Where do you get your health info? Media vs. Science

Take a few minutes to read this article on the Forbes website: Sweet And Sour: The Media Decided Fructose Was Bad For America; But Science Had Second Thoughts.

While it is correct to state that physical activity and active lifestyles are becoming less common among common folk these days, this is not the basis of being overweight and/or obese. And yes, it is true that carbohydrates can make an individual gain weight, however, not all carbohydrates are equal. The carbohydrates that are causing obesity are the ones that are empty calories that aren’t paired with fiber, vitamins, nutrients, water and phytochemicals among other things that come packaged with whole foods. Whole-food carbohydrates like rice, bananas, peaches, carrots and potatoes are not evil. These foods cannot make you obese.

The media is like a pickpocket. It steals your time and resources while you are infatuated with the junk it spews out. Don’t listen to it and don’t waste your time on it. The media needs to fill you with incorrect information and fads so it can repeat the cycle again and again. That is how it works. If the media gave out the truth, they would be out of business because there would be nothing to correct, no fads, no interest pieces to keep your focus off the things that matter. They would have to report “boring” news that nobody likes to watch anymore. The media likes fads because it can give a bunch of information about the magic abilities of a certain food or product until another one comes along. It’s the same song and dance with a few different lines and a few different characters.

I get my information from valid sources, many who are scientists or doctors who have been studying nutrition, health and science for more than 30 years. Some of my favorite sources and doctors are:

  • John McDougall, physician
  • Michael Greger, physician and professional speaker
  • Nutritionfacts.org (founded by Micahel Gregor)
  • Joel Fuhrman, physician
  • Jeff Novick, RD
  • Dean Ornish, physician
  • Harvard University Website
  • Neal Barnard, physician and clinical researcher
  • Caldwell Esselstyn, Surgeon
  • T. Colin Campbell, biochemist

Be wise. Get your science from real scientists.

  • Updated 3 years ago
Sara Binde

Sara is a health and nutrition coach. She advocates for a whole foods plant-based lifestyle and teaches the world how to achieve weight loss.