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What is in your food’s food?

“The Omnivore’s Dilemma”, a book I highly recommend, clued me in to how our beef, poultry, and pork is raised. The circumstances of their lives are intolerable. After reading the book, I have banned grocery store beef and cheap eggs from our table and am starting to buy organic whether it offers us more ...

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Arguing the gaps

For years, I participated in discussions about religion, science, and perceptions about God. At one point, I frequented a board supposedly devoted to the debate until I figured out that it was merely a place to ridicule any theist.  Every sound or logical point I made was always ignored. Instead ...

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Junkfood Science

Once upon a time, women used makeup containing both lead and arsenic to achieve beauty. These days, we wonder at their foolishness, since both were known to be poisonous, but are we any better? Our ideals for beauty are for thinness that is closer to starvation than health. They are so ...

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Knees, Tonsils, and Indestructible Eyes

Previously on my old blog, ‘the granola rules’, I mentioned I was feeling a bit over done on the medical front. Some time later, I realized that this was definitely a cause to be thankful, because everything was either minor or completely elective. They just all happened to be thrown ...

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Oregon

To be honest, I didn’t really want to go ‘out of town’ two weeks ago. It involved far more pervasive socialization than I would choose with people I am not completely comfortable with. It involved trading in the minivan that was at least practical for a big monster of a ...

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News of the Blog

First of all, Shinga from Breath Spa for Kids is hosting this week’s Pediatric Grand Rounds. She did a really fantastic job in organizing it all. I’m heading there now to check things out. Second of all, I’m going to soon be opening up a more comprehensive website that has ...

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Healthy Eating, Diet, and Fitness Carnival

There is a new blog carnival in town called the Healthy Eating, Diet, and Fitness Blog Carnival. There are a lot of interesting articles there, including a great bunch of recipes for energy bars, and a good piece questioning the problem of obesity in America. It’s a fantastic starting point for ...

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