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Eating Peppers is Good for You, Maybe: News on Parkinson’s Disease

The Elves here at the Chile Underground have ben espousing increased consumption of peppers of all types for years now. (They’ve also been espousing massive consumption of beer and meat-on-a-stick, but that’s for another article.) Now there’s scientific evidence that their push to get everyone to eat chiles is well-founded. Actually, it’s not their push […]

Best (and Worst) Foods for Digestion

An article by Health.com’s Amanda Gardner points out some of the reasons that those of us who are “approaching maturity” may have tummy troubles. Things like too much fried food and too little exercise. Not that the denizens of the Underground have those issues; no, that’s purely theoretical. Interesting, but not germane.

Then she goes on […]

Not Exactly Sneaking Up On the Dino Today…

I haven’t felt this bad, for this long, in years. Naturally, just as the Novelasaurus hunt begins. I think I’ve gotten less than 3,000 words so far. At least that only leaves 102,000 to go! In 27 days.

I’ll tell you how bad it is: I don’t even feel like cooking. Or eating. Guess I’ll […]

Food for Fighting Pain: Frijoles Borracho and Pork Loin Roast

I was in a lot of pain yesterday with the rehabilitation exercises for my shoulder and all. Enough pain that I essentially had no appetite. Of course, the pain meds don’t help the ol’ appetite either. I knew it would be like that too; they warned me.

I want to keep my strength up, of […]

Foods That Affect Rheumatoid Arthritis (Good, Bad and Tasty)

Arthritis is no laughing matter. Oh, if you’re like me and have an occasional twinge due to osteoarthritis, then you can smile while you grimace. Wear and tear is expected at some level as you age. Yes, osteoarthritis can become more than a nuisance too. But one that scares people more is rheumatoid arthritis. […]

Down in the Dumps? Boost Your Mood With (the Right) Food

A recent article caught my eye over on KitchenDaily. We all know that food can affect how we feel, and it’s more than sugar highs (or lows). The foods they listed that can put a bounce in your step are:

Eggs
Whole Grains
Spinach
Salmon
Chocolate
Turkey
Lentils
Berries
Comfort Foods

First off, I notice a great correlation between the items on […]

It's Not Food Poisoning If You Ate What She Ate

Brought low by a microscopic brute. Humbling; not that I need that much humility in my life. At first I thought maybe it was food poisoning, but there were no candidates. Or maybe just a simple stomach bug, one that comes and goes quickly.

Not this one. Oh no.

THIS unwelcome harbinger of doom pesky microscopic […]

Brain Food: Walnuts are Hard to Break Into, But Worth the Effort

This entry is part of a series, Brain Food»

Neil Sadaka was a man ahead of his time. He wrote and sang about walnuts in “Breaking In is Hard to Do.” However, by the time the song made the charts, they’d forced him to change the lyrics into some sappy love song. Nowadays, with […]