Food & Health

This section of the website is about our personal experience with food, nutrition, and health.  There is a WFPB page that discusses our Whole-Food, Plant-Based approach and a Recipe page where we highlight some of our favorite WFPB dishes.  There is also a Wine & Mead page where we present some of our favorites.  The Holistic Holiday At Sea cruises organized by A Taste of Health deserve special mention, so I have included a page on this program.  The blog entries often mention food.  Return to the home page and look under the WFPB Category or search on the WFPB tag.

The best website we have found on human health and nutrition is run by Michael Greger, MD with the help of volunteer consultants.  He presents a brief daily video summary of research studies related human health, nutrition, and disease.

I (Bruce) have always been fascinated by architecture.  The Bauhaus school was famous for the idea in architecture that “form follows function.”  To their way of thinking, the design of a space must flow from the function it is intended to perform.  Real buildings are structures that must obey the laws of physics, but that is not sufficient to make them worthy of being called architecture.  Architecture is the integration of engineering and art, and both exist within a social context.  Architecture both shelters and inspires those who experience it.  Building “designs” that cannot be built, while fascinating, are art not architecture.

So too with food.  Food is both a basic necessity of life and one of life’s greatest pleasures.  In skilled hands it becomes an art form.  It is profoundly social in every culture on the planet.  At one extreme, food can be “nutritious” but completely uninspiring.  At the other extreme, food can provide very satisfying experiences but be of questionable nutritional value.  “Eat to live” or “live to eat?”  The idea that food is just fuel devalues our relationship to the living planet we inhabit.  The idea that the consumption of food is what gives our life meaning may be a path to a short life, and suggests that one needs to find some other things to do in between meals.