tribute to my “grama”

I am in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and Spokane, Washington for the Thanksgiving weekend.   The three of us here are 40, 60, and 80 year old women–me running my five miles each morning, my aunt walking, and my grama lying on the couch recovering from knee replacement.   It’s her third joint replacement, with a…

Need motivation to eat less meat and more plants? . . . part 5 of 12

Today, some good stats about eating a vegetarian diet:   According to Journal of the American Dietetic Association (this research was published in other journals as well), the average IQ of U.S. children is 99, and the average IQ of vegetarian US children is 116.   Obesity rate among the general population: 18 percent  …

Need motivation to eat less meat and more plants? . . . part 4 of 12

Do certain diets prevent cancer?  Today, good stats on health implications  of eating meat:   Risk of colon cancer for women who eat red meat daily, versus those who eat it less than once a month: 250 percent greater   Risk of colon cancer for people who eat red meat once a week compared to…

Need motivation to eat less meat and more plants? . . . part 3 of 12

More today on whether dairy products contribute to health:   Calcium absorption rates according to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition:                       Brussels sprouts                       64%                  …

Need motivation to eat less meat and more plants? . . . part 2 of 12

Today, great stats on whether dairy products contribute to health:   Asians have little or no osteoporosis.   They also (until recently) have been nonconsumers of dairy products.   (Besides eating much less meat and almost no dairy products, they also drink few sodas, get lots of exercise, and eat more vegetables.)   The huge…

Good, Better Best: CHEESE

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: what’s good, better, and best for CHEESE? Answer: Some people think soy cheese is a good alternative. I think it’s highly processed and not worth the expense. Also, it tastes yucky.   Good: cheese made from organic, no-hormones or -antibiotics-added milk Better: raw, organic cheese, no salt added or sea salt added Best:…