Philosophy

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“CuttotheChaseNutrition.com” embodies what I’ve spent most of my professional career doing: taking the sometimes complex results of nutrition research and translating them into easy-to-understand terms.  Why? Because if you can understand it, you can do it.

Whether my patients are undereducated or over-educated, if they rely on popular media, they’re often “wrongly educated” about nutrition.  It’s just not that easy for most people to make sense of all the conflicting nutrition research.

Scare tactics out, common sense in

I want to bust myths, minimize misinformation, and neutralize negatives.  Stories that incite fear are appalling, whether they come from websites, popular media, health professionals, or anywhere else.  Conflict and sensationalism get ratings, so popular media love them, but these also create fear and confusion – two things I’ve rallied against for my entire career, and I won’t stop.

Sensational media stories, myths and misinformation, all result in confusion and fear for everyone.    When I’m asked about a topic, people don’t want hype and noise, and they don’t want academic-speak that requires a PhD to understand.  They usually tell me, “Just, give me your take, and cut to the chase.”   Consider it done, right here.

Nutrition confusion is such an issue for me, because a confused consumer/patient says, “no”, stays put, and makes no changes to their diet or lifestyle.  And the confusion is so unnecessary.   I want for them what they want for themselves — to be able to feed their families and themselves in the best way possible for the time and budget they have.

It’s simple: whether you want to ban your belly, focus on fat, or just better manage your moderation, less confusion means you’re empowered to make better decisions.

A voice of reason

A voice that you can easily understand, rely on, and visit often.  My promise:

  • Recommendations will always be based on sound science.
  • I’ll give you links to the evidence in my articles – in case you want to dive deeper and “cut to the science”.
  • Straight-forward real language only, no “nutrition-speak”. It’s called “cut-to-the-chase” for a reason.
  • I’m about nutrition science, but APPLIED nutrition science. That means it’s practical, common-sense talk about food.
  • If I give you my opinion, you’ll know it from the start but you’ll get the science first, then my opinion and you’ll always know which is which.

In Good Taste

It’s not nutrition until you eat it!  No matter how good a food is for you, taste matters, and I don’t pretend it doesn’t.  I’m a nutritionist but also a foodie, so taste matters to me, too.  Indulgence is an important part of enjoying life.  We can eat healthfully, but also eat well, and the two can live in the same space. My indulgence mantra: It’s all about balance.

Example of my philosophy: I’d never recommend a diet or eating style that wouldn’t allow for an ounce of dark chocolate every day.  Indeed, there is no food you love that you have to banish forever. Enough said?

There are lots of serious stories about nutrition and food, but in any world, there also has to be an equal amount of fun and enjoyment with food.  The world is round.  So is www.cuttothechasenutrition.com  and expect “good stuff”, good food ideas, and good talk in the [food tabs – whatever they’ll be called  — In Good Taste/Just good stuff/Off The Record — whatever].

Eating well and living well are works in progress for everyone – including “experts” like myself.  Nutrition is a dynamic science – it keeps refining itself all the time.  That’s what I love about my field and why it’s fascinated me for my entire life.  The more we can clear away the clutter, the more of life we can enjoy.  That’s what www.cuttothechase.com is all about.