Why in dietetics the principles change so often and where does such a variety of approaches, menus, rules come from? Why is the desire to try "something new" or to drink a "magic pill" dangerous? We talked about this with Natalie Makienko, a member of the National Society of Nutritionists, founder of Natural Diet.
- Why do the principles change so often in dietetics and where does such a variety of approaches, menus, rules come from? For example, fats are outlawed, then salt, then sugar is blamed for all diseases, and then justified …
- No, there were no new discoveries in physiology and anatomy, and our body does not change every 5 years!
What is causing this? The need of people and demand, more precisely, the request "boring to eat well and just lead a healthy lifestyle, we want something new." People very actively and with interest react to everything new - this is how we are arranged. And if there is still a hint of a "magic pill" in it, you will definitely want to try it.
In fact, it is sad and even scary. After all, because of this "hype", nutritional plans and protocols that were used only for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, serious disorders went beyond the limit of medical institutions … The same keto diet (low-carb diet with high fat and moderate protein content - ed.) - This is food that is simply unsafe for healthy people, and can lead to irreversible disorders and even a "shift" in blood pH, which is even fraught with death if you do not stop in time.
Natalie Makienko Also now there is a huge amount of conflicting studies, an overabundance of information and it is really difficult for ordinary people not related to medicine / nutrition to understand.
Why is that? Because real research is immediately "blocked", and those who are profitable / unprofitable immediately order studies that will refute the first …
So, for example, it happened with coconut oil - an absolutely safe product, but more expensive than rapeseed oil. It is more profitable for manufacturers to use low-quality rapeseed and blame coconut oil for all the "deadly sins" for its saturated fat content.
Yes, they are in it, as well as in products of animal origin. These are not trans fats, but fats that are necessary in small quantities (especially for the female body), which will help synthesize hormones. It's just the quantity that matters, but nobody drinks coconut oil in glasses!
So we live in a world where it is important to filter information and see the “other side of the coin”. The most important thing is to remember that the work of the digestive system and physiology has not changed, and information from textbooks is more accurate than from the Internet. And if you don't know what to believe, find one approach, one nutritionist and follow it, trust and try, and do not sit on 5 diets at the same time, changing your diet every week.