Archive for the 'Food And Health' Category

HOW MUCH SLEEP DO YOU GET; DO YOU NEED…?

February 20th, 2015

Can you recall the last time you remember enthusiastically telling you about the wonderful night’s sleep they had? Me neither. Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine researcher Lydia DonCarlos, PhD, is a member of an expert panel that’s making new recommendations on how much sleep people need. The panel, convened by the National Sleep […]

THE RELENTLESS TASK OF KEEPING SOBER…

January 23rd, 2015

As I struggle with preserving my weight loss from 2012—265 pounds to 185 pounds—Johnny Lee Miller, in the character of a 21st century Sherlock Holmes, nails the challenge; and no one who has not faced the challenge can ever understand why just do it is the most asinine bromide ever conceived. Drip…

THE IMPORTANCE OF RAISING A CLENCHED FIST…

December 30th, 2014

We’re accustomed to thinking of bodily movements as following from mental processes: of the body, in other words, as the marionette of the brain. Embodied cognition implies the situation may be more complex. Which raises a cheering possibility, given how much easier it usually is to control our body’s movements than our mental lives: might […]

GIVE THANKS…

November 27th, 2014

Lynn Johnston wrote: Having gone on several Medical Missions to Honduras and Peru, I am well aware of how little some people have and how much we in North America take for granted. When my kids said they were “starving,” I was grateful that they had no idea what “starving” meant. How can I obsess […]

HOW MANY CIRCUS PEANUTS DID YOU EAT TODAY…?

November 2nd, 2014

RULE NO. 82: COOK…

September 22nd, 2014

Rule No. 82 – Cook. From Food Rules, an eater’s manual by Michael Pollan Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook. See also Eating Mindfully by Jan Chozen Bey.

RULE NO. 81: GROW SOME OF YOUR FOOD…

September 21st, 2014

Rule No. 81 – Plant a Vegetable Garden if You Have the Space, a Window Box if You Don’t. From Food Rules, an eater’s manual by Michael Pollan Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook. See also Eating Mindfully by Jan Chozen Bey.

RULE NO. 80: COMPOST…

September 20th, 2014

Rule No. 80 – Compost. From Food Rules, an eater’s manual by Michael Pollan Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook. See also Eating Mindfully by Jan Chozen Bey.

RULE NO. 79: TREAT TREATS AS TREATS …

September 19th, 2014

Rule No. 79 – Treat Treats as Treats. From Food Rules, an eater’s manual by Michael Pollan Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook. See also Eating Mindfully by Jan Chozen Bey.

RULE NO. 78: EAT WITH OTHERS…

September 18th, 2014

Rule No. 78 – Eat with Other People Whenever You Can. We should look for someone to eat with before looking for something to eat and drink. —Epicurus From Food Rules, an eater’s manual by Michael Pollan Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook. See also Eating Mindfully by Jan Chozen Bey.

RULE NO.77: DON’T CLEAN YOUR PLATE…

September 17th, 2014

Rule No. 77 – Leave Something on Your Plate. (This one will be particularly hard, but good practice to strengthen discipline.) From Food Rules, an eater’s manual by Michael Pollan Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook. See also Eating Mindfully by Jan Chozen Bey.

RULE NO. 76: PUT FLOWERS ON THE TABLE…

September 16th, 2014

Rule No. 76 – Place a Bouquet of Flowers on the Table and Everything Will Taste Twice as Good. From Food Rules, an eater’s manual by Michael Pollan Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook. See also Eating Mindfully by Jan Chozen Bey.

RULE NO. 75: NO LABELS ON THE TABLE…

September 15th, 2014

Rule No. 75 – No Labels on the Table. From Food Rules, an eater’s manual by Michael Pollan Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook. See also Eating Mindfully by Jan Chozen Bey.

RULE NO. 74: GAS STATIONS ARE FOR CARS…

September 14th, 2014

Rule No. 74 – Don’t Get Your Fuel From the Same Place Your Car Does. From Food Rules, an eater’s manual by Michael Pollan Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook. See also Eating Mindfully by Jan Chozen Bey.

RULE NO. 73: EAT ONLY AT A TABLE…

September 13th, 2014

Rule No. 73 – Do All Your Eating at a Table. From Food Rules, an eater’s manual by Michael Pollan Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook. See also Eating Mindfully by Jan Chozen Bey.

I LOVE MY ANCHOVIES…

September 12th, 2014

I’ll be trying Anchoïade this weekend.

RULE NO. 72: SNACK FROM NATURE…

September 12th, 2014

Rule No. 72 – Limit Your Snacks to Unprocessed Plant Foods. From Food Rules, an eater’s manual by Michael Pollan Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook. See also Eating Mindfully by Jan Chozen Bey.

RULE NO. 71: EAT MEALS…

September 11th, 2014

Rule No. 71 – Eat Meals. From Food Rules, an eater’s manual by Michael Pollan Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook. See also Eating Mindfully by Jan Chozen Bey.

SNICKERS BARS WORKED FOR ME…

September 10th, 2014

In each case, the results supported the idea that self-control literally relies on glucose. When blood glucose is depleted, we’re less able to exert self-control. The researchers say that the brain has a limited reserve amount of glucose, which allows us to handle the initial task demanding self control, whether it be watching a movie […]

RULE NO. 70: KING, PRINCE, PAUPER…

September 10th, 2014

Rule No. 70 – Breakfast Like a King, Lunch Like a Prince, Dine Like a Pauper. From Food Rules, an eater’s manual by Michael Pollan Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook. See also Eating Mindfully by Jan Chozen Bey.

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