Archive for December, 2007


Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

A very nice video called Story of Stuff. Twenty minutes of reminders can do only good. The video is aimed for US population, but it applies to every civilized person. A nice visualization of not so nice picture.

Healthy at 100

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

“Healthy at 100” by John Robbins impressed me with the amount of scientific references the author used to support his points. I found this book a little too long, but it’s hard to disagree with the approach that John uses in his book. I have found certain statements in this book surprising, because of my assumption, that information of such importance would be known. But it turns out that even though there is a lot of conclusive research on some important subjects (nutrition, exercise, cancer, heart disease, etc…), I would never know about it. The excuse for that is that I do not read medical publications (how many people do?) and the research is not widely publicized in any other way. But the actual reason for my ignorance is that I never even tried to look for this information. Hence I never knew what the white flour is and why we have it. It has low nutrition value (lower than 50% of whole grain flour) but long shelf live. As a consumer I see no reason to chose white flour instead of whole grain flour. It maybe a common knowledge for some people, but it was not for me.

Microwave ovens and health

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

These are a few links about microwave hazards:
The Hidden Hazards of Microwave Cooking
Microwave ovens destroy the nutritional value of your food
Does Plastic in Microwave Pose Health Problems?
The conclusion is simple: given a choice it’s better not to use microwave ovens.