Saturday, July 2, 2011

Killer haute dogs and Sandy's antidote

“No hot dogs.” That was at the top of the dietary advice I was given on being discharged from the hospital following my cardiac arrest in 1989.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

On being 80 with a stress test

It is not for nothing that they are called waiting rooms, those rooms with chairs and old magazines at offices of doctors, dentists and in hospitals. There is extra waiting time, as I

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Lazy cabbage pot dinner

Cabbage and veggie meat: is there a better dish than this?
The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit offers a recipe for a meal it calls “Lazy Cabbage Roll Casserole.” I cooked a modified version I call Lazy Cabbage Pot Dinner. It’s healthier, easier to make, and tastes great.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Can you cut your risk of heart attack without using risky statins?

Can you reduce your risk of heart attack by improving your blood cholesterol, without the use of risky statin drugs?

Friday, March 11, 2011

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A fish story and a disgustingly healthy casserole

The U.S. government wants Americans to eat more than twice as much salmon and some other seafood, and less meat and poultry.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Disgustingly healthy muffins

My Disgustingly Healthy Muffins are not really disgusting but they are really healthy. They are so healthy that the recipe was tacked up on the bulletin board at the cardiac rehab centre of the Ross Memorial Hospital here in Lindsay.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Heart and cancer risks: life's a gamble

The treatment for heart-risky cholesterol levels is generally a three-legged stool: exercise, diet, and statins, a pharmaceutical. But there are risks—a risk if I kick out the stool’s statin leg, and a risk if I don’t.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Controversial food

The chaos of nutritional change, contradiction, and confusion.