This was originally published May 22, 2013 in Scientific American’s Food Matters By focusing on weight, we may be missing the broader picture of what it means to be healthy. Brian Mattson is not the picture of health. Few would look at him and say: “There’s a healthy fellow.” But that’s a shame, because Mattson […]
This was originally published in Scientific American Food Matters on March 20, 2014 In going after CDC study, Reuters report misrepresents WIC experts, their research. The Press Release That Started it All In February, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association on obesity prevalence that concluded: […]
I was happy to be asked to Review Dr. Yoni Freedhoff’s book The Diet Fix. The original review was published in Scientific American’s Food Matters on March 3, 2014. The Diet Fix: why Diets Fail and How to Make Yours Work, by Yoni Freedhoff, MD, is available March 4, 2014. It starts with a prescription for chocolate. Clearly this is not […]
I knew my post “Dear Consumers, Please Don’t start Eating Healthfully, Sincerely, the Food Industry” got a lot of attention last spring, but I was thrilled to have it be recognized as the #1 post of 2013! Pretty exciting. Thanks to everyone who read it, and passed it along. I’m glad it touched some nerves!