In an op-ed piece in the New York Times, Michael Pollan chimes in on the healthcare debate. Bringing attention to the elephant in the room, he says there's a disconnect between two very related industries: food and healthcare. When three-quarters of heathcare spending goes to "preventable chronic disease" linked to diet, according to the Center… Continue reading Food Politics
Americans now spend less on food than ever before. According to the USDA, less than 10 percent of our income is spent at the grocery store. We've come to expect cheap meals. But, we're paying the difference in other places, like with health-care bills and damage to the environment. This week's cover story in Time Magazine… Continue reading TIME Magazine: Getting Real About the High Price of Cheap Food
Researchers in London report that organic foods have no nutritional or health benefits over conventional foods. (See the journalist in me telling both sides of the story?) I can see this ... I mean, an apple, is an apple, is an apple. If you're only comparing the amount of fiber, calories and vitamin C in… Continue reading Is organic really better?
In the news yesterday, the U.S. House defeats sweeping reform of food safety. Not saying they should have passed that bill, but maybe they'll get it right one of these days....
Ricky Williams has turned over a new leaf. After traveling the world, getting lost at an ashram, and "feeling the healing powers of touch" following a football injury, Williams is interested in pursuing a profession in healing. He's studying shiatsu massage and plans to get a degree in premed and then go on to do… Continue reading An N.F.L. Shaman?