50. Question Authority

Big organizations like the FDA, USDA, AHA, AMA and ADA all struggle under real limitations and conflicts of interest. Know and understand them.


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Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal

by Eric Schlosser Hundreds of millions of people buy fast food every day without giving it much thought, unaware of the subtle and not-so-subtle ramifications of their purchases. More About the Film Review at Amazon.com… Read More »

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Gary Taubes

New York Times science writer and author of several books who gained prominence in the low-carb diet debate… Read More »

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“America: A Big, Fat, Stupid Nation,”

Jason Stoneman’s plea to Americans to learn more about the organizations that issue nutrition standards and the industry money that finances their research… Read More »

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Why Our Health Matters

Weil argues that embracing integrative medicine will improve health outcomes and lower medical costs… Read More »

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Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poorer

An award-winning journalist shows that much of what we think we know about healthcare is simply wrong and that economics, rather than illness, determines the medical care we receive… Read More »

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The Advantages of Integrative Medicine

Andrew Weil, MD, looks at the evidence for using integrative instead of strictly conventional medicine… Read More »

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“Your Genes Are Not Your Fate”

Information on new research indicating that adopting lifestyle changes can affect your genes… Read More »

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David Katz, MD

An internationally renowned authority on nutrition, weight management and the prevention of chronic disease… Read More »

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“Chronic Illness: What Works?”

Information on the three principle functional medicine therapies… Read More »

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Reclaiming Our Health

Robbins reveals the enormous human and financial costs caused by the polarization of conventional and alternative medicine, presenting a new vision of what American healthcare could be… Read More »

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Turf Wars

How special interests concoct “grassroots” movements online, mobilizing mobs that help shape the public conversation about health… Read More »

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Do You Need Milk?

Harvard nutritionists David Ludwig and Walter Willett argue that milk should be a dietary choice, not a nutritional requirement… Read More »

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Soy: To Eat or Not to Eat?

That is the question many health experts are asking about this hugely popular protein. While it does deliver some nutritional benefits, it’s best to enjoy in moderation… Read More »

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Frankenfood = Genetically Modified Foods

Genetically modified food is everywhere in America’s supermarkets and restaurants. And since it’s not labeled, most of us have no idea how much of it we’re eating — or how much it’s affecting our health… Read More »

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The Debate About Flu Shots

Many health professionals recommend seasonal flu vaccines as a preventive measure. But are they safe? Are they necessary? Do they actually work? Or are they a shot in the dark? Here’s what you need to know about influenza vaccines to decide for yourself… Read More »

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