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Grocery shopping on Paleo: Less complicated!

Ever since I read Michael Pollan’s books The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Food Rules, and In Defense of Food, I’ve taken much of his advice to heart. Eat food, not too much, mostly plants: sounds very sound to me. Another bit of wisdom involves the … Continue reading

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Stevia is an appetite stimulant…for livestock?

A couple of weeks ago I added the natural, nearly carb-free, sugar replacement stevia to my diet. With that addition came a relentless urge to snack (which I chalked up to cyclic moodiness, ahem) and an upward creep in weight. … Continue reading

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“HFCS in my what?” – Replacing Campbell’s Soup (low carb)

Can someone tell the sugar industry they’re being rude? I know they think they’re helping — they show such eager industriousness, finding the most unlikely places to insert a little sweet — but really, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in … Continue reading

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Coca Cola Sponsors Childhood Obesity Conference (!!)

From the Unholy Union Department: On September 14, 2011, Louisiana’s Fourth Annual Childhood Obesity and Public Health Conference will be held at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Louisiana. The type of sponsors one would expect at such a monumentally important health … Continue reading

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A Little Link: Sugar and Depression

Going along with yesterday’s anti-sugar theme, I found an interesting article over at PsychCentral.com by Therese J. Borchard regarding sugar and its impact on depression (yeah, you guessed it — it doesn’t exactly alleviate depression). I could write a book about … Continue reading

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New York runs anti-sugar PSA that doesn’t pull any punches

Hooray for NYC! They were the first city to ban trans fats, and now they are running a series of wonderfully horrifying anti-sugar public service announcements. It’s graphic. It gets in your face. It’s good. And it’s about time we … Continue reading

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Fresh Squeezed and mumble mumble….

My sweetie just sent this image from the airport: Fresh squeezed mango juice! Oh Yum! But wait — with added water.  Okay, diluted. And…what? Sweetened to taste? Whose taste? Mine? You don’t even know me! Help! Police! The sign on … Continue reading

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