While there are bits and pieces of how I view nutrition all over this site, I always wanted to put it together in one long essay. It turns out that would be a waste of time because Michael Pollan has already done this in a New York Times article.
I don’t know who is channeling whom, but one thing is clear: Pollan explains my worldview far better than I ever can. Yes, I have writer’s envy. It also is clear I need to read his book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals.
In the Times’ magazine article, Pollan explains why processed food is bad for you, what’s wrong with the studies out there, how fads and nutritionism win over common sense thinking, why we are getting sicker, and why we need to eat less meat.
If you do nothing else for the next week, read this article. You and your family may greatly benefit.