I really love science. It was my favorite part of my nutrition degree -- the requirement to take a buttload of chemistry and biology classes. (Buttload was the actual degree requirement, promise.)
While most loathed and dreaded getting through organic chem, I secretly loved it. Secretly, because I didn't want be outed as that girl -- the one who actually looked forward to the Friday morning lab sequester. I love science because science is fact. Something I can wrap my head around, something I can fall back on when other things don't seem to make sense. Science makes sense.
Except when it doesn't. See, the problem with nutrition is that the science both makes sense and doesn't make sense all at the same time. It's not because of a lack of quality research; it's because research can both prove and disprove a theory all in one go. Nutrition science can show that something is fact, then turn around and demonstrate the opposite. It's not experts trying to persuade us thatRead More »from Throwing Away Labels: Why Not All Fat in Food is Bad