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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Nut Case

Sounds like a good idea to me

It strikes me as so odd that people proactive about their health get called "Health Nuts". I get called it all the time. "Well, of course you eat that way, wash your face that way, etc. You are a health nut."

Almost as befuddling are the signs hanging over the small corner of an immense grocery store that say "Nutrition Section". So...what's in the rest of the store? Mostly chemicals I would guess. Unhealthy stuff for the non-health nuts?

Mark Bittman wrote a piece recently that was the front page of the Sunday Review section of The New York Times. Name of the article? "Bad Food. Tax It." Here are some stats from the article:

 "20% increase in the price of sugar-y drinks nationally would result in 20% decrease in consumption which in the next decade could prevent about 1.5 million Americans from becoming obese and decrease cases of diabetes by 400,000, saving about $30,000,000,000."

Staggering stats. Marvelous idea  The first sentence in his article reads, "What will it take to get Americans to change our eating habits?"

For starters...not calling names. Not making the pursuit of health a fringe idea, an inaccessible goal for most. I found this quote on a coffee mug it.

"This is your world. Shape it or someone else will." Gary Lew

                   This is one shape our world could do without!

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