S U S T A I N A B L Y
At the juncture of personal, planetary health
I’m way too busy to write this post, which is completely off topic for me, and if I were more disciplined, I wouldn’t expend the time. But this morning, we had a slightly scary visitation from the words of the Lord.
Sorta. Maybe. Probably not. And yet.
Joe and I were dressing for the day when we started hearing a voice, completely unrecognized and unbidden. It hit us both this way: Is that a noise?
What’s that noise?
Is it someone talking?
Where’s it coming from?
Is it in the bathroom? But no one’s in the bathroom. Read more »
So now obesity is a disease, huh? As I first wrote last July (“Obesity isn’t a disease, but it still sucks”), I can’t say I agree.
Yes, my declaration carries substantially less weight than the American Medical Association’s, because, you know, they’re the big market movers in the disease business. But that’s how it strikes me. Read more »
I wrote a couple years ago about AmpleHarvest.org, which had the simple idea of making local food pantries more visible to the thousands of local growers who plant too much and can't use all their produce at harvest time.
Growers, many of the backyard variety, can go to the site, plug in their zip code, and see all the food pantries around them that accept fresh food. Well, all such pantries that are listed on the site, anyway. Read more »
Welcome to another installment of “10 Words or Less,” in which I ask interesting people for brief answers to brief questions. Today’s participant is one of the world’s most accomplished researchers in food and addiction. Remember, please: No counting! “10 words” is about attitude, not addition, and besides, let’s see you do it.
Name Nicole Avena, Ph.D.
Family status Lives in New Jersey, married, one child Read more »
Beth Mazur, over at WeightMaven.org, gave voice to moderation in her recent post, and I left a comment that I reprise here. She wondered whether it was worthwhile to look at one's diet as an investor might, hedging against uncertainty by being, say, "part paleo, part vegan." "Crazy, or crazy like a fox," she wondered.
Ugh! Crazy like a crazy person! (Sorry for the knee-jerk passion.)
Part paleo, part vegan is neither, no? Same with the others. Read more »
I've posted this before, and about this topic several times before, and may well again: I believe it's the No. 1 issue facing all Americans, and I believe it will only be solved when we demand that it be solved. Yes, that's somewhat unlikely in present-day America, but it's going to happen, because it has to.
I do not get why the farm bills being contemplated this week by Congress would slash food-stamp aid. Read more »
If there ever was a sober voice in this world’s considerable madness around weight loss, it’s the National Weight Control Registry. Based in Rhode Island, it tracks more than 10,000 people who’ve been keeping an average of 70 pounds off for more than 6 years, and its purpose is to learn what helps these people keep it off. Read more »