Posts Tagged 'NuSI'

What would Richard Feynman do?

What would Richard Feynman do?

Today we officially launch the Nutrition Science Initiative, or NuSI (pronounced “new see”).  What started out as a crazy idea in a tiny café in Oakland a year and a half ago has finally begun. When I left clinical medicine over 6 years ago, not once did I ever imagine I’d be back in the thick of things, working on the biggest healthcare crisis of our generation.  At the time I was frustrated with ...

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Coming soon!

Coming soon!

At 6:00am PDT on Wednesday, September 12 we will be officially, or least publicly, launching the Nutrition Science Initiative, or NuSI (pronounced “new see”). The timing of the launch, one day after we all pause to remember one of the worst days in our nation’s history, is not a coincidence. On September 11 we will all stop to think about what happened in the past. On the 12th, we look forward to what we hope will be one of the ...

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Update on the Ancestral Health Symposium and NuSI

Update on the Ancestral Health Symposium and NuSI

As I write this I’m on a bumpy plane ride back from Boston where I was privileged to speak and participate at this year’s Ancestral Health Symposium at Harvard.  I had initially planned to speak about the Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI), the non-profit Gary Taubes and I founded earlier this year. However, since we are not officially launching NuSI until September, Gary and I chose to speak about other topics.

My talk, on cholesterol, was recorded and will be available for ...

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How did we come to believe saturated fat and cholesterol are bad for us?

How did we come to believe saturated fat and cholesterol are bad for us?

There aren’t too many topics that really get me riled up anymore.  I’m too old and too busy to care about debating the merits of stem cell research, the legalization of marijuana, or Proposition 8.  Sure, I have strong opinions on all of these topics and more, but they are just that – opinions.  Furthermore, there are enough other people out there, some reasonable, most irrational, already fighting those fights.  So what does get me riled up?  Every time I ...

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Welcome to The Eating Academy!

Welcome to The Eating Academy!

A little over a year ago I started sending out monthly emails to friends and family who had expressed an interest (and probably a few who didn’t but were kind enough to just silently delete the emails) in my nutritional transformation during the prior 18 months.  Within a few months, the distribution list had grown to an unmanageable one, and I spent many hours forwarding and re-forwarding old emails, at which point several friends suggested I start a blog.

My initial ...

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