The cult of protein

Originally posted on Sunshine and Slaughter:
In the early 19th century in America, women couldn’t vote, slavery was legal, and blood-letting was a legitimate medical procedure. Around that time, scientists decided protein was the most important nutrient. We changed our thinking about the first three issues, but protein myths are still being perpetuated–and the meat, egg, and dairy…

Vegan for Life

Suzanna and I have been pescetarians for some time. That is, we have been eating a vegetarian diet along with some animal products: eggs, milk and dairy products, and sustainably-raised seafood. We try to concentrate on sustainable organic minimally-processed foods as much as possible which requires constant vigilance. At the same time, we both hopedContinue reading “Vegan for Life”

Vegan Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chia Banana Bread

A few weeks ago I spotted too many darkening bananas on the counter and decided it was time to make some banana bread. A quick search of recipes using SpringPad on my iPhone located this recipe by Emily Malone on the Dailly Garnish site. I have modified this already vegan recipe somewhat. My goals wereContinue reading “Vegan Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chia Banana Bread”

My Obliteride

Two weeks ago on Saturday, I got up at 5:30 am after a night of not-so-restful sleep. (We had thunder and lightning much of the night and I was a little anxious about the ride.) Unfortunately for Suzanna, she had to wake up two hours earlier since she was on the first volunteer Saturday shiftContinue reading “My Obliteride”

Better Care Starts with a Better Diagnosis

You may have read the recent article about the National Cancer Institute coming up with more precise language when talking about cancer. Sounds silly perhaps, but this is so important when dealing with this scary disease and the language that physicians use can subtly change the care given to patients as well as their comfortContinue reading “Better Care Starts with a Better Diagnosis”

Keeping Track of Leukemia Specimens

Over seven years ago, I was asked to create a system to help scientists keep track of specimens at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center where I work. The system I created, the AML Specimen Bank, is still used today by researchers studying an often fatal type of leukemia in children called acute myeloid leukemia orContinue reading “Keeping Track of Leukemia Specimens”

My Dinner with Mike

A couple of weeks ago we were supposed to meet out contractor, Mike the Plumber, as he likes to call himself, at a restaurant and pub for a drink to discuss the finishing our basement. At one point, the conversation shifted to cyclists and Mike became quite adamant about how cyclists were unsafe and didn’tContinue reading “My Dinner with Mike”

Double Dipping

So the reality of my late summer athletic commitments has finally settled in. I’m training for both a September marathon (the tiny Tunnel Lite marathon) and the August 50-mile cancer fund-raising bike ride (Obliteride). What this means… I need to run five days a week including one long run on Saturday and one hill orContinue reading “Double Dipping”