For the month of April, I’m participating in the Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge from Wego Health. I will be writing a health-related post per day, based on the HAWMC prompts. Thanks so much for reading!
Today’s challenge is to talk about our dream dinner party; to pick five guests and explain why you chose them.
I loved Good Calories, Bad Calories and I think Taubes is a such a smart guy. However, I definitely have some criticisms .. and some questions too. For example, I want to know Taubes reconciles the significant proportion of healthy people who eat diets high in grains with his quite extremist point of view.
Also (as a health advisor who definitely sometimes sways towards the ‘Do as I say, not as I do’) what I really want to know is… does he seriously never eat dessert?
Sally is the author of Nourishing Traditions, possibly my favourite cookbook and nutrition resource. Sally is also an unusually reasonable woman … I love how in her book she says she would never expect mother’s to give up pasta as a standby!
My big questions however, would still centre around more concrete evidence for the theories she puts forward. For example, saying unsoaked grains can deplete mineral reserves. Is there really less osteoporosis in people who soak their grains? Have any wider population studies been carried out?
Also, are there any modern practices in agriculture that she thinks have improved nutrition?
The vegan hip hop producer and philantrophist, who I also have a super unexpected mini crush on. (Have you seen his house on cribs?!)
I want to see him and Gary fight it out!
The worlds most rational nutritionist. I would like her to adjudicate Russell and Gary.
Also, Monica went to culinary school so can help provide a bit of foodie balance within the chaos.
Possibly the only person I can count on for a reliable response to ‘Do you want to share the meyer lemon cheesecake?’
For various uncool, shallow and totally un-intellecutal reasons like: I’m still obsessed with Friends, I want to know what happened with Brad … and I really need her to tell me how she gets her body (my favourite in showbiz!)
I told you, I’m an awful shallow person.
How about you?