All the News that Isn’t

All the News that Isn’t

News outlets – feeds, papers, and broadcasts – are constantly touting the latest medical breakthroughs, and it’s hard to know what to listen to, what and whose advice to take, especially given all the past bad – harmful! – recommendations we’ve gotten from the medical community, government, and information disseminators of all stripes. Like everything else, medical news is filtered through agendas, biases, and spin, while scientific results are difficult to evaluate – the studies themselves are often unavailable to the public,

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What I Do (& Don’t)

What I Do (& Don’t)

DIET
I eat very little sugar (including alcohol), (and no artificial sweeteners) to prevent insulin resistance/metabolic syndrome, obesity, and to promote good gut bacteria
I have celiac disease, so I have eliminated gluten from my diet. But I DO NOT recommend this unless you have celiac disease or another gluten sensitivity, or are sensitive to FODMAPS (short-chain carbohydrates, poorly absorbed by the small intestine) in wheat.
I eat loads of vegetables, nuts,

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Food for Thought

Food for Thought

I have been watching – bingeing – Jamie & Jimmy’s Food Fight on Netflix. Chef Jamie Oliver and childhood friend Jimmy Doherty star in a cooking show that features simple and delicious main dish recipes, to make on weekends, for a crowd of friends. But not only that – Jamie and Jimmy are determined to inspire Brits to eat sustainably, which translates into fighting food waste at a commercial scale. Each episode has a segment that showcases their novel and inspiring solutions,

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Sport of Nature

Sport of Nature

Hi Matt,

I’ve wanted to converse with you and share some of my ideas about mental health for quite awhile now, but I thought it best to wait until the OT fireworks died down. Several posters really got under your skin in the Fraud thread, especially those who challenged you regarding the safety and reasonableness of your dream and chosen state of homelessness – some even questioning your sanity. I wanted your anger to pass before I engaged you,

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Life without Plastic

Life without Plastic

The Bigger Picture

Health concerns extend to a wider frame than just our bodies, to include social milieus and the environment, at many different scales.

Over the years Bruce and I have adopted many practices and routines to protect the land, air, and water we and other critters depend on.

We don’t own a car, and haven’t for eight years now. This is relatively easy for us, because we live in a small city,

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