Posts Tagged ‘obesity’

July/August 2011

The New World As some of you know, earlier this summer Kerstin and I took a month off to go and visit the many family and friends we have in the United States.  We had a wonderful journey travelling, mostly by train, across large swaths of the country and reconnected with many people we love.…

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Feast or famine?

It often happens that after the feasting of Christmas comes the fasting of January. This is no bad thing if it is done naturally and as part of the rhythms of life. In traditional cultures, this was ordained by the landmarks laid down by tradition through the year. In many Catholic countries of Europe, for…

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Less exercise, more food?

As is the case in the United States, we in Western Europe are also observing an increasing trend toward less exercise and more unhealthy food. This behaviour is leading more and more often to such conditions as: * Hypertension * Diabetes type 2 * Obesity * Hypercholesterolemia * Dyslipidaemia * The combination of all of…

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Legally Permissible but sleight of mouth

An example in the news recently of ‘legally permissible but substantially misleading’ is the use of the term Omega 3 fatty acids as a marketing tool by Unilever, the makers of Flora margarine. It is a long, complex story, but the bottom line is that by using the ‘good’ term omega 3 fatty acids on…

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