#8 Nina Teicholz

investigative journalist and NYT best selling author

Today’s interview is with Nina Teicholz, the New York Times best selling author of The Big Fat Surprise, Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet. This book is nothing short of revolutionary. For decades we have been told that saturated fat, namely butter, meat and cheese, have no part in a healthy diet. We have been led to believe that this recommendation was clearly based in high quality science. Well, Nina blew the lid off that fallacy. Her book shows how poor that research actually is, and shows why we should not demonize or avoid saturated fat. She also has a fantastic message that we should not be promoting a one-diet-for-everyone approach. Our baseline metabolic health, our heritage, our genetics, and so much more makes us all individuals, and each individual will respond differently to different diets. So, whether you believe that saturated fats can be part of a heathy diet or not, hopefully you can come on board with her message that as a diverse society, we need a diverse set of nutritional practices to help us all heal and promote health. Also, I hope her book and her message continue to remind us all that we need to question our beliefs about nutrition and health and science in general. Things are not always as they seem, and we will never know that unless we ask the questions. For that, I applaud Nina. I hope you will too, and I hope you enjoy the interview.

Music: Surfing Day by Marcos H. Bolanos
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