I call this site "Life after Carbs" because, of course, there were carbs in my diet at one time -- bucket-loads of carbs, for years on end -- and I'm sure that's true for everyone reading this. In our culture, and in the vast majority of cultures around the world, you don't start out eating a low-carb diet. Even the Inuit have flour and sugar, and diabetes and heart-disease. Like most Americans of my generation, I once believed that carbs were my friend and that saturated fat was my enemy. … [Read more...]
Can watching TV kill you? What if you just listen?
The web is vibrating today with the news (loosely speaking) that TV viewing can kill you. This is not a metaphoric brain-death that we are talking about here, folks; it is actual, stone-cold, stick-you-in-the-ground death. Consider the following headlines gleaned this morning from a variety of online media sources via Google News: Too Much TV Linked With Disease and Early Death Alice Park, Time Healthland. TV Time Linked to Diabetes, Death, Crystal Phend, ABC News. TV gives you diabetes and … [Read more...]