Monthly Archives: September 2015

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Diet and Death

Comparison of leading causes of deaths, Global, 2000 and 2012 Source: World Health Organization. Five of the leading causes of death in the world increased in frequency from 2000 to 2012 (see WHO graph, above). Of these, road injury is not a disease. Of the other four, three are directly related to diet: ischemic […]

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Government Guidelines and Faulty Food Pyramids

On July 31, 2014, the Huffington Post published an article by its health diretor, Meredith Melnick, and a politics reporter, entitled “What The Government Got Wrong About Nutrition — And How It Can Fix It” ( Now, two years later, we may well ask to what degree it has indeed “fixed it.” The article begins […]

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The Elephant in the Room

What elephant in the room?  I just need a fly swatter! Confused about all the dietary recommendations out there? Meanwhile, time is passing, and we’re not getting any younger! Hint: look for the obvious, but check out the quality of the latest scientific and historical research behind it. So what’s the elephant? In the United […]

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