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27 02, 2015

Sodium and Saturated Fat: The Proposed Dietary Guidelines

By |2015-02-27T17:48:54-04:00February 27th, 2015|Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized|0 Comments

 Fat, sodium and sugar will be hot topics this year. They are reviewed in "Chapter 6" of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines proposal (Cross Cutting Topics of Public Health Importance), and there is quite a bit of disagreement among doctors, dietitians, and self-proclaimed nutrition experts. Luckily, the Dietary Guidelines [...]

27 02, 2014

Information Versus TMI (too much information): The Proposed Nutrition Facts Label – Part I

By |2014-02-27T17:35:30-04:00February 27th, 2014|Food Facts, Uncategorized|2 Comments

The ingredient and nutrition information on food product labels has evolved over the years. In 1990 the Nutrition Facts label was created and food manufacturers had to comply with this new labeling system that identified calories, serving sizes, vitamins and minerals, carbohydrate, protein, and some additional specifics in [...]

26 01, 2012

Just Say No to Diets

By |2012-01-26T13:22:45-04:00January 26th, 2012|Weight Management|0 Comments

Why Should You Just Say No to Diets? Simple Steps Work Funny. I was getting ready to write up this post, when I came across this: The Dr. Oz Ultimate Diet. Sigh.While Oz has some sensible advice from time to time, this "Diet" is not on the sensible [...]