One of my long-term goals is to provide an easy-to-understand guide to some basic nutrition principles for clinicians and the general public to use. The idea is simply to give a counterbalance to the current low-fat, low-saturated fat, low-cholesterol, low-sodium, high-carbohydrate, high-fiber, whole-grain USDA/HHS dietary recommendations.
You know how people say “If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself”? Well, this applies to figuring out what you should eat to be healthy. Experts from universities and media outlets with their sweeping nutrition recommendations have a very limited ability to help you as an individual. Research from data sets, artificial experimental protocols, or animals will not tell you what will make you feel full of energy, satisfied, nourished, and healthy–or what diet you can comfortably fit into your life without making yourself and everyone around you crazy. The over-riding message from me, someone who could perhaps be considered a nutrition expert, is “Stop listening to nutrition experts already!” You can include me in that because I’m not going to tell you what to eat anyway. But I might be able to help you figure it out for yourself.