by Karen Becker, DVM
Recently I wrote about a veterinary nutritionist who was promoting gluten and grains in dog food in an interview with an industry publication...
Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi: Millions of dollars are spent on pet food advertising each year. Some of this money is spent "training" veterinarians. This makes seeing through the advertising to the hidden truth difficult. Dr Becker shares some information here to help us see what is really important. Our pets deserve the highest quality ingredients.
Animals & Pets
by Reed Davis, CN
I stop by Starbucks every now and then for my morning coffee. The other day I noticed they'd put some pamphlets on the checkout counter about how good their soy milk is for you...
Editor's Note from Neda Smith: There is so much controversy regarding soy. Some doctors and nutritionists are proponents of soy and others are not. Reed Davis has written an informative article regarding the facts and myths regarding this health food and the health issues it has been linked to. Is it a health food after all?
From Pamela Nix: Usually as holistic nutritionists we like to discourage coffee drinking, however this video brings up some important points about the possible health benefits of coffee. These include coffee's high level of antioxidants, as well as a lower risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes and Parkinson's disease...
by Max Goldberg
In TIME magazine the other day, there was an article called “What’s the Healthiest Breakfast?” and they asked 7 experts for their responses.
Only 2 of the 7 respondents, comprised of nutritionists, registered dieticians and one trainer, mentioned organic...
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: Not all Experts agree. In fact, who's the "expert" anyway? Just because the biggest magazine or the most popular news source publishes something does not lend credibility to the facts. Experts were asked what made the healthiest breakfast, and organic didn't even rank on the list. Too much evidence that organic is not only good for people but the planet, will soon become the expert's choice.
Interviewed by Sam Rafoss and Mandi Babkes
ATH Editors of Holistic Nutrition
Darrell Rogers is the Communications Director for the Alliance for Natural Health-USA. He has worked in public policy advocacy, public affairs, and nonprofit management for eight years. He has both Senatorial campaign and Capitol Hill experience, and has worked for some of the most recognized and accomplished nonprofit organizations in the world. Previous to his position with the Alliance for Natural Health-USA, Darrell was a political affairs specialist with one of the largest political consulting firms in Washington DC.
The Alliance for Natural Health-USA (ANH-USA) is part of an international organization dedicated to promoting sustainable health and freedom of choice in healthcare through good science and good law. We protect the right of natural-health practitioners to practice and the right of consumers to choose the healthcare options they prefer.
*Current Campaign: The American Dietetic Association (ADA) has sponsored legislation in over 40 states that lumps dietitians and nutritionists into one licensing bill and requires nutritionists to complete a dietitian program in order to practice nutritional therapy. Regardless if the nutritionist holds a Masters or a PhD in Nutrition, the nutritionist is still required to complete registration through ADA just to continue their practice. In some states, individuals are even prohibited from using the words ‘nutritionist’ and ‘nutritional care’—even if the individual is not claiming to be certified, licensed or registered—simply using the terms nutritionist or nutritional care is prohibited.
Join Darrell, Sam and Mandi as they discuss this very important campaign (*see just above) and how the ANH is fighting against it for all of us...
Listen to the Interview
by Kristin Wartman
The low-fat trend finally appears to be on its way out. The notion that saturated fats are detrimental to our health is deeply embedded in our Zeitgeist—but shockingly, the opposite just might be true. For over 50 years the medical establishment, public health officials, nutritionists, and dieticians have been telling the American people to eat a low-fat diet, and in particular, to avoid saturated fats. Only recently, have nutrition experts begun to encourage people to eat “healthy fats...”
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