What Is a Healthy Diet? The Answers Are Unsatisfying | Retro Report

What Is a Healthy Diet? The Answers Are Unsatisfying | Retro Report

Is America the land of the heavy? We should eat less meat, we should eat less fat. the hefty? Less beef, eggs, junk foods the large, the roly-poly? Most Americans must lower their cholesterol, whatever it takes the chunky? Eat oat bran In other words, is America too fat? After nearly 40 years of advice […]

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[Preview] How to think about how to eat — Gary Taubes

[Preview] How to think about how to eat — Gary Taubes

Again we had this conflict between what we’re being told to eat, whether the nutritional authorities were right or wrong telling us what to eat and what’s actually happening out there. And recently there was this article on CNN talking about how Weight Watchers stock is down and Oprah Winfrey’s stock and Weight Watchers is […]

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Dietary guidelines: Advisory Committee conflicts of interest

Dietary guidelines: Advisory Committee conflicts of interest

“Dietary Guidelines: Advisory Committee Conflicts of Interest” The reason our federal dietary guidelines “may be more interested in protecting industry interests than adhering to the science” is not only because of conflicts of interest at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, but also conflicts of interest on the official Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee itself. On the […]

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Paleolithic Lessons

Paleolithic Lessons

“Paleolithic Lessons” A review published recently makes an evolutionary argument for a plant-based diet, given the fact that we apparently evolved eating huge amounts of whole plant foods. 200,000 years ago, it’s estimated that we consumed 600 milligrams of vitamin C a day. That’s the amount of vitamin C found in 10 oranges, the amount […]

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How Much Should You Exercise?

[Music] researchers who accept grants from the coca-cola company may call physical inactivity the greatest public health problem of the 21st century but actually physical inactivity ranks down at number five in terms of risk factors for death in the United States and number six in terms of risk factors for disability and inactivity barely […]

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