A new study examining food consumption in 158 nations found that a higher consumption of fat and animal proteins was associated with decreased risk of heart disease. Meanwhile, more carbohydrates—especially more wheat and cereals—were associated with higher rates of cardiovascular death. These data are the latest to confirm that the U.S. government’s high-carbohydrate diet is quite likely not the best advice.
Rigorous physical training is a daily feature of military life, and yet the Military Times warns that the armed forces face a "huge problem with obesity" that is "only getting worse." Maybe you've seen the headlines: "Too Fat to Fight," or, closer to home, "Texas kids physically unfit for military," but you probably don't know the full extent of the problem.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is currently soliciting public comments about a list of key issues for the 2020-25 U.S Dietary Guidelines for Americans. This was the first time that the USDA or the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the two agencies tasked with developing the Guidelines, took this unusual step.
The announcement is good news, because it signals that the USDA and HHS are committed to increasing transparency in the Guidelines’ process, which in 2015 became a political battle field, riddled by activist agendas and corporate interests.The Nutrition Coalition will submit public comments, and we encourage you to make your voices heard in this important process.
Americans’ lack of physical fitness is affecting everything from our military, who are struggling to find enough recruits who are fit to serve, to rising costs in treating diabetes. As a personal trainer and wellness consultant, I believe exercise is critical for a healthy lifestyle. Yet, despite how much time and effort people invest trying to get in shape, they rarely meet their goals.
Prof. Noakes was actually acquitted on all counts last April, but the medical board is appealing its own decision. This letter does not address the many ethical issues surrounding the HPCSA’s actions against Prof. Noakes. We focus here exclusively on the question of whether the *LCHF diet he favors is “evidence-based.”
Promoting the same dietary advice over and over again while expecting different results is indeed a kind of insanity, and worse, is doing nothing to combat rising disease and death rates. Consumers need solid information about how to eat for good health. The U.S. News "best diets" issue doesn't measure up.