All diets are not equal

It took me a while to understand that, but after having published dozens of books about diet and nutrition, and having read much more, I have reached the conclusion that our knowledge is still very limited.

The story of cholesterol is a perfect illustration. In the 50’s with Ancel Keys’ Seven Countries Study, America started to think that fat was a bad thing and a low-fat high carb diet began to be officially recommended.

War on fat

Gradually, the idea became mainstream and people started to remove fats from their diet, replaced saturated fat by unsaturated fat which means eating margarine instead of butter. Continue reading “All diets are not equal”

Hildegard of Bingen

There are many reasons to have heard of Hildegard of Bingen. She is known as a saint, a music composer and a healer.

Even if they are very different, it can be tempting to compare Hildegard to Leonardo da Vinci (to read more about this, a blog post by art-brouillon.)

Universal Man and Vitruvian Man

Woman from the Middle Ages, Hildegard has written some of the most important books from the period.

Hildegard Mystic

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