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Old 10-17-2014, 01:53 PM   #1
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20 Mainstream Nutrition Myths that Most People Believe (Even though they've been Prov

20 Mainstream Nutrition Myths that Most People Believe (Even though they've been Proved Wrong)


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Old 10-17-2014, 02:06 PM   #2
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I have some issues with the explanations given in support of the claims, some of which I've never heard before.
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Old 10-17-2014, 02:25 PM   #3
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"There are even studies showing that eating too often can be harmful… a new study came out recently showing that more frequent meals dramatically increased liver and abdominal fat on a high calorie diet."

They needed a study to show that eating frequent high calorie meals makes you fat?
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Old 10-17-2014, 02:35 PM   #4
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I don't know what to believe anymore. As I mentioned on another thread, I was just diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. When I visited the dietitian, she gave me the play by play on what foods I should be eating, etc.

I then told her I had been pretty much following those exact guidelines for the last 8 years, and yet here I was in her office getting advice on how to treat my disease.

Her only comment was "Well then keep up the good work."
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Old 10-17-2014, 03:34 PM   #5
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I'm not fond of sites that hide who is behind them. I usually get my health and nutrition information from .gov or .edu sites.

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Old 10-18-2014, 07:55 PM   #6
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I don't know what to believe anymore. As I mentioned on another thread, I was just diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. When I visited the dietitian, she gave me the play by play on what foods I should be eating, etc.

I then told her I had been pretty much following those exact guidelines for the last 8 years, and yet here I was in her office getting advice on how to treat my disease.

Her only comment was "Well then keep up the good work."
My dietician was the Professor who taught my nutrition class. I described a diabetic diet to her, we briefly discussed my food preferences and I haven't seen her since. I know what to do, but obviously my body has betrayed me anyway.

Your dietician needs a class on effective listening...
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Old 10-18-2014, 10:15 PM   #7
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Re. the “whole grain” label is a joke… these grains have usually been pulverized into very fine flour, so they have similar metabolic effects as refined grains....this overlooks the benefit of whole grains, i.e consuming the bran and the wheatgerm, notably FIBRE!

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the wheat most people are eating today is unhealthy. It is less nutritious and may increase cholesterol levels and inflammatory markers....this overlooks the link between consuming fibre and its beneficial effect on cholesterol.
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Thanks. I have proven the low carb approach works along with several others mentioned in the list.
It seemed I am on board with most every statement. Kinda reinforced what i already believed to be true.

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I wouldn't trust the government to walk my dog, less tell me whats good or bad for me.
Even the education community is biased on several issues.
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some decent info, but they lose me every time they say that if you're healthy it doesn't matter.
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Thanks. I have proven the low carb approach works along with several others mentioned in the list.
It seemed I am on board with most every statement. Kinda reinforced what i already believed to be true.


I wouldn't trust the government to walk my dog, less tell me whats good or bad for me.
Even the education community is biased on several issues.
So who do you trust? Random people who have no training in medicine, nutrition, biochemistry or pharmacology but imagine they know better than researchers who have studied these topics for decades? People like Dr. Oz and "Dr." Mercola, who have an obvious interest in making money off of their "fans"? Oversimplified and sensationalized news reports of research studies? I'd really like to know what sources you used to decide what you believe.
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