Ask Your Doctor If It’s Right For You…

by Matt on January 29, 2007

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"Medicine is learning how to keep alive the people whom the Western diet is making sick. It’s gotten good at extending the lives of people with heart disease, and now it’s working on obesity and diabetes. Capitalism is itself marvelously adaptive, able to turn the problems it creates into lucrative business opportunities: diet pills, heart-bypass operations, insulin pumps, bariatric surgery."

Wow. A very powerful observation from Michael Pollan’s Unhappy Meals in the New York Times Magazine.

A very very good read (says the man who looks at the post below and sees a big slab of meat!)

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Melissa January 29, 2007 at 3:41 pm

mmmm. meat.

June January 30, 2007 at 4:59 pm

Hi Matt,

Thanks for bringing the article to my attention. I read MP’s “Botany of Desire” many years ago and recently got a copy of his recent book (Omnivore something…?) but haven’t read it yet.

arifa January 31, 2007 at 3:55 pm

the botany of desire and the omnivore’s dilemma are two of my favorite books.

Charmaine February 5, 2007 at 2:50 pm

I’ve actually been meaning to ask you, Matt, what you think of Pollen’s take on eating and how you think it could be successfully implemented on a daily basis?

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