Spin Doctors - How the Media Reports on Medicine
Health & Nutrition

Why a Resource Like NutritionFacts.org is So Necessary

In a study of the dietary advice given by newspapers in the United Kingdom, “no credible scientific basis” was found for most claims. Indeed, “[m]isreporting of dietary advice…is widespread and may contribute to public misconceptions about food and health”—and potentially...
Big Salt- Getting to the Meat of the Matter
Health & Nutrition

Why is Extra Salt Injected into Meat?

Why is the salt industry so powerful? It has its own PR and lobbying firms to play tobacco industry-style tactics to downplay the dangers of high salt intake, but salt is so cheap. How much money is the industry really...
How Did Doctors Not Know About the Risks of Hormone Therapy?
Health & Nutrition

Why Did Doctors Keep Prescribing Cancer?

We’ve known about the role of estrogen in breast cancer going back to the 1800s, when surgical removal of the ovaries seemed to help in some cases. Ovaries were said to send out “mysterious” influences to the rest of the...
Health & Nutrition

Preorder How Not to Diet Now!

My new book How Not to Diet is now available for pre-order!  It’s hard to express how excited I am that it's finally coming out. It's the biggest single research project I've ever taken on. There are more than a...
Getting Starch to Take the Path of Most Resistance
Health & Nutrition

The Best Source of Resistant Starch

Resistant starch wasn’t discovered until 1982. Before that, we thought all starch could be digested by the digestive enzymes in our small intestine. Subsequent studies confirmed that there are indeed starches that resist digestion and end up in our large...

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