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?

Worms have been ignored for too long

Turns out that worms are not only be helpful in the garden, in a kitchen composter, and (as recently promoted by Bill Gates) in a stand-alone toilet unconnected to a water supply. But who would have ever thought of using them as a mosquito repellent? Yet another argument for maintaining diversity. We simply can't imagine … Continue reading Worms have been ignored for too long

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

How to find your Medical ID on Apple devices

Most privileged young people are healthy and convinced of their immortality. As you get older, just as your brain is getting full of other things to remember, medical professionals suddenly want you to know every problem you have and drug you take. Apple's Medical ID can be a miracle worker by keeping the key information … Continue reading How to find your Medical ID on Apple devices

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?