Flashback Friday: Why Is Nutrition So Commercialized?

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13 Oct 2020

Why is the field of nutrition often more about marketing products than educating people about the fundamentals of healthy eating?

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This is part of my extended video series on the reductionist trap. See, for example, Reductionism and the Deficiency Mentality (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/reductionism-defic Previous videos that touch on the topic include on Industry Response to Plants Not Pills (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/industry-response- and Is the Fiber Theory Wrong? (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/is-the-fiber-theor

The Five to One Fiber Rule still holds, though, since it’s an indication of how heavily processed a product is. (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/the-five-to-one-fi

There are two sides the intellectual property argument when it comes to food. I explore both in Plants as Intellectual Property – Patently Wrong? (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/plants-as-intellec

And, of course, this is why I always recommend Taking Personal Responsibility for Your Health. (https://nutritionfacts.org/vid....eo/taking-personal-r

The original video aired on August 12th 2016.

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