Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, emerita, at New York University. Her most recent book is Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • The key nutrition-related problems burdening society and what Dr. Nestle sees as their chief causes.

  • Where food marketers mislead consumers and how to protect yourself and your family from deception.

  • A food I consider healthy—and why Dr. Nestle disagrees with me.

  • The dangers of industry-funded research.

  • Dr. Nestle's take on the eternal low-fat, low-carb battle.

  • And much more!

This podcast is sponsored by my friends at Four Sigmatic (check out my interview with founder Tero Isokauppila in episode 12), who make a wide range of coffees, elixirs, and teas using mushrooms like chaga, reishi, lion's mane, and more. Go to to save 15 percent off of everything!

Resources from this episode:

Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat by Marion Nestle

Food Politics

Marion Nestle at Twitter

Low-Fat Vs. Low-Carb Diets: Both Help Cut Calories by Marion Nestle, Food Politics

What to Eat: Personal Responsibility vs. Social Responsibility by Marion Nestle, Stanford University

Food, Ethics and the Environment Session II: Eating Well and Eating Locally with Marion Nestle and Gary Nabhan, Princeton University

Dietary Diversity: Implications for Obesity Prevention in Adult Population by Marcia C. de Oliveira Otto et al., Circulation

Marketing Junk Food to Kids by Marion Nestle, Chautauqua Institution

Michael Pollan: Three Simple Rules for Eating by Eve Adamson, Co+Op Stronger Together

Another Industry-Funded Study for Your Amusement by Marion Nestle, Food Politics

How We Were Led to Believe Dark Chocolate is Healthy by Cindy Kuzma, Vice

Mars to Enter UK Supplement Space with Cocoa Flavanol Pills by Emma Jane Cash, NutraIngredients

Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics by Marion Nestle and Malden Nesheim

Eat Less Meat: More Evidence from Climate Change and Health by Marion Nestle, Food Politics

It Was Supposed to Be an Unbiased Study of Drinking. They Wanted to Call It 'Cheers.' by Roni Caryn Rabin, The New York Times

Conflicts of Interest in Nutrition Societies: American Society of Nutrition by Marion Nestle, Food Politics

New Study: Big Food's Ties to Registered Dietitians by Marion Nestle, Food Politics

Coca-Cola Funds Scientists Who Shift Blame for Obesity Away From Bad Diets by Anahad O'Connor, The New York Times

Coca-Cola Ends Financial Sponsorship of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics by Mike Esterl, The Wall Street Journal

Commitment to Transparency, The Coca-Cola Company

Superfoods Are a Marketing Ploy: Blueberries and Macadamia Nuts Aren't That Good for You by Marion Nestle, The Atlantic

Confused About Diet? Oh, Please. by Marion Nestle, Food Politics

Diet and the Disease of Civilization by Adrienne Rose Bitar

Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (And Winning) by Marion Nestle

What to Eat by Marion Nestle

Are Organic Foods More Nutritious? And Is This the Right Question? by Marion Nestle, Food Politics

Polyphenol Content and Antioxidant Capacity in Organic and Conventional Plant Foods by A.L.K. Faller and E. Fialho, Journal of Food Composition and Analysis

Disclosures in Nutrition Research: Why It Is Different by John P.A. Ioannidis and John F. Trepanowski, The Journal of the American Medical Association

Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life by Max Lugavere and Paul Grewal M.D.

Join my mailing list and get access to the free PDF of 11 supplements that can help boost your brain function!