In my short lifetime (they’re all short, when it comes down to it), I was taught that eating eggs was bad for you.
Then it wasn’t.
I was taught that you should eat a low-fat, low-carbohydrate diet to live a healthy lifestyle. Protein only. Eat like a caveman.
Then I was taught that you shouldn’t do that.
Lucky Strike – a popular brand of cigarettes when I was a kid – once ran an ad offering themselves up as a dietary aid.
For some people, it actually works, although it’s usually the chemotherapy that does it.
The upshot of this is that during my lifetime, a lot of things were bad for you before they weren’t – although sometimes they were good for you, before they weren’t. [Read more…]