The Unwrit Dogma

When Dietary Dogma Meets Inconvenient Facts

In nutrition, we encounter a fair amount of dietary dogma. But dogma is not confined to nutrition. Obesity prevention, obesity treatment, and health promotion are all teeming with it. Asking questions and paying attention to inconvenient facts can be most unwelcome.

However, if the goal is better health, it’s essential. Both public and individual health improve when we know the difference between facts, suppositions, and myths. Objectivity and scientific curiosity are important tools for progress. They mark the difference between doing research and proving a point.

So we recommend the following thread by Danielle Belardo, describing her own personal journey in pursuit of better health for her patients as a vegan cardiologist.

The Unwrit Dogma, painting by N.C. Wyeth / WikiArt

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September 13, 2020

One Response to “When Dietary Dogma Meets Inconvenient Facts”

  1. September 13, 2020 at 10:51 am, Alfred B Lewis said:

    Every diet has their dogma. I suspect the “right” answer varies by person, which is under-appreciated. Some people can’t get near salt, others dietary cholesterol. I wish the “experts” would be more selective.

    People differ in many, many ways. THe optimal diet is probably one of them.