Thursday, September 29, 2011

Crowdsourcing health!

I admit it, I'm swamped!

Preparing for my debate on Sunday, Rosh Hashana, seeing patients.... Busy week!

So rather than a long blog post I'm going to ask for your help.

If you're reading my blog, clearly healthy eating, rationale public policy, thoughtful weight management - these are things that matter to you.

Consequently I'm guessing this isn't the only blog that you read.

Could you do me and the readers here a favour? Leave a comment with some of your favorite sites, recipes, books, etc.

Let's crowd source health!

Shana tova to those who are celebrating.


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  1. Ok, I'll start it off. I know you've got my sidebar - so those are some wonderful blogs, and while this link isn't a recipe per se - watching it for the first time a few moments ago, I wish I'd seen it before a number of recipes - How to peel an entire head (not clove, head) of garlic in 10 seconds:

  2. Yoni,

    There's a tremendous amount of amazing informative audio/video on the Net. And, if you have a smart phone, you can listen/watch on your device. Stuck in the airport, driving in traffic ... no problem ... tune in ...

    So, here are two sites that I have found to obtain great info.

    Also, when it comes to research and studies, there's a lot of B.S. I have found Gary's site to be very helpful in regard to deciphering "the study of the day" -

    There are many more, but those will keep you busy for days.

    La Shana Tova,

    Ken Leebow

  3. Sarah Leigh8:41 am

    Fed up with lunch! An anonymous school teacher ate her schools hot lunch for one year and documented it. Her book and identity will be revealed next week!

    KathEatsRealFood! Kath is an RD who owns a whole grain bakery with her hubbie in Charlottesville VA. She offers great recipes and is fun to read.

  4. Here are some of my fave health resources. First, there's NutritionData which has (IMO) a great interface to the USDA's nutrient database which includes a lot more info than just macronutrients and calories.

    Another is World's Healthiest Foods essential nutrients list, which helps you find the best food sources for those nutrients.

    Finally, a nutrition/health blog I like is Monica Reinagel's NutritionDiva. She often surprises me by going off the "official" script re health and nutrition.

  5. I love PreventionRD.
    She's a registered dietian who focusses on home cooked meals and posts lightened up recipes daily. It's great!

  6. As a vegan interested in eating healthfully, here are two sites that help me do that:

    And this one, whose healthy recipes help me put plan into action:

  7. On the body image/mental health/spirituality front, I've been enjoying cynosure,

    Shana Tova to all of those celebrating!

  8. For me it is less about finding information than qualifying the information. In University we all learned things that were and are wrong, and remain in the status quote. Getting rid of some of the wrong information is also important, possibly more important in change. When there is a true conflict, not just wordage, one or both must be wrong. That is the weakness of the information age. Propagation of misinformation is a real problem. Sort, verify, and test before we assume anything from the net is even close to reality.

  9. I have a few blogs/sites I really enjoy... is a great resource for gluten free/vegan recipes for my allergy riddles son. The recipes are fairly easy and taste great! is a great website with information and forums for "surgically altered freaks." I had gastric bypass almost 2 years ago and I love their site for support and great information. is an honest, ongoing documentation of Lyn's struggle with obesity, losing weight and the emotional struggles that go along with it.

  10. Dustin LindenSmith1:20 pm

    My favourite food blog is called 101 Cookbooks, and it's written by a great whole-foods chef and excellent photographer named Heidi Swanson. Her recipe for Raw Tuscan Kale Salad is unbelievable -- I make it at least once every couple of weeks:


    These two are my newest eddition to health related blogs. Both are slightly geared towards no grain, gluten free lifestyle.

  12. Lorrie Chow, RD1:33 pm

    For all pediatric nutrition information, I always turn to Ellyn Satter. Her website is:

    And all of her books are amazing as well!

  13. Anonymous1:36 pm

    Culinate - more of a foodie site/blog which I discovered via my FAVOURITE cookbook and app How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman. This cookbook includes basics and variations on almost everything you can think of, including "Boiled Water Soup".

  14. Anonymous2:15 pm

    I like these two. They are less about recipes and nutrition and more about feelings and attitudes toward eating.

  15. J Slater2:32 pm

    Dig In! Manitoba

    Dig In Manitoba is a cooperative effort between Food Matters Manitoba, local parents, health educators and farmers. It is rooted in the belief that we all have something powerful and important to learn from each other when it comes to growing and eating healthy, sustainable food. Share recipes, ideas for healthy, sustainable eating, and get informed about your food!

  16. Anonymous3:51 pm

    Here are three,,,two about food and one that is just funny.

  17. Anonymous8:10 pm

    The more you like to challenge yourself, the more you will like this.

  18. Anonymous7:48 am

    Two kind of tangentially related to this blog: