In the book, Full Moon Feast, Food and the Hunger for Connection, (Prentice, 2006) Jessica Prentice does a beautiful job of providing a cultural background to the foods we eat during the year based on seasons or moons. She chronicles the thirteen full moons, gives them traditional names and provides recipes appropriate to that moon . . . → Read More: Full Moon Feast, Foods for the Wolf Moon
A very practical book detailing the interplay between genetics and lifestyle factors as we know them today. The authors divided the topics into general health, heart health, cancer prevention, diabetes prevention, bone health, body weight and aging well. They did a great job of discussing current genetic tests, what they show and what that means . . . → Read More: It’s Not Just Your Genes!, Dr. Ruth DeBusk, PhD, RD & Yael Joffe, RD
Seeds of Deception is a very readable book that gives a broad overview of the issues around the health and environmental consequences of genetically modified foods in the food supply, both animal and human. Readable is an appropriate adjective as it written well in a story format. Enjoyable is not an adjective I would use. . . . → Read More: Seeds of Deception, Dr. Jeffery Smith
First published in 1939, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration is THE classic book on human nutrition. Dr. Weston A. Price, DDS documents his journey around the world over the span of a decade with the purpose of gaining understanding of the role of nutritional changes on human health. In order to gather this information, he visits . . . → Read More: Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, Dr. Weston A. Price
This is my first attempt at a journal article that I would love to eventually publish. However, I find myself stuck between the academic research world and the world of the informed consumer. I have no interest in moving into the popular press. I say first attempt because my Doctoral Adviser, Dr. Liz Lipski, aptly . . . → Read More: The Influence of Bias on Research Regarding Health Advantages of Organic Food
Who Decides What You Eat? It is a relatively modern phenomena to believe that we are the masters of our daily food choices. In previous generations, the culture in which you lived and the planning and effort in which your family, clan, tribe or nation determined the food supply and the season determined the timing . . . → Read More: What Influences Your Food Decisions?
In her book, Full Moon Feast, Jessica Prentice documents what we intuitively know when we stop to pay attention – there are certain foods that just fit with certain times of year. She takes us through thirteen moons and the stories and food stuffs that fit the particular moon. I loved how she intertwined culture, . . . → Read More: Full Moon Feast, Jessica Prentice
Then God said, ‘Let the earth sprout vegetation: plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their kind with seed in them’; and it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, after their kind; and God saw . . . → Read More: Seedless Plants… Does Engineered Infertility Make Sense?
Our Stolen Future is an exhaustive summary of decades of observation and research in the area of environmental health written in an engaging format. The story is written as a novel and is primarily based around the research of Dr. Theo Colborn. She set out to study the implications of environmental pollution on cancer rates . . . → Read More: Our Stolen Future by Dr. Theo Colborn, Dr. Pete Myers & Dianne Dumanoski
Why is a hamburger cheaper than a salad?
What are the real costs of the processed foods and inexpensive chicken, hamburger and fish that I buy at the local grocery store?
After completing the Nutrition Politics and Policies course, I took a few weeks to do some deep breathing. The amount of information that is . . . → Read More: Why Do My Taxes Subsidize Fast Food?