The Influence of Bias on Research Regarding Health Advantages of Organic Food

This is my first attempt at a journal article that I would love to eventually publish. However, I find myself stuck between the academic research world and the world of the informed consumer. I have no interest in moving into the popular press. I say first attempt because my Doctoral Adviser, Dr. Liz Lipski, aptly . . . → Read More: The Influence of Bias on Research Regarding Health Advantages of Organic Food

The Wholism of Holistic

If you have ever said, “My health was great until ______. Ever since then, it seems like it is one thing after another”, then you have experienced the wholism of holistic health. It used to be that we intuitively knew that sick was just sick and health was more than the ability to make it . . . → Read More: The Wholism of Holistic

Is Organic Worth It?

If you view value as more good stuff (nutrient dense) without the bad stuff (pesticides, hormones & concerns about genetic modification) then organic is certainly worth it. Marion Nestle explores other issues around the organic label in her book, What to Eat. She addresses many questions and I thought a summary might be in order.

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Why is the question, “What it eat?”, so complicated?

I love Marion Nestle’s answer in her book , What to Eat. As a professor of nutrition at NYU and a former adviser for several USDA, FDA and Health and Human Services committees, she has a unique perspective.

Nutrition topics are often controversial, and here is the short reason why: the science is complicated. Complicated . . . → Read More: Why is the question, “What it eat?”, so complicated?

Who Do I Trust in Health Care?

The health care industry is undergoing much change. Do you remember when the airline industry, the phone industry, the power industry were under strict government regulation and we, as consumers, had limited access? That is much like where the health care industry was from the mid to late twentieth century. As of the mid-90’s . . . → Read More: Who Do I Trust in Health Care?

Empty Harvest, Dr. Bernard Jensen & Dr. Mark Anderson

The subtitle, understanding the link between out food, our immunity and our planet, summarizes the mission of Jensen and Anderson in creating an awareness of the intimate relationship between our food supply, our health and environmental issues that concern us today. They provide a clear and compelling case that healthy soil delivers healthy crops that . . . → Read More: Empty Harvest, Dr. Bernard Jensen & Dr. Mark Anderson

What to Eat, Marion Nestle

What to Eat is a concise review of all the questions you might want to ask a trusted nutrition expert as you walk through the grocery store with her. Nestle‚Äôs approach is very practical and she does an excellent job of untangling issues of health claims, food industry marketing and moral or ethical issues. She . . . → Read More: What to Eat, Marion Nestle

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