Have you read the Top 11 Lies of Mainstream Nutrition? When I saw the title, I hoped that I found a kindred spirit; someone writing about how real nutrition should include saturated fats, eggs, and cod liver oil. I clicked over to verify what the author had “right” from a real food perspective. I smiled at first, and then I found myself furrowing my brow and starting to smirk.
The author is obviously a big fan of the latest dietary craze, generally summed up as “meat-is-good-grains-are-bad”. There are different takes on this approach to eating, from low carb, to paleo, to primal. I do not have a problem with these dietary approaches per se, especially if you feel better in the long term while eating no grains and a lot of steaks. But as nutritionally minded people, we are prone to getting stuck in the latest, most Perfect Diet of them All. (But it doesn’t exist.) [Read more…]