Tag Archives: Health

Meat-Free Mondays

H/T Walt: In the summer the new mayor Chiara Appendino – of the populist Five Star Movement (M5S) – announced plans to make Turin Italy’s first vegetarian city. The exact details of Appendino’s five-year plan have yet to be fleshed … Continue reading

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Junk Food Is The Best Food

I was looking after my brother’s house last week, and I didn’t want to cook anything, so I ate what’s called “junk food” all week. Cheeseburgers, donner kebabs, Chinese roast pork fried rice, and lots of biscuits. And I loved … Continue reading

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So Who’s Unfit For Office?

Independent: “The Republican nominee is unfit to serve as president, I said it last week and he keeps on proving it,” Mr Obama said. “The notion that he would attack a Gold Star family, that made such extraordinary sacrifices on … Continue reading

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An Exemplary Century

I came across this on Facebook: It was the very first line that I noticed. I think there was pretty much the same life expectancy in the UK, where male life expectancy is now 79 years. That’s a 75% increase … Continue reading

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Music and Art Control?

It may have started with tobacco, but it has now extended to alcohol and food. H/T VGIF’s Food Control for this NZ Herald article: About 2400 lives a year could be saved by putting a 20 per cent tax on … Continue reading

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Redefining Health

There’s a definition of health that periodically gets posted in the comments: World Health Organization (WHO) defined health in its broader sense in 1946 as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of … Continue reading

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