What Do You Mean By Healthy: In Controversial Move, FDA Set To Change Official Definition

What Do You Mean By Healthy: In Controversial Move, FDA Set To Change Official Definition
FDA To Tell Us What Healthy Means–Using Outdated Models That Still Mistakenly Vilify Cholesterol, Fat There is power is words, even in an age of so many lies, half-truths, and obfuscations. Perhaps words are even more important in such an age, as we parse the statements coming out of government and companies’ PR shops like shamen examining the entrails of chickens to distill out the facts that may or may not be swaddled within the blanket of BS.… Read the rest

Why You Shouldn’t Even Bother Buying Low-Fat Cheese, Or Why Do They Take Us For Idiots?

Why You Shouldn’t Even Bother Buying Low-Fat Cheese, Or Why Do They Take Us For Idiots?
The Low-Fat Is A Lie: Why Low-Fat Cheeses, Ice Cream And Cookies Are Arguably Worse For You Than The Real Thing There is a psychological secret about humans that some restaurant owners have figured out: we claim we want more choices in everything, but this isn’t really true. If we are offered too many choices, our brains seize up and we become paralyzed, “debilitated by choice,” in the words of Professor Sheena Iyengar, a researcher who has studied choice for two decades.… Read the rest

Eat Your Fat: Study Shows Full-Fat Diet Lower In Carbohydrates Better For Overall Health And Reduced Risk Of Diabetes

Eat Your Fat: Study Shows Full-Fat Diet Lower In Carbohydrates Better For Overall Health And Reduced Risk Of Diabetes
Long-Heeded Advice To Increase Health By Lowering Natural Fats Intake Debunked: Link Shown Between High Fat Diet And Reduced Risk Of Diabetes There are some things we hear so often they become not only a part of the tapestry of the culture, they become internalized in us as individuals–regardless of their truth. Some examples: Don’t swallow your gum; it stays in your stomach for seven years.… Read the rest

Obesity, Heart Disease Largely Driven By Sugar–Industry And Government Don’t Want Us To Know That

Obesity, Heart Disease Largely Driven By Sugar–Industry And Government Don’t Want Us To Know That
Sugar Is The Enemy, Not Fat, But You Would Never Know It If You Listened To The FDA It has long been known that sugar, not fat was the prime culprit in driving obesity. Why then has it been ignored for so long? For those of us old enough to remember the original food pyramid, the one with a cautious note on fats and oils at the very top, “Use sparingly,” with a massive base of breads, cereals and grains advising 6-11 servings a day(!), shifts in thinking in recent years have seemed revolutionary.… Read the rest