Broccoli - Be Careful, Plants are Tricky

Plants can have nutrients, but they also contain anti-nutrients. This makes it hard to assess whether you are better or worse off eating...

Is the Standard Diet Good for You ?

Depends who you are. If you are a soy latte drinking metrosexual, or a career cat lady, then yes, it was made for YOU. I'm being a bit...

Arguing is an Art. Learn It.

As the ones who 'really know' about nutrition, our textbook authors don't often stoop to presenting actual arguments in support of their...

Fat is Bad, but Sugar is Fine. Really ?

The contrast between my nutrition textbook's attitude to fat and to sugar is striking. 'Sugars pose no major health threat except for an...

Crisco. The Promise of Modernity

Crisco was the first artificial trans-fat, launched in 1911. It was marketed as "better than butter". Its promise was the promise of...

Food. What is it ? Let's Be Clear

Food for humans comes from ANIMALS - meat, fish, eggs, and dairy. Plants are NOT food, they are MEDICINE. Sugar is not food, it is a...

What Planet are These People Living On ?

This is my first text book, 'Understanding Nutrition'. It contains this statement in the preface, ‘More people are living longer and...

Why Nutrition ? What am I Doing Here ?

I have just enrolled in a Bachelor of Nutrition at an Australian university. This blog will track my journey through the mainstream of...