Tom Naughton Gives Us Hope For The Future

Kate CP - posted on 03/23/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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From http://www.drbriffa.com/2012/03/19/tom-n... :



"Tom Naughton used to be a full time stand-up comedian but, although he’s still funny, he’s spending more time these days spreading the word about what truly healthy eating is. He also produced the movie Fat Head (a revealing and entertaining watch if you haven’t seen it yet). Tom has a blog here. It’s one of the blogs I read as regularly as I can and I recommended it wholeheartedly in my last book.



Tom recently gave a 20-minute talk in Washington DC in which he gives a (I think) great summary of the dunderheaded dietary advice given to us by government agencies, health groups and most health professionals. He also highlights the fact that people are increasingly looking for help on-line, and finding it in the form of blogs and within social media. He makes the point that getting information this way can be better and more useful than taking, say, one piece of advice from a so-called ‘expert’ who just so happens to have it all wrong. He’s right.



Tom’s presentation gives us cause for optimism. He seems to be rightly aware that people appear to be turning away from conventional sources of information in their droves, and that people are increasingly looking for genuinely helpful dietary advice in all the right places. If I had 20 minutes to say what I feel is wrong with conventional dietetic advice and where people would be better off looking for useful (and science-based) information and advice, I hope it would come out a lot like Tom’s talk."

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Kate CP - posted on 03/25/2012

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He's totally right, though. All this crap about "fiber is good for you, whole grains are good for your heart" is based on REALLY CRAPPY science and in the end doesn't wash. So doctors are constantly saying "You need to change your diet! Eat THIS way and you'll be healthy!" and when people follow the diet the doctor says "You're not following the diet right."



Diabetes and heart disease went through the roof when we started promoting over 8 servings of whole grains a day. It's ridiculous to base a human diet on over 300 grams of carbohydrates a day!

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Tracie - posted on 03/25/2012

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Do what works. We shouldn't have to fight the establishment so hard on matters of common sense. Keep up the great work, Tom!

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