Gary Taubes and NuSI aim to correct a decades-old problem by telling the world what to eat—and backing the recommendations up with real science. Marty Cej reports.
Gary Taubes is picking a fight. Again.
The best-selling author of Good Calories, Bad Calories and Why We Get Fat has partnered with Peter Attia, M.D., to launch a nonprofit organization with the ambitious goal of slashing the current U.S. obesity rate by more than half and the prevalence of diabetes by 75 percent by 2025. To do that, he’ll have to topple the food pyramid, take on the medical establishment, and go toe-to-toe with the multi-trillion-dollar food and drug industries.
“That will be a problem,” he admits. But, “if we get the science right, we can convince the scientific community, and they will want to speak out about it.”
The founders of the Nutrition Science Initiative, or NuSI, say it has been created to “finally, and with scientific certainty, answer the question: ‘What should we eat to be healthy?’”