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Your Gut Microbiome May Influence Your Heart Health (and Everything Else) – Here’s How to Take Care of It

Contributed by Ryan Peterson. If you’re anything like most people, you’ve likely got a lot of respect for the health of your heart. And rightly so. When your heart is functioning optimally, everything in your life is simply better. Your mood will be better, you will be better able to perform strenuous physical activity, without as much stress, you’ll be healthier across the board, and – perhaps most importantly – you can expect to live significantly longer. When people think about gu...
Tags: Health, Jerusalem, McDonald, Michael Pollan, Lower Cholesterol, Lisa Nelson, Ryan Peterson, Tim Spector


MDMA shown to increase empathy over other substances

In a new study, MDMA is shown to produce better cognitive and emotional empathy than users of cocaine, ketamine, and alcohol. This follows in the wake of criticism that MDMA use leads to social distress.Illegal in America since 1985, MDMA is showing positive efficacy rates in clinical trials for treating depression, anxiety, and PTSD. None Selective serontonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most prescribed class of drugs for people under the age of 65, as well as the third most prescribed o...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Drugs, Happiness, America, Compassion, Empathy, Depression, Anxiety, Innovation, Narcotics, Derek, Mdma, Nixon, University of Exeter, Michael Pollan


7 Healthy Foods That Will Fill You Up and Prevent Overeating

David A. Kessler, the author of The End of Overeating, explains very well how people become addicted to foods that are high in sugar, fat, and salt. Like addiction does, those types of food cause people to crave for more foods that are loaded with unhealthy ingredients. Because of that, people are instructed to stop eating food high in sugar, fat, and salt. However, many times, people forget to find healthy replacements. It’s left to you to do the research which is no simple task. As Michael Po...
Tags: Energy, Food, Bob, Lifehacks, Mehmet Oz, Jillian, Michael Pollan, Marcy, Krizia, David A Kessler


What to do When Your Heart Hungers for More Than How Things Are Right Now

Her laugh is unforgettable, and her wisdom is deeply thoughtful, and Margaret Feinberg’s gift of helping us see familiar Scriptures through a whole new lens—breathing life and hope and aha! moments are always insightful, genuine, and winsome. Years ago, I found  Margaret through Scouting the Divine: My Search for God Among Wine, Wool, and Wild Honey. Well, she’s just embarked on a new culinary, spiritual adventure and I had the delight of sharing a pinch of the journey with her in Israel this p...
Tags: Utah, Books, Texas, California, Israel, Religion, Time, America, Guest Posts, United States, Connecticut, Croatia, Jesus, God, Christ, Bon Appetit


It's Pretty & Pink & All Over Instagram — But Is Today's Diet Food Good For You?

Health-ade Kombucha's website looks like a cross between Instagram and Pinterest. The names of the drinks invoke a farmers market table — Pink Lady Apple, Power Greens, and Beet Lime. "A bubbly probiotic tea," says the label, "truly nature's treat," adds the marketing. It’s filled with probiotics, which are good for your gut. It has polyphenols, which have antioxidant properties that have been shown to — at least in preliminary studies — offer some protection against heart disease, diabetes a...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Instagram, America, Usda, Gmo, Graham, Smith, Moore, Michael Pollan, Marisa Moore, Julie Smith, Rebecca Scritchfield, Sylvester Graham, Louisa Cannell, Scritchfield


Everything Steven Soderbergh Watched and Read in 2018, Including His Forthcoming Netflix Projects

It has become a tradition for Steven Soderbergh to release a list of everything that he watched throughout the preceding year, encompassing feature films, television shows, and short films, and he certainly didn’t slow down his viewing habits at all this year, even if he maybe spent too much time watching the Winter Olympics in February last year. Last year’s list from Steven Soderbergh features no less than nine viewings of Ocean’s 8, and since the movie didn’t come out until June 5, 2018, it ...
Tags: Movies, California, White House, Virginia, US, America, Atlanta, Syria, Sea, Munich, Olympics, Ocean, Marseille, Ricky Gervais, Denmark, Silicon Valley


'Reluctant Psychonaut' Michael Pollan Embraces 'New Science' Of Psychedelics

Author Michael Pollan experimented with mushrooms, LSD and other psychedelics while researching his latest book, How to Change Your Mind. Originally broadcast May 15, 2018.
Tags: News, Michael Pollan


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, Dec. 24-31

  The Sunland-Tujunga Branch Library Book Club meets on Dec. 29 at the library on Foothill Boulevard in Tujunga. (Google Street View)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences plus the potential for positive personal and community enrichment. Here are this week’s, and upcoming, get-togethers. Due to the holidays, call ahead to confirm neighborhood council meetings. Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans of all services and their supporters meet,...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Moscow, Community, Book Club, Local News, Raymond Chandler, Wendy, Valley, Rotary Club, San Bernardino County, Michael Pollan, Woodland Hills, CSUN, David McCullough, San Fernando Valley


Essay: How Does a Writer Put a Drug Trip Into Words?

"After I set out to write a book about psychedelics, it became obvious what I would have to do,” Michael Pollan says. But how to describe the indescribable?
Tags: News, Dying, Depression, Addiction, Michael, Ayahuasca, Michael Pollan, Pollan, Henri, Huxley, Books and Literature, Michaux, Psilocybin, Drug Abuse and Traffic, Writing and Writers, Aldous


Organic farming is 'much worse' for the climate than conventional food production, researchers say

A report from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, found that organic food production leads to higher carbon emissions. This includes livestock as well as vegetables, as organic farming requires no fertilizer usage. Certain types of organic foods are less impactful than others, the researchers note. None History has not been kind to Earl Butz. From 1971–76, the Indiana native served as secretary of agriculture, reengineering several New Deal-era farm programs. One of his most famous state...
Tags: Health, Sweden, Climate Change, Animals, Sustainability, Indiana, Fish, Conservation, Innovation, Derek, Michael Pollan, Butz, Chalmers University of Technology, Joel Salatin, Earl Butz, Biosphere


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, Dec. 17-24

    The NoHo Book Club meets on Dec. 22 at the North Hollywood Regional Branch Library on Tujunga Avenue. (Google Street View)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences plus the potential for positive personal and community enrichment. Here are this week’s, and upcoming, get-togethers. Due to the holidays, call ahead to confirm neighborhood council meetings.   Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans of all services and their supporters meet, 8:30...
Tags: America, Sport, Soccer, Community, Santa, Local News, George Eliot, John Boyne, Southern California, Wendy, Santa Clarita, Rotary Club, LA Lakers, Michael Pollan, Woodland Hills, San Fernando Valley


Want to help fight climate change? Try going 'flexitarian.'

Results from recent research suggest we have roughly 12 years to keep global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. If we can't, then the amount of greenhouse gases released to the atmosphere will have compounding feedback loops that progressively warm the planet up further.One of the biggest culprits in warming the planet is the production of beef and sheep meat.Anybody could help prevent climate change by consuming less beef and sheep, or by cutting them out entirely. None Isn't it nice when complica...
Tags: Weather, Maryland, Climate Change, Environment, America, Sustainability, Cnn, Pollution, Innovation, Ikea, Atkins, University of Oxford, Insects, Caribbean, Michael Pollan, Marco Springmann


Book review: Food Rules, by Michael Pollan

Last week I was in Scotland for a series of work meetings. I popped into Blackwells bookshop in Edinburgh to do some location scouting – we’re having a book launch event there on January 30th and if you’re in the area, consider yourself invited. While I was there I picked up a copy of Michael […]
Tags: Food, Books, Scotland, Future, Edinburgh, Michael, Michael Pollan, Blackwells


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, Dec. 10-17

  The Adult Book Club at San Fernando Library meets on Dec. 12. (Google Street View)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences plus the potential for positive personal and community enrichment. Here are this week’s, and upcoming, get-togethers.   Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans of all services and their supporters meet, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Dec. 10. The group meets every Monday. Wendy’s Restaurant, 22611 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. Email: w...
Tags: America, Sport, Soccer, Ronald Reagan, Community, Book Club, Chatsworth, Local News, George Eliot, John Boyne, Siracusa, Pepperdine University, Gretel, Wendy, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County


The Best Books of 2018

2018 was the year that tsundoku entered our cultural vocabulary. It’s a Japanese word that doesn’t translate cleanly into English but it basically means you buy books and let them pile up unread. The end-of-the-year book lists coming out right now won’t help any of us with our tsundoku problems, but there are worse things in life than having too many books around. I took at look at a bunch of these lists and picked out some of the best book recommendations for 2018 from book editors, voracious...
Tags: Amazon, Npr, Ken Burns, Times, Michael Lewis, Tyler Cowen, Snoop Dogg, Jason Kottke, Ny Times, Yotam Ottolenghi, Michael Pollan, Yuval Noah Harari, Harari, Michael Wolf, Lynn Novick, Frederick Douglass


The 2018 kottke.org Holiday Gift Guide

As I’ve done for the last five years, I’ve spent the past few weeks scouring the internet for the best 2018 gift guides and pulled a few of the most interesting items from each. Think of it as a curated meta-guide for your holiday giving. Let’s dig in. Charitable giving always tops this list. Check out GiveWell and Charity Navigator to find organizations that will put your money to the best use. (Read up on big charities like Red Cross and Salvation Army…they are often not the best use of you...
Tags: US, United States, Nintendo, Red Cross, Party, Charles, Mario Kart, Kano, Salvation Army, Anova, Jabra, Ruth Reichl, Givewell, Caterpillar, Kurt Vonnegut, Jason Kottke


Antidepressant foods: Study discovers which foods help fight depression

Leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables, and oysters top the list of depression-fighting foods.Organ meats are also near the top of nutrient-dense food sources that should be included in your diet.Researchers focus more on what to eat rather than what to remove from the standard diet. None Michael Pollan was onto something when he added two words to conventional wisdom, writing, "You are what what you eat eats." The nutrients your meal consumes becomes part of you as well, whether it's a cow munch...
Tags: Health, Nutrition, Biology, Mental Health, Innovation, Plants, Epa, University of Toronto, Columbia, Derek, Michael Pollan, Joe Rogan, DHA, Human body, Chris Kresser, Drew Ramsey


The first list of antidepressant foods restructures the "standard" American diet

Leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables, and oysters top the list of depression-fighting foods.Organ meats are also near the top of nutrient-dense food sources that should be included in your diet.Researchers focus more on what to eat rather than what to remove from the standard diet. None Michael Pollan was onto something when he added two words to conventional wisdom, writing, "You are what what you eat eats." The nutrients your meal consumes becomes part of you as well, whether it's a cow munch...
Tags: Health, Nutrition, Biology, Mental Health, Innovation, Plants, Epa, University of Toronto, Columbia, Derek, Michael Pollan, Joe Rogan, DHA, Human body, Chris Kresser, Drew Ramsey


Psilocybin Could Soon Be a Legal Treatment for Depression: Johns Hopkins Professor, Roland Griffiths, Explains How Psilocybin Can Relieve Suffering

Much of the recent scientific research into psychedelics has picked up where researchers left off in the mid-20th century, before LSD, psilocybin, and other psychoactive drugs became countercultural means of consciousness expansion, and then banned, illegal substances the government sought to control. Scientists from several fields studied psychedelics as treatments for addiction, depression, and anxiety, and end-of-life care. These applications were conceived and tested several decades ...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Google, Science, College, Food And Drug Administration, Rolling Stone, Einstein, Johns Hopkins, TED Talks, Griffiths, Facebook Twitter, Michael Pollan, Pollan, Josh Jones, Hartman


Adult Nonfiction Adapted for Younger Readers

Lately I’ve been noticing that more and more authors seem to be adapting their adult nonfiction books for younger readers (typically for the middle grade set, ages 8-12). The young readers editions are shorter and often contain more illustrations, photos, graphs, and charts than their adult counterparts, distilling the story and information down into what would be in the movie versions of these books. Here are some of the young readers’ editions I’ve run across. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: Young ...
Tags: America, Nasa, United States, Charles Darwin, Malala Yousafzai, Castaway, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Columbus, Malala, Darwin, Jason Kottke, Mann, Michael Pollan, Pollan, Liza Mundy, Steven Johnson


My Recent Media Diet for Fall 2018

I’ve been keeping track of every media thing I “consume”, so here are quick reviews of some things I’ve read, seen, heard, and experienced in the last month or so. Ok, two months in this case…it’s been awhile. There are a lot of movies on this installment of the list, but I’ve actually gotten some reading done as well. I’m still making my way through Making a Murderer’s second season, just started Small Fry, and am looking forward to seeing the Fantastic Beasts sequel with my kids in a couple of...
Tags: Berlin, US, America, Ocean, Bill Clinton, Ethan Hawke, Wisconsin, Johnson, Montreal, Penélope Cruz, Istanbul, Rogers, Clinton, Jason Kottke, Kingsman, Don


My Money Blog Portfolio Income – October 2018

For a young person making a plan to reach financial independence at a very early age (under 50), I think using a 3% withdrawal rate is a reasonable rule of thumb. For someone retiring at a more traditional age (closer to 65), I think 4% is a reasonable rule of thumb. However, life is less stressful when you are spending just the dividends and interest generated by your portfolio. The analogy I fall back on is owning a rental property. If you are reliably getting rent checks that increas...
Tags: Retirement, Goals, Marketing, US, International, Investing, Don, Monte Carlo, Michael Pollan, US Small Value Vanguard Small Cap Value ETF VBR, Emerging Markets Vanguard Emerging Markets ETF VWO, US Real Estate Vanguard, VNQ VGSLX


Omnes announces new hires and promotions

Omnes announced Oct. 1 staff promotions, including Frédéric Mimoun to senior director, along with several hires. PRESS RELEASE   Mid Cap Buyout & Growth Capital Céleste Lauriot-dit-Prévost has joined the Mid Cap Buyout & Growth Capital team as Associate, under the management of Éric Rey, Managing Partner. The mid cap team invests in SMEs / ETIs with high growth potential. Since 2005, it has made 36 investments, 55 build-ups and 30 exits. Its 4th generation fund (Omnes Croissance 4 at 210 million...
Tags: Europe, UK, New York, London, France, US, Trends, Renewable Energy, People, Washington Dc, Paris, Hsbc, Royal Bank Of Scotland, Venture Capital, BNP Paribas, Green Building


two weeks in northern ontario: the good, the bad, and the mushrooms

Our Ontario trip was a mixed bag of ups and downs, but mostly ups. Everything is pretty good with some not-so-good mixed in.Traveling with Diego. We loved it! It was so much fun having us with him all the time, and seeing him so happy and content.Downside: Traveling with a dog can be a bit limiting. We had planned to leave him alone while we explored Sudbury and Thunder Bay, but when we were actually there, we weren't comfortable with it. We had very limited time in those towns anyway; had we be...
Tags: Travel, Personal, Alaska, Road, Travels, Allan, Ontario, Sudbury, Michael Pollan, Killarney, Thunder Bay, Laura K, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario Parks, Exploring Ontario, Ontario Provincial Parks


When Aldous Huxley, Dying of Cancer, Left This World Tripping on LSD, Experiencing “the Most Serene, the Most Beautiful Death” (1963)

The “spiritual adepts” of Tibet’s modern period, writes Huston Smith in his comprehensive introduction to the Bardo Thodol, or “The Tibetan Book of the Dead”, “were inner-world adventurers of the highest daring, the Tibetan equivalent of our astronauts—I think it is worth coining the term ‘psychonaut’ to describe them. They personally voyaged to the furthest frontiers of that universe which their society deemed vital to explore: the inner frontiers of consciousness itself, in all its tra...
Tags: Google, UK, Science, Tibet, College, Life, Religion, US, World, Literature, John F Kennedy, William Blake, Buddha, Laura, Cohen, Facebook Twitter


SXSW 2019 Announces First Keynotes, Speakers

SXSW announced its first three Keynotes on Monday. They are Garbage lead vocalist Shirley Manson, who will join Lauren Mayberry of Chvrches for a conversation in association with PRS Foundation's Keychange program, Kevin Systrom, CEO and co-founder of Instagram and writer, producer and director Marti Noxon. Featured Speakers at SXSW 2019 will also include Jason Blum in conversation with John Pierson; writer and 2017 Time Person of the Year Susan Fowler; artist and musician Amanda Pal...
Tags: Music, Instagram, New York Times, Amanda Palmer, Kevin Systrom, Jason Blum, Sxsw, Music Business, Conventions & Awards, Shirley Manson, Bruce Houghton, Michael Pollan, Lauren Mayberry, Susan Fowler, Amy Webb, Joanna Shields


The 21 best science movies and shows streaming on Netflix that will make you smarter

If you're looking for something entertaining and beautiful that'll also inform you, there's an incredible variety of science- and nature-focused documentaries and TV shows on Netflix right now. These films and series showcase the beauty of the planet, delve into the details of how food arrives on your plate, and explore the mysterious and alien underwater world in oceans around the globe. The downside to having all of those options is that there's a lot to choose from. To make it easier, Busines...
Tags: Russia, US, Trends, Netflix, Moscow, Seaworld, Michael Pollan, Pollan, Shamu, Grigory Rodchenkov, Rodchenkov, Bryan Fogel, Orlando Florida Tilikum


Shorties (An Excerpt from Thomas Page McBee's Memoir, Jeff Tweedy's Forthcoming Memoir, and more)

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Thomas Page McBee's memoir Amateur. Jeff Tweedy's memoir Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording With Wilco, Etc. will be published November 13th. eBooks on sale for $1.99 today: The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan A House Divided by Pearl S. Buck The Oxford American features a new essay by singer-songwriter Julien Baker. Work in Progress shared a conversation between authors Sloane Crosley and Zadie Smith. Str...
Tags: Music, David, House, Zadie Smith, Jeff Tweedy, Atomic Books Comics Preview, NPR Music, Saintseneca, Michael Pollan, Blue Nile, Sloane Crosley, Nate Chinen, Lydia Millet, David Joy, Henry Nowhere, Ling Ma


Defying definition: our favorite June talks

Editor’s Note: Talks at Google is our regular speaker series that brings interesting speakers and brilliant minds from all industries and backgrounds to Google campuses. Each month, we select a few favorite talks from that month, or about a particular topic.Pushing boundaries, displaying bravery, challenging the status quo—these are the themes of some of our favorite June talks at Google. Across subjects ranging from psychedelic research, to summiting Everest, to a radical autobiography or a qua...
Tags: Google, Brooklyn, Everest, Broadway, Nick Offerman, Mount Everest, Byron, Haley, Michael Pollan, Pollan, Red Hook, Offerman, Kari Byron, Brett Haley, Raha Moharrak, Google Across


My Money Blog Portfolio Income – June 2018

When it comes to making your portfolio last a lifetime, you may be surprised at how long that might be. According to this Vanguard longevity tool, for a couple both age 40 today, there is a 50% chance that one will live to 88. That’s 48 years. For a young person making a plan to reach financial independence at a very early age (under 50), I think using a 3% withdrawal rate is a reasonable rule of thumb. For someone retiring at a more traditional age (closer to 65), I think 4% is a reasonab...
Tags: Retirement, Goals, Marketing, Investing, Don, Vanguard, Monte Carlo, Michael Pollan, US Small Value Vanguard Small Cap Value ETF VBR, Emerging Markets Vanguard Emerging Markets ETF VWO, US Real Estate Vanguard, VNQ VGSLX