Ban Trans Fats!

I’m very pleased that the lawsuit seeking to ban Oreo cookies, because they contain trans fatty acids, is getting so much press. The folks who brought the suit have set up a site at BanTransFats.com with a good page of links to information about trans fats.…

Sugar Association suggests 25% of your diet should be sugar.

More proof that the sugar industry, as represented by the Sugar Association, is truly evil. In the article, “Sugar industry threatens to scupper WHO,” Sarah Boseley, health editor of The Guardian reviews some of the Sugar Association’s strong-arm tactics to subvert the World Health Organization’s healthy eating recommendations.…

Brad Marshall's Fat Primer — Part Two

Here’s part two of my friend Brad’s primer about fat: So then, you may ask, why is vegetable oil bad for me if it isn’t partially hydrogenated? The simple answer is oxidation. Double bonds are less stable than single bonds and therefore the more unsaturated an oil…

Brad Marshall's Fat Primer — Part One

Hello there! If you’re still following this string of nutrition-related posts, you’ll have read “The Oiling of America” and “Soy Alert – One Woman’s Story.” I felt better informed after I read them, but as I mentioned in my last post, I still had some questions. So, I…

Soy Alert — One Woman's Story

Now that you’ve read “The Oiling of America” (which was linked in the entry I posted on March 13, 2003) you might want to take a look at this article, also from the Weston A. Price society, “Soy Alert – One Woman’s Story.” This is one woman’s claim…

The Oiling of America

Last year, my friend Brad Marshall sent me an article that challenged just about everything I knew about what it meant to “eat healthy.” That New York Times article, called, “What if It’s All Been a Big Fat Lie?” set off a several-month-long process, educating me about diet, nutrition,…