"Maintaining good nutrition is like maintaining freedom of speech or democracy. You need eternal vigilance to make it work"
"To use a Pacific Northwest analogy, getting good nutrition is like a salmon swimming upstream. We live immersed in a commercial food culture that takes little or no responsibility for the health impact of their products. Changing that situation is like turning around smoking. It's changing some, but there's a long way to go."
"Good nutrition is like my chemotherapy, I don't like doing it but it's what's going to save my life."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.