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…

Young Vegetarians, share this with your kids, part 2 of 2

I like this YouTube video about another vegetarian athlete, Jake Shields, whose parents never served animals but didn’t talk about why. Now Jake converts other athletes, who are amazed at how endurance increases when they eat only plants: Have your children look at all these world-class, famous athletes, including rocked-up bodybuilders, who don’t eat other…

Young vegetarians! Share this with your kids….part 1 of 2

My 16-year old daughter Emma has been a vegetarian since age 11, and she loves to evangelize.  When there’s a debate in a school class (it always seems to revolve around “where do you get your protein?”), she comes to me and asks for verbal ammo. Right now she and I are both writing on…