• Dog bites man….

    ….this is getting to be old news.  One more report on how Americans have been “conned” by our betters to eat all the wrong things. http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303678404579533760760481486?mod=trending_now_1

  • The truth continues to dribble out….

    ….swearing off meat is bad for you.  An Austrian study of vegetarians confirms that it is not a healthy life-style.  Just think if everyone ate red meat and swore off grains and sugar! http://atlanta.cbslocal.com/2014/04/01/study-vegetarians-less-healthy-lower-quality-of-life-than-meat-eaters/

  • Public Enemy #1….

    ….Sugar!  (you thought I was going to say Monsanto, didn’t you?) In a column today, Dr. Joseph Mercola  gives the most complete rundown I’ve seen on the Unholy Alliance of Big Ag and Big Government that has resulted in this country having the highest health care costs and the poorest health in the industrialized world.  This focus on sugar, and particularly high fructose corn syrup, is at the heart of the obesity epidemic and the associated problems of diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Worth reading every word! http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/03/29/sugar-consumption-healthcare-costs.aspx

  • Eat it….it’s good for you….

    ….no, not your spinach (although that’s good for you, too). I was thinking of all the things experts have told us through the years were bad for us (or good for us).  And now, here I am finally authorized to eat eggs, bacon, beef, as long as it’s grass fed, coffee and, of course:   Red Wine! http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/02/more-evidence-that-red-wine-and-aspirin-protect-against-cancer/

  • A list of what’s ailing us….

    ….a list of the major factors impacting our health.  When you read the list, you can’t help wonder if “Experts” should be at the top. http://www.businessinsider.com/whats-wrong-with-the-modern-diet-charts-2014-2 And then of course there’s eggs.  They must be killers! http://authoritynutrition.com/how-many-eggs-should-you-eat/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AuthorityNutrition+%28Authority+Nutrition%29  

  • Dieting: not settled science….

    ….Gary Taubes, whose views on dieting have turned establishment thinking on its head, has finally broken into the mainstream.  In an op-ed in the New York Times, Taubes exposes the shoddy research that is the basis of most advice on losing weight.  (More accurate to say “non-research masquerading as expert opinion”) http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/09/opinion/sunday/why-nutrition-is-so-confusing.html?_r=1

  • Put a little “life” in your diet…

      ….try organ meats.  Traditionally, of course, things like liver and kidney have always been considered “low class” cuts.  But they are the most healthful part of the animal. It’s not a good idea to risk buying organ meats at the supermarket, but if you know your farmer, there’s nothing better. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/12/30/eating-organ-meats.aspx You can, of course, special order organ meats from Thistle Hill and we’ll share from our private stock.   http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/12/30/eating-organ-meats.aspx

  • Weight loss “silver bullet”….

      ….no such thing, of course.  But we’ve found the Paleo diet and variations all under the heading of “low carb” do a pretty good job. So if you’re wondering about some latest fade “superfood”, take a look at this list of the real thing.  And note what is listed in first place: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jj-virgin/superfoods_b_4555731.html?utm_hp_ref=email_share As a seasoned citizen, I can also report that, taken together, these foods seem to dramatically reduce the aches and pains afflicting most of my age group.  When I wander off the righteous path, my body tells me so when I get up in the morning.

  • A sign of the times….

    ….what to do about our over-weight military recruits—and everyone else?  You’d think the Pentagon might decide to feed them right instead of hoping to run them back into condition. Where’ve you been?  The obvious answer is:  liposuction! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2478403/Suck-Chubby-military-personnel-getting-liposuction-pass-Pentagons-body-fat-test.html Our guess is the chow halls are doling out extra portions of whole wheat bread as well! (Note:  if you’re new here, this is all sarcasm.)

  • Another victory in the long slog….

    ….it hasn’t been easy to get the medical world to give up its ancient beliefs. (Do they still let blood?)  In many ways they’re more unyielding than the most superstitious aborigine:  food pyramids, margarine, red meat will get you if you don’t watch out.  And fat.  Boy, do they really cling to Fat! But here’s a recent study that may shake their foundations a little: http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-saturated-fat-20131022,0,2193813.story#axzz2iVqDuTTZ There are two books out now that set the record straight and we recommend reading both, or least one for sure.  “Grain Brain” by Dr. David Perlmutter and “Wheat Belly” by Dr. William Davis.