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I Can’t Believe it’s not Butter – The Poor State of Nutrition Science.

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I Can’t Believe it’s not Butter – The Poor State of Nutrition Science.


What’s Causing Obesity I Can’t Believe It’s not Butter, a new article by Laura Schoenfeld, a public health nutritionist on the state of affairs in nutritional science and policy making, is well worth reading.

The problem in one word, is complacency. Laura talks about mainstream nutritionists perpetuating the status quo, even in light of new evidence that whole dairy fat is actually healthy and the lack of any evidence that saturated fat and dietary cholesterol cause obesity, diabetes or cardiovascular disease. Laura’s goal is to eradicate these and other misconceptions and help establish a path forward in nutrition that is truly science-based.

By |2016-11-05T04:27:45+00:00January 13th, 2013|Diet and Digestive Health|2 Comments

About the Author:

Norm Robillard received his Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst studying Bacillus anthracis and other Bacillus species. His post-doctoral training at Tufts University focused on antibiotic resistance and gene transfer between the gut microbes Bacteroides fragilis and E. coli. During his career in pharma / biotech, Dr. Robillard studied the genetics of antibiotic resistance, septic shock, viral illnesses and antimicrobial and antibody-based therapies prior to founding the Digestive Health Institute. Dr. Robillard is the creator of the Fast Tract Diet, author of the Fast Tract Digestion book series and publisher of the Fast Tract Diet mobile app. He was the first to propose excess intestinal fermentation as the underlying cause of acid reflux and explained the connection between intragastric pressure from gas-producing bacteria in our intestines, nutritional malabsorption and the symptoms of acid reflux. His latest book series, Fast Tract Digestion provides a safe and effective dietary tool and behavioral strategy as an alternative to proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), H2 blockers, IBS drugs or antibiotics for heartburn, acid reflux, GERD, laryngopharyngeal reflux disease (LPR), IBS and other SIBO related conditions.


  1. Margaret February 4, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    I just purchase Dr. Robillard’s book, “Heartburn Cured-the low carb miracle” and have only read a few pages; but I want to say that the reason I purchased it is that both my husband and I are acid reflux sufferers-my husband has been to the hospital twice with severe chest pains only to learn (Thank God) that it’s not his heart, it’s “heartburn”-acid. While I have occasional heartburn, my discomfort is more in the form of frequent reflux and esophageal discomfort, including difficulty swallowing, mild nausea, etc. I also have a small hiatal hernia. We are both on PPI drugs “permanently”.
    About ten years ago, my husband read the Atkins Diet, and decided to try it-after eating bacon and eggs for breakfast every morning, cheese for snacks, and cutting out most carbs, he lost 20 lbs. and lowered his cholesterol to normal-when it had been diagnosed as high before the went on the diet. Eventually he went off the diet-it’s almost impossible to eat virtually no carbs for the rest of your life. If Dr. Robillard’s diet includes some whole grain carbs, and fruit, I will do it, and so will my hubby!
    I am hopeful that we will lose weight-and GERD!!!

    If you have a mailing list, I’d like to be on it.

  2. Norm Robillard March 9, 2013 at 3:39 am

    Hi Margaret,
    You might consider Fast Tract Digestion (go to the “buy books” tab) as this diet allows a wider variety of carbs based on their fermentation potential (FP). The FP approach which only limit’s difficult-to-digest carbs. There are other posts about the book on this site.

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