Author Archives: Ellen Batchelor

Eight seconds in hell

I spent eight seconds in hell today.* I was pushing my produce through the very back of a large, chain grocery store, past the yogurt. My boy was babbling from his seat in the cart. My feet were nearly dancing to the canned music as we moved forward. Instantly the light turned into total darkness.… Continue Reading

Incredible eggs

Incredible eggs

The more research that’s published about eggs, the more it’s incredible that so many of us keep calling them a healthy choice. It could be because we’ve found so many good uses for them; they’re hard to give up. Click here to learn why you may want to try. The article includes a couple of… Continue Reading

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