On February 24, 2013, just a few days ago, the New York Times published an extremely disturbing article written by Michael Moss, titled The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food. If you have read it, then you know what we are talking about. If you haven’t, we urge you to do so now. The article [...]
“It’s an important question for American families and the nation as a whole: Why do so many kids weigh too much?” was the opening line on a piece the other day on NPR. One in every three American kids is overweight or obese was the first shocking statistic referred to; shocking not because it was [...]
Early drafts of our book, Perfect Health Diet: Regain Health and Lose Weight by Eating the Way You Were Meant to Eat from Scribner, began with an exploration of which factors are most important for health, based on human longevity, mortality, and morbidity in different cultures at different times. This is a fascinating topic. Dan [...]
Thanks to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, for translating the recent Coke commercial touting the ethics and corporate responsibility they’ve exercised in their products. Wouldn’t it be great if this could actually be aired on TV?
Meatless Monday has been getting a lot of traction in the past year with a lot of hype in the media. It’s been touted as the end all-be all answer to combatting obesity. Notice the first post on the Meatless Monday site is for a soy based meat substitute — that’s what I call healthy [...]
From the same type of thinking that said smoking doesn’t harm your health, the good folks at Coca Cola have now come out with a new ad campaign wanting to shine a light on the obesity epidemic. They point out that many of the options they offer are sugar-free, but fail to talk about what’s [...]
If you’re a parent, show this video to your kids — this is the sort of peer pressure that anyone could use.