FoodWISE and eating fat to lose fat?

Eat fat to lose fat? Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, on the body’s daily nutrient requirements and how it very cleverly adjusts when we practice caloric restriction (via ketosis and more). And, two articles tonight, what’s a clean wine after what’s a clean wine after all? AND food security issues, again.     Image, my preferred…

FoodWISE, thinness, and re-indigenizing food

Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, on our obsession with thinness, and questions around re-indigenizing food, see: Subject: [sjcfarmandfood] Webinar: Re-Indigenizing Food,” August 7th at 12:00 PM PT We look forward to seeing you at our next “Food Systems Friday” Webinar on August 7th – Re-indigenizing Food. Re-indigenizing food is about culture. Colonization and the associated…

FoodWISE and perfectionist ideals

Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE (, on diets and perfectionist ideals—both, unachievable. Her call to “do the right thing” extends to her reading of an article on Italy: Key is quick and decisive responses, re: lockdown and preventing new clusters of infection—although, clearly, “complacency remains the jet fuel of the pandemic.”

FoodWISE and believing diets

Gigi Berardi begins the section, “Believing Diets,” in FoodWISE, and offers some thoughts from the New York Times (and some recently published science) on sugar and exercise.     There’s a lot of sugar in those Twinkies.

FoodWISE and what to believe?

Gigi Berardi reads about FoodWISE decision-making and food choices, and mentions an article from The Guardian on the UK:  Is sugar the answer?   Image: Cherries—the right “treat” for school meal programs?

FoodWISE—Fear is a form of wisdom, boldness a show of carelessness

Gigi Berardi reads about the business of advertising and the business of health, and, in particular—nutritionism—obsession with single nutrients in foods. She reminds us that fear is a form of wisdom, boldness a show of carelessness, as discussed here, in the Europe she is daily monitoring: What’s happening in Europe

FoodWISE and “health”—and some of what we know about Italy

Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, “Advertising Health,” and offers two articles…maybe the US could have had a trajectory similar to Italy’s (eventually, and for awhile now, coronavirus cases at a slow down): Why can’t the USA be like Italy?, but it didn’t…and now…USA tourist numbers are decidedly lower in Italy—where I , myself, was supposed to…