Tag: #diet

Lots of Fads Out There

My wife and I went to a cupcake store and were a little surprised when we saw a sign for “Keto Cups.” The “keto” or “ketogenic” diet is the latest diet fad that’s actually been around since the days of the Atkins Diet. The idea is to deprive the body of simple carbohydrates, like refined sugar or even fructose (the…

America, I missed you and your deliciously bad-for-me food

I weighed myself two days after I got home, about 36 hours after I landed. I figured that would have given enough time for my body to equilibrate after the long trip home. Sitting in cramped quarters for six hours is not exactly good for you, and you tend to want to drink more fluids because of the dry air…

How I learned to appreciate meat

I feel the need to warn you right off that there is a picture at the end of this post of a cow having been slaughtered and in the process of getting its hide taken off. It’s what happens to cows (and other animals) when they are slaughtered and their parts are used for, among other things, food. When you…

Public Health and the Government and a Pump Handle

I caught the tail end of the interview with NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg on “Meet the Press” this morning. He talked about the involvement of government in personal freedoms, and he made it clear that his government is not banning anything in NYC. Rather, they are making it clear to the citizenry what is good and what is bad. You…