Do You Eat Eggs? Posted on July 15th, 2011
If you’re an egg-eater I bet you thought that brown eggs were healthier than white? Well guess what – the only difference is the price!
Consider nutrition science, flip-flopping over the humble egg: villainized as an artery-clogging cholesterol bomb in the 1980s, now a centerpiece of the healthy breakfast (or dinner) plate while activists focus on the well-being of the chickens. But there is a difference between free rage eggs and eggs from caged hens. The difference is in the taste and the manner in which the chicken was raised. You want to eat eggs from happy chickens! Eggs also contain important nutrients such as; protein for cell building and balanced blood sugars; Choline for brain function and Lutein and Zeaxanthin for eye health. At only 70 calories per egg, who knew the lowly egg could be such a benefit?
Michael Pollan author of “In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto” became famous telling us that to eat healthy is to eat simply—just like our grandmothers did. Problem is, Grandma didn’t live in the Information Age, the age of the 25,000-product supermarket, Dietary Guidelines, and all those superfood health claims. It should be simple. But it really isn’t—not with this much daily nutrition info overload to contend with.
Pollan is right. The basic rules of healthy eating are very simple – eat simply. But diet is also in the details. In the crazy modern food world, you want to keep your eye on the big picture, but pay attention to the small print, too.
Bill Nye Science Guy Faints Posted on December 13th, 2010
Have you ever had low blood sugar? Have you ever been so exhausted that you felt like you were spinning out of control? Well, that’s what happened to Bill Nye the Science Guy when he spoke at USC a few days ago. What happened? According to Nye, he was exhausted and “didn’t eat well” prior to his talk. Bill Nye, according to my “system type profile” is a Central Nervous System type. I write about specific system types in all my “Body Knows” books. Characteristically, a CNS type often has blood sugar handling issues and needs to eat consistent protein throughout the day. This regimen guards against hypoglycemia or that tippy, light-headed feeling when blood sugars get too low. As a professional speaker, I always have a protein snack before giving a speech and immediately following I am ravenously hungry and can eat almost everything in sight! Often high-profile people, who travel frequently and are adjusting to time changes, temperature, and various unforeseen conditions, can suffer from adrenal exhaustion. Adrenal burnout can be handled with rest, healthy foods and taking adrenal support such as glandular supplements or adrenal herbs. Blood sugar handling supplements such as chromium or glucose tolerance factors can also be helpful. If Bill Nye had eaten a small steak or a few bites of protein before his talk, he would have held it together just fine. Bill Nye is a go-go guy. Someone like him should never go on the stage without support systems in place.