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News About “Death by Food Pyramid – Marks Daily Apple December 11, 2013

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News About “Death by Food Pyramid – Marks Daily Apple

I generally respect the blog Mark’s Daily Apple by Mark Sisson and today he is announcing the publication of Denise Minger’s new book “Death by Food Pyramid”. It is on my list to read! Take a look and see if it will make your list.

Mark Sisson’s Recent Post About Workout Recovery August 15, 2013

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Mark Sisson’s Recent Post About Workout Recovery

As usual a pretty informed piece from Mark Sisson on the constituents of “recovery” with any exercise program. Use his 7 point recovery evaluation for your own exercise efforts and take stock of what is deficient. Then make some effort on this aspect and take note of the changes in how you feel.

Oh, and by the way, don’t forget the posture component of your workouts. One point that is a little different on the posture component is that in many ways muscles that function to align our body are meant to be “on” basically all the time. So this means that they need some daily input. Thinking in terms of the Paleo paradigm one could say that our ancestors always got the postural input by virtue of daily activity. Now we don’t – we have to basically supplement our lives with meaningful physical activity that serves our whole body’s needs and requirements. That’s the conundrum of our culture. More on that later…

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.

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

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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.

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.

New Law Allows Home Food Production in California September 25, 2012

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A new law that takes effect in January will allow for home produced items (excluding meat and dairy products I believe) to be sold in the community. Read here for more…

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

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