It’s snowing today, and it was snowing fifty years ago too. I know that, because fifty years ago I was born. (Actually my birthday was January 19, but I’ve been too busy to blog – sorry!) Continue reading
We all know that salt in our diet contributes to stroke and coronary artery disease. What I didn’t realize until very recently was just how important it is. But a BBC Radio 4 interview with Graham MacGregor yesterday quickly fixed my misunderstanding. Continue reading
Last time on the blog, I talked about healthy eating, but if you found my food pyramids a little abstract, I can help by illustrating the principles with some actual meals. Here are a few meals that I’ve eaten this week.
And just in case anyone is wondering, I do enjoy my food. Although my diet is quite strict, I find all of these meals to be absolutely delicious. Continue reading
We should all eat a healthy diet. Except, what is a healthy diet? Pick up a magazine or browse the local bookshop and you’ll be bombarded with possible answers to that question. Here’s my take on the subject, gleaned from reading accounts of the latest medical and scientific studies, rather than popular fads. Continue reading
A couple of times on this blog, people have asked me to detail what I eat. Creepy, I know. But I’m used to that. So here, in a series of blog posts, I’m going to describe exactly what I eat and why. Continue reading
We are moving from a world in which resources are scarce towards a world of abundance. Many things that were once scarce are already abundant in developed countries and will soon be abundant everywhere, if trends continue.
There’s a strong counter-narrative telling us the opposite – that the world’s resources are almost used up, that population levels are unsustainable and that we must cut back now or face disaster. But Malthus said the same two hundred years ago, and so have countless others. Each has been proved wrong. Continue reading
I was sent a free copy of this book by the author, and asked to write an honest review. As the author noted in his email to me, ‘I think we have quite a few interests in common. ‘That’s very true, so I thought my review might also be of interest to my blog readers.
The book is the story of why the author (DJ MacLennan), has chosen to have his brain cryogenically frozen when he dies – or as he puts it – when current medicine can do no more to save him from death. It’s a personal story, and a scientific and philosophical investigation of what it means to live and die. Here’s my review of the book. Continue reading
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