Author Archives: Ellen Batchelor

Sloppy science

Sloppy science

When a hairdresser is nearly finished cutting long hair, she (or he) will look to see if both sides appear consistent. If she doesn’t do that, one side may end up longer than the other. (I know, because I’ve had that happen.) What if the hairdresser doesn’t take this step? I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t go back. Some scientists are performing equally sloppy science, and by so doing are easily able to “prove” that things like the keto diet show no long-term adverse effects. Continue Reading

Insatiable hunger

Insatiable hunger

Picture this: You’ve just finished a filling dinner, and sat down for a little relaxation, maybe you’ve selected a book or a television program or a movie. It doesn’t matter. As you sit, enjoying your entertainment, you suddenly feel the urge for a little food. You’re not physically hungry, but you feel the need for more. Or you reach for your phone to text someone, or surf social media. Or you get an alcoholic drink, or something darker or unholy. Continue Reading

But is it Pizza?

But is it Pizza?

I have a friend who is married to an Italian. New York Italian. So Italian they ate spaghetti together as a family every Wednesday night when the family was all geographically close. When I told her I make a whole-food, plant-based pizza that doesn’t include cheese (not even fake cheese), she said, “Call it what… Continue Reading

Eat a Peach

Eat a Peach

Growing up in Wisconsin, we had a summer ritual. The family would pick buckets full of piecherries from Door County. Once we got them home we would pit, and pit, and pit them. Then my mom would bake some into cherry pies and freeze the rest for future pies and crisps. Here in Colorado I have a new ritual. Peaches. Continue Reading