The good, bad, ugly, and interesting news

This page is my ongoing collection of articles, links, and news items as I read them.  I do lots of research and follow many resources. Make sure to bookmark this page so you can keep up on what’s current in the world of nutrition information.

 Current News

Past News


  • A new study shows the connection between fiber, fiber digesting bacteria, and asthma. Looks like getting more fiber may protect against allergic asthma
  • Ever wonder how good the quality of your protein powder really is? Look no further than Labdoor
  • How do you decide if you should believe a health claim? They can’t all be right. This entertaining presentation gives you a first rate education on how to understand and navigate the world of studies and health claims.
  • This video presentation with Robert H. Lustig covers understanding the effects of increasing fructose in our diets.  This is a great resource for understanding the mechanism for fructose (not to be confused for sugar). Although, demonizing sugar is no solution to the current health crises.  You can watch Sugar: The Bitter Truth here.  More info on obesity from the University of California can be found at their site on obesity, here.


  • Campylobacter
    New scare article: Campylobacter. The thing that makes chicken the #1 most germ infested meat. Take away?  Handle raw chicken like a biohazard (don’t wash it). Once it’s cooked your fine. Definitely, watch the video.  Normally I hate ‘scare news’ but there’s a good reason in this case.
  • Lots of good information about Campylobacter in one convenient location.  98% to 46% rate of campylobacter detection in raw chicken samples for U.S.  …flip a coin or cook your chicken.
  • Eggs seem safe from Campylobacter. Contamination on shells is very low. Detailed studies here and here.