[KwartzLab] Interesting Food Article (Warning: Not Safe For Foodies)
matt at mcpherrin.ca
Fri Mar 15 12:51:08 EDT 2013
While this sounds like a fun idea (I signed up for his "trials", and
hopefully when I move to SF I'll try it out), I'm a bit concerned.
In particular, the human digestive tract is super complicated.
There's a ton of different bacteria in a symbiotic relationship with
you, and who knows what would happen if you didn't eat food for two
months -- maybe something would die off, and you'd get super sick.
is a real problem with people on strong antibiotics.
Eating this for one or two meals a day is probably okay. But
completely replacing food? The implications are pretty scary, and not
an action to be taken lightly and without medical supervision.
On a related note, I'm considering switching to these for my lunches.
They're pretty tasty (fruity granola bar) and relatively complete.
On Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 12:30 PM, Christopher Vollick
<psycotica0 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 10:32:33AM -0400, Mark Pitcher wrote:
>> I don't think it's off tangent at all. For many people food is an important
>> part of socializing, and the preparation of food is very ritualistic. For
>> others shopping, food prep, and eating is a waste of time and resources.
>> And there's no reason why you couldn't do both.
> I liked this line:
>> Eating to me is a leisure activity, like going to the movies, but I
>> don't want to go to the movies three times a day.
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