Monthly June, 2010

Mindless Eating in Minneapolis, with Dr Wansink

We all like to think that we are masters of our own domains. We choose our food based on taste, nutrition, or cost, and we are very discriminating in our taste. Except that we don’t. And we aren’t. Enter Dr Brian Wansink, author of Mindless Eating, Why We Eat More Than We Think. Dr Wansink

We Can Put a Man on The Moon, But Can We Make Good Vegan Cheese?

I’ve made no secret of my dislike for fake cheeses. For that matter, I have expressed open contempt for weird mock meats. (for a previous post on the downside of soy burgers, click here) I figure that the pursuit of a vegan lifestyle should also include the pursuit of real food. I know that

Too Much Meat Puts Girls at Risk

In the last century, girls have undergone a curious change. The age at which they grow breasts and begin menstruating has dropped. 40 years ago, girls grew breasts 2 years later, and got their periods several months later. This might not seem like much, but the earlier that these events occur, the higher a woman’s

Are Vegetarians Really More Compassionate?

The debate about nature versus nurture will go on forever. Do people come with most of their personal traits already decided, or can we be shaped by the way we grow up? Can we change ourselves? We may now know what leads some people to go meat-free, and it may well be hard-wired into their

White Foods, Are They Worse For You Than Meat?

White foods. We all love them. Sugar and refined starches are like culinary crack, giving you a rush and a mouthful of sweet comfort. They are also high on the glycemic index, and cause your blood sugars to spike in a most unhealthy way. They are also undermining the health benefits of not eating meat.