Generally Eclectic


Food/Nutrition Objectives outlines the many objectives we have for the food we eat. It recognizes that long term health is not necessarily a primary objective when we eat. Explicitly recognizing many, if not all, our objectives when we eat may lead to a better understanding of why we eat what we eat (and when).

Food/Nutrition Strategies summarizes some of the popular and frequently recommended strategies to address food/nutrition objectives. The purpose is to put individual strategies within their broader context.

Food/Nutrition Research looks at the types of research that could be used to help determine the best food/nutrition strategies. Unfortunately, our science is some distance from the desired goal of having multiply lines of inquiry leading to a common conclusion. Given this uncertainty, we need to rely on judgment.

Who to Believe addresses the fact that we are bombarded with advice about what to eat. It makes suggestions about nutrition sources that we should pay attention to. It specifically recommends T. Colin Campbell. He is a professor and nutrition scientist who was at the leading edge of nutrition research and food policy in the United States. He is also the author of two popular books on nutrition, The China Study and Whole.

Campbell Publications lists his publications in PubMed at the time of writing. Keep in mind that much of his work predated PubMed.

Vegetarian Science provides abstracts of studies related to vegetarian diets from PubMed up to the time of writing.

Making it Work: The Science of a Safe Vegetarian Diet provides recent abstracts from PubMed on health concerns with a vegetarian diet.