About Nutrition Advance
Nutrition Advance is a website dedicated to providing nutrition and health articles backed by the latest science.
The Need For Nutrition Education
Our modern day society is in the midst of a health meltdown. Some have dubbed it “the obesity crisis”, and it shows no signs of relent.
Cases of obesity, type 2 Diabetes, cancer, and heart disease are appearing in record numbers.
How did this happen?
Put simply; the problem is that we are consuming record amounts of ultra-processed, refined foods.
Even calling it “food” is a stretch of the imagination. Out of everything we find on supermarket shelves, over 80% didn’t even exist 100 years ago.
As industrially-produced food has become the norm, the nutrient density of our food has plummeted. Dietary related disease is often the outcome, and it’s something that affects all of us.
Yes, it’s true that the human body is not designed to live forever. But it’s also true that living in ill health and pain with chronic conditions is not normal – far from it.
We can live a happier, healthier life and grow old in good health if we just take care of ourselves a little more.
And that’s the objective; provide nutrition and health information to encourage healthier living. No food industry sponsorship, no product to sell – just straight talk about the latest nutrition issues.
About Michael Joseph
I made this website because I wanted to create a resource that provides simple nutrition information to help people make healthy choices in their daily lives.
I’m a nutrition educator with a strong focus on health optimization through “real food” and a healthy lifestyle. In my day job, I devise and implement nutrition education programs for a living.
I hold a Master’s degree in Nutrition Education, but I gained most of my knowledge in the real world; seeing how dietary intervention impacts people in their everyday life. And unfortunately, that’s where there is a big problem. You see, most of what we learn about healthy nutrition isn’t aligned with what the latest science actually says.
It’s true that there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all diet, and humans can live healthily on a number of different dietary systems.
However, diets that are lower in carbohydrate and high in healthy fats tend to maximize nutrient density and improve health markers across the board, so I favor a dietary system that looks a little like this.
Lastly: one of the most important things about nutrition is that you should never blindly trust anything you read (including from me!)
If you like something you read, then that’s great – but research it and verify the information for yourself.
Thanks for reading, and I hope this website may help you in some way.