Good Reads 04.28.12

Why the Campaign to Stop America’s Obesity Crisis Keeps Failing | The Daily Beast

While the government spent hundreds of millions trying to prove that salt and saturated fat are bad for our health, it spent virtually nothing on sugar. Had it targeted sugar then, instead of waiting for an obesity and diabetes epidemic for motivation, our entire food culture and the options that go with it might have changed as they did with low-fat and low-salt foods.

WHEN will the mainstream grab hold of this theory???? (hat tip to @centsiblelife)

Finding His Way: Theology with Boo | Blackbelt Oma

I wouldn’t let him find his own way to the store let alone his own way to Eternity.

The conversations with our little ones are often the deepest ones we have all day.

Are You On Trend? | Studio Jewel

What if you actually embraced what YOU like? That’s what makes you happy isn’t it? That’s when you feel your very best, correct? That my friend is what becoming a trend is all about.

Don’t discount this post before you read it. It might not be what you think.

Sleep Curbs Influence of Obesity Genes | Health

“We spend so much time in this country trying to keep our weight down with diet and exercise, but we never think about sleep,” he says. “I think of sleep as the third leg on the stool of good health, along with diet and exercise.”

I found this article interesting. We all know that sleep is a huge factor in health and wellness, but I never knew it had any links to obesity.

No, I am NOT obsessed with the “obesity crisis” but I just happened to come across these two articles.

Grass-Fed Beef Vs. Grain-Fed Beef | Cooking Light

Our testers liked several samples but discovered no universal preference for grass-fed or grain-fed, finding various degrees of beefiness and juiciness across the samples.

Interesting and encouraging to see Grass-Fed Beef touted by a mainstream publication. (hat tip to @kitchenstew)

Hospital Food So Fresh, Even The Healthy Come To Dine | NPR.org

Twice a week, local seniors in Warrenton, Virginia, flock to a hip new dinner spot called the Bistro on the Hill for good food, a great view, and musical accompaniment by a retired piano player from a nearby Nordstrom’s.

Only “The Bistro” is no stand-alone restaurant. It’s the cafeteria of Fauquier Hospital, one of a new group of “patient-centered” health facilities focused on meeting more than just people’s medical needs.

Good news, for once! LOVE THIS.

What have you been reading this week??

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