Nutrition "Experts"

Saturday, July 25, 2015
How to determine the scientific rigor and veracity of a self-styled nutrition "expert:"

1. Are they a certified Dietitian? Remember, "Dietitian" is a legally protected term. Any mouth breathing dolt with a web page and a 4th grade education can claim to be a "nutritionist." Just sayin'.

2. Are they trying to get you to try the latest Fad Diet? If so run away.

3. Do they receive commercial gain unrelated to their primary practice for recommending a product? "RUN AWAY, RUN AWAY!"

4. Google their name and "GMO." Their stance on this scientifically settled issue will tell you all you need to know.

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2 comments:

Random Michelle K said...

So, I recognize that GMOs are inherently no different from the meddling we've been doing with plants for millennia.

But.

I think that the biggest pusher of GMOs, Monsanto, so a slimy nasty thing, and so it's hard not to have a knee-jerk reaction of "no thank you" because I don't want to encourage their business practices.

And I think there are repercussions to their use, in that creations like "round-up ready" whatevers lead to poor farming practices and possibly environmental issues. So, again, I don't want to encourage that.

But on the third hand, there is so much potential for creating medicines and plants that can thrive in poor soils or in contaminated water.

So, I avoid many GMOs because I don't want to support Monsanto and the round-up readying of our food crops (see also: the dangers of monoculture (ie bananas)) but I also recognize their potential for good is greater than what Monsanto is doing.

So, my relationship with GMOs: It's complicated. ;)

Unknown said...

I hear you, Michelle.