Confusing? Not really
If you’ve ever been on the internet, you’ve noticed that some things are popular, and other things aren’t. The popular ones have something in common. It’s not quality, or importance, or accuracy, but novelty.
The effect of all this, day after day, year after year, is a perception that all kinds of contradictory evidence is coming up every day—and that each bit is roughly equally valid.
Of course, it’s not. Eating in ways that are good for our bodies isn’t conceptually complicated. It’s complicated by money and time and access—but eating based on scientific findings is not. Though recently you might have heard otherwise. There is new news about dietary health, and that news is more important than the typical weekly nutrition news.
Through the WI Lens
There are so many nutrition fads promoted in an endless quest to upend conventional wisdom that it’s easy to get lost when trying to understand what healthy eating is. The reason is this: when measuring diet, lifelong randomized, controlled trials are virtually impossible. The MD / senior editor of The Atlantic sets the record straight by making a simple but potent point: the science of healthy eating appears confusing, but in reality it is not. Study after study have led to a general and basic agreement among scientists and researchers: diverse, naturally high-fiber, minimally processed foods and mostly plants is what we need. Eating fat is important, but like other types of macronutrients it is “good in moderation, bad in scarcity and probably bad in overexposure”. Our take is this: the restaurants and resorts that adopt and promote menus exclusively based on fads and / or fashion (like “vegan restaurants taking over America” according to a recent article), won’t last.
Could Therapy Be Key To Treating Your IBS? – Huffington Post, 11 April 2019, Natasha Hinde
Sitting down for too long may be causing 70,000 UK deaths a year – The Guardian, 26 March 2019, Nicola Davis
Human Contact Is Now a Luxury Good – New York Times, 23 March 2019, Nellie Bowles
Americans Are Going Bankrupt From Getting Sick, The Atlantic, 15 March 2019, Olga Khazan
Why the future of well-being isn’t about money www.weforum.org, 26 Feb 2019, Justin Dupuis
With bread’s return to favor in the wellness world, consumers are ritualizing the baking process as an opportunity to slow down. JWT Intelligence, 28 February 2019, Emily Safian-Demers
Ikea’s new curtains purify the air inside your house – Fast Company, 20 Feb 2019, Jesus Diaz
Insectageddon – Politicians are complicit in the killing of our insects – we will be next – Guardian 12 February 2019 – Molly Scott Cato
Goop Enters Netflix Deal: Has Pseudoscience Found A New Platform? Forbes, 9 Feb 2019, Bruce Y. Lee
5 ways work culture will change by 2030, Fast Company, February 4th 2019 Gwen Moran