Fill, MD communicates nutrition information to patients through storytelling, which makes the information more memorable. By focusing on physiology, people understand rather than memorize nutrition information. However, Fill MD, like most of his professional medical colleagues, still expects any claims of efficacy or harm to be supported by medical literature, or evidence based medicine. Evidence based medicine has its flaws such as financial and professional conflicts of interest, poor study design, manipulation of data, several forms of bias, predatory journals, and more. But through peer review, repetition, validation, heavy critique, and the test of time, evidence based medicine eventually brings into view the greatest scientific clarity that we can achieve during our lifetime.
In the interest of the reader, this blog is not written like an evidence based scientific journal article. There are reputable resources written in this manner already, several of which are mentioned below. Pertinent links to their articles are included at the bottom of most posts. However, if there is any information discussed on this blog that is particularly controversial, not well known, or ahead of its time, individual supporting references will be included in the post.
The following websites are reliable online resources for nutrition evidence based medicine:
Dr Michael Greger and his team review every nutrition related publication each day and summarize updates in 5 minute video segments.
A large group of mainly registered dietitians and advanced degree health professionals provide easy to read summaries on common nutrition topics.
These two academic institutions provide unbiased, in depth reviews of most nutrition topics.