Mark Bittman

Foodie Mark Bittman Explains ‘Vegan Before 6′

Posted on 04/29/2013 by |General News | Comments

Personal HealthOne of the most talked about books of the spring is New York Times food writer Mark Bittman’s VB6 (a.k.a. Vegan Before Six). In it he explains his diet — which is more a strategy for healthy eating than a structured plan — where he consumes only vegan foods until dinnertime, then eats whatever he wants. It’s a compromise that Bittman dreamed up six years ago after his doctor spotted early signs of diabetes and heart disease, and suggested he go vegan, meaning no …

Microwave Popcorn’s Health Problem: It’s In The Bag

Posted on 03/22/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthEvery day at 4 p.m., like clockwork, one of my co-workers makes a bag of microwave popcorn. We all can hear it popping and then, of course, the fake-buttery aroma permeates the office, which invariably causes someone to ask — “Isn’t that stuff bad for you?” Actually, it’s not popcorn, per se, that people should be worried about. It’s the microwave bag in which it cooks that many experts say is the problem. Popcorn itself is healthy. It’s a whole-grain …