Michael Milburn

Source: The Big Breakfast Study

You Are When You Eat?

February 26, 2020 at 2:04 pm

I called Dr. Mike Milburn this Monday for our regular monthly conversation, and after trading observations about the length of the days (longer) and the activity of the birds (heightened), we had a wide-ranging discussion about the benefits of healthy eating. We touched on a few things we’d covered beforeRead More

People practise Tai Chi in the snow at a park in Shenyang, Liaoning province, China

Let’s Talk Tai Chi

January 29, 2020 at 1:12 pm

Imagine you’re watching US cable television and a commercial comes on for a new prescription medication. It’s a typical drug ad, featuring shots of older people gardening and biking and bowling and parasailing and tossing basketballs effortlessly through hoops as a narrator explains the benefits of this new miracle pill:Read More

Processed meats in a supermarket. (Photo by Raysonho @ Open Grid Scheduler / Grid Engine, CC0, https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/ via Wikimedia Commons)

About That Meat Study…

November 27, 2019 at 11:04 am

“Our approach has been very different than previous approaches,” says Bradley Johnston, PhD, an author on all six papers and a co-founder of NutriRECS. “We’ve taken the individual approach rather than societal. We believe that people should be fully informed when they make health care decisions based on best estimatesRead More

Ultra-Processed Food (or What Happened to Chicken)

Ultra-Processed Food (or What Happened to Chicken)

October 30, 2019 at 1:51 pm

This month, I told Michael Milburn I wanted to dig deeper into the concept of “ultra-processed” food, which we’d touched on last month in our discussion of plant-based burgers. Milburn said that in one way, it was possible to sum up everything about ultra-processed food simply by looking at what’sRead More

Bean burger (cropped). (Photo by Maximilian Paradiz from Amsterdam, Netherlands [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0 via Wikimedia Commons)a

And Now, a Word from Your Planet: Burgers

September 25, 2019 at 12:04 pm

In my most recent Fast & Curious column, I mused about my preference for non-meat burgers that don’t masquerade as meat and a spectator pointed out that what I was actually saying was that I preferred whole foods to processed foods and that we happen to have an expert onRead More