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Nina TeicholzBy Marika Sboros

US investigative journalist Nina Teicholz calls it “a victory for science.” South African scientist Tim Noakes says it proves that one person can “change the world.” I say it’s a decisive defeat for medical, scientific and dietetic establishments in their ongoing war against the critics.

The BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal) has announced that it will not retract the peer-reviewed investigation it published by Teicholz in September 2015. The feature documents in detail how the US Dietary Guidelines (DGAs) have ignored vast amounts of rigorous scientific evidence. This evidence is on key issues such as saturated fats and low-carbohydrate diets.

Teicholz’s article has been the target of an unprecedented retraction effort that was organized by an advocacy group that has long defended those guidelines. The BMJ stance is becoming a lesson in unintended consequences for those attempting to stifle debate on the topic. It raises fundamental questions about who was behind the retraction effort and their motivation.

Why we all need a Big Fat Surprise!

Nina Teicholz

The Big Fat Surprise author Nina Teicholz

By Marika Sboros

For her birthday in May 2016, American journalist and author Nina Teicholz has a brilliant idea. Buy her bestselling The Big Fat Surprise as a present for you or someone you love

Better still, buy it from the Hickory Stick Book Shop.  It’s an independent US bookstore located in Washington Depot, Connecticut, for more than 60 years.  Teicholz will also sign and dedicate the book. 

I couldn’t think of a better investment in health right now.

The book was a game changer in nutrition science in May 2014. It continues to make waves in medical and dietetic quarters as its second birthday rolls around. It reveals the truly “unthinkable”: