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Pseudoconfusion about Saturated Fat: Five Reasons for One Hot Mess

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.26.2016 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

I know, you keep hearing conflicting reports about saturated fat and health outcomes. So do I. Most recently, just a few days ago, a colleague circula...

Good Nutrition, In Circles On The Road To Nowhere

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.07.2016 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

Given the almost dizzying frequency of diet-related headlines, the one true revelation about nutrition is superficially the least likely: there is no ...

15 Expert Hacks For Crafting Seductive Headlines

Yusuff Busayo | Posted 07.06.2016 | Home
Yusuff Busayo

How important is the headline? Legendary Copywriter, John Caples, admits even the world's greatest copywriter CANNOT write a million-dollar copy from...

The Pope of 'Hints' Strikes Again

Celia Wexler | Posted 05.13.2016 | Home
Celia Wexler

Don't get me wrong. I am very fond of Pope Francis -- his warmth and sunniness, and his dedication to serving the poor. But it is becoming wearying when the Pope, after three years in office, edifies the faithful through off-the-cuff remarks that the media scramble to decipher.

Fixing Epidemic Obesity? We Have Never Tried...

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.26.2016 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

Similarly, I don't think we can say that historical advice about diet, health and weight control -- whatever the historical era, or advice -- is wrong because people subject to a diet of willfully addictive junk foods failed to follow it.

Musical Diets: You Can Dance if You Want to...

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.18.2016 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

We are no strangers to a dizzying array of distorted headlines about diet. But the last couple of weeks took it to a whole new level.

Vegetables, Vegetable Oils and Dairy Fat? Please Don't Eat the Headlines!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.18.2016 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

Conventional wisdom is made to be challenged -- that, in fact, is what science is for. Science never rests, and those of us who profess devotion to it are obligated to move with it. But spitting convention in the eye is probably another matter.

The Best Way To Start Blogging

Quora | Posted 04.12.2016 | Home

How do I start a blog and what are the best blogging platforms available? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Answer by ...

Vegetarianism: Nutrition Science Meets Media Nonsense

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.05.2016 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

The study does not report that vegetarianism increases the risk of heart disease, cancer, or any other bad outcome. Nothing of the sort. Not even close.

10 Utterly Improbable Headlines for April Fools' Day

James Napoli | Posted 03.29.2016 | Home
James Napoli

Since most headlines are filled with unadulterated honesty (ahem), it can be very liberating to take one day out of the year and imagine some top stories that could never, ever, ever happen.

A Letter to Those Who Have Walked All Over Me

Walaa Chahine | Posted 03.28.2016 | Home
Walaa Chahine

Dear Feet That Have Touched My Face: You have not witnessed the horrors I have witnessed. You have not felt the pain I have felt. You have not heard the cries I have heard.

#Likely2016Headlines Predicts Next Year's News

Katka Lapelosová | Posted 12.31.2016 | Home
Katka Lapelosová

#Likely2016Headlines began trending on Twitter late Wednesday night, and continues to predict what news may come.

Junk Food: From Confusion to Clear and Simple Truth

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.08.2016 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

I was somewhat startled, and quite concerned, to learn directly from the source while sipping coffee together, that my wife was confused by the latest...

Headlines, the TSA, the Scientist and Me

Paula Gordon | Posted 10.09.2016 | Home
Paula Gordon

Contrary to the scare headlines, the TSA's SPOT method is working and there's data* to support that conclusion. Whence the headlines? The tests of TSA's effectiveness were themselves ineffective. Dr. Ekman elaborated.

The 3 Ingredients That Make a Killer Headline

Matthew Collis | Posted 09.22.2016 | Home
Matthew Collis

Headlines make a big difference when it comes to getting your audience to read your content. Don't hit "Publish" on that great post before thinking about your headline and making sure it, too, will be a success.

7 Headline Elements You Need for Content Marketing Success

Larry Alton | Posted 06.30.2016 | Home
Larry Alton

Today's audiences don't have time to read articles that don't immediately capture their interest. Before publishing or syndicating your article, make sure your title is in perfect shape. Invest the time necessary to go through multiple revisions and polish those headlines to perfection.

Our Silence Is Helping Hatred Breed

Phu Nguyen | Posted 06.18.2016 | Home
Phu Nguyen

Speak up, act up, demand change, teach our youth to be kind and empathetic, yet strong enough to be allies to those who fight on a daily basis things they don't have to endure. Do it all to exhaustion... and then do it some more.

What's So Bad About Wheat

Celia Kaye | Posted 06.28.2015 | Home
Celia Kaye

As I assessed my friend's claim, I noticed three things about the way our society functions that I suspected might contribute to the perplexing way my friend thinks about wheat.

Oz, to Ozymandias: Science, Soundbites, Symptoms and Systemic Disease

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.27.2015 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

Enough already about Dr. Oz. Whichever side you happen to be on, we might collectively acknowledge that much of the noise being made about what is, at...

I Haven't Been This Despairing of Humanity Since About an Hour Ago

James Napoli | Posted 05.18.2015 | Home
James Napoli

Before I knew it, the news was on again and I was gulping down scandal and man's inhumanity to man like they were energy drinks that would get me through a week of long-haul trucking.

The Power of Really, Really, Really Good Titles

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 05.18.2015 | Home
Gregory P. Demetriou

Unless you're writing for academia you need to capture your reader's eye in a flash or you'll lose him/her in a blink of that very same eye.

Isaac Newton's Nutrient Supplements

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.29.2015 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

The transcribed conversation in The Atlantic, starting with that headline, is rather the opposite of measured, taking the measure of prevailing sentiment, and apparently concluding that prevailing faith in nutrient supplements warranted some additional throttling. If enthusiasm for supplements is the action of concern here, this piece has opted to highlight the opposing reaction.

Jason Linkins

Headline Of The Day Takes Huge Chance With Hillary 2016 Prediction | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.08.2015 | Home

Here's your 2016-related headline of the week, courtesy of MSNBC's "The Rundown with Jose Diaz-Balart": So, Hillary Clinton will make her campa...

Salt In The Wound

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.12.2014 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

Hypothetically, we could find ourselves in trouble by eating too little salt. But hypothetically, we could incur injury from an excess of oxygen. That's not a good reason to stop breathing.

Diet Research, Stuck in the Stone Age

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.02.2014 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

This was a study designed to generate a predictably useless, misleading, and potentially harmful answer to an egregiously silly and perhaps even willfully disingenuous question. If science were generally this bad, we would never have exited the Stone Age.