Overeating is about fat, sugar and salt

Cream of Wheat
Overeating, It’s not about willpower, it’s about our conditioned behavior. Which is played with by the food industry, fat, sugar and salt. We need to cool down the stimulus.

So says David Kessler, the former head of the Food and Drug Administration

Listen to this CBC podcast on The Current for May 26 where I first heard about it.

Or this article on the Wall Street Jounal.

Or this other article on the The Washington Post.

His new book is


p>I’m starting the audio book version from Audible now.

Minor Injury

Stitches in Hand

She went first to the International Clinic which we are familiar with but they don’t do stitches. Then she went home. The next choice was to go to Ahmadi Hospital as it is covered and there is no up front payment to get reimbursed by insurance. But we figured enough time had gone by so the nearest hospital only five minutes away is London Hospital and they are a full hospital. So she went there but they are not set up for this kind of thing! She had it arrange but ended up going into the operating theatre for this minor repair!

Details of Stitches in Hand

This was from using an old broom with a metal handle covered in plastic. The metal was rusted under the plastic coating and broke exposing the jagged edge and making the cut. Fortunately the cut sewed together well. And, yes, she’s up to date with her tetanus shot.

Eat Red Meat and Die Young

A recent major study says that

Over a 10-year period, people who ate the most red meat every day (about 62.5 grams per 1,000 calories per day, equivalent to a quarter-pound burger or small steak per day) had about a 30 percent greater risk of dying compared with those who consumed the least amount of red meat.

The red meat in the study included all types of beef and pork, including bacon, cold cuts, ham, hamburgers, hot dogs, and steak, as well as meat in pizza, chili, lasagna, and stew.

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