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Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

I Dare You!

December 12, 2007

Human beings have this amazing power to keep going, despite disaster and overwhelming odds. This point is poignantly illustrated in the life of Elena Zelayeta. Elena was a marvelous cook and superb hostess, and would entertain her guests with stories about where a particular dish originated. There were many courses in Elena’s dinners, and each […]

Exposing (and Evading) Grocery Store Fat Traps

June 18, 2007

“If I bought groceries the way I buy health insurance, I’d eat a lot better – and so would my dog.” – Phil Gramm By Shane Ellison, M.Sc. My wife recently pigged out on beef jerky. What was supposed to be light, healthy snacking turned into an all-out eating binge. Her ravenous consumption of the […]