Let’s Talk (#6)

It’s finals week here… so, in an effort to preserve my sanity, I’m going to keep this post short and sweet:

“The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.”

-Thomas Edison

What is your opinion of the current approach to modern medicine?  How does this quote either compliment or diverge from your views on the acquisition and treatment of chronic disease?  Please let me know!

Until Next Week… Plan Well, Pack Well, Live Well,

Katie 🙂

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Let’s Talk (#5)

“The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.”

–Mother Teresa

It seems to me as though this quote speaks to our need for emotional nourishment, not just physical sustenance.  Can food extend beyond a form of physical sustenance into a realm of emotional nourishment, depending on the people that it is shared with?

Until Next Week… Plan Well, Pack Well, Live Well,

Katie 🙂

Let’s Talk (#4)

“To say that obesity is caused by merely consuming too many calories is like saying that the only cause of the American Revolution was the Boston Tea Party.”

-Adelle Davis

Is this true or false?  In your opinion, to what extent does the processed food industry and poverty affect obesity rates?

Until Next Week… Plan Well, Pack Well, Live Well,

Katie 🙂

Let’s Talk (#3)

“We need a new definition of malnutrition.  Malnutrition means under- and over-nutrition.  Malnutrition means emaciated and obese.”

-Catherine Bertini

In your opinion, should the definition of malnutrition be expanded to encapsulate both ends of the consumption spectrum?  Why or why not?  It goes without saying that the conflicts that plague our Planet and its inhabitants are not easily fixable.  However, were the definition of malnutrition to be expanded, how could the problems as a result of malnutrition be resolved?  I guess what I’m trying to say is this: is it possible that under-nutrition and over-nutrition can both be combatted with the same diet?

I’ll share my opinion next week, but in the meantime, I can’t wait to hear your thoughts.

Until Next Week… Plan Well, Pack Well, Live Well,

Katie 🙂

Let’s Talk! (#2)

“‘How do we change the food system?’ is a question that cannot be directly answered.  We elect representatives who understand what’s wrong.  We petition.  We make noise.  We don’t settle for the grudging, halting, sometimes downright stupid changes that government agencies make; rather we demand more.  We don’t know the end but we push for progress.  We don’t quit.

But ‘How do I change my relationship to food?’ is a question that you can answer yourself, now, in a continuing manner.  We need both questions.  But in a way the second one, the littler one, is much more powerful.”

-Mark Bittman, A Bone to Pick

Do you agree or disagree with Bittman’s opinion that the second question carries more weight than the first by creating direct change in our food systems?  Why or why not?  How would you answer the second question he poses?

I can’t wait to hear from you all!

Until Next Week… Plan Well, Pack Well, Live Well,

Katie 🙂

Works Cited

Bittman, Mark.  A Bone to Pick.  New York:  Pam Krauss Books,  2015.  Print.

Let’s Talk!

I’m adding a post category called “Let’s Talk!” in order to further ignite our conversations.  At this point in my blog’s history, I’m determined to encourage commentary and dialogue among subscribers, instead of individual subscribers talking to me and only me.  Therefore, the “Let’s Talk!” series will consist of a soundbite from an individual, business, company, etc., and I am asking all of you to react to the quote, compare/contrast your opinions with other followers, and reach new conclusions about the vast umbrella that is the food world!  So without further ado, below is the first soundbite for “Let’s Talk!”

“Every public school in the country should have a nutrition-education curriculum.”

-Cat Cora

Do you agree or disagree with Cat Cora’s assessment?  Should nutrition education fall under the responsibility of the school district a child attends, or is it best for this type of learning to be left at home in the hands of parents and guardians?

I can’t wait to hear what you think!

Until Next Week… Plan Well, Pack Well, Live Well,

Katie 🙂