Posts tagged michael pollan
Politics & Prose: Michael Pollan in Washington, D.C.

This past week, Michael Pollan, professor, food journalist and New York Times best-selling author, was in the District talking about his new book – How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence. I walked away from Pollan’s discussion at Politics & Prose with more than just a book; but also a new, curious perspective on the latest science of psychedelics and what that actually means for people with difficult-to-treat conditions. Ready to dive in!

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Food rules: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

The book is a short read – 139 pages and 64 rules. It doesn’t overwhelm you with facts and thoughts about food. It’s a great introduction to what food is, what it isn’t and what we assume food can be, or has been. It doesn’t dive deep into the science, or make-up of food, but instead helps you avoid foods that have been created by food scientists to push large amounts of salt, sugar and fat into your diet.If you’re looking for an introduction to food and indicators of how to identify good food - without the pressure of calling it - The Atkins Diet, Weight Watchers or JennyCraig – then I’d recommend picking up this short, informative read. Here's what I learned.

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