Spent the weekend catching up on my reading. I went through about a month’s worth of hard copies of all the papers and magazines I subscribe to. They’ve been stacking up and MD has been leaning on me hard to go through the ever-growing pile Plus I did a little catching up on the internet as well. I’ll provided a number of links for your enjoyment and edification along with my commentary.
Here’s an article from the New York Times from three weeks ago about how they’ve quit using trans fats at the Great Indiana State Fair. We can stick this one in the What’s the Point? file. According to the article, one Ryan Howell claims as a “slice of heaven” his Combo Plate, which
consists of one battered Snickers bar, two battered Oreos and a battered Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup…
The good news is that this dog’s breakfast of carbs and trans fats is not actually deep fried in trans fats as well. I guess we can all thank God for that.
The great and powerful Mayo Clinic puts out an absolutely idiotic podcast on the virtues of eating margarine instead of butter. Thankfully there is a transcript so that you don’t have to listen to the entire podcast, or even any of it. I tried to listen to it but the dietitian’s voice drove me crazy. If I had been forced to listen to the whole thing I would probably have put a bullet in my head. But whether you read or listen, you can see what kind of nutritional clap trap one the famous medical institutions in America is espousing.
Then you can clink over onto G333k and find the 8 easy steps a geek follows to lose fat. Compare the geek to the Mayo Clinic. Then tell me who would you rather turn to for your nutritional advice.
Regina Wilshire links to interviews by Jimmy Moore and Dr. Jay Wortman with Gary Taubes about his new book Good Calories, Bad Calories. I’ll be posting my own interview with him before his book becomes available in about two weeks.
Amy Tenderich asks the age-old question: Why did God make carbs so yummy? I can only say that I’m glad he made steak even yummier.
I’m glad to see that trainers have the same kind of conversations with their clients that I do with my patients. Here Fred Hahn deals with a situation I’ve dealt with all too often.
And, finally, here is an enlightening post showing what to do when the good Samaritan shows up to help you when your cash card gets stuck in the ATM.