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What nutritional author(s) influenced you?

What nutritional author(s) influenced you?
What nutritional author(s) influenced you?

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 Posted 8/26/2013 8:12:05 AM
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So many authors have contributed so much to the lay person's knowledge of nutrition via the books that they wrote that it is hard to decide who is most important, but above are just a few to whom many life extensionists may be indebted. 

Who made an impression on you, helped shape your understanding or piqued your interest?

Worth mentioning are Carlton Fredericks, Richard Passwater, PhD, Ruth Adams & Frank Murray, Frances Moore Lappe, Linda Clark, Ray Peat, PhD, and others. 

Nathan Pritikin and Robert Atkins, MD, while holding different viewpoints, certainly influenced the thinking of a lot of people.


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Almost too embarrassed to admit it, but Harvey and Marilyn Diamond wrote "Fit For Life" in 1987 and it had a profound influence on my views of nutrition and health even though few of the claims in their original book have much scientific validity and I'm not really following any of their specific advice anymore, but the essence of what they tried to convey in incorporating whole foods, emphasis on nutrition, and living an abundant life made possible by good health choices most certainly lives on.


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We don't have to agree with everything someone writes, and time and progress proves almost everybody wrong in one respect or another.  The experts that prove someone wrong in our day will often themselves be "proven" wrong at a later point in time. Adele Davis was "off" on a quite few things but was the one who introduced many of us to the field of nutrition, the importance of which was barely recognized at the time she wrote her books.

Recall in Fit for Life the advice was given to have a piece of fruit for breakfast, and this always went over better with me than a "hearty breakfast."  Whether or not it had any studies to back it up, it worked for me (could be just chance though).


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I think this list can't be complete without Andrew Weil.

Another hughe influence for me, though more through scientific publications, have been Walter Willet and Claus Leitzmann.
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I concur wi h Fastingly.  

The first Fit For Life book was the catalyst that propelled me into healthly eating. The Diamond's were one of the first, if not THE first, New York Times best selling authors to expose hydrogenated oil for what it trully was, dispite all the doctors and nutritionist of the mid 80's recommending hydrogenated margarine, and such.  It took, hum, how many years afterward before the mainstream media, manufactures and medical establishment recomended against it?  A long time. I jettisoned it out of my diet immediately,  so I was (and those that did the same) probably, what?, 10-15 years ahead of the game?

For more information regarding my experience with this book, read my Amazon revew. It's still #1 with 294 out of 307 people thought it was helpful. I would never have guessed that. I wrote that quite a while ago. 

I read that Marilyn Diamond, the coauthor,  has since abandoned vegetarianism and has embraced meat eating and weight training. From what I understand her vegan/vegetarian lifestyle was actually aging her faster. Would be interesting for LEF to conduct and publish a magaine interview with her. Would be interesting to see what's up.

Here is a picture of her back in the day as a vegan/vegetarian:  

http://tinyurl.com/diamondnow

and a more recient picture of her:

http://tinyurl.com/diamondrecient

I still feel that mixing some fruits with some slower digesting protiens, like meat for example still causes a bit of gastrointestinal distress,  even though it's not scientifically proven. 

The other publication that greatly influenced me was and still is the Life Extension Magazine, even though it's not a single author per se.

Another inspirational author ahead of her time was Laura D. Newman.

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Life Extension's interview with Marilyn Diamond can be read at http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2013/jun2013_Young-for-Life_01.htm

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I got to being interested to nutrition from a different path, via technologists and futurists. Being in the computing industry, I was always interested to the works of Ray Kurzweil and read in 2005 his work, with Terry Grossman, MD, "Fantastic Voyage". That was my starting point.

I have since then read several authors such as Patrick Holford (e.g. his "Optimum Nutrition"), Dr. Barry Sears (e.g."The Zone") and Phyllis A. Balch ("Nutritional Healing").

On bit more technical ground, I liked and recommend Gropper, Smith and Groff's "Advanced Nutrition and Human Metabolism" and Rakel's "Integrative Medicine" which I use both as reference textbooks.

Of course I read LEF Magazine and found great insight from many individual in this Forum as well as the one at LongeCity where I also find insight and sometime constructive criticism by real experts such as Michael Rae who coauthored "Ending Aging" with Aubrey de Grey.

I hope this helps.


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Earl Mindell's Vitamin Bible. Published 1979.

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