Category Archives: calories

The Ethics of Eating

“Food makes philosophers of us all.” Food is an essential aspect of human function, existence and experience. The idea that “you are what you eat” has some truth to it: our food choices define who we have been, who we … Continue reading

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Can’t we all just get along?

There is scientific debate on what the ideal diet is for a healthy lifestyle and what nutrients are important in mitigating disease. An interesting article just came out in Nature about how confusing vitamin supplementation recommendations are. The writer basically … Continue reading

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The Obesity Riddle

By 2015, the year in which the Millennium Development Goals will come to an end, it is estimated that worldwide, one in every third persons will be overweight and one in ten will be obese. Staggering statistics yes? Why is … Continue reading

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The health benefits of yogurt: its all greek to me

The idea of fermenting milk (which in itself is a strange food if you start to think of where it comes from) into yogurt has a very long history dating back probably to Central Asian herdsmen, and was most likely … Continue reading

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Snack and glints

Food banks and soup kitchens are now soliciting food from farms as opposed to supermarkets with the intention of moving away from a caloric sufficiency frame of mind, to a diet quality, seasonal variety one. Who knew that customer club … Continue reading

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NYC’s pouring on the pounds campaign: man drinks blubber

If any of you live in NY and see the subway ads of “pouring on the pounds”, they are sorta disturbing and get the point across, at least visually with blubbery blubber overfloweth…Now, the NYC Health Department has made a … Continue reading

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Slow food? Slow eat.

Check out this graph from the O’Reilly Radar. Of course, Mexico and US are way up there. And then there is the French. Eat and smoke their way through decadence and remain stick thin. god dammit. One thing not really … Continue reading

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