“After I eat chocolate cake, I want to die”

I got this email from my friend Matthew: He had just read this quote: “When I eat chocolate cake, 20 minutes later I’m under my desk wanting to die, When I eat broccoli, in 20 minutes I feel good. But given the choice I always eat the cake.” Matthew asks: “Why do people choose the…

Huntsman Cancer Institute: surely you can do better than that!

Front page of the Sunday paper, a story about Le Tour De Donut. It’s a local bike race. The article’s subtitle: “It’s a food eating contest with some biking in between.” And the food was white sugar and white flour (and a bit of refined salt) fried in toxic hydrogenated grease. You were rewarded with…

GSG Smackdown, lecture on dental health and nutrition, part 3 of 3

Dr. Jorgenson’s lecture had some interesting facts, including the table below, showing how acidic soft drinks are. The table shows how much of your tooth is lost in 14 days of exposure to Coke, Pepsi, Mt. Dew, and others. (And here’s me pointing out: if it dissolves hard enamel, what is it doing to vulnerable…

Are you fixing the plumbing, or building a mansion? Part 2 of 2

At church Sunday, someone was making an announcement about a care center that wants us to bring them snacks for the mentally handicapped residents: “The care center staff said they want HEALTHY treats, like fruit snacks and Gushers.” I don’t know what Gushers are, but the fact that they have a brand name is a…

6 tips to make any baking recipe healthier, part 1 of 2

At the Zermatt in December, I taught these six tips for making a baking treat healthier. You don’t have to know anything about recipe development. These are no-brainers. Three tips today, three tomorrow. (All of this information is in Ch. 11 of 12 Steps to Whole Foods.) 1.           Substitute finely…