Why we should all support Nutrition Facts

Written by Tom Greenwood - May 8, 2014

As indicated by our brand name, healthy living and good nutrition is something that we feel particularly strongly about and so this year we decided that we should look to support an organisation doing great work in that area.  That’s why we’ve made a donation to NutritionFacts.org, one of the best health resources on the web and powered by the WordPress CMS!  Could there be a better fit?

Nutrition Facts is run by Michael Greger MD and his team who scour the world’s scientific literature to find the best nutritional information and then summarise it in regular videos and articles that are entertaining and easy to understand for the regular person in the street.

Resources such as this are essential to help people make positive, informed choices about their health and lifestyle and it is amazing how few good resources there are.  There are many reasons for this, but it basically comes down to the fact that constantly searching the world’s scientific research papers and presenting the findings is an immense job and generally the only people who have the resources to do something like that are organisations with a lot of money.  In turn, that means that they are organisations with a serious conflict of interests such as food and pharma organisations, or governments who have a somewhat dubious track record in this area.

Nutrition Facts is different because it is independent and run by a small team of dedicated and passionate people whose motivation is to genuinely help people improve their health and who use thorough and unbiased scientific investigation as the basis of their work.  But it is only possible to achieve such independence when a project like this is supported but the community.  It was founded with the support of the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation and relies on regular donations from like minded passionate people.

It is probably fair to say that we all want to be able to make good decisions when it comes to our own health, and it is therefore essential that we have good information.  That’s why we encourage anyone who is as excited about their work as we are to show them your support by making a donation, promoting the website or volunteering another form of help.

If you’ve got time, you can watch Dr Greger’s 2013-13 year in review below: