Research of the Week
In case you needed another reason to avoid vegetable oils, a 2007 study showed that soybean and canola oils sold in the US contain up to 4.2% trans fats (unlabeled).
Among severely constipated human patients, reducing or eliminating their fiber intake reduced or eliminated their affliction.
Interesting Blog Posts
Whatever happened to the digital divide? It’s still there, just in a different form.
Standing desks are cool and all, but what about walking desks? The potential benefits make up for the larger barrier of entry, in my opinion.
Superbugs are spreading in hospitals and nursing homes across 42 US states, and they’re highly resistant to most antibiotics (except for the older, outdated antibiotics that have the tendency to also damage your kidneys).
American eggs would be illegal in British supermarkets, and British eggs would be illegal in American ones. Or, how America’s reliance on technology to make food safer ends up getting it horribly wrong, again.
A slightly different take on BPA from an endocrinologist.
Whatever you do, don’t make stupid mistakes.
Meet Ron Finley, guerilla gardener of South Central LA, where “drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys.” Another choice quote: “Growing your own food’s like printing your own money.”
- Pork, fennel, and apple meatballs. Simple, easy, delicious.
- Your vegetarian friends will love this Brussel’s sprout burger.
One year ago (Mar 10 – Mar 16)
- Will Eating Red Meat Kill You? – Denise Minger rips into the latest study claiming that red meat means certain death.
- Can We Feed the World on the Primal Blueprint Diet? – Part 3 – If we wanted to make this work, what would we as individuals have to change?
Comment of the Week
Lots of activities can be done on the floor. Some involve more rug burn than others.
–You’re talking about playing Twister, right? Yeah, that’s gotta be it.