I will be adding videos and information to this page to help people discern between some of the controversy of how we should be eating. It can be very difficult to know what is right for each of us. One of the main answers I attempt to stay close to is to eat real food and avoid processed food. I try to discuss how we should eat if we have a problem to fix but also how to eat when we are healthy. I attempt to help people prevent illness and chronic diseases. I have studied prevention and nutrition for over 34 years, since 1985. These are the topics that sent me to medical school to learn more about physiology, biology, biochemistry and pathology. I attempt to remain unbiased. I attempt to look at all positions. So this page with be one that I try to present several viewpoints and discuss the science and possible falsehoods behind the information that is put out there.
I will try to put the newest topics here at the top of the page and older information that I come across as the page goes down.
The Game Changers
10/23/19, today’s date. A new documentary that has come out in the last couple of weeks on Netflix was brought to my attention over the weekend. It is called “The Game Changers.” Here is the description: The Game Changers. Meeting visionary scientists and top athletes, a UFC fighter embarks on a quest to find the optimal diet for human performance and health. Directed by Oscar winner Louie Psihoyos (“The Cove”). Produced by Jackie Chan, Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Cameron. A link to the trailer https://www.google.com/search?sxsrf=ACYBGNRba_qrE6tKf_4WncHUgv-XnpZTeQ%3A1571833261985&ei=rUWwXZXiO-qFgge5ya_4AQ&q=the+game+changers+trailer&oq=the+game+changers+trailer&gs_l=psy-ab.1.0.0l6.1473105.1477195..1479007…0.0..0.92.1438.17……0….1..gws-wiz…….0i131i67j0i22i30j0i22i10i30j35i39j0i131j0i20i263.o9CxmH2X_BI
I immediately watched it but felt intuitively that the documentary was biased. I can’t just give you information based on my intuition and I found a Youtube video done by Dr. Ryan Lowery. He is not an MD but his credentials are listed here from his web site:
He earned his BS and MS in exercise physiology and exercise and nutrition science from the University of Tampa and completed his doctorate work at Concordia University in Health and Human Performance with a focus on “The Effects of a Well-Formulated Ketogenic Diet and Exogenous Ketone Supplementation on Various Markers of Health and Body Composition in Healthy and Diseased Populations.” Over his career, Ryan has published over 150 papers, abstracts, and book chapters on human performance and sports nutrition.
Here are the criticisms of this documentary: Dr. Ryan Lowery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuMoEnqd3EQ
I will add some rebuffs to the criticisms also soon.
Diets, Diets, Diets! What do we eat?
The video below sums up what so many of us deal with! And our page here tries to educate on the whats and whys of what we do and hopefully how to eat better for our future health.
Nutrition is always a hot topic because so many people are now overweight but it has become so confusing to many people. We have had people say so many different things over the years. One hundred fifty to two hundred years ago people ate what they had and it was generally healthy. But about 100 years ago things began to change. More than Two hundred years ago, in the late1700’s people had to work much harder to get enough calories. People were so much more active that it required 3-4,000 calories a day for many people to get through the day. Here is a link to what our soldiers and others were eating.
We will add to this page gradually as we go. We will look at foods across the earth and eating habits across many cultures as well.
We will discuss topics on this page that look at fats and sugars as they seem to be two of the most controversial topics I have run across. These two topics have changed the greatest and given the most confusion. They encompass many foods. Almost everyone assumes vegetables are healthy. I am not here to change that!
Here is a link to how much sugar Americans have consumed over the last couple of hundred years: