FoodWISE Blog

FoodWISE and delicious food choices

https://youtu.be/LkVO9OxpCEQ   Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, on delicious food choices—as a review, and offers this wild story of international students taking face-to-face classes in Italy.

FoodWISE, sugars, pandemic

https://youtu.be/f2eXUII2tuk Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, reviewing sugars—and that we are more alike than not in how we metabolize them. Same with COVID—we are more alike than not! Let's stay safe and social distance, and mask up! See what happens when we don't....

FoodWISE, fats, and Cornell’s success

https://youtu.be/zQ2Yf8oXql0 Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, on fats, and mentions this story on Cornell—rigorous testing and behavioral "pacts" seem to be working to keep the virus at bay.  Cornell's success.

FoodWISE and Whole

https://youtu.be/KQenSusmRcQ Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, on the meaning of Whole. A fun story tonight: cats and their humans:  I figure every 200 vlogs, we need one!   Image: Unsplash

FoodWISE themes!

https://youtu.be/zXlTkYqay2U   Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, summarizing the main themes! And talks about moving her sheep to their winter home, offering this website for food viewing: food journeys

FoodWISE, foods, and taste

https://youtu.be/9-g06ADwQTM Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, talks about the foods we like to eat, and mentions some interesting results from  Italy's top sensory science lab.

FoodWISE and the taste of good

https://youtu.be/qzWVXn8NPNE Bergen: strong tastes, mild tastes   Gigi Berardi continues tonight, talking about sensory sciences and measuring "good." A story that disappoints—sanitation and isolation failures—from The Washington Post

FoodWISE and the science of taste

https://youtu.be/prD_y4X2Gfk Image: Studying the science of taste in Italy, Gigi is in the middle Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, a new section on the science of taste, and mentions her studies in Italy, at the University of Florence with Erminio Monteleone and Caterina...

FoodWISE and simple foods

https://youtu.be/LKtPDLdbPx4 Image—all homemade, homegrown   Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, and gives us a simple mantra—don't add in the fructose or take out the saturated fat! That sits well with both Stephanie Seneff and Robert Lustig—and gives us something to...

FoodWISE and happiness

https://youtu.be/M3lIFrxLZd0 Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, on happiness and unhappiness—what's in that piece of cake? And, offers a rather lengthy talk by Robert Lustig, on the hacking of the American mind.

FoodWISE, fiber, food shopping

https://youtu.be/_NRxaDpt3KU Image: Blueberries, a source of fiber Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, the concluding paragraphs on her section on "The problem of fructose," and offers this article tonight—has our shopping changed forever, with coronavirus?  

FoodWISE, fructose, and wildfires

Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, about the real problem with fructose—it's hardly satiating. Listen to her explain why "One (piece of fructose-rich food) is too much and a thousand is not enough." Then here, how wildfires are devastating  farms and farm workers....

FoodWISE and Mennonite Sorghum Molasses

https://youtu.be/cG6jRyI6QuQ Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, on some "natural" forms of sweeteners, and reminisces on her experiences with Old Order mennonite farmers, making sorghum molasses. Here, one article among many homesteading-type websites, what it's all about:...

FoodWISE—is sugar addictive?

https://youtu.be/RtrzbsoaVZQ Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, more on Robert Lustig's work—is sugar addictive? And what about fructose? It's easy to find work on this, published by universities—although some may be a little dated, as here: university musings on sugar....

FoodWISE—what’s the deal with sugar?

https://youtu.be/sycE0A28g5o Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, and begins a discussion of the bitter truth about sugar! This section features the controversial Robert Lustig. What's the deal with sugar? You can read his work in Nature, here: how toxic is sugar and a...

FoodWISE and provocative research

https://youtu.be/ioo6nBriWEc Image: Fats incorporated into delicious beans. Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, on fats and statins, and offers this story on what's happening to New York City.

FoodWISE, fat, and sun

https://youtu.be/AC8C0vy7js8 Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE—looking at some theoretical work on fats! And offers some information on vaccines, typical of the different arguments being made: what's the deal with Vaccines I? and what's the deal with Vaccines II?

FoodWISE wins Living Now Book Awards silver medal!

https://youtu.be/yNQ8BUYtJ9M Gigi reads about processed fats tonight, and announces an award FoodWISE just received for the Living Now Book Awards. See: FoodWISE wins silver! to see the complete listing of all the winners, FoodWISE is about the 7th book cover down....

FoodWISE, what’s the deal with fats?

https://youtu.be/LFCWCViwcQk Image: a diverse mix of fats (state of Guanajuato)   Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, about Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, and trans fats. The articles she notes tonight—one, about the interesting genetic profile of coronavirus spread:...

FoodWISE and unsaturated fats

https://youtu.be/MXbSQ2LqTx8 Image: Feta, draining—a good source of saturated fatty acids, and, beneath, a bottle of delicious Palagio Olive Oil—a good source of mono unsaturated fatty acids. Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, on unsaturated fats—the mono and the PUFAs, and...

FoodWISE—fats and more

https://youtu.be/ZuE3YZPp3ic Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, introducing the controversial topic of fats. This piece from the New York Times offers numerous current news reports on coronavirus updates...the theme of the stories and the theme of FoodWISE: We need to be...

FoodWISE and a primer on fats

https://youtu.be/pzmMdQgHuYA Image: Nutritious fats, homemade Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, on fats. Tonight, a compendium of good articles, but this most relevant to colleges and universities: "States and college towns in the U.S. are now cracking down on student...

FoodWISE on protein and sugar

https://youtu.be/jVkwNtOK09U Image: Potatoes—protein and carbs   Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, on proteins and sugar, and cautions on universities "opening," as here: colleges and coronavirus

FoodWISE, how we do science, women farmers

Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, asks questions about science, and then mentions women in food production. Here, in the UK: women are the stewards https://youtu.be/6sd8NNj5BGk Image:  Gigi, milking sheep and making cheese—here, the first cut of curd

FoodWISE, science, blueberries

"Why, then, have we been told for so long to stay away from eggs? To answer this question, we need to know what to look for in respectable research."—FoodWISE Gigi reads in part 2 of FoodWISE, Our Personal World of Food—who and what do we believe about food? Only a...

FoodWISE, science, ideas about contagious disease

Gigi at her book launch in January (Bellingham Washington) What do we believe? Can we borrow from history to see where our ideas on contagion come from, and how we act on them? https://youtu.be/ujTdgiSkRYM Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, on respectable science, and...

FoodWISE and science

https://youtu.be/HFbtfDjZIYg Gigi Berardi begins Section 2 of Part 2 of FoodWISE, on the role of science in our beliefs about food. And here, an interesting review of a new novel that takes a critical look at lying—and how lies are delivered....

FoodWISE and yo-yo dieting

https://youtu.be/Dheeb5hoWag Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, what happens when we "yo-yo" diet? Lose and regain the same 10# or 25# or 125#? Our bodies are complex, sophisticated and, at times, unpredictable. Read about all that in The Atlantic tonight: the pandemic's...

FoodWISE and eating fat to lose fat?

https://youtu.be/cPS3i26othE Eat fat to lose fat? Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, on the body's daily nutrient requirements and how it very cleverly adjusts when we practice caloric restriction (via ketosis and more). And, two articles tonight, what's a clean wine after...

FoodWISE, thinness, and re-indigenizing food

https://youtu.be/ZOAadEtc6V4 Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, on our obsession with thinness, and questions around re-indigenizing food, see: Subject: [sjcfarmandfood] Webinar: Re-Indigenizing Food," August 7th at 12:00 PM PT...

FoodWISE and perfectionist ideals

https://youtu.be/kHy1Sng9YQ4 Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE (https://youtu.be/kHy1Sng9YQ4), on diets and perfectionist ideals—both, unachievable. Her call to "do the right thing" extends to her reading of an article on Italy: Key is quick and decisive responses, re:...

FoodWISE and believing diets

Gigi Berardi begins the section, "Believing Diets," in FoodWISE, and offers some thoughts from the New York Times (and some recently published science) on sugar and exercise.     There's a lot of sugar in those Twinkies. https://youtu.be/7P7Z0LZZZT4

FoodWISE and what to believe?

https://youtu.be/baI6lMpvr1g Gigi Berardi reads about FoodWISE decision-making and food choices, and mentions an article from The Guardian on the UK:  Is sugar the answer?   Image: Cherries—the right "treat" for school meal programs?

FoodWISE, Twinkies, and coronavirus impacts

https://youtu.be/rt23V779CEI Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, Our Personal World of Food, more on “convenience.” The story tonight is a discussion of what’s happening with carbon emissions, here (down, then up—linked to transportation usage): what's up with...

FoodWISE and convenience

https://youtu.be/anNUdUsIIEA Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, on how we buy convenience and time. Time is a limiting factor for so much that we do. See challenges facing Mexico, here, and the"Municipalities of hope,"...

FoodWISE, tap water, food habits

https://youtu.be/04g0fijlWCY Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, Our Personal World of Food, and offers this—are food habits really changing: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-07-16/americans-tear-up-old-eating-habits-forcing-farms-to-raze-crops and this—just wear...

FoodWISE, coffee, tourism, and swine flu

https://youtu.be/UvH1DnYAFo8 Gigi Berardi reads about advertising and its effects in FoodWISE. Grim report on tourism: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-53402983 And here, a quite wonderful precis of news related to the health and safety of workers in meat...

FoodWISE and good advertising—wear masks

https://youtu.be/oCvHcuoNHW8 Gigi Berardi reads about advertising and its influence on us in FoodWISE, then discusses The Seattle Times article here, https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/covid-19-reinvades-states-that-already-beat-it-back-once/, mentioning the...

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