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HARNESSING THE PROTEIN POWER POD

Posted by Colin Rose on May 19, 2009


HARNESSING THE PROTEIN POWER POD
BY JOANNE SASVARI
National Post
05 May 2009

Throughout his career as a food writer, Mark Bittman has inspired us to get into the kitchen to create delicious dishes with his simple recipes. Now the man known as “the Minimalist” is inspiring us to get into the kitchen to save our health — and the…read more…

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What a U.S. food expert learned at Tim Hortons and Swiss Chalet

Posted by Colin Rose on May 4, 2009

Read Dr. David Kessler’s The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable North American Appetite (McClelland & Stewart).

“…Kessler has considerable credibility when he discusses how the food industry hijacked our brains with three substances humans find as seductive as sex—salt, sugar and fat—and how the desire for them has overthrown thousands of years of conditioning to create an unprecedented culture of overeating. ”

We have been saying much the same for years. Obesity is caused by junk food addiction. Junk food is deliberately concocted to appeal to the taste of salt and sugar and the mouth feel of fat.

Of course, junk food has been available for at least a century. Why has obesity become a problem only in the last 20 years? For our explanation see our page on obesity.

What a U.S. food expert learned at Tim Hortons and Swiss Chalet

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