Debunk: to expose the sham or falseness of, related to “bunk” meaning nonsense (merriam-webster). Can we stop with the “debunking” already? The diet-wars crew in the blogosphere loves to “debunk" things. But rather than going after a myth or a false idea that’s been propagated with no evidence, they go after a study, a researcher,... Continue Reading →
This week, the American Heart Association posted a recipe for overnight oats on their twitter account. The recipe called for oats, skim milk, banana, nuts, and a little maple syrup. This sounds pretty innocuous, right? You could quibble with including fat-free dairy, or a little added sugar, if you're looking for a specific and fine-tuned... Continue Reading →
“I’m not really a runner.” “I’m just doing a 5k”. “I just do this to keep in shape.” "I'm not really an athlete, but . . ." YES. YOU. ARE. People give all kinds of stories to explain why they aren’t athletes. But we can all be everyday athletes-- folks who use our bodies to do... Continue Reading →
Here’s the kicker: we will all cause harm in our lifetimes. But it’s possible to make choices to reduce harm, and to actively seek understanding of the impact we have.
No matter your views on our country at the moment, no matter whether or not your feeling patriotic, you might have the day off, and you might want to spend some time grilling with your best peeps. So I gathered up a few ideas from around the inter webs to get you going for a... Continue Reading →
I'm not a diet absolutist or a purist, but if I had to join a diet camp and stay there, it would be with the vegans, and specifically the whole-foods, plant-based vegans. My experience and common sense tell me that this is a good way to eat. There's some evidence that it's healthy. There's a lot... Continue Reading →