5 signs your diet is your religion

http://radionutrition.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Diet-as-a-religion.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:02 — 3.2MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSMany of us have had this annoying experience. You meet a friend for lunch, or dine with family, and you’re barraged with a non-stop lecture about the person’s latest diet.  You get all the unwelcome details about food restrictions, along […]

Fake news? Welcome to my world.

Politicians and social media  moguls have been ranting about the newly recognized phenomenon of fake news.  My response: “Welcome to my world.”  Fake nutrition news has been around for decades.  It can be completely fake, with zero evidence, such as ‘gluten causes weight gain’.  Or it can be a sneaky innuendo that relies on false assumptions about […]

Walk Talk Nutrition on the gluten free fad

http://radionutrition.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Gluten-Free.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 10:03 — 4.6MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWe are annoyed by the “gluten-free” hysteria. While we don’t dispute that people with true celiac disease absolutely must avoid foods containing the protein gluten, we do dispute the use of the term “gluten-free” to imply that a food is healthy. […]

Should I Go Gluten-Free?

We all know someone who swears by the gluten-free diet, and it’s not uncommon to walk into the grocery store to see an entire section devoted to gluten-free products. A common belief is that gluten is detrimental to health, and eliminating it yields significant benefits. This is true for the 2% of the U.S. population […]

Rudi’s gluten-free tortillas

In the latest episode of “Food marketing trumps facts”, sales of gluten-free products have reportedly grown 30%/year for the past 5 years.  Dr. Glenn Gaesser, a professor at ASU, bemoans the fact that people now believe gluten-free equals weight loss diet.  It’s easy to see why this happened.  People leap to conclusions about nutrition and […]

Nutrition nonsense label claims

Nutrition gets hijacked to promote all kinds of silly products.  Vitamin Water and “energy” bars come to mind.  But it also gets mis-used to push foods that aren’t manufactured chemical concoctions, giving them a dubious health halo.  The claims may be technically true, but they’re essentially meaningless.  Here are some examples: “cholesterol-free” vegetable oil:  Yes, […]

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