How Objective Is Nutritional Science?

how objective is nutritional science

Lately I’ve been listening to lots of podcasts about biases within human nature. Podcasts like You Are Not So Smart and Hidden Brain that expose flaws in our ability to be objective as human beings. And it got me thinking about science, particularly nutritional science. Science is held up as this gold standard of objectivity and people consider the “scientific method” to be empirical and measurable. But how true is this in reality? You read people like Michael Gerber and Dean Ornish, who claim to be objective and just follow the science. And based on this science, they promote a … [Read more...]

Being Evidence-Based

Being Evidence-Based

The field of health and nutrition is filled with buzzwords. Some of them, like diets, come and go; while others are more eternal. One buzzword I’ve seen a lot of over the last couple of years is “evidence-based” or “science-based”. It’s something that many practitioners claim to be. The basic idea this term is meant to convey is that this practitioner does their research and looks into the science before making any claims. Or that when making a statement, they can back it up with some study or collection of studies. It’s meant to distance themselves from the “wellness” crowd, who make … [Read more...]