Drinking as a Quick Fix - September 9, 2012 - Blog, Culture

Alcohol doesn’t make you feel better. You make you feel better (with a drink). Alcohol isn’t retarding your emotional self, you are. I was writing separate posts, one on getting drunk and another on accidental police shootings, when I kept stumbling on one theme: the quick-fix. These two seemingly distant issues have a common root […]

A Letter to a Hospital Nutrition Department - October 23, 2008 - Uncategorized

If you run a nutrition clinic of any sort, please consider my letter, written for the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. To Whom It May Concern: I know that your department takes great care in providing excellent dietary advice for the speedy recovery of patients. This letter is to introduce information that you might find […]

Meatless is Murder??? - August 20, 2008 - Uncategorized

These guys have got almost ALL of it wrong, pointing to very outdated information and using unrelated evidence to convince people that children cannot be vegan. Meatless is Murder, Brisbane News, Page 26, August 20-26 2008 (this link may become outdated as it points to the ‘current’ issue) Apparently the vegetarian diet is extremely difficult […]

Myth 2: Protein Combining - August 10, 2008 - Uncategorized

Claudia who writes at Mesmereyed asks: My main concerns right now are about protein.  I know that you are supposed to be able to mix some beans with rice or something to make perfect proteins, but this all confuses me.  Can you do a blog post about that?  That would help me enormously in putting […]

Mark Bittman: “less meat, less junk, more plants” - May 25, 2008 - Uncategorized

From the influential food critic of the New York Times, the call for Americans to reduce their meat consumption by 50%, and to end industrial animal agriculture, should pack more punch. I hope so, anyway. The truth is out there: vegetarianism is healthy, environmentally friendly, affordable and smart. That Mark is not a vegetarian only […]

Animals Australia reveals flaws in the CSIRO ‘total wellbeing’ diet - February 11, 2008 - Uncategorized

From Why are more and more people becoming vegetarian? The journal Nature is one of the world’s top 2 scientific journals (the other being the US journal Science). In an editorial on 22 December 2005 headed A recipe for trouble it commented on the Total Wellbeing Diet in less than glowing terms. It said that […]