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Health in the New Age


We’re Clean Eating Our Way to New Eating Disorders.

Welcome to the era of orthorexia. Because overdoing it is the American way, we’ve now managed to warp even healthy habits into a new form of eating disorders. Welcome to the era of orthorexia. As Heather Hansman notes this week in Fast Company, orthorexia differs from other forms of disorders in that the obsessive focus is not on how much or how little one consumes, but the perceived virtue of the food itself. As she reports, “Nutritionists and psychologists say that they’re seeing it more often, especially in the face of restrictive food trends, like gluten-free, and growing information about where food comes from, and how it’s grown and processed.” Though the term has been in use since Dr. Steven Bratman coined it in 1997, the uptick in cases is leading to a… Read More

The 5 Surprising & Less-Known Reasons You’re Packing On Extra Weight

Obesity has become a massive issue in the United States. How big of an issue you ask? It’s reported that 1 out of 3 Americans today are obese. That’s a statistic that can’t be ignored much longer. In her article, Americans Are Huge: 5 Surprising Reasons Why We May Be Getting Fatter, author Martha Rosenberg  notes that the weight of the average American increased by 24 pounds in the four decades between 1960 and 2000, the likes of which she believes is associated with 5 key factors. However these factors may be surprising to most considering that none of the factors mention the most commonly discussed cause of weight-gain, calories. While calories are definitely a crucial part of the equation, there are a number of other environmental and lifestyle factors that are likely to play a much more… Read More

How To Eat Well Without Spending A Fortune

In the barest, simplest terms, expenses can be broken down into two broad categories: things you need to buy, and things you want to buy. There are those things no one can do without, and therefore must spend money on: housing, utilities, transportation, and food. The trick is to try and cut the expenses on the necessities, which thereby frees up more money for buying those things you want. Now you don’t have to choose between an empty stomach or an empty bank account Let’s focus here on how to have a happy, full stomach without winding up with a sad, empty bank account. It is very possible to consistently enjoy a series of delicious meals, while creating a budget for your stomach. Growing Your Own With all these concerns about things… Read More

2005: The great debate over Indian fry bread Aug. 20, 2005 09:45 PM Associated Press SELLS- When you first see it, plopped down on a paper plate in all its caloric bliss, the round, doughy treat is so appealing, so alluring it’s hard to believe this wondrous sight can cause anything but delight. But fry bread, that fluffy concoction American Indian women lovingly make in their kitchens and people line up for at powwows and western fairs, has come under attack as a hazard to health. OAS_AD(‘BoxAd’) Suzan Shown Harjo, a Cheyenne and Muscogee Indian, wasn’t trying to cause a debate. She just was exhausted with yet another one of her relatives dying of diabetes. She zoned in on fry bread as a culprit and whipped out a January column for Indian Country Today declaring it junk food that… Read More

Budwig Diet

The Flaxseed (Linseed) oil diet was originally proposed by Dr. Johanna Budwig, a German biochemist and expert on fats and oils, in 1951. Dr. Budwig holds a Ph.D. in Natural Science, has undergone medical training, and was schooled in pharmaceutical science, physics, botany and biology. She is best known for her extensive research on the properties and benefits of flaxseed oil combined with sulphurated proteins in the diet, and over the years has published a number of books on the subject, including “Cancer–A Fat Problem,” “The Death of the Tumor,” and “True Health Against Arteriosclerosis, Heart Infarction & Cancer.” Dr. Budwig found that the blood of seriously ill cancer patients was deficient in certain important essential ingredients which included substances called phosphatides and lipoproteins, while the blood of a healthy person always… Read More

The Original Diet

The last 80 to 100 years have ushered in a drastically different style of eating in comparison to the diets of our grandparents, and their grandparents before them. No longer are our food sources home and community-based. We have become global eaters, consumers of mass-marketed, highly refined and processed “foods.” An examination of the diets of our ancestors offers a myriad of clues and possibilities to help us find our way back to healthy eating. It is noteworthy that traditional diets that have evolved independently in different parts of the world have a common nutritionally-sound basis. Biologically, humans are omnivores, “eaters of everything.” Compared to the modern Western diet, the diets of our ancestors included far more fiber, less saturated beef fat and no hydrogenated fat such as margarine or shortening. Instead,… Read More

2005: Even a slight decrease in calories may lead to longer life spans

MOST people would not object to living a few years longer than normal, as long as it meant they could live those years in good health. Sadly, the only proven way to extend the lifespan of an animal in this way is to reduce its calorie intake…….’, ‘All you can”t eat Mar 31st 2005 From The Economist print edition Even a slight decrease in calories may lead to longer lifespans MOST people would not object to living a few years longer than normal, as long as it meant they could live those years in good health. Sadly, the only proven way to extend the lifespan of an animal in this way is to reduce its calorie intake. Studies going back to the 1930s have shown that a considerable reduction in consumption (about… Read More