Category Archives: Movie Monday

Movie Monday: The absurdity of homeopathy

This week’s movie Monday includes 2 entertaining videos: the first informative and logical, the second is, well, perhaps indescribable.  Why anyone with an ounce of intelligence would believe in homeopathy is beyond me, especially even with a sizable body of scientific literature showing its failure in controlled settings.  But, fallible human tendencies sometimes prevail.  Enjoy the laughs.

James Randi Lecture @ Caltech – Homeopathy

Homeopathy with Dr. Werner

Movie Monday: CNN Interview with Dan Buettner and Aubrey de Grey

"CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr Sanjay Gupta and world-renowned anti-aging experts discussed practical steps for living longer, and cutting-edge research that could dramatically extend human lives." (11.30.09) http://edition.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/11/30/live.longer.webcast/index.html Length: 35:38 *I have read Buettner's book "The Blue Zones" and found it interesting, but it should be noted that many of the recommendations to improve health and facilitate healthy ageing based on interviews with Read more [...]

Movie Monday: Carolyn Steel: How food shapes our cities (TED)

On various Mondays, I will post a nutrition related video intended to provide a thought stimulating perspective on a topic. The first is by Carolyn Steel entitled: "How food shapes our cities": "Every day, in a city the size of London, 30 million meals are served. But where does all the food come from? Architect Carolyn Steel discusses the daily miracle of feeding a city, and shows how ancient food routes shaped the modern world." (Oct. 09) http://www.ted.com/talks/carolyn_steel_how_food_shapes_our_cities.html Length: Read more [...]