The conclusions that can be drawn from ‘research’ as compared with what we see and experience in the real world is where the rubber meets the road when it comes to science. Nutrition science is probably the scientific area where this is most hotly contested. Especially when it comes to real world evidence from a doctor – or many doctors – telling us they have bags of clinical evidence from hundreds of patients who have regained health from eating in a different way, not from drugs. Should we discount this as anecdotal evidence worthy of the bin, labelling it as “the worst kind of science”, as suggested by Prof Dariush Mozaffarian, one of the leading nutritional scientists in the world?
This is a sensationally good article for you to read. Gems include:
Calorie counting not much use for weight watchers. The quality of your food is more important than fad “name” diets.
Food quality was more important than the relative amounts of individual macronutrients (carbs, proteins, fats) or micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, polyphenols, etc.)
All fats (proteins and carbs) are not created equal. One can be far too simplistic by grouping them into the one basket.
ANH-Intl Feature: Swiss food for thought on nutrition controversies