The Real Environmental Impact of Red Meat: Part 2

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This article is part of a special report on Red Meat. To see the other articles in this series, click here. In my previous article on the environmental impact of red meat, I explained how grazing livestock can be an environmentally friendly farming technique, helping to remove carbon from the atmosphere and consume less water resources than has been estimated. While all large-scale food production, even organic food, has some level of impact on the environment,… Read More

The Roundup

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Here is The Roundup, Edition 6, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! Blast from the Past Last week, Forbes.com described how the journal Nature admonished Walter Willett, a leading nutrition and epidemiology researcher at the Harvard school, for being biased against scientists who reach different conclusions than he does. Specifically, they focused on his criticism of the recent study by Katherine Flegal and colleagues demonstrating that being slightly… Read More

Recipe: Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

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Try making this restaurant favorite at home! Type of dish: Side Dish, Dressing, Salad Equipment: Blender Servings: Makes 6 to 8 servings Ingredients: 3 oz raspberries (about 15 berries) ¼ cup olive oil 1 ½ TB balsamic vinegar ¼ tsp dijon mustard or mustard powder 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves 8 cups mixed salad greens, such as arugula, spinach or lamb’s quarters, etc. ½ cup or more toasted and crumbled pecans or walnuts (or substitute… Read More

The Real Environmental Impact of Red Meat: Part 1

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This article is part of a special report on Red Meat. To see the other articles in this series, click here. After reading my recent articles about red meat, I hope none of you are concerned that eating it will negatively impact your health. But I realize that nutrition is only one of the factors that motivate people to limit or eliminate red meat consumption; one of the primary reasons many go vegetarian is their concern… Read More

RHR: Surprising New Vitamin D Research, The Myth of Multi-tasking, and How The Internet is Rewiring Our Brains

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In this episode I review new research on vitamin D that has led me to slightly modify my recommendations, and we discuss how multitasking and the internet are literally rewiring our brains. It’s also the first episode with our super-duper new sound dampening equipment. I think we’ve finally reached audio quality nirvana. Let us know what you think! In this episode, we cover: 3:16 A surprising update on new vitamin D research (and Chris’s revised… Read More

Giveaway: Win an Organic Beef Sampler Pack from America’s Farmstand!

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Need to stock up on some great quality meat? Take this opportunity to enter in this great giveaway with America’s Farmstand, the world’s first ever virtual farmer’s market.  America’s Farmstand delivers pure, all-natural, sustainably farmed fresh foods, grown to exacting standards, direct from family farms to table – with no warehousing.  Fresh food can now be enjoyed mere hours after harvest! “I was raised in the country and had the pleasure of jogging past and… Read More