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Healthy Junk Food: Could the Cause be the Cure?

By Ashley Beck | July 31, 2013

Photo: Terry Bain

Photo: Terry Bain

David H. Freedman, writer for The Atlantic, seems to believe it is the most plausible answer. When I first laid eyes on his article,  “How Junk Food Can End Obesity” , I was intrigued if not completely skeptical and even a bit scared (Especially since I was right in the middle of reading Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food). Fast food chains and processed foods are what got us here in the first place. It’s not real food. It’s filled to the bliss point, with the Big 3 (Sugar, Salt, Fat). Why would we look to them to undo our unhealthy habits? Read More


Michael Pollan on Kicking the Junk Food Habit

By admin | November 10, 2011

Photo: aschweigert

Photo: aschweigert

By: Michele Wolfson

It’s kind of telling when Michael Pollan comes out on the stage and I am as excited as if I was seeing a rock concert. Either age has set in, or the Pollan’s thought-provoking reports on where food really comes from is a palpable topic that many of us Americans want to hear more about. I love being an American, but lets be honest here- we have been very careless eaters for a long time. I’m guilty of mindless eating, myself!

Usually we Americans seek food that is quick and easy. Read More


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