Redeeming Fat

One thing that I need to make clear before continuing the discussion of dietary fat is that epidemiology is a valid field of science which has brought tremendous benefit to healthcare and many other disciplines. The point made by Gary Taubes (and many others) is that...

The Truth about Diet: Emerging from the Darkness

Jim, a Vietnam vet in his mid 60’s, speaks in a booming voice when making a point. I’ll never forget the day over 20 years ago when he entered the office and announced across the room so that everyone could hear, “Hey Doc, I stopped that diet you put...

Death of a Big Fat Lie

I recently finished reading Nina Teicholz’s excellent book “The Big Fat Surprise” which further demolishes the low fat diet as a reasonable recommendation for the health of most Americans. She has made the discussion of the relevant studies,...