Lowering Stress in people with generalized anxiety disorder

In the hopes of reducing anxiety-related symptoms in my mother, I searched >>anxiety in seniors >> Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) >> GAD non-prescription solutions (in the medical literature). This gave me some fairly good low-impact solutions: Passionflower extract, kava root, or a combination of L-Lysine and L-Arginine supplements, see here also. I did get my …

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Tempeh

In an effort to eat less meat, which I might write about, I've begun making tempeh. It's a fermented whole food, and while it is soy-based, it can be pretty easily tweaked to be soy-free.  Tempeh is an Indonesian cultured dish: soybeans which have grown a white mold--like cheese! It is steamed or fried, and …

Reductionism and Paleo

I spent an enjoyable afternoon reading Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food, an excellent book which has reshaped my thinking. Here's why: he argues that as science began in the 1800s, and the industrialization of food began stripping micro-nutrients from whole  foods, nutritionism, or a reductionist approach to food began. It attempted to solve obvious problems, …