I wouldn’t say that processed food, ready meals and even takeaways aren’t relevantto modern life, it’s just that over the past 40 years there are three generations of people who have come out of school and gone through their home life without ever being shown how to cook properly.
Load the compost heap with peelings, not the recycle bin with plastic. Dieticians and health fanatics take an aggressive, no-give approach to processed foods, and pretty much anything out of a packet. But for the humble eater seeking sustenance, many factors affect what they put in their mouths: time, availability, knowledge and price to name just a few.
This August bank holiday 28° plus temperatures saw many pink, part roasted beings grab the phone for a takeaway, or shuffle to the supermarket aisle stocked with jars of processed sauces, prepared to sacrifice the beauty of a steaming plate of home cooked food in favour quick and ease.
Treat Neurological and Mental Illness Equal to Physical Illness
We are all a little broken. But last time I checked broken crayons still colour the same.
Deep in the green belt of Buckinghamshire is the Epilepsy Society headquarters. Densely lined with trees, its secluded location is a stark reminder of the historical social stigma surrounding the neurological condition. The word epilepsy derives from the Greek word epilepsia, meaning falling sickness. In many cultures sufferers were victims of prejudice, considered possessed and even contagious. Like mental health patients they were often hidden away from public view, in hospitals and asylums. The uncorroborated, yet plausible origin of the term going round the bend, may literally refer to the journey up the long winding drive to incarceration.