Physicians’ 20th Century Nutrition Education: via Medical Journal Advertisements (Food Has Always Been Medicine)

Physicians' 20th Century Nutrition Education: via Medical Journal Advertisements (Food Has Always Been Medicine)

I know I have the gene that makes me a history geek. While reading Denise Minger’s book, Death by Food Pyramid: How Shoddy Science, Sketchy Politics and Shady Special Interests Have Ruined Our Health, I was attracted to the analysis by Yerushalmy and Hillboe about the association between fat intake and mortality, published in 1957 …

A Different Take- My Conversation With the Author: Diabetes Remission Data from Kaiser Permanente Shows that Patients are Right to Have Hope

A Different Take- My Conversation With the Author: Diabetes Remission Data from Kaiser Permanente Shows that Patients are Right to Have Hope

After recently reading this paper about the natural history of diabetes remission using Kaiser Permanente data, Just Read: Predicting Risk of Diabetes Progression, and Incidence of Remission in Usual Care – data from Kaiser Permanente, I had the opportunity to walk and talk with one of its authors, Shantanu Nundy, MD (@DrNundy) who framed the …

Just Read: Predicting Risk of Diabetes Progression, and Incidence of Remission in Usual Care – data from Kaiser Permanente

Just Read: Predicting Risk of Diabetes Progression, and Incidence of Remission in Usual Care - data from Kaiser Permanente

These are two papers, one just published in one of my favorite journals (@PermanenteJ) and one a few years old, published in Diabetes Care. They are interesting to read together because they both leverage Kaiser Permanente data to understand the health of populations. Predicting the Risk of Diabetes Progression In the Permanente Journal article, the …

Just Read: Evaluating the environmental impacts of dietary recommendations (what is the impact if “recommended” and “healthy” aren’t the same in an era of diabetes reversal)

Just Read: Evaluating the environmental impacts of dietary recommendations (what is the impact if "recommended" and "healthy" aren't the same in an era of diabetes reversal)

Continuing my exploration of what a sustainable diet is in the context of overall health, this paper looks at nationally recommended diets around the globe and the impact on the environment of those recommendations actually being followed. In the United States, for example, there has been a long-standing recommendation, starting in 1961, to reduce fat …

Just Read: Livestock: On our plates or eating at our table? A new analysis of the feed/food debate

Just Read:  Livestock: On our plates or eating at our table? A new analysis of the feed/food debate

This is a follow-up to a comment I received on a previous post (thankful for the kindness of co-innovators). The commenter did not identify themselves, I think it may be Professor Grant Schofield (@grantsnz), but I could also be wrong, in any event, they show a much more expanded knowledge of impacts of diet than …

Just Read: Do low-carbon-emission diets lead to higher nutritional quality and positive health outcomes? A systematic review of the literature.

Just Read: Do low-carbon-emission diets lead to higher nutritional quality and positive health outcomes? A systematic review of the literature.

As the title says, this study looks at whether low-carbon-emission diets (typically those that include less meat, more grains) are correlated with better health. This is important because Climate change is a risk to human health. Climate change increases disparities because it disproportionally affects vulnerable populations. Diversity allows the human species to survive 🙂 Diets …

Just Read: Nutritional and greenhouse gas impacts of removing animals from US agriculture

Just Read: Nutritional and greenhouse gas impacts of removing animals from US agriculture

This study, published in November, 2017, is authored by scientists at Virginia Tech and the US Department of Agriculture, and models a food production scenario in the United States that eliminates animals. This view is interesting because it requires several assumptions to be made, which the authors list: Assumptions when animals are removed from US …

Just Read: Diabetes Prevalence in Sweden at Present and Projections for Year 2050 (what’s the impact of diet going to be?)

Just Read: Diabetes Prevalence in Sweden at Present and Projections for Year 2050 (what's the impact of diet going to be?)

Andersson T, Ahlbom A, Carlsson S. Diabetes Prevalence in Sweden at Present and Projections for Year 2050. Icks A, editor. PLoS One [Internet]. Public Library of Science; 2015 Nov 30 [cited 2017 Dec 29];10(11):e0143084. http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0143084 I read this piece because I read this piece: Just Read: Is a diet low in greenhouse gas emissions a …

Just Read: Is a diet low in greenhouse gas emissions a nutritious diet? (or what if what was thought to be a nutritious diet is actually higher in greenhouse gas emissions because it is poorer for health)

Just Read: Is a diet low in greenhouse gas emissions a nutritious diet? (or what if what was thought to be a nutritious diet is actually higher in greenhouse gas emissions because it is poorer for health)

I am not an environmentalist – I am a health activist. Climate change is a risk to human health. Climate change increases disparities because it disproportionally affects vulnerable populations. Diversity allows the human species to survive 🙂 I desire to be low carbon, and low carbohydrate, both for health reasons. Is this possible? There are …

Just Read: Alzheimer’s Disease Is Type 3 Diabetes—Evidence Reviewed

Just Read: Alzheimer’s Disease Is Type 3 Diabetes—Evidence Reviewed

I was stimulated to read this paper by: The recent publication in The Lancet of Dementia prevention, intervention, and care. Georgia Ede, MD’s (@GeorgiaEdeMD) talk at Low Carb San Diego (Adventures at Low Carb San Diego ) which was triggered by the above General interest in knowing if there’s a better way to do something …