Chris Masterjohn pursued a career in health and nutrition after recovering from health problems he developed as a vegan by including high-quality, nutrient-dense animal foods in his diet. He earned a PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Connecticut in 2012 and currently researches the physiological interactions between fat-soluble vitamins A, D, and K at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He has published six peer-reviewed publications and has submitted one manuscript for review. He also writes two blogs. The first, The Daily Lipid, is hosted on his web site, Cholesterol-And-Health.Com. The second, Mother Nature Obeyed, is hosted by the Weston A. Price Foundation at westonaprice.org. The opinions expressed in this debate are his own and do not necessarily represent the positions of the University of Illinois.
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We should emphasize a wide variety of nutrient-dense foods, including not only meat, but also many animal foods banished from our modern menus, especially bones (usually as bone broth), skin, and organs.
While both the cause and cure of any illness are always multifaceted, the key turning points in the story of my health have been the ill-conceived and ill-fated banishment of all animal products from my diet.
The elucidation of nutritional pathways and biochemistry in this paper is interesting, but it shouldnt serve as a reason to avoid red meat.
Is the theory that cholesterol causes heart disease just a myth?
Cholesterol has been one of the most maligned and misunderstood substances of the twentieth century.
<em>The China Study</em> frequently ignores the contribution of animal foods to certain classes of nutrients, such as B vitamins and carotenes.