I'll admit, I wasn't always the best listener in high school. Sure I remember most of my lessons, but I'm not sure if I really 'got' them. Take for instance...Pavlov's Dogs. I'm sure you've heard the story: Pavlov was the man behind some of the most famous scientific experiments. Basically, he took a group of dogs and rang a bell every time they were fed. After a … [Read more...] about Why We Eat (part 2)
My little brother is back in Ontario visiting for the week. To celebrate, my parents hosted an 'open house' where neighbors, friends and family got together and we all had a chance to catch up.We also ate.Actually, given the way I was eating, I'm not sure if anyone else even had the chance to eat.I was a glutton. I'm not sure why, but I think I subconsciously decided to either … [Read more...] about Food, famly, friends
Here is an absolutely astonishing fact from research conducted at the University of Guelph:"In a typical high school with more than 1,000 students, the cafeteria would sell only three to five pieces of fruit in total per day, which is extraordinarily low, and virtually no one is buying plain milk.”If Dr. Wilson's research is correct, than the obesity epidemic is only going to … [Read more...] about Childhood Obesity
Thanks to some very frustrating airport delays yesterday, I managed to finish off "Mindless Eating" by Brian Wansink.This book did not disappoint me. Almost every page had great facts about the way food is marketed and the factors that make us decide to eat. This book is definitely in my list of top-ten must-read nutrition books.I've been racking my brains trying to figure out … [Read more...] about Is There a Conspiracy to Make Us Fat?