Libertarian podcaster Tom Woods recently interviewed the author of the New York Times Bestseller “The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet” Nina Teicholz, where they discussed how the nutrition science arena was politicized in the mid-1900s and how it has led to many of our nation’s weight and disease issues today.
Listen to the full podcast episode in the YouTube video ABOVE, or check out the show notes on the Tom Woods Show website here: Episode 866: The Truth About Fat, and the Corruption of Nutrition Science
How did the low-fat, high-carb diet become entrenched within nutrition science, to the point that dissenters virtually disappeared? The answer gives us a fascinating glimpse into how nutrition science — far from being dispassionately devoted to whatever conclusions the empirical evidence pointed to — became politicized, and how dissenting voices were silenced.
Further Reading & Resources:
- The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet by Nina Tiecholz
- Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes
- The Art And Science Of Low Carbohydrate Living by Jeff Volek and Stephen Phinney