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December 31, 2008

Food and Health Linkage

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

* Lard: Food comeback of 2008?

* The Top Ten Food Safety Stories of 2008.

* Food Renegade shows the influence of some of the people I think of as the Good Food Guys: Nina Planck, Michael Pollan, Gary Taubes, Sally Fallon and Mary Enig ...

* People who adhere to a religion seem to develop more self-control.

* Men's Health wants you to eat some fat.

* Health guru Mark Sisson says that cutting back on sugars and taking up walking may be the best way to start getting healthy.

* Napping, the whole story.



posted by Michael at December 31, 2008


The article on napping makes it sound as though a person can control the length of his nap. I don't think this is true. My nap time is rarely longer than 20 minutes. I can't will myself to nap 45 or 90 minutes.
A friend of mine can't manage a nap shorter than an hour. Getting up from that long a nap involves fighting off considerable grogginess. Plus, the long napper faces the problem of falling asleep easily at night.
Napping is not always a pure positive.

Posted by: ricpic on December 31, 2008 8:13 AM

Take more exercise, said my doc. I cycle everywhere, I protested. Get off your bike and walk, he replied. So I did, and now I've buggered my right foot. Pah!

Posted by: dearieme on December 31, 2008 11:21 AM

Hey Michael,

Thanks for the link! In my experience, Mark's advice on health and fitness is some of the most sound advice on the internet.

All the Best,

Andrew R
Go Healthy Go Fit

Posted by: Andrew R - Go Healthy Go Fit on December 31, 2008 12:50 PM

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