The World’s Healthiest Cuisines: What Five Countries Can Teach Us about Good Eating

“We’ve Americanized dishes to the extent that they don’t have their original health benefits,” says Dr. Daphne Miller, a family physician in the San Francisco Bay area and author of The Jungle Effect: The Healthiest Diets from Around the World—Why They Work and How to Make Them Work for You.

When leaving the Y after a less than strenuous workout I did something I rarely do.  I picked up one of those advertiser supported magazines off one of many racks.  I’m glad I did because the latest issue of Natural Awakenings contained this article.  I found their website and read the article online because the print copy was not in

Large Print.

Scary Chart of the Day – 9/15/11

EconomPic: The Evolution of Food Consumption

While not a surprise, this is rather concerning. I recently outlined that bottom earners have been earning less for the better part of the past 15+ years and it looks like it may be actually impacting the dietary habits of Americans (i.e. eating less [unlikely] or eating cheap / unhealthy food [likely]).

The crossover point in 1999-2000 is what fascinates me.

I was relaxing, catching up with the news when I realized I hadn’t posted a Scary Chart in quite some time.  Then, I saw this chart.  The quote above is from the author of the chart, not me.  Interesting, eh?