love every year when P.B.S. has their pledge time. They have special
lectures by interesting people and specialist, usually authors. They
are raising money for their station. The specials are very informative.
This year the topic seemed to be getting healthy. I am always interested
to hear what other specialist are talking and writing about in the
field of health. This year was especially exciting to watch because
what I have been teaching for almost 15 years now is becoming more
the specials was a brain specialist. He has been a doctor for a long
time and has written some book on how foods effect the brain. He does
brain scans and showed some on the special. It was very satisfying
to hear him talk about how refined, processed foods are no good for
the brain. And he was promoting healthy eating habits to keep your
brain healthy. He tells this amusing story about going to church and
seeing the donuts, hot dogs and sausages that they offer to the congregation.
He says something to the effect, go to church and get sent to heaven
quicker by the food they are serving.
doctor talks about micro nutrients in our food. He told all about
important it is to get a wide variety of vegetables in your diet.
Mushrooms and onions were a particular favorite of his. He also talked
about how detrimental the refined processed foods are to our health.
According to him this is ground breaking research. (of course,
many of us have known this for a long time, but I am glad it is ground
breaking to some.)
was another doctor who did some cooking of healthy dishes. And the
lady who talks about colon health. Both of which had really good information
and talked about the importance of the food we eat. I love that this
topic is becoming more main stream. I have heard stories of a few
years back when the powers that be did not want people
to talk about how foods effect our health. This gives me encouragement
that the conscience is changing. There are people observing the truth,
that food effect our health. I get excited when quinoa is no longer
so strange to people because they heard the doctor on T.V. talking
about it. I hope this trend keep expanding and creates more awareness
of the effects of food.
(I did not include these specialist names on purpose. This is just
my observance of their presentations on P.B.S. and I did not want
to mis-represent their messages.)