“Unless it is religion, there is no field of human thought in which sentiment and prejudice take the place of sound judgment and logical thinking so completely as in dietetics.” From Nutrition Coalition
Nutrition information and science is often distorted by this fact and becomes subject to bias and a reluctance to give up a dedicated mindset and see the larger picture. New ideas can be ignored and nutrition research comes to a halt. This is the situation we meet more and more in our current world of food and diet.
Food Facts and Fads is not sponsored by any company, nutrition organization, or food/supplement manufacturer and not supported by any advertisements except for the occasional ads promoted by WordPress. The posts are entirely the responsibility of Sally Feltner, PhD, RDN. (see About Me). I am not a spokesperson for nor do I represent any food brand, organization, or company.
My goal is to help people make sense of nutrition news that is so sorely needed in our current food environment. This site seeks sound nutrition research based on science that is independent of the food industry and free (as much as possible) of bias (everyone has an opinion about the food they choose). It also attempts to determine conflict of interests of the authors and funding influences.
Food issues are in the news almost daily so we may become even more confused by conflicting information we receive. Blog posts vary from the gluten-free fad, genetically modified food, food recalls and safety issues, the paleo diet, the Mediterranean diet, the current obesity epidemic to the ketogenic diet. Another hot topic has recently emerged that includes the rising incidences of digestive intolerance or sensitivities which may be modified by the FODMAP diet. Pesticide residues,antibiotics and food additives in our foods are always of concern.
Nutrition research is a relatively young science; therefore, I prefer to refer to many aspects of research findings as “what we think we know.” Nutrition science is constantly evolving.
The blog is not intended to provide personal or individualized medical or nutritional advice. Please consult your physician who can often refer you to a registered dietitian/nutritionist if you seek nutritional advice, therapy or treatment.
Please feel free to search this site using categories, key words, or the chronological archives. Comments and your opinions are welcomed.
Sally J. Feltner, PhD, MS, RDN
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