Click her to read Ruth Reichl’s op-ed in today’s New York Times about antibiotic use in industrial agriculture. Commentary to follow soon!
Happy 2014, everyone. Here’s to a healthy, happy new year, starting in your kitchen! And also, with your dollar. If you aren’t familiar with how to “vote with your fork” you might want to check out Marion Nestle’s blog, Food Politics. She’ll acquaint you with the concept. With more and more media attention devoted to… Read More Food for thought in the new year
I’m fascinated by the emerging science about gut bacteria, also known as the microbiome. Everyone’s is different based on genetics, environment, diet, and other factors. But researchers are beginning to understand more about the role of diet and how changes in microbiome population affect our health, disease risk, and even behavior. Check out this new… Read More New research on effects of meat-heavy diet on our guts!
I came home to this today: That’s a Vitamix, people. I’m awe struck. And I was pining for a replacement slicer blade for my old school cuisinart. I guess I didn’t get the message about reaching for the stars. (Or the message about not opening birthday presents six days before your birthday. Oops. I’m still… Read More Early birthday present and butternut squash curry
For all you TJ’s shoppers, stay away from pre-made meals with grilled chicken for a while– there’s an E. coli outbreak that has so far affected consumers in California, Washington and Arizona. See Food Politics for details and label pictures. If and when you choose to eat meat, choose carefully! Remember that the agencies responsible… Read More E. coli outbreak news (yuck)
In case any of you readers out there are as interested in the science of wellbeing as I am, you might want to check out this OPB radio story. It discusses a new study out of Washington State University that found a link between some chemicals and obesity, among other diseases, in rats, over several… Read More Nerd Alert!
First, for the fun part. I was checking out a few blogs yesterday, namely, Naturally Ella, and I came across her post about making her own Lara Bars. I’ve never bought Lara Bars, but now that I’m on the go so frequently, between school and internship and jobs, those bars at the store have started… Read More Date Bars and Industry News