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Those who follow baseball may know that a promising 2010 Red Sox season was sabotaged by a rash of broken bones:
A quarter of the diet is toxic grains and the protein may be derived from toxic legumes. It looks like roughly 70% of calories come from carbs and 25% from protein.
Uh oh! Jacoby Ellsbury, who managed only 18 games in 2010, whose bones break on incidental contact and whose hairline fractures won’t heal in six months, is the dietitian’s prize pupil?
one example being the assertion that eating grains causes rickets -- given what I've seen in reputable sources, this disease is normally caused by a lack of Vitamin D.
**Classic ######## dump to prefix "micro" to a word that already describes fricking molecular compounds.
I've read the book and I agree the name gives a strong sniff of quackery, but I will say the book as a mindboggling number of cites to scientific journal articles in what seem to be reputable journals. Just something I thought I'd throw out there.
As Matt mentions, some clown-car nutrition stuff in this article, one example being the assertion that eating grains causes rickets -- given what I've seen in reputable sources, this disease is normally caused by a lack of Vitamin D.
I sent this to my girlfriend, who is just finishing a dual Masters at Friedman (the Tufts nutrition school cited in the article).
Macronutrients: carbs, fats, proteins, ie, containts calories
Micronutrients: vitamins, minerals, etc, doesn't contain calories.
Of all the misinterpreted science in there, this is actually fine.
What does she think of the book WheatBelly?
Her legs go in spirals -- here's a picture, and it ain't pretty.
given that the evidence against red meat is scant and again usually population based BS evidence.
How is population-based evidence BS?
What's the MLB meal money these days? Pretty sure it's enough to eat like a King, at least on the road. There may be some fringe players that still eat cheap and pocket the difference, but I doubt that is the norm. I'm betting that there are also some restaurant owners/managers that would pick up a few checks just to have the buzz of being patronized by the local MLB team.
Seems like MLB players are likely to have a better diet than the average person, unless one believes steak is bad for you even in the short term.
Perhaps I meant ecology-based, and do not have my terminology correct. I mean to describe stuff like this: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/30/really-to-lower-your-risk-of-diabetes-eat-breakfast/ as the sort of study I find bad, whereas a study like this debunks it using a controlled study: http://healthland.time.com/2011/01/18/eating-a-big-breakfast-doesnt-cut-daily-calories/ I'm happy to be enlightened as to the terminology differences (non-sarcastic).
What Is Her Diet Advice?
To get an idea of what diet she might be recommending, I looked at the Dana-Farber nutrition team web site, and was surprised to see this graphic illustration of their “Optimal Diet plan for cancer survivors”:
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