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    Default Interesting article, that almost gets it right.

    It starts off well:
    Nutrition research tends to be unreliable because nearly all of it is based on observational studies, which are imprecise, have no controls, and don’t follow an experimental method. As nutrition-research critics Edward Archer and Carl Lavie have put it, “’Nutrition’ is now a degenerating research paradigm in which scientifically illiterate methods, meaningless data, and consensus-driven censorship dominate the empirical landscape.”
    Then ends up with the same old, same old:
    Most experts recommend avoiding processed foods as much as possible and sticking with a Mediterranean-like diet because it makes intuitive sense. It is not too restrictive. It is heavy in fruits and vegetables. It has the right kinds of fats and some grains. It includes fish and generally lean proteins.
    OK -- he's right on the avoiding processed food, but the rest of the recommendation is a lightly disguised version of the "plant-based" mantra we've been hearing for so long as well as a description of the mythical Mediterranean diet as distinct from what the various peoples around the Med. actually eat. Clue: Greek food is not the same as Italian, Spanish, Israeli, Egyptian, Libyan, Tunisian, or Moroccan.... Come to that, northern Italian food is very different from southern.

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    So close!!
    The worst bigots in the world are those who most loudly proclaim their ‘tolerance’

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    Super Member roseymary's Avatar
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    And yet so far ........
    One is too many a thousand not enough.

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    The French version seems to be 2 fags, a cup of strong coffee and half a baguette.


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