Wednesday Health Notes
- A fascinating new book called Hungry Planet focuses on photographs of families all over the world posing with the food they eat in a typical week. If we all had photos like this taken every day, we'd all eat better, I guarantee it. You can see a lot of the photos on the photographer's website and there are several more photos and some interviews on the NPR website.
- You hear a lot about McDonald's and Coca-Cola being exported to the developing world. Here's an article about a movement to encourage Kenyans to grow and eat vegetables. One account of how it's going: "Look at the children... They look much stronger and are more noisy."
- Free online video of T. Colin Campbell (The New York Times calls his China Study "the Grand Prix of all epidemiological studies") delivering a speech about how meat and dairy promote cancer. What strikes me: this is a man who grew up on a dairy farm. His love of science has driven him to call himself a vegan.
- The Journal of the American Medical Association shows what we have known for a long time: lots of Americans are not in good shape: "Low fitness was identified in 33.6% of adolescents."
- There is a new doo-dad on the right side of the homepage at DrFuhrman.com that shows the latest headlines from this blog. You can click on it to come here.
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