The Dangers of Industry-Influenced Dietary Guidelines

dietary guidelinesCholesterol from eggs raises the risk of heart disease and early death, according to a new study in JAMA. The news shouldn’t come as a shock. Decades of research has shown the dangers of dietary cholesterol. So what made the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans almost drop cholesterol warnings? Industries with an interest in keeping Americans unhealthy.

After the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee released its report stating that cholesterol is no longer “a nutrient of concern for overconsumption,” the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine filed a lawsuit Continue reading “The Dangers of Industry-Influenced Dietary Guidelines”

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Help Change the Dietary Guidelines

myplateFamiliar with this image? Most of us have seen some version of this nutritional tool developed by the USDA that offers nutritional recommendations to help us choose the right foods and the right amounts of those foods. The Food Guide has changed a lot over time, with the most current being called MyPlate. Although there has been improvement in the development over the years to healthier recommendations, there is still a long way to go.

Dr Mark Hyman is asking for everyone’s help to change the dietary guidelines so that they promote optimal health and wellness, as well as make sure the new guidelines represent current nutritional science – not just benefit to corporate interests. The USDA is asking for your input on the new Dietary Guidelines process by March 30, 2018. Continue reading “Help Change the Dietary Guidelines”

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