Category Archives: Food

Guest Post: Swedish Chickens Tell Us Your DNA Is Not Your Doom

Swedish Chicken

FOR A LONG TIME, the conventional wisdom was that our DNA is fixed; whatever genetic characteristics we were born with are the traits that will characterize us throughout our lives. While DNA changes do occur, we have thought that they occur only very slowly—over millions of years, like the evolutionary changes that enabled small-brained primitive…

Guest Post – Canola Oil: Why Not Just Drink Gasoline?

Canola - Death

FAT, FAT, FAT, FAT. So much controversy swirls around various forms of fat. First we’re told coconut oil is deadly—then it’s a healthy miracle food. Then we’re told butter is poison—but now, it, too, has assumed the virtuous glow of health. Margarine is the healthy butter substitute—but now we hear it clogs your arteries. Olive…

Buccaneer Betty and the Kamikaze Cockroach

Happy Hour

FRIDAY FUNNIES: PEOPLE WATCHING is one of my favorite pastimes and as I await my promising breakfast of eggs over easy, sausages and grits at the local Nassau café during our tropical weekend scuba diving jaunt, my eyes are having a veritable field day. The Bahama Mamas are bodaciously beautiful. They give ‘shake your bootie’…

Guest Post – Wheat: The New Strychnine?

Death Wheat

EVERYONE SEEMS TO BE GIVING UP gluten these days (and bragging about it). But we’ve been eating it for thousands of years, right? Good, whole-grain wheat is supposed to be healthy, and the government wants us to eat more of it. Wheat sensitivities run the gamut from low-level inflammation that we don’t even notice to…