Nina Teicholz is an investigative journalist and author of the New York Times Best-Selling Book, The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet. She is a well-respected food and nutrition writer that has contributed to publications such as the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Economist, and Men’s Health magazines, and is a former NPR reporter and associate director for the Center of Globalization and Sustainable Development at Columbia University.
For decades, many people have believed that fat, especially saturated fat, makes us gain weight, but that turns out not to be true. Investigative journalist Nina Teicholz documents how the low-fat nutrition advice of the past 60 years has had disastrous consequences for our health.
For decades, nutritionists have advocated a diet low in fat. But investigative journalist Nina Teicholz says that recommendation is based on a single, faulty study.
Interview with Amy Alkon, BlogTalk Radio, "Nina Teicholz on Why Butter, Meat, & Cheese are the Foundation of a Healthy Diet"
Amy Alkon's Advice Goddess Radio: 'Nerd Your Way To A Better Life!' with the best brains in science. Saturated fat is your friend. Really. It turns out everything we've been told about eating fat is wrong. On tonight's show, meticulous journalist Nina Teichholz will lay out the scientific errors, bias, and dangerous misrepresentations that have underpinned the dietary dogma of the past 60 years.
Thursday's Topical Currents takes on the issue of dietary fats and whether or not they are actually detrimental to our health.
Rush Limbaugh, The Rush Limbaugh Show, "Like Junk Science on the Climate, Saturated-Fat Fearmongering Has Been Exposed as Baseless"
RUSH: How many of you believe that eating eggs and mayonnaise and steak and other high fat foods is a no-no, shouldn't do it. It's gonna lead to obesity -- fat, if you're in Rio Linda. It's gonna lead to cholesterol. It's gonna lead to clogged arteries. It's gonna lead to your death, prematurely.
'Fat is the nutrient that's been targeted the most - and I've realized that all of our nutrition recommendations over the past 50 years have turned out to be wrong!' 03:00 'This story of low-fat diets is a failure of scientists - good intentioned men who really wanted to solve the heart disease epidemic, believed this is the best possible solution and jumped the gun before it was ready.' 11:00
Ever think our understanding of fat and what's fattening is off? Today, science journalist Nina Teicholz takes us through what she says is the flawed thinking and the flawed science that has shaped nutrition and public health policies for decades. Get ready for a Big Fat Surprise.
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