Part three in my series for getting back to basics for building a solid eating recovery.
At a party recently, I got cornered by a guest who wanted to educate me on the truth about nutrition, evidently having gleaned said truth from the latest food-scare propaganda flick. This happens sometimes when people find out I’m a dietitian. “Which do you think is better for you,” he asked, no doubt sensing my skepticism, “Soy milk or cow’s milk?”
I knew this was a trap. “Well,” I started, “both have their potential benefits, so it depends on an individual’s situation and preferences.” Dissatisfied, the guy countered with something to the effect of, “Yeah, but cancer!” I paused, choosing my words carefully. I looked at him for a moment and said, “I think that as long as a person eats a variety of nutritious foods and eats them in moderation, there’s little danger of getting too much or too little of anything.” I offered him a bite of my cheese. Continue Reading →