#2 Nina Teicholz – The Great Fat Fiasco 2017-07-17T22:52:01+00:00

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#2 Nina Teicholz

The Great Fat Fiasco

Investigative journalist Nina Teicholz joins us to discuss the critically important story of how natural saturated fats came to be demonized in the second half of the 20th century and how the promotion of polyunsaturated vegetable oils has helped ruin our health and dramatically and dangerously altered the nature of the products we see on the shelves of our supermarkets. Nina is the author of the international and New York Times bestselling book The Big Fat Surprise: why butter, meat and cheese belong in a healthy diet. If you saw the Time Magazine cover with the curl of butter on it not long ago…which was accompanied by the headline “Eat Butter”….that cover story was inspired by Nina Teicholz and her superb book.

Nina Teicholz is an investigative journalist and author of the International (and New York Times) bestseller, The Big Fat Surprise (Simon & Schuster). The Economist named it #1 science book of 2014, and it was also named a 2014 *Best Book* by the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Mother Jones, and Library Journal, The Big Fat Surprise has upended the conventional wisdom on dietary fat and challenged the very core of our nutrition policy. A review of the book in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition said, “This book should be read by every nutritional science professional..” A former editor of the British Medical Journal said, “Teicholz has done a remarkable job in analysing [the] weak science, strong personalities, vested interests, and political expediency” of nutrition science. Nina has reported for US National Public Radio and also contributed to many publications, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, The New Yorker, and The Economist. She attended Yale and Stanford where she studied biology and majored in American Studies. She has a master’s degree from Oxford University and served as associate director of the Center for Globalization and Sustainable Development at Columbia University.


Time Magazine: Eat Butter
The Big Fat Surprise
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