Monthly Archives: April 2013

Salt, Sugar, Fat

Wandering through Sam’s Club a while back, I stumbled on the most fascinating book called Salt, Sugar, Fat by Michael Moss. It’s an interesting read that details how food manufacturers create a product (not food) that’s irresistible. I found a … Continue reading

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Consumers waste billions on gluten free food

From Time Magazine: A new survey from market research firm the NPD Group finds that America is cutting gluten out of its diet in a big way. Just under one-third of 1,000 respondents agreed with the statement: “I’m trying to … Continue reading

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91 year old marathoner

What keeps him going? Plants, of course. Runner’s World reports that Mike Freemont, a 91 year old marathoner finished the Knoxville Half Marathon in only 3:04. That’s fantastic! The hills were horrendous, Fremont says, but he felt fine throughout the … Continue reading

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In US dementia more costly than heart disease or cancer

WebMD has a sobering report detailing a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. It seems that in the USA, medical bills resulting from dementia are higher than those from heart disease or cancer. Here are the numbers … Continue reading

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Fruity Birthday Cake

Peder turns 24 this week and isn’t into the traditional birthday cake. He loved this one, though.

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4,000 year old noodles

From National Geographic: Who invented noodles? The Asians or Italians? It appears as though the Asians have a leg up in this competition because archaeologists have unearth noodles that are 4,000 years old in China. The beautifully preserved, long, thin … Continue reading

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Coca-Cola’s Fruitwater contains no fruit

People are drinking less pop/soda so of course the cola companies are coming up with alternatives. Yesterday, soda giant Coca-Cola confirmed it’s launching a new line called Fruitwater. Just don’t look for any real fruit in the dazzling, bubbly drinks. … Continue reading

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Is the paleo diet baloney?

I’m noticing a wave of unfortunate news concerning the paleo diet lately. The latest news comes from Jill Richardson, author and ” founder of the blog La Vida Locavore and a member of the Organic Consumers Association policy advisory board” … Continue reading

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