Tuesday, May 20, 2014
hi everyone--well Monday went by in a blur for a number of reasons. I left the house at 7--wanted to get a 5 mile run in. I have added a 2 mile run to my sunday--so I am now running 4 days a week. my 10 K race is this Saturday--wanted to do 5 miles Monday and about 3 on wed. then rest thurs and Friday. will probably just walk on those days. don't think my speed will be a whole lot better--I am steadily improving, but I don't wan't to push it. mainly just want to participate and do the run.
anyway--then to the store for groceries, then home and weeding. got most of the front finished--still a couple small beds to do, but I am gaining on it at a good clip. today I need to dig and move some plants and take a couple trees out that winter killed. tonight is cooking class--rob spent last evening putting sides on our trailer so we can go to Dwayne and cindys and get horse manure. they came over on sunday--Dwayne brought his bobcat and moved a bunch of dirt for us--so I can now start setting up my retail area. I am supposed to open on june 1 and its going to be a lot of work before then. my back garden currently is just off my radar--I am not going to even begin work there until the front is done. my goal is to have all my retail up front, so the back is no longer open to visitors.
anyway--on to the book--this book just came out and it is by the author of the article I linked to awhile ago. name of it is "the big fat surprise" by nina teicholz. it should be showing up at libraries relatively soon, or amazon had it for a reasonable price.
this book is an eye opener in so many ways. I can't even begin to describe it--but it was researched over a period of 10 years and extensively referenced and footnoted. she definitely has a point of view (mainly the research that led to the diet-heart hypothesis was a complete mess--and this nation has been on the wrong track ever since--and the more we try to fix it--with say--something like TRANS FATS--and now vegetable oils--the worse the situation becomes). I am learning so much--for example--did you know the "Mediterranean diet" doesn't actually exist? while it is a good alternative to something like the pritikin diet, it is an artificial construct that was embraced and promoted by nutritionists and food intelligentsia mainly because they were feted at lavish conferences put on my Mediterranean countries who had much to gain from the whole deal? the whole story is chronicled here and such an education! the book is very well written and makes it all understandable. I highly recommend you read it. it will make a skeptic of you when it comes to science, government and everything in between--and that's a good thing.
have a great day!