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  • Jamie Oliver: Food fighter

    Jamie Oliver: Food fighter
    Jamie Oliver presses a "happy cow" veggie burger on me with the fervor of a believer handing out religious pamphlets. He asks me whether I love it, but his smile is pure certainty that I will -- and even love him for making it. He's stepped out from the kitchen at Patra's, a Glassell Park drive-through where his crew is taping footage for "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution," a TV show that's not just about healthy food but also about converting skeptics and unbelievers. The chef who's been made a Member of the Order of the British Empire has an empire of his own -- TV shows in several dozen countries, foundations and charities, restaurants and books. His crusade for quality food in schools and homes has changed British food-itudes and menus. He's brought himself, his cameras and his good-food ardor to L.A., with an emphasis on kids. But the LAUSD has closed its cafeteria doors to him, so far. Characteristically, he's found other projects and causes, like his offerings at Patra's; as the man from Essex asks anxiously, "How's that slaw salad with your burger, luv?"
  • A Life eating and workout regimen

    A Life eating and workout regimen
    A Life regimen Dr. Jeffry Life's prescription for a healthy and buff midlife and beyond: Workout: Life recommends at least three weight and four cardio sessions per week: "Do some exercise you enjoy doing -- not something that you dread -- then push it....

    Dr. Jeffry Life believes he's the picture of health

    Dr. Jeffry Life believes he's the picture of health
    "Oh, you mean the guy with the 70-year-old head and the 20-year-old body-builder body? That picture has got to be Photoshopped." Dr. Jeffry Life smiles when I tell him about the general reaction I get about the famous picture of him with his shirt off,...

    Consumer Confidential: Gas prices rising, cutting salt, renting texts

     
    Here's your make-my-Monday roundup of consumer news from around the Web: --There's perhaps no surer sign that the economy's recovering than news that gas prices are climbing, and quickly. As oil prices rise amid bullish sentiment among energy traders,...

    Green Rx for lung cancer prevention--leafy veggies, green tea

     
    Finding foods and nutritional supplements that can help prevent cancer is one of those one-step-forward, two-steps-back areas of research: frequently, when researchers think they've hit upon something that works, a new study comes along that finds that,...