Monthly Archives: February 2018

The not-so-sweet link between Big Sugar and the peak body for dietitians

I released a little thunder on this page a fortnight ago, noting that the health star rating system we use on food labelling in Australia is demonstrably ludicrous. The column damn nigh went viral, and I was contacted from all quarters … Continue reading

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HPCSA’s pursuit of Professor Tim Noakes: the nutrition witch-hunt of the century?

By Marika Sboros The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) is back on the warpath against Prof Tim Noakes. It is appealing its own committee’s comprehensive not guilty verdict for Noakes in April 2017 on a charge of unprofessional … Continue reading

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Low carbohydrate diets replete in micro nutrients

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Evidence against raising “good” cholesterol with drugs.

Doctors and drug companies don’t like to report negative results, but when it comes to medications that raise HDL, or good cholesterol levels, they’re getting used it. In a presentation at the American College of Cardiology, researchers report that the … Continue reading

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WASHINGTON – The Nutrition Coalition applauded a report, released today by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) on the process used to develop the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA). A crucial finding of the report is that … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Plant-Based Dietary Guidelines


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Death of G.I.? Let’s hope so.

High variability suggests glycemic index is unreliable indicator of blood sugar response Glycemic index values can vary by 20 percent within an individual and 25 percent among individuals, according to the results of a controlled feeding clinical trial Image courtesy … Continue reading

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They wanted me to stick to “the rules.”

I’ve got a big announcement for 2018, one that might come as a shock but totally feels like it’s in alignment with what I believe and what I stand for. I’M KISSING MY DIETITIAN LICENSE GOODBYE. Here’s the full story: … Continue reading

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Quebec family physician Dr Èvelyne Bourdua-Roy looks set to become “Canada’s Tim Noakes”. Bourdua-Roy’s regulatory body, the Quebec College of Physicians, is investigating her for comments on diet and nutrition she made on a radio talk-show. Nutritionists who may be members … Continue reading

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Doctor Admits KETO is Worst Diet in the world

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