Posts Tagged ‘apples’

Medicalizing Food, Marginalizing Obesity Care

October 30, 2022 — An apple a day keeps the doctor away. This 19th-century Welsh aphorism is a few steps behind the current zeal for medicalizing food. Food is medicine advocates are eager to see doctors prescribe produce, medically tailored groceries, or meals. It’s a big-tent concept that feels a little bit like a faith healing revival. Certainly, nutrition […]

Can Granny Smith Save Us from Obesity?

October 5, 2014 — Granny Smith is sitting on top of our list of entertaining and distorted health news reporting. The press office at Washington State University issued a headline promising, “An Apple a Day Could Keep Obesity Away.” Hmmm. Washington State. Could it be that Big Apple is behind these reports? We searched the research report and found no declaration of […]