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, fat, sovereign nations

Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE—what makes us fat? And one nation’s fight for WISE foods: one nation’s fight for WISE foods  

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, making obesity a disease, and Donald Byrd a household name

Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, critically looking at how we demonize and pathologize “obesity,” in the words ofJulie Guthman, and highlights a critically important artist—Donald Byrd. You can see some of his work here: Donald Byrd and Donald Byrd/on-view/.   Donald-Byrd-Headshot-by-Gabriel-Bienczycki

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