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“Many moons ago, I started this blog to combat some of the health myths floating around the vegan and raw-food diet spheres—especially wacky notions about human physiology, evolutionary nutrition, the effects of animal products, and other issues that tended to get me banned from raw vegan message boards when I talked about them. Hence the site title.

But I soon realized there were more exciting things to write about than hybridized avocados and raw vegans with bad teeth. Raw Food SOS was thus reborn into what it is now—a site that examines the science behind common nutritional beliefs, including the ongoing scuffles between omnivores and vegans, the harmfulness of saturated fat, the healthfulness of vegetable oils, and whatever else warrants a closer look.

This site isn’t specifically low-carb or high-carb, vegan or carnivore, raw food or cooked food, or anything else that could be neatly labeled. My own experience as a (recovered) raw vegan taught me that “diet dogma” is killer, so the emphasis here is on unraveling research rather than building an ideology. My goal is to make nutritional science accessible and non-boring to those who really care about their health.”

Dietopia’s notes

It’s rare that I find something that I can’t pick apart. It’s even rarer that I agree entirely with someone else. However, I haven’t read a single thing that Denise Minger has written that has rubbed me up the wrong way, or even made me think, “That’s not the whole story though.” She’s so thorough, and so on point the entire time, that reading her work is accessible to everyone. In many ways it’s the philosophy that we hold here on Dietopia “It doesn’t matter what diet you follow, you should know that nutritional science isn’t perfect”.

She doesn’t hold it over anyone, she doesn’t gloat or become aggressive, she’s very factual, always supports her case with statistics (see her analysis of The China Study) and is a genuinely bubbly and funny writer. Her book, Death by Food Pyramid is written in the same vain and since I have discovered her writing, I frequently visit her blog to see what else she has written about, I just can’t get enough.

I will set you a challenge, read her about page. If that doesn’t engage you (despite being a mere rundown of her life and beliefs) then you probably shouldn’t read the rest, but I can almost guarantee that you won’t want to stop reading.

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