Optimal Amino Acid Intakes for Weight Loss, Satiety and Health

Amino acids are the smaller ‘building blocks of life’ that make up the macronutrient protein. We know from protein leverage and our satiety analysis that we continue eating until we satisfy our body’s demands for protein.  So, getting enough protein without excess energy is the most critical factor for feel fulling with fewer calories.  Unfortunately, …

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Is Tufts University’s Food Compass Nutrient Profiling System ‘Broken’? 

In late 2021, Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition released their Food Compass nutrient profiling system in the prestigious journal Nature Food.  Food Compass uses a quantitative ranking algorithm across nine domains to rank foods from 1 to 100.  As the abstract notes, Tufts Food Compass ‘aims to discriminate healthfulness of foods for front of …

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Manifesto for Agnostic Nutrition – Beyond Belief-Based Named Diets.

In days gone by, humans interpreted the things they didn’t understand as mysterious or magical.   We formed religions and worshipped deities like the sun, earth, fire, thunder, and water that nourished and sustained us. Over the centuries, empirical data and a deeper scientific understanding have filled in many of our knowledge gaps.  As we have gained more knowledge …

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