Trick or Treat

>> Friday, October 31, 2008

It's been a week of tricks and treats here. The tricks - bad backs, stomach viruses, and no time to write posts as planned. The treats - good old fashioned Halloween fun.

While I didn't have a chance to write all of the posts that I had planned, I did get a chance to read some bloggy trick or treats that I want to share with you!

First the tricks...

From the New York Times Health section comes the article, "Still Spooked by High-Fructose Corn Syrup" full of troubling studies linking HFCS to bad health problems. Whether the problems can be attributed to HFCS or the types of foods that HFCS is in, makes me glad that we've decided to ditch the stuff!

The Good Human - a blog about being green - presents a compelling argument against biofuels. I'm all for alternative energy, but we've got to be careful that we don't turn to something that will create more problems!

I don't know if this entry should be a trick or a treat. It's a little of both, and I love it! Survivor: The PhD Years is a new blog devoted to presenting the horror stories of graduate school. If you went to grad school, you know you have them! If you're thinking of pursuing a graduate degree, it also appears to be a good place for some straight information. The author is looking for stories, so if you have any good grad school stories, let us hear them!

Now the treats...

Did you know that Jason's Deli is HFCS free (except for soft drinks)? They're also trans-fat and MSG free. The Washington Post interviews one of the co-founders of Jason's Deli to find out why they've gone clean. Wishing we had a Jason's Deli around here...

Lori at Fake Food Free has holiday eating advice for real people - realistic holiday eating advice that lets you enjoy the delicious food that the season has to offer without feeling guilty. Good stuff!

Last, Nursing Assistant Central always has great blog lists. They just put out their list of the Top 100 Pediatric Health Blogs, and A Life Less Sweet is number 49! Check it out. Their lists always introduce me to lots of great new blogs.


Lori October 31, 2008 at 6:55 AM  

Thanks for the mention!

I love Jason's Deli! That is such great news. I'm looking forward to reading that HFCS article this weekend. Always interested in learning more. Thanks!

Hope you get some down time this weekend and everyone starts feeling better. Sounds like you had a crazy week!

laura October 31, 2008 at 7:13 AM  

Hope you're all feeling better and get to enjoy the weekend.

mark salinas October 31, 2008 at 8:31 AM  

I was holding off before visiting you. :) HFCS is in all the candy! Ugh! I will try to throw away most of my kids candy...maybe bribe them. :0
Thanks for the links! Enjoy your weekend!

James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H. October 31, 2008 at 11:31 AM  

Great links. The more reliable info we have, the better decisions.

Liz Rosenbaum November 2, 2008 at 8:38 AM  

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