Happy Friday! A proper fall has returned to Seattle (i.e., cooler temps, sun mixed with clouds, minimal rain) and I’m making the most of it. It’s amazing how good it feels to see the sun after five days of constant or at least unpredictible and frequent torrential downpours. Very unusual for September in Seattle! My weekend schedule includes some thesis work, a vegetarian cooking class, food shopping and some much overdue cleanup time in the vegetable garden. For now, here are some interesting nutrition/health links I came across this week:
- For those Washingtonians among my readers, you may be interested in The Olympian article “GMOs: tolerable or pressing health risk,” featuring a quote from my professor, Michael Rosenfeld. Some of us had to debate the safety of GMOs in Dr. Rosenfeld’s food safety class, so I can testify that there is a sorry lack of scientific data on both sides of the safety fence.
- Exercise may be as good as medicine in treating heart disease. Yes!
- I never expected to see an article about why diets don’t work on the business page of The New York Times, but “The Mental Strain of Making Do With Less” nicely explained why deprivation is not the key to better health or a healthier weight.
- I’ll admit that this is one reason that it irks me that people who don’t need to avoid gluten do so because it’s trendy, while some people have no choice in the matter if they want to protect their health: “Skipping birthday cake and other treats when you’re a kid with celiac disease.”
- I think this may fall under the idea that living well is the best revenge: “A Youthful Glow, Radiating From Within.” Eat well, age well.
Have a great weekend!