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Nutrition Myths

6 Big Nutrition Myths, Debunked By Experts

Jennifer Rollin | Posted 01.10.2017 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rollin

We live in a society where many people tend to gravitate toward “black and white thinking” and extremes. The health and wellness industries are fr...

5 Reasons The Government's Nutrition Advice Isn't Working

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 02.03.2016 | Healthy Living

It’s been weeks since the latest federal dietary guidelines were released by the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services. Sinc...

Why Does Turkey Make You Tired?

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.03.2015 | Healthy Living

Trick question. It doesn't. The myth that tryptophan, an amino acid found in turkey, makes you sleepy, is just that. A myth. In reality, tryptophan is...

Nutrition Myths That May Be Destroying Your Diet

Katherine Brooking | Posted 09.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Katherine Brooking

Many myths start from a single, less-than-credible source or shoddy science and spread so widely and quickly that they're often viewed as scientific fact. Here are five often-cited nutrition myths that may be destroying your diet.

3 Common Nutrition Myths Dispelled

Posted 05.06.2014 | Healthy Living

By Deborah Enos, CN, Columnist Published: 05/05/2014 03:14 AM EDT on LiveScience There's a reason why most people are confused about nutrition: I...

Let's Retire These Damaging Mainstream Nutrition Beliefs, Please

Andy Bellatti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

Our public health situation is so fragile that bland toothless nutrition messaging will not do the trick. The American public deserves helpful and accurate information that can help guide them to health.

Turkey Makes You Tired.. Dark Meat Is Unhealthy.. Multigrain Rolls Are Best: 9 Thanksgiving Nutrition Myths, Busted

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker | Posted 11.19.2012 | Healthy Living

A classic Thanksgiving pigout may feel like it's basically required, but at an average of 3,000 calories a pop, it's also a diet bust. The most hea...

Are These 3 Nutritional Assumptions Leading You Astray?

Andy Bellatti | Posted 12.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

In the world of nutrition, some assumptions can easily lull you into a false sense of security.  Here are the three I've encountered most often in my nutrition practice that, once addressed, can greatly improve your health.

5 Myths About Everyday Foods

Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E. | Posted 07.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E.

When it comes to nutrition, sometimes it's hard to tell the fact from the fiction. Certain foods get a reputation as "bad for you," whereas others get promoted as "natural" or "good for you" when they are really not.

Biggest Nutrition Traps, Part 2: Quality vs. Quantity

Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS | Posted 04.02.2012 | Health and Fitness
Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS

In my last post, I talked about the all-important difference between natural and healthy. People often make the mistake of thinking that something is good for you just because it's all-natural or organic. Today, I want to focus on a different nutritional blind-spot: quality vs. quantity.

If A Food Is ‘Natural,' Does That Make It Healthy?

Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS | Posted 03.30.2012 | Health and Fitness
Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS

There are a lot of good reasons to choose foods that are less-processed and more natural. Just don't fall into the trap of assuming that a food is more nutritious (or less damaging) just because it's natural.