And what does it mean to eat an earth-friendly diet? No more hamburgers ever? No

This plan seems far more rational and less filled with prohibitions than the usual vegan/vegetarian/pescatarian/whatever diet that's filled with directives to never eat this food product again. The earth-friendly diet can be used by those who severely limit their food options but you don't have to become a prohibitionist to use it. My personal experience … Continue reading And what does it mean to eat an earth-friendly diet? No more hamburgers ever? No

New plant-focused diet would ‘transform’ planet’s future, say scientists

Personally, I've only cut red meat (lamb and beef) and most dairy from my diet, but I've not yet gone either vegetarian or vegan. Here's an article on why my actions and those of others in developed countries matters. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/16/new-plant-focused-diet-would-transform-planets-future-say-scientists New plant-focused diet would ‘transform’ planet’s future, say scientists ‘Planetary health diet’ would prevent millions … Continue reading New plant-focused diet would ‘transform’ planet’s future, say scientists

Why do you crave carbonated drinks? And is that bad?

As regular readers know, I have an addiction to Diet Sunkist that is opposed by my health advisers, my friends, my family. I acknowledge that the chemicals in diet soda might well have impacts that are not yet known and that it would indeed probably be a good thing to drink coffee or water. One … Continue reading Why do you crave carbonated drinks? And is that bad?

Upper West Side pizza joint got a rave review in NYT — check it out

Local Pizza Joint Becoming a Foodie Destination After Glowing Review; Owner Vows That It’s ‘Worth the Hype’ Posted on January 18, 2019 at 11:59 am by West Sider By A. Campbell Mama’s Too, a small pizza shop on Broadway at 106th Street, has joined the ranks of Levain Bakery on West 74th and Barney Greengrass on Amsterdam … Continue reading Upper West Side pizza joint got a rave review in NYT — check it out

Your dishwasher cleans better if you do no more than scrape off the chunks

This is not the first time I've been told that I shouldn't rinse before putting items in the dishwasher, but the concept that I'm unnecessarily wasting 6,000 gallons of water a year matters to me enough to give this a serious try. Do you have any personal experience? http://mentalfloss.com/article/570520/why-you-shouldnt-rinse-dishes-putting-them-dishwasher

Yet another excuse for regularly including dark chocolate in your day

This article is nicely persuasive about the benefits of adding dark chocolate to your workout routine. To some extent, it doesn't even matter if it's true so long as you Think it's true. Enjoy. https://www.thisisinsider.com/eat-dark-chocolate-before-workout-scarlett-johansson-personal-trainers-eric-ryan-johnson-2019-1 Here's why Scarlett Johansson's personal trainers suggest always eating dark chocolate before a workout Rachel Hosie Jan. 12, 2019, 5:01 … Continue reading Yet another excuse for regularly including dark chocolate in your day

Grab chocolate instead of cough medicine?

Am not vouching for this one at all. Bemuses me, rather like my recent post where the author thought you could direct a cat to the "bad corner." But we all love fair tales and this one is so much FUN! Note: the benefits of slowly dissolving dark chocolate have been raised before and it … Continue reading Grab chocolate instead of cough medicine?