THE OMNIVORE DILEMMA

Throughout history we see that human beings have been nourished by animal products as well as by plants. Although I´ve searched high and low and left and right I´ve found “believable” arguments on both sides, to try to answer the question - Are we omnivores or herbivores? If a person consumes meat, he or she … Continue reading THE OMNIVORE DILEMMA

SO, WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR PROTEIN FROM?

I can´t remember how many times I´ve been asked that question. I do enjoy answering it, although I really can´t understand why people still ask it. As I flex my biceps, my first response is, “Look at me! I´m 77 years old and haven´t eaten meat since 1976. Do I look sick, lethargic or in … Continue reading SO, WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR PROTEIN FROM?

HEALTH OR WEALTH…WHAT´S MORE IMPORTANT TO YOU?

For some of you older folks (including me), you might remember the comedian Jack Benny who was very popular on radio and television during the 40s and 50s. Jack was a tightwad, famous for his extreme stinginess. He tells a story, in one of his skits, that he was walking down an alley and was … Continue reading HEALTH OR WEALTH…WHAT´S MORE IMPORTANT TO YOU?

IN SEARCH OF THE WISE DOCTORS – Part 1

Previously, I quoted the Father of Medicine, Hippocrates: “Everyone has a doctor in him or her; we just have to help it in it´s work. The natural healing force within each of us is the greatest force in getting well.” If we accept that statement, which I do, as a key to improving our health, … Continue reading IN SEARCH OF THE WISE DOCTORS – Part 1

GLOBAL FOOD IMPERIALISM

Many people around the world are lactose intolerant because they lack the enzyme lactase, which is necessary to digest the sugar in milk and dairy products (lactose). This is especially true in populations that historically rarely consume dairy, such as countries in Asia (i.e., China, Japan, Korea). In Mexico, approximately 50% of the population is … Continue reading GLOBAL FOOD IMPERIALISM

OUR BODY IS WHERE THE GIFT OF LIFE RESIDES

I have always felt that our greatest gift is the gift of life. Yes, we have the gifts of sight and hearing, the ability to think and imagine and to feel joy and love, among other things. But, none of this would be possible if we hadn´t first received the gift of life. However, I´d … Continue reading OUR BODY IS WHERE THE GIFT OF LIFE RESIDES