It's been an exciting week of welcoming old faces and introducing new on Food Tube. We've been back-flipping around the kitchen with a parkour legend, getting to grips with a seriously big cheese, hanging out with the lady who introduced the gastro-pub to NYC and preparing to celebrate St Patrick's Day...
The fact is, roughly 90% of people taking cholesterol-lowering drugs do not really need them. Their cholesterol problem is caused by the cholesterol and animal fat in the foods they eat. If they were to eliminate animal products and other fatty foods from their diets, the problem would vanish for the vast majority.
So, today, on Rare Disease Day, I'd like to take the opportunity to share some quick things that millennials (ugh) living through their teens and twenties with chronic illnesses will know. I hope that this will serve to help people be more understanding and aware of what they can do to support their friends and loved ones who fight every day for their health.
The word "vegan" used to scare me. I grew up in America's Midwest where cheese was on almost every single dish - it was even on salad served with a creamy salad dressing. I loved cheese, ice cream, cheesecake... I could do without meat but dairy?! Also where would I get my protein and wouldn't it be expensive? These are common misconceptions about transitioning to a vegan/plant-based lifestyle.
I became vegan about two years-ago. I have to admit, it was a decision made for health reasons. After suffering from some fairly serious digestive problems over the course of a decade, I was desperate, so I decided to try it. The next day I started a plant-based diet, and though I'm sure I've inadvertently made some mistakes along the way, I haven't diverged from it.
What and how much we eat, how we live and our levels of activity, are all important factors determining our health. Governments seem averse to being seen as 'nanny states' in regards to public health and diet recommendations. However, the growing obesity crisis clearly shows that the profitable global commercial food and drinks sector has the upper hand.
So the top London places? I don't drink animal secretions, so with a hearty screw you to those establishments with gourmisan-pretensions and a refusal to serve anything other than full-fat bovine breast milk, I present my own humble guide to the finest vegan and omnivore-friendly brews in (East) London.
The politicians have have agreed to meet Yourofsky's demands and history will be made on December the 11th when for thirty minutes, the controversial campaigner will speak to more than 100 Knesset members. He will show his famous slaughterhouse video and the words Holocaust, massacre and murder will be used.
We've spent all day on the bus, with nothing to eat. Instead of stuffing our faces as soon as the driver set us free in Xi'an, we chose, insanely, to first cycle through the wild streets in search of our hostel. Now we are in an emergency situation. We must eat before all systems shut down for good.