Idaho Falls, traveling and eating right, part 2

I love my five-mile run on the Snake River in Idaho Falls. It’s quirky. Thousands of geese of all ages, everywhere, and apparently it’s illegal to scare or chase them, Tennyson was informed. A shrine to a 16-year old girl who died three years ago. Man-made waterfalls. Saturday flea markets with people selling really weird…

Expo West 2012…..here’s what I think of 99% of “health food”, part 5 of 5

Today I riff, on video, on what I think of the vast majority of the foods and marketing that comprise “natural foods.” I can’t even count how many times at Expo West a sales person said to me, “It’s all natural!” “All natural” is completely meaningless. Under U.S. government standards, you could be eating a…

Expo West 2012……Fabio and I talk about whey protein, part 4 of 5

Fabio is one of the most famous male models of our generation. Now he sells whey protein powder. Everyone does! It’s a very high-margin product. Because profit is easy with it, it’s been falsely billed as a superfood. I interviewed Fabio about this. Then I shared my thoughts about his claim that “all scientists agree…

Expo West 2012…..learning about Genetically Modified Organisms in our food

I met Grant Lundberg, principal and third generation in the Lundberg Family Farms Company. I sought him out and asked for an interview because he’s a leader in organizing against, and speaking out about, genetic engineering in our food supply. Virtually all other first-world countries are way ahead of us, in protecting their populace. I…

A FISH STORY: the food, and the oil supplements

The debate over fish, and fish oil, is to me one of the most interesting ones in nutrition in its complexity. We have to ferret out, from the debate, the sophisticated marketing of the fish industry, which capitalized on emerging data 15 years ago that red meat is bad for us. (But fish is good…

They might be enjoying their food more than I am

Today I was driving down State Street, trying to drink a pint of beet/carrot/celery juice that I’d brought with me. I had a kitchen towel wrapped around it because when I ran out to the car with it, it was leaking. I’d jumped back out of the car and used the towel to re-trace my…