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The Science & Politics of Saturated Fat & Red Meat - The Big Fat Surprise with Nina Teicholz

fat nina teicholz Jul 15, 2021

Note: Reshape Physical Therapy and Wellness evolved into Weight Loss for Health, and finally Zivli. How to Lose Weight After 50 was our first course that eventually grew into Zivli. Some old blog posts or resources mentioned in this episode may have been removed. 

Nina Teicholz is the author of the international and New York Times bestseller, The Big Fat Surprise. This book has upended the conventional wisdom on dietary fat–especially saturated fat–and challenged the very core of our nutrition policy. Much of my audience is familiar with Jason Fung’s work and she wrote the Forward in his groundbreaking book The Diabetes Code. 

She talks about what’s wrong with the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020 Update, and benefits of eating red meat. If you’re one who’s been struggling with wanting to eat more fat, but afraid that eating a low carb high fat diet isn’t healthy, this interview will give you a fresh perspective and peace of mind. 

Nina Teicholz is an investigative science journalist and Executive Director of The Nutrition Coalition, which is a nonprofit, non-partisan group that is free from industry funding, and committed to ensuring that the U.S. Nutrition Guidelines’ process is transparent and scientifically rigorous, in order to ensure that the Guidelines are trustworthy and evidence-based. 

Nina’s writing has also been published in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, MedScape, and many others.

Teicholz attended Yale and Stanford where she studied biology and majored in American Studies. She has a master’s degree from Oxford University and served as associate director of the Center for Globalization and Sustainable Development at Columbia University. 


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Resources From This Episode

>> Join Zivli

 >> Freebie: Weight Loss Mindset Audio Training

>> Freebie: The Ultimate Food Guide

>> Nina Teicholz's Website

>> The Big Fat Surprise Book

>> The Nutrition Coalition Website

>> The Science and Politics of Red Meat Talk

>> JAMA article on the shocking reaction to the rigorous papers on red meat, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, in 2019 (this is the only place this article is publicly posted—otherwise behind a paywall)