Journalist Nathanael Johnson profiles Dr. German as he "fixes dinner," or, addresses the vast and complex world of nutritional health. Dr. German exposes the knowledge gaps in our understanding of nutrition and offers solutions by highlighting the work of colleague and fellow FFHI researcher Dr. Carlito Lebrilla and his mass spectrometer. Johnson documents Dr. German's articulation of the need for personalized nutrition - exemplified through his and others work on human milk - instead of generalized nutritional advice that only confuses and frustrates health-seeking people.
Johnson writes, "Rather than teaching nutrition as a set of laws delivered from on high to be memorized and obeyed (no matter how wrong they are in context), German wants to candidly explain the limits of our knowledge to students, then set them loose on the mystery."
Read more from Nathanael Johnson in his book, All Natural: A Skeptic's Quest to Discover if the Natural Approach to Diet, Childbirth, Healing, and the Environment Really Keeps Us Healthier and Happier.
Read "Bruce German fixes dinner," the entire five-part profile of Dr. German and the work of the Foods for Health Institute at medium.com:
- Part I: Rethinking Nutrition
- Part II: A Better Model for Nutrition Science
- Part III: Food Structure
- Part IV: Human Variety
- Part V: Control