Walter Willett on Nutrition Recommendations – Have the Best Data Possible

Walter Willett on Nutrition Recommendations – Have the Best Data Possible

Walter Willett is a physician and nutrition researcher at Harvard University’s School of Medicine. This article is a part of the Harvard Experience series, which features Harvard faculty talking informally about the reasons they became teachers and scholars, and the … Continue reading

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Eating Healthier IS NOT More Expensive (In the long term)

Eating Healthier IS NOT More Expensive (In the long term)

Scientists at the Harvard School of Public Health recently conducted a literature review and proclaimed that swapping out junk food for healthy eats would increase the price of food by $1.50 per day per person. That’s $6 every day for … Continue reading

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Heals and Cooks – A New Breed of Physicians?

Heals and Cooks – A New Breed of Physicians?

It’s no secret that most medical doctors know very little about nutrition. They get at most 1 class on human nutrition during their studies. And yet, they are usually at the front lines of dispensing advice to their patients. Much … Continue reading

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Whole Grains = Whole Lot of Confusion

Whole Grains = Whole Lot of Confusion

Quick. What’s a whole grain? What’s a whole grain food? How do you tell if a product in the supermarket is a a good source of whole grains. If you don’t have a good answer, you’re not alone. There is … Continue reading

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Carbs: The Good, the Bad, and the Debatable

Carbs: The Good, the Bad, and the Debatable

A recent article in the Chicago Tribune, Good Carb, Bad Carb, caught our eye because of its title “Good Carbs, Bad Carbs”. Carbohydrates, to remind you are one of the three macronutrients making up almost all foods, alongside with fat and … Continue reading

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Variations on USDA’s MyPlate

Variations on USDA’s MyPlate

Harvard scientists were not pleased with the government switch from the Food Pyramid to MyPlate earlier this year. Although MyPlate was lauded by experts as an improvement over the pyramid – it greatly simplified food choices – they believed it … Continue reading

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Harvard Study Links Potato Chips & Soda to Weight Gain

Harvard Study Links Potato Chips & Soda to Weight Gain

A study just published in the New England Journal of Medicine has found a correlation between several bad habits and weight gain: Within each 4-year period, participants gained an average of 3.35 lb (5th to 95th percentile, −4.1 to 12.4). … Continue reading

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The Great Fat Debate

The Great Fat Debate

We recently participated in the annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE),  organized by the American Dietetic Association. Ten thousand dietitians swarmed the Boston Convention Center for an endless number of education sessions and “healthy” food tastings. One of … Continue reading

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Harvard, USDA: Soda Tax Will Cut Obesity

Harvard, USDA: Soda Tax Will Cut Obesity

It may take a year or two or five or twenty, but eventually some sort of levy will be placed on the liquid candy purveyed by the  beverage industry. In the past few weeks, two additional voices were heard in … Continue reading

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The Real Reason Red Meat is Dangerous to your Health?

The Real Reason Red Meat is Dangerous to your Health?

Not all red meats are created equal. Better phrased – not all red meats affect our health equally. These are the findings published recently in Circulation, the scholarly journal of the American Heart Association. Turns out that processed meats are … Continue reading

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