For the Love of Food

by | Oct 4, 2013
For The Love of Food

For The Love of Food

Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.

This week thinking too hard ruins our workouts, environmental toxins threaten pregnant women and why Big Food hates Chipotle.

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3 Responses to “For the Love of Food”

  1. Brian says:

    Darya, the cheapest plan available to me starting in 2014 is $325.59 a month. I can’t afford that. The same insurer used to offer plans for as low as $96.71. I’m looking at the quotes right now. That’s a 3-fold increase because of the “Affordable” Care Act. How do you suggest I “get myself some health insurance” when I’ve been priced out of the market? And no, I don’t qualify for a meaningful subsidy.

  2. Jenny says:

    Re: overfocusing harms workouts — I get my @$$ out of bed to make a 6am workout session most days for this very reason. I’m basically toast at the end of the day, and working out during lunchtime makes me feel like “health” is an afterthought (because I’m squeezing it in between other things). Better that I treat it as part of my morning ritual.

  3. Dovile says:

    Talking about the dangers of retirement and aging, I would recommend strongly reading this article about brain plasticity:
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2013/08/06/how-you-can-make-your-brain-smarter-every-day/

    Many people realize that our bodies must be taken care of to ensure our health and well being, but the dangers arising from the lack of brain training are too often forgotten. However, they are huge… not only the rising risks of Alzheimer or Parkinson diseases, but also the fact that so often aging individuals become somewhat caricatures of their former selves. Wish more people knew that many of those things can be prevented.

    Just like Summer Tomato and ‘Foodist’ made a huge impact on my eating habits and attitude towards food, ‘The Brain that Changes Itself’ by Norman Doidge and ‘Softwared’ by Dr. Michael Merzenich (he is one of the scientists responsible for our current understanding of brain plasticity) reversed my way of thinking about how our brain works.

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