Posts in category "Eating Healthy"

Hostess' Liquidation Attempt Half-Baked!

Hostess' Liquidation Attempt Half-Baked!
UPDATE – Monday, 11/19/12 @ 5:30pm CST Stop the sobbing and cancel your eBay bids!  The judge presiding over the Hostess Bankruptcy case has called for a bake-off! In a ruling in White Plains New York this afternoon, Judge Robert Drain was unwilling to pull the plug on Hostess (sorry for the bad pun) and... Read more »

Twinkies Good, Unions Bad, The Whole Story

Twinkies Good, Unions Bad, The Whole Story
7am EST, Friday, November 16, 2012 – yet another day that will live in infamy. On that fateful morning, Americans awoke to the tragic news.  Was it a terrorist attack?  No.  Another superstorm making landfall?  No.  A trading glitch that crashed the market?  No.  A new war brewing in the Middle East?  Yes – but... Read more »

We Don't Need Bans, We Need More Informed Choices

We Don't Need Bans, We Need More Informed Choices
We tried to ban alcohol once.  Once. Long story short, Prohibition didn’t work.  It didn’t quash demand.  It only drove supply underground into an unregulated market.  Lawlessness ensued.  Enforcement costs rose.  Tax revenues declined. Bans are economic losers while at the same time largely ineffective at changing individual behavior. So why do certain groups continue... Read more »
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Weight of the Nation: Controversy, Confusion and Conflation

In yesterday morning’s post I posed a single question; does anybody care about the “obesity epidemic” highlighted in HBO’s Weight of the Nation documentary. By last night, I was answering nearly a dozen replies to a post that I considered to be merely a fishing expedition.  The majority of commenters were people who really did... Read more »

Weight of the Nation: Does Anybody Care?

Weight of the Nation: Does Anybody Care?
One week after HBO premiered its documentary, Weight of the Nation, there is a dearth of commentary on this 4-part series.  Has anyone out there taken the time to watch this? I wrote about this last week.  It was my hope to engage readers in a discussion about our country’s obesity epidemic and HBO’s handling... Read more »

Quitting Sugary Snacks: It's Not Just a Matter of Strong Will

Quitting Sugary Snacks: It's Not Just a Matter of Strong Will
I read a great post on Chicago Now yesterday morning entitled “Indulging in common sense when it comes to healthy eating…” As one who tries to eat healthily – I was enjoying a bowl of whole grain cereal topped with strawberries, blueberries, and almond milk, sipping a glass of pomegranate kefir while reading Arkie Lad‘s... Read more »
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