Media Highlights with The Nutrition Doctor
Nutrition isn't confusing, if you know where to look and who to trust.
On this page are links to a few media highlights, including my favorite "Newby talks", television spots, articles, cooking demos, podcasts, and op-eds. (A complete list of media experience is available upon request.) And you can also jump over to read the nutrition and health articles on my blog, where there's a whole lot more. I am currently available for speaking, scientific commentary, culinary, and other engagements, so please contact me to see how I can contribute to your next event or production, and download a brief bio for more details.
Are you confused about what to eat when it comes to health? Do you want to lose weight but don’t know where to look, or what to believe? Does it seem like nutritionists are always changing their minds? Then it might be time to rethink your newsfeed. Check outmy six steps to help you sort food fact from nutrition nonsense over at Zester Daily and learn how to focus on what really matters when it comes to diet.
I’m betting you already know what the basics of a healthy diet (still) are, but what’s the remedy for restoring your health after overindulgence, especially if you're trying to jump start a new weight loss regimen? You might need to begin with a detox, yes, but it's not what you're thinking. Forget fancy machines and see what I'm talking about over at Zester Daily to help get your diet back into shape.
High carb? Low carb? No carb? Gluten has been the dietary villain du jour for quite some time. But what does the science say? And what is gluten, anyway? I've written an article on the whole grain truth on my blog, and also did a brief piece on gluten-free and paleo diets. For the latest on whether you should go gluten-free even if you don't have celiac disease, pop over to VeryWell to learn more.
Will we all be eating "soylent green" in the future of an over-populated, under-nourished world we've all but obliterated? Watch this video where I reflect on the past, ponder the present, and glimpse the future of food in my Science on Screen presentation at the Coolidge Corner Theater to introduce the 1973 cult dystopian classic Soylent Green.
Wondering if you really need to eat breakfast for weight loss? And where did breakfast even come from, anyway? Listen to my interview on Gastropod to learn more about the science, history, and myths surrounding the first meal of the day. And make sure to get the recipe for shakshuka (i.e., poached "eggs in purgatory" with fiery tomato sauce) that I made for the interview.
I am a farmers market fiend, and you can find me prowling around various markets virtually all year long. While the ability to “eat local” is glorious for a gastronome, and there are many wonderful things doing so supports, there's also a lot of hooey out there: farmers market fiction is as copious as the produce, folklore fueled by junk science. Ignore these five myths to make the most informed choices for your health and our planet.
When it comes to genetic engineering, there's a lot of misinformation and anti-science that dominate the media---and likely your newsfeed. But do you really know about the science? You can check out the three-part series on my blog. Or pop over to Wallet Hubfor a round-up of expert opinions on the matter, including my own.
You’re likely already using reusable totes at the grocery store, but you probably could be filling those bags with more eco-friendly food choices. In this article at Fine Line, you'll learn my top five tips for making sustainable food choices that protect our planet. And the great news is that these very same choices are great for your own health, too.
Nothing better than the autumn harvest here in New England! Watch me talk about cruciferous vegetables, winter squash, apples, oysters, and walnuts and why they're so terrifically nutritious—and planet-friendly, too—on FOX Boston.
In 2012 I did a cooking demo at the Boston Local Food Festival, an event focused on the vibrant food scene here in Beantown. In this video, taped live on location, I create a luscious autumn harvest salad starring roasted butternut squash, rosemary onions, and cranberries. Watch this cooking demo , and learn how healthy eating should really look, and taste!
I get a lot of emails from journalists asking me to comment on all kinds of things. I'm including this one here, just for, er, fun. Paleo? No. Gluten-free? No. This time I was asked "Is it okay to eat your own poop?" Apparently this is what people want to know—and you can find my answer on Gawker here . (Hint: I prefer fruit and veggies.)
What, you didn't know Food Day was a holiday in October? No matter, because you should celebrate healthy and sustainable every day, all year long. To learn more about why what you eat matters, farm to fork— and why nutrition's not just about you—read my op ed at Zester Daily. Move over, Halloween, Food Day is here! (Costumes optional.)
In 2015, Harvard hosted its first ever Food+ Symposium. I joined 20 other colleagues at the university to discuss my research in only ten minutes. Click here to watch a quick overview of the kind of research I do (hint: diet and chronic disease) and how I work to translate what we know about nutritious, sustainable eating to help create a healthier population and planet.
As if making the best choices for your body weren't hard enough! Read this interview, where I address the environmental aspects of food production, from carbon footprint to water footprint to land use, and why it matters. Featured foods include berries, nuts, and beef.
I wrote Six Steps to Healthier Eating in my role as part of the Science Advisory Board of Virgin Pulse. In the ebook, I describe my top tips for eating nutritiously in the workplace—and beyond. Download it for free here. (Created for Virgin Pulse)
I wrote the ebook Healthy Eating at Work in my role as part of the Science Advisory Board of Virgin Pulse. I describe my top four tips for how employers can help employees eat better for optimal wellbeing, which translates to more productivity in the workplace. Download it for free here. (Created for Virgin Pulse)
Wondering what Cooking & Eating the PK Way is all about? Learn about my healthy hedonism philosophy and why I do what I do in my interview with
Food Tank , an organization focused on building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters. Of course, you can just poke around my own website now that you're here. Or read Food Tank's interview with me here.
In 2003, I wrote an article envisioning a future of food based on the intersection of science and technology, taste and consumerism, from farm to fork, production to consumption. Will everything be genetically modified? Will we replicate food digitally, like the space crew in 24th century Star Trek? Or will we all be cooking local food we've grown in our own gardens? Read this article to find out!