Slide Update: If you’re tied to dogma, what’s your interest in data?

Slide Update: If you're tied to dogma, what's your interest in data?

Time for another slide update….

I have always been fascinated by the topic of conflict of interest, maybe because my generation of physicians was trained in an environment that was chock-a-block full of conflict, with no balance.

We now live in an era where there is more disclosure, however, it still happens in the background of discourse that is clearly influenced by it (the conflict).

These are some examples, along with some sage advice from Salim Yusuf, OC FRSC, Distinguished University Professor of Medicine, McMaster University, lead investigator of the PURE study.

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Photo Friday: USDA Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Public Comments Meeting, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: USDA Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Public Comments Meeting, Washington, DC USA

This week’s photos were taken in Washington, DC (of course), at the second public meeting of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, held at the US Department of Agriculture (@USDA). I was impressed with the passion and interest of clinicians across the diet diplomacy spectrum who came to Washington to share their experience and some science. …

Photo Friday/Recipe: Broccoli and Bacon Stir Fry – Plants, an ideal vehicle for fat

Photo Friday/Recipe: Broccoli and Bacon Stir Fry - Plants, an ideal vehicle for fat

This week’s Photo Friday is also a recipe, for Broccoli and Bacon stir fry. This one is pretty easy and there are multiple versions of it online, I chose this version to share: See: Broccoli and Bacon Stir Fry Recipe – Todd Porter and Diane Cu | Food & Wine I would omit the worcestershire …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in The Washington region remains one of the most walkable in the country – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in The Washington region remains one of the most walkable in the country – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks again for publishing my photograph, @ggwash. Another solid report on our region’s walkability, and a great platform to show how beautiful Washington, DC is. Enjoy. Overall, city and suburb, the Washington region remains one of the most walkable in the nation, although it may be losing ground against other urban areas. That’s one of …

Just Read: Guidelines for Creating Guidelines: Dissecting American Diabetes Association Nutrition and Eating Pattern Guidelines

Just Read: Guidelines for Creating Guidelines: Dissecting American Diabetes Association Nutrition and Eating Pattern Guidelines

For as long as I’ve been following Dr. Sarah Hallberg’s (@DrSarahHallberg) work, she’s been following the progression of American Diabetes Association (@AmDiabetesAssociation) guidelines for nutrition therapy and eating guidelines in diabetes. I give her credit for turning my attention toward metabolic health instead of obesity, and toward an interest in the ADA’s work. FUN FACT …

Photo Friday: Finding the real Mediterranean Diet, Tel Aviv, Israel

Photo Friday: Finding the real Mediterranean Diet, Tel Aviv, Israel

This week’s photos were taken in Tel Aviv, Israel, which, incidentally is where I discovered low carbohydrate nutrition and concepts of metabolic health. I continued my exploration, including the finding that what is now the so-called “Mediterranean Diet” actually is a creation of American scientists, not an actual eating pattern in the wild. See: Is …

Slide Update: American Diabetes Association New Nutrition Approach, Heart-Check Still Awarded for Sugar Sweetened Cereals

Slide Update: American Diabetes Association New Nutrition Approach, Heart-Check Still Awarded for Sugar Sweetened Cereals

I’ve updated my slide repository as I track the interesting behavior of various national organizations with regard to nutrition. Click through to each image to read the caption and access linked references. I’ll write about the positive/science-based change at American Diabetes Association separately. My disclosures and potential conficts of interest (I have none to declare) …

Thank you for Publishing my Photo, in Growing labor demand in D.C. is driving up wages – D.C. Policy Center

Thank you for Publishing my Photo, in Growing labor demand in D.C. is driving up wages - D.C. Policy Center

Thanks again for using one of my photographs in another excellent analysis, @DCPolicyCenter. It shows that Washington, DC is now the leader in private sector employment in the metropolitan region: The District has always been the center of employment in the region, but this was largely due to the presence of a large federal workforce. …

Thanks for Publishing my Photograph, in Here Are The Restaurants Moving Out (And In) On 14th Street | DCist

Thanks for Publishing my Photograph, in Here Are The Restaurants Moving Out (And In) On 14th Street | DCist

Thanks for publishing my photograph, @DCist, of maybe a happier time for certain eating establishments on 14th Street, in Washington, DC. The photo is from 2016 during the annual @CapitalPrideDC celebration. Here’s one from on the same street; the happiness persists… enjoy. It’s a time of transition for the nightlife hotspot. Source: Here Are The …