Heartbeat 18

Welcome to the Heartbeat- a roundup of interesting facts, studies, news, and tidbits on health, diet, and living your best life.


NY Times says there’s no “good” or “bad” way to eat. Just wrong.

Agree to disagree, reduced meat diets help the environment. Lookup: Pasture-raised animals

Listening to good music improves brain elasticity. Also, see my Spotify recap below.

Exercise has a “cannabis-like” response, reducing chronic inflammation in the body.

Specific protein in plants absorb more CO2, and looks like we can turn it up during photosynthesis. Awesome stuff.

3 ways to reduce your carbon footprint with food purchases.

  • Eat less high-calorie, nutrient-dilute foods (read: ultra-processed foods)
  • Eat less savory-rich baked goods (read: ultra-processed foods)
  • Small households shouldn’t buy in bulk that results in wasted foods

Tax sugar. And while you’re at it, remove the subsidies from corn, sort, wheat.

Things I’m up to & interest in

Deep sea fish surfaces in San Diego.

Love to see it, Patagonia donates every penny of revenue on Black Friday.

Plenty of talk about shipping delays, but I had orders placed on a Friday and Saturday arrive on the following Monday. Great to see from small businesses and carriers.

I’ve gone country, thanks for the awesome recap Spotify.

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