Happy Friday! It is sunny in Seattle. So exciting, especially since the last two springs have looked more like winter. The dog’s getting a bath (whew!) and we’re going to do a little spring garden cleanup without hats and mufflers (whoo-hoo!). In the meantime, here are some interesting nutrition-related links from the past week:
- Curious about how food allergies develop? Check out the CNN Health article, “Where do allergies come from?“
- The Washington Post article “Eating made her sick, but it took doctors years to figure out why” horrified me but didn’t totally surprise me. In my internship last term, I saw a few patients who felt sick after eating but were having trouble getting to the root cause. So very, very frustrating.
- Thought-provoking op-ed piece by former FDA Commissioner David Kessler on “Antibiotics and the meat we eat.”
- I loved Ana Gasteyer on SNL, so the sampling of her tweets in the New York Times article “Twitter posts lead Weight Watchers online to a new spokeswoman” cracked me up. (Future RD commentary: Fruit should not be a “free food.” This is a flaw in an otherwise decent program for people who want to lose weight healthfully.)
- RIP: “Joe Weider, creator of bodybuilding empire, dies at 93.” I remember pouring through his books when I first started weight lifting in high school (my then-boyfriend was an aspiring body builder, what can I say).
Have a great weekend, and a happy Easter!