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Michael Moss – The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Food March 2, 2013

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Yesterday I listened to a great and disturbing interview on Democracy Now with Michael Moss from the New York Times about his new book “Salt Sugar Fat”. Much of his research I am already familiar with yet the details still astound me. That we are highly addictive beings is a bit of a problem that has long been manipulated by the industrial food system. Here he really plumbs those depths to a greater degree than I have seen elsewhere. I still need to read the book. The interview can be found here and the long article for N Y Times mag can be found here

I have advocated for sometime to friends and clients alike the single best thing one can do for themselves and their family is to learn to get in the kitchen and cook. Use the best fresh ingredients you can afford, shop in the periphery of the grocery stores(the bulk of the grocery stores industrial foods usually are in the center), get as much local food from local purveyors, ween your kids on real food so that their taste buds for real food are nurtured early on and just have fun with the real beautiful bounty this earth provides. Studies already show that if kids are obese in their early years they are likely to be so for life! Once upon a time we humans perhaps did not need to give much thought to our food sources, now we do. The best we can do is reject the industrial food that is really quite poisonous and is literally designed to addict us to salt, sugar and I would emphasize the wrong fats, the fats we are not design evolutionarily to digest. Take time to read or listen. I think you’ll be glad you did.

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Chris Martenson’s Interview with Mark Sisson, author of “Primal Blueprint” February 14, 2013

Posted by jeffrooney in Alternative health, Athletic training, Brain Health/Body Health, Dieting, Fitness, Food Industry, Movement, Nutrition, The Human Body, Weight Loss, Weight Loss Research.
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Finally listened to Chris Martenson’s recent podcast interview with Mark Sisson of Marks Daily Apple and Primal Blueprint  fame. Very much worth your 30 minutes. He has done his homework on the subject of connecting the dots between our human genetic heritage and how we are meant to eat and move. Check it out here.

Perils of Forward Head Posture February 13, 2013

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Perils of Forward Head Posture

Something I have been doing for quite a while is a google alert for the word “posture”. So every other day I get an email in my inbox that has all the articles or links to something regarding posture. This helps me see where things are going in the human population with posture alignment issues. Here is one from today’s entry on Forward Head Posture

See if it applies to you! If so, let me know if I can help you get started doing something about it.

Visible Body Blog – The Pelvic Girdle January 26, 2013

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http://info.visiblebody.com//bid/262213/3d-skeletal-system-the-pelvic-girdle?source=Blog_Email_[3D%20Skeletal%20System%3A%20]

This is a great online blog regarding the human body. This segment is on the beauty of the pelvis. I highly recommend this blog if you are dealing with a physical pain issue or limitation. Knowing the human design is limitless endeavor. When our own body is having problems sometime taking the effort to understand the evolutionary design can be a liberating thing. It allows us to step outside our own body and appreciate this precious gift we gain only by the chance of birth! I believe the more we can ourselves understand and appreciate this gift the better able we are to meet it’s requirements. images

Interview with Lierre Keith Regarding “The Vegetarian Myth” January 24, 2013

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imagesAn old friend and colleague of mine named Beverly Meyer recently did a podcast interview with Lierre Keith who wrote the book “The Vegetarian Myth”. Beverly has a great news letter called “Beverly Meyer On Diet and Health”, that is worth subscribing to. She also has a DVD out called “The Diet for Human Beings” that sounds out her own views based on research on the scene about Paleo dieting, life style and also The Weston Price Foundation research.Unknown

Lierre Keith takes a no holds barred approach to examining the whole agriculture experiment human beings have been on for the last 10,000 years or more. She was a former vegan for twenty years and then abandoned that belief and dietary system as her health began to fail. You might take issue with her conclusions but she makes powerful arguments that jog the mind. You can find the Lierre Keith podcast here

Report Card of US Health – F for Failing! January 11, 2013

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Report Card of US Health – F for Failing!

The USA ranks at or near the bottom in nine key areas of health: low birth weight; injuries and homicides; teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections; HIV and AIDS; drug-related deaths; obesity and diabetes; heart disease; chronic lung disease; and general disability.

Short Discussion of Pain Free Book by Pete Egoscue October 17, 2012

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Here is a short but useful commentary on Pain Free by Pete Egoscue. Brian Bradley of Egoscue shares some thoughts on using the book and particularly delves into the subject of the “Eight Laws of Physical Health” on page 28 of the book. This little tutorial gives a sort of macro view of the way The Egoscue Method views human health maintenance. If you are using the book and feel you could use further attention feel free to give me a call or email. This book should be in everyone’s home and is like (or better) having aspirin in the medicine cabinet. It has helped many thousands over the years and I constantly refer to it in my posture alignment practice.

The Straight Dope About Cholesterol – Pt 1 of Peter Attia’s series September 2, 2012

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I have been reading the series on cholesterol at Peter Attia’s The Eating Academy site. This is one of those issues that has much obfuscation and this series takes a scalpel of science to reveal the inner workings of cholesterol and how it functions in the body, the role it plays in brain health, the formation of all the cellular membranes, the issues of cardio-vascular health, hormone production and more.  Exploring this gets into the whole realm of human diet as well so well worth the time to delve into it. Here is the link:

http://eatingacademy.com/nutrition/the-straight-dope-on-cholesterol-part-i

Exuberant Animal – short video of exercise style August 17, 2012

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I have been checking out the Exuberant Animal website lately. I found it to have lots of compatibility with many of my own views.  It isn’t all just about what we eat, how we exercise and the like. There is the issue of how we choose to be as humans and what is our history of becoming human that is explored in many of the elements of what Exuberant Animal seems to address. The site is linked in my blogroll. Take a look sometime. In the meanwhile, check out this short video here that is called the Short Form of an exercise style. I like it myself and I feel it complements the work focusing on body alignment using the Egoscue Method®.

More on the health care debate September 16, 2009

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There have been a few more items that I have looked at that help round out my views on the health care issues being debated. To my mind I think it is important as I said earlier to look at the general health of the people in the US and determine probable causes. So when we look at the general markers of our “ill health” in comparison to other countries that actually are developed but have a lesser economic perch compared to the US we get a disturbing picture. Our rate of obesity and related chronic conditions (diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and so on) is off the charts and continuing to trend upward. Infant mortality rates compare to the third world. Our food system facilitates processed foods over fresh and vital food. We are generally a sedentary people in a car and technology dependent culture. So in addition to bad food that promotes obesity we are not moving enough to maintain the integrity of our bodies. That, to me, is the context of the debate.

Today I heard Andrew Weil weigh in on all these issues on the Diane Rehm show. Please check it out(click here – then click link to show at 11am Sept 15). I think he places the debate in the proper context in like fashion to the op ed piece by Michael Pollan (see previous post).

Another placed to get a larger context is the piece by Matt Taibbi from Rolling Stone called Sick and Wrong

His piece is a bit on the harsh side and uses some profanity but his points are well taken.

Finally there is a piece I came across by this guy Paul Craig Roberts who was in the Regan administration in the Treasury department. His piece called Health Care Deceit
rakes the insurance companies over the coals.

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