He gives his insight into the world of nutrition and where we get our information from. Nutrition really is an interesting topic because so many people seem to think they have the answers yet depending on where you get the information from: what is healthy in one person's opinion may be the very cause of disease to another.
It's no wonder everyone feels so confused about what it right and what isn't. And when you have a legitimate concern like a chronic health condition and everyone down to your dog groomer is giving you their two cents on what to do, it's enough to make you want to curl up in a ball on your bed and hide.
I can tell you as someone that strives to base her suggestions on the most recent guidelines and research it can be hard competing against media spun nutrition which is often exagerated or based on minimal evidence. Afterall there is no rules on what gets put on television, in popular magazines or the internet. If it were all true we'd all be following the "10 secrets to burning belly fat" and eating "the one secret food for weight loss you didn't know about".
Media needs to make nutrition and health exciting. Magic bullets, instant fixes and miracle foods always seem more appealing then "eat healthy foods and exercise".
If you have a moment, I highly recommend reading Dr. Katz article. Let me know what you think!