11/ We are what we eat

Kylie James is talking nutrition and the brain. Twenty per cent of the calories we consume go to the brain. Sixty per cent of the brain is made up of fat. The largest amount of vitamin C is used by the brain. “Sugar is as addictive as cocaine,” says the nutrition expert. High doses are … Continue reading 11/ We are what we eat

10/ Renaissance time warp

During the break, I end up in a Sheraton Hotel foyer full of hundreds of academics. It’s the 65th convention of the American Renaissance Society. I glance at the presentation lineups: Women, Wickedness and Virtue on the English Stage. Another: Seasons, Smells and Sickness in the Early Modern City. Swoon! My heart races even now, … Continue reading 10/ Renaissance time warp