Breakfast is considered by most nutrition experts, including Public Health England, to be the most important meal of the day. It gets your brain and your metabolism going, and it suppresses the hunger hormone in your stomach so you won’t overeat at lunch. But in our busy lives, it’s easy to turn to what is … Continue reading Sugar is the ‘alcohol of the child
For two generations, Americans ate fewer eggs and other animal products because policy makers told them that fat and cholesterol were bad for their health. Now both dogmas have been debunked in quick succession. First, last fall, experts on the committee that develops the country’s dietary guidelines acknowledged that they had ditched the low-fat diet. … Continue reading The Government’s Bad Diet Advice
Nina Teicholz is a science journalist and author of the book “The Big Fat Surprise.
It started when Nina Teicholz wrote an article in a respected medical journal, BMJ, arguing that the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee that advises the agriculture department isn’t using good research to make its decisions. Ms. Teicholz, a journalist, is the author of “The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet.” Her biggest concern is how fats are treated.
A new book by Nina Teicholz “The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet,” (to be published by Simon & Schuster on May 13) promises to add to the debate!
The American Heart Association and the U.S. government have been recommending a low-cholesterol, low-saturated fat diet for more than half a century. In 1961, when the AHA's guidelines first came out, one in seven Americans were obese. Now one in three are. In the meantime, the pervasive fear of fat and cholesterol led Americans to … Continue reading The Glorious Return of the Egg
To learn more about the importance of fat, read my Q & A with Nina Teicholz, author of The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet.
Nina Teicholz spent nine years researching the book. Once it was circulating, she began warning animal agriculture about the next set of Dietary Guidelines being finalized (2015)
When Ronald M Krauss decided, in 2000, to review all the evidence purporting to show that saturated fats cause heart disease, he knew that he was putting his professional career at risk. Krauss is one of the top nutrition experts in the United States, director of atherosclerosis research at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute and … Continue reading The science of saturated fat: A big fat surprise about nutrition?
This and other research findings were fodder for a recently published book called “The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet” by Nina Teicholz, a health journalist.