When we read, our eyes move across a page or a screen to digest the words. All of that eye movement slows us down, but a new technology called Spritz claims to have figured out a way to turn us into speed-readers. By flashing words onto a single point on a screen, much like watching TV, Spritz says it will double your reading speed.
This year’s Conscious Eating Conference has a dynamic lineup of speakers including author Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Beyond Meat’s CEO Ethan Brown, and the founder and president of United Poultry Concerns, Karen Davis, among others.
This is sure to be a fantastic day with delicious vegan food, great presentations, focused breakout sessions and more.
The Conference takes place Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the David Brower Center in Berkeley, CA from 9:00am-6:00pm
I would argue we are not, and were not confused - we are, and were conflicted. We were, and are, active participants in a massive collusion at the level of our culture. We wanted to have our low-fat cake and eat it, too. In other words: we probably really knew all along that “low fat” advice really meant eat more mixed greens, but we WANTED it to mean: keep eating pastrami, and dilute the calories with low-fat cookies. And so we did. And here we are.
Studies that have looked at cutting fat by eating more naturally low-fat plant foods have, in fact, shown astonishing benefit- such as the reversal of coronary atherosclerosis, the prevention of heart attacks, and the favorable modification of gene expression. But that hypothesis was never tested at the population level. At the population level, we asked this: what will happen when Big Food takes advantage of the advice to reduce fat intake by inventing a whole new variety of junk food and we all pretend that’s what we thought the advice meant all along, and eat a whole lot of that starchy, sugary junk and never actually reduce our fat intake either? I trust no one is too surprised with the answer: we will get fatter and sicker.
Great reply by Gary Katz, MD to Gary Taubes’ article in the New York Times on nutrition
Followup to my post on the chemical in Subway bread. As expected, all the fast food companies use it.
Why has America forgotten the three most important economic lessons we learned in the thirty years following World War II?
Before I answer that question, let me remind you what those lessons were:
First, America’s real job creators are consumers, whose rising wages generate jobs and…