Keto or Paleo Diet Right for You?

The Atkins diet introduced back in the 80’s by Robert Atkins was the first ketogenic eating plan intended as a weight loss diet. It was (and is) essentially a meat and fat diet broken ever so slightly by a few green leafy carbohydrate vegetables. It…