Thursday, September 13, 2012

Nutritional Science Initiative - nonprofit group to study diet preventable diseases

This morning, at 9am Eastern Time, we officially launched The Nutrition Science Initiative Details Here.  A non-profit think tank of nutritional experts.  (such as DR Gary Taubes) .   I think this is a good thing as their interests could possibly be aligned with those of us that want to live a long time as healthy as healthy as we can be.  ((example, the difference between meeting our grandchildren and playing with our grandchildren.)) 

From the piece:

NuSI was founded on the premise that the reason we are beset today by epidemics  of obesity and type 2 diabetes, and the reason physicians and researchers think these diseases are so recalcitrant to dietary therapies, is because of our flawed understanding of their causes. We believe that with a concerted effort and the best possible science, this problem can be fixed.  We hope you’ll give your support to NuSi in anyway you can.

"It is in vain to speak of cures, or think of remedies, until such time as we have considered of the causes . . . cures must be imperfect, lame, and to no purpose, wherein the causes have not first been searched.”

-The Anatomy of Melancholy, Robert Burton, 1893