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March 16, 2009

Food, Eating, Health Linkage

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

* Did the discovery of cooking enable us to grow bigger brains?

* Rich Green explains some of the reasons why the quarrels over raw milk are about more than just raw milk. They're of political interest too.

* Dr. Mary Dan Eades lists her favorite cookbooks.

* Men and women have their own, different ways of going about losing weight.

* Scott Sonnon thinks that exercisers ought to be wary of regimes and instructors who are too hard-driving. My own exercise philosophy (small joke) doesn't consist of much more than "First, don't hurt yourself."

* Orange juice is seeming a little less appealing these days ...

Bonus link: Is Gobekli, in Eastern Turkey, the most important archaeological site in the world?



posted by Michael at March 16, 2009


And then there’s the self-help model of weight loss, the tell-all meetings designed for sharing. Men hate them. And why not? They’ve been socialized to hide their feelings.

Nope. That's not it at all. We don't hate "tell-all meetings" because we've been socialized to. Not at all.

The article was also strangely diffident about pointing out one of the major reasons men lose weight more easily than women: biology.

Odd, how something as obvious as the biological differences between the bodies (the physiologies) of men and women is still taboo talk in ultra-feminized early 21st North Am. Why this is so is a mystery to me. You can't even point out that women are physically frail compared to men without arousing all sorts of bizarre knee-jerk responses. Out at Crossfit, generally a fairly macho place, someone recently made a fool of himself by stating that it's only a stereotype that men are stronger than women. At least he didn't disgrace what was left of his male integrity (i.e. concern for objective, actual, out-there, physical, observable, measureable REALITY) by saying that it's not true that women are weaker than men.

"Stereotype." What a great weasel word for our Weasel Age. You can say something isn't true without coming right out and saying it...and then having to back up your claim with reference to all those male things like facts, logic, evidence and reason.

Posted by: PatrickH on March 16, 2009 7:38 PM

Commercial OJ is dreck. I'm a lucky guy, I have 13 full size, mature citrus trees on my property. We get thousands of oranges between January and May. We're getting about a gallon of juice a day from them now, and it's fresh-picked and organic too! Nothing is more refreshing.

BTW, I really enjoy your diet links, I've learned so much from them, particularly the recent one about Omega3's.

Posted by: Todd Fletcher on March 16, 2009 7:38 PM

Gobekli as garden of Eden? The minute I see stoned like that I think servitude and class rule, not the garden of Eden, a place of leisure and liberty.

Posted by: Luke Lea on March 17, 2009 11:51 AM

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