Dietary Guidelines are based on same weak science that brought down Cornell professor

Here’s an op-ed I wrote that was published today in the L.A. Times: Sloppy science bears substantial blame for Americans’ bad eating habits by, Nina Teicholz A spectacular case of sloppy science came crashing to a close last month. Cornell University’s Brian Wansink, a world-renowned scientist who seized headlines with his research on American eating … Read more

Do low-carb diets shorten life?

Do low-carb diets shorten life? Recent headlines from a Harvard study caused a scare. Here’s my in-depth critique of that study. (Story is free with registration) https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/901910?src=soc_tw_share

Barilla pasta meddling in nutrition science

See this post at The Nutrition Coalition about how Barilla pasta has for nearly a decade been funding a major campaign to promote carbs as “Good for health and good for the planet.” This involves promoting grains/pasta as healthy, which the company has been doing by funding nutrition scientists to “find” that pasta helps with … Read more

Former FDA Commissioner Says We Have “Failed” in our Nutritional Advice

Former FDA commissioner challenging traditional dietary guidelines

In an extraordinary exchange, former FDA commissioner David Kessler challenged NYU professor Marion Nestle about what we think we “know” about a healthy diet. This video is well worth watching. The exchange crystalizes a very basic difference of opinion that exists among nutrition researchers today: those who question the basic tenets of our nutritional guidelines … Read more

US Food Consumption Data

Graphic showing percent of Americans following dietary advice

Americans Have Been Following Nutrition Guidelines – According to New Food Consumption Data The government just published a new report on American food availability. This is big news! The last such report was published nearly a decade ago. This report confirms what the last one found: In nearly every way possible, Americans have followed official … Read more

The Deal on DASH

Recently, US News and World Report published its annual diet rankings, and as usual, DASH was at the top. This is irresponsible. The DASH diet was designed to help reduce blood pressure for people with hypertension. It makes no sense to recommend this diet to a general population, for the main reason that DASH has pretty much only … Read more