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Jonny Bowden

The Health Report You Never Read (But Should Have)

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 08.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

Basically, the committee said, in no uncertain or wishy-washy terms, that we have a huge problem and its name is sugar.

Why Most Diet Research Sucks

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

What happens is that these observational studies become the basis of health policy. They don't generate hypothesis that can be tested and either proven or disproven, they generate the assumption of cause and effect, which is reinforced by the media, and becomes the basis of public health policy.

Soda and the Nanny State

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

Did the Bloomberg proposal have faults? You bet. Did it have loopholes? Sure. Would it present an enforcement nightmare? Probably, although not nearly as bad as critics have suggested. But that does that mean we sit back and do nothing?

The Great Cholesterol Myth

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 01.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

The "Great Cholesterol Myth" has been the foundation of the boneheaded dietary advice you and I have been saddled with for the past 30 years, "official" dietary advice that has directly contributed to the greatest epidemic of obesity, diabetes and heart disease in history.

The Last Acceptable Prejudice in America

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 12.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

Prejudice against the obese is the last "acceptable" prejudice in America. The overweight are treated differently. They're looked at differently. They're stared at, sneered at, and discriminated against.

Bloody Aftermath of the Diet Wars

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 12.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

Not only is there major disagreement over the amount (and type) of protein we should be eating, but there's wild disagreement over the role of fat, the importance of carbs, the value of exercise, the need for calorie counting, and just about anything else you can think of.

The Organic Food Lie

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 11.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

The media reporting of a new Stanford study purporting to show that organic food has no substantial benefit over conventionally grown food is a wonderful example of how to reduce a complex issue into a sound bite.

Exercise: The News You Don't Want To Hear

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 11.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

My mentor, the late great nutritionist Robert Crayhon, used to say this: "The two great dangers with nutrition are thinking it does too much, and thinking it does too little." The same can be said of exercise.

Egg Yolks: As Bad as Smoking? About That Study...

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 10.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

The idea that a food that contains 13 essential vitamins and minerals, high-quality protein, antioxidants, and brain-supporting choline should have almost as bad an effect on the heart as a pack of Salems just doesn't pass the smell test, even if your nose is clogged.

ORAC no more!

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 09.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

I'm personally sorry to see the ORAC values go. But their blatant misuse and misrepresentation by commercial interests intent on selling a bunch of products won't be missed at all.