It is important to stay attuned to the controversies behind these new guidelines, as they may help us better understand the limitations of dietary policy and nutritional science and thus help us better engage and educate our patients in nutritional health.
You might have been surprised by the news coming out last week, announcing that the World Health Organization (WHO) found that ...
All of the environmental destruction, climate change, and pollution are not only problematic in their own right, but they're actually making food production more difficult and unpredictable.
Have you ever wondered why there are carbs in meat like frankfurters, bologna or other processed meats? Or why your blood glucose levels go up higher than usual after eating these foods? Hidden sugar is most likely the cause.
Could it be we’re entering a sugar awareness Zeitgeist? That is, are we awakening to the abundance of sugar in the American diet and the toll it...
The American Institute of Cancer Research (AICR) has developed The New American Plate to help us reorganize the quantities of food groups on our plate to promote a more whole food, plant-based approach to nutrition.
Whatever the intrinsic drama, though, and however often it need not apply -- there is, of course, evil in the world. There is avarice. There is corruption. There is exploitation. Anyone not holding such things to be self-evident, is evidently not paying attention.
Social determinants of health (SDOH), as identified by the CDC, are conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and play that affect a wide range of health risks and outcomes.
A recent survey found that a majority of Americans don't want politicians meddling in the creation of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the roadmap for health advice that's updated every five years, and with which some experts took issue when they were first released.
Succulent bold flavors and varied colors on the plate might help people consume foods with high nutrition content. As a culinary enthusiast, I want to share with you a few tips to help prepare meals that will leave your family asking for seconds.
The new guidelines state the relationship between dietary cholesterol (found only in animal foods) and blood cholesterol levels is inconclusive, and more research is needed. The guidelines recommend to continue limiting dietary cholesterol with the exception of cholesterol from eggs and shellfish.
We have every reason to expect, and right to demand, that dietary guidelines for health be born of the best available science, be produced by the best experts, and be relevant for all the people.
The flaws in genuinely expert advice about diet are analogous to: this hose vs. that hose; this water pressure vs. that. Spraying gasoline instead of water is a problem at a different level altogether.
We each have an opportunity and responsibility -- as parents, children, friends, neighbors, business owners, employees, tax payers, citizens, and Americans -- to push the government, food industry, media, restaurants, cafes, schools, and workplaces, and everywhere else we eat, away from the bad and ugly and toward the good.
With so many assaults on food lately, I had to zero in on the most urgent topics.
I suppose I might be more expert in randomized controlled trials if I had ever had the actual opportunity to fetch a pail of water without one when my...