I’ve always loved food. And after learning how to be a pretty good cook, I thought, how cool would it be to work with food everyday. So for most of my adult life, I’ve been working in the food industry in one form or fashion. It’s this experience that lead me to write my book, FAT PROFITS. Now while FAT PROFITS tells the story about a corrupt food company, I can honestly say that company does not exist. That said, I’ve seen some disturbing trends in the food industry over the past 20 years, and I’m passionate about trying to improve the quality of the food we eat. After all, if the old adage “you are what you eat” is true, these days we can’t even pronounce each other’s name. If that doesn’t make sense to you, start reading some ingredient labels. I guarantee if you’re eating like most Americans, they read more like a lab experiment than something that’s truly good for you. Please, do yourself a favor and check your labels out.

The Smoking Gun … Finally Proof That All Calories Are Not Created Equal!

Now there's proof that long-term weight gain is also associated with the quality of calories, not just portion sizes. Potato Chips were demonstrated to be a food that was most highly correlated with weight gain, closely followed by potatoes, sugar-sweetened beverage like soda, and meats. In contrast, foods like yogurt, nuts, whole grains, and vegetables tended to lower weight.

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What’s Wrong With This Picture?
Source: The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

The U.S. Federal government spends less than 1% of the federal subsidy budget on fruits and vegetables.  In contrast, Meat and Dairy receive a whopping 63% of the subsidies doled out by Uncle Sam while Grains and Sugar raked in 20% and 15% respectively.  If we are going to get serious about health and nutrition in America, this needs to change.

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The Food Pyramid Is Scrapped for a Colorful Plate

  The USDA has chosen a new visual to give Americans a primer on diet and nutrition. The United States' official stance on eating healthy is now summed up with a new, colorful plate icon. The use of imagery to help guide food choices dates back to 1958 when a…

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Is Food Safety Really That Important?

Are food safety issues really that important to your average American? Research on the topic speaks volumes. More and more people are wondering if their food is safe. In fact, 60 percent of consumers are increasingly concerned about food safety, and less than 20 percent of Americans trust food companies…

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McDonald’s … Are You Lovin’ It?

Not everyone is lovin' McDonald's these days. At a recent stockholders meeting, Dr. Donald Ziegler, director of Prevention and Health Lifestyles at the American Medical Association, challenged the world's largest fast food chain to stop using Ronald McDonald in its marketing to kids. Undeterred, McDonald's CEO Jim Skinner replied, "Ronald…

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All Natural … Really?: Breyers Ice Cream

As long as I can remember, Breyers Ice Cream has been in my freezer.  My Dad loved Breyers All Natural Butter Pecan and Neapolitan Ice Cream.  As kids, if we were going to have dessert, it was often a scoop of Breyers that was offered up.  Now some may argue…

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