Nourishment Mindset Podcast
The Nourishment Mindset
Health Washing & Fear Mongering

Health Washing & Fear Mongering

How Big Food uses marketing tricks and traps to lure us in! While Big Pharma Perpetuates Cholesterol Paranoia Syndrome.

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Big Food and Big Pharma are at it again, y’all! Well, to be fair, they’re always at it. In today’s episode #43 of The Nourishment Mindset videocast, I share my recent article for Selene River Press, Health Washing: Big Food Marketing Tricks & Traps. You’ll learn how to avoid paying more for faux products acting as though they’re healthier, as well as how to spot some of the most egregious marketing trickery when you’re shopping.

I also break down a particularly ridiculous headline found recently in the UK Telegraph, Almost two thirds of women suffering from dangerous cholesterol levels. This is problematic because it reads like a Big Pharma opinion piece: it’s completely one sided; harnesses a super scary headline; and gives no context such as how women naturally have higher cholesterol — especially with big hormonal shifts such as postpartum and menopause. The only good things I can say about it are that it gives me a perfect opportunity to rant and rave with a specific example of tactics you’ll find everywhere. It’s also a reminder of why anytime a medication, injection or therapy is recommended to you, it’s critical to have a clear and honest risk-reward conversation with the provider suggesting it. And finally, I discuss two much more important biomarkers for evaluating metabolic health; total cholesterol ain’t one of them!

For more on cholesterol, check out chapter 18 “Cholesterol Paranoia Syndrome” of my book, The Nourishment Mindset. It’s available on Amazon and my website for signed copies. It’s an atypical health read focused on bringing back the pleasures of the table. Here’s what Selene River Press has to say.

I love hearing from subscribers, so if you have a question or show idea, let me know! And if you’ve read the book and haven’t yet taken 30 seconds to review it on Amazon, I’d really appreciate it!



Nourishment Mindset Podcast
The Nourishment Mindset
We're on a metabolic mission to help you (re)discover your vitality through real whole foods, sassy straight talk and the pleasures of the table.
There are a bajillion health podcasts out there, and a lot of 'em are as fun as a trip to the dentist. Here at The Nourishment Mindset we blend sassy straight talk with a holistic, real whole foods foundation. Our metabolic mission is helping you achieve vitality and reverse chronic, lifestyle conditions like type 2 diabetes, obesity and malaise through (re)discovering the pleasures of the table.
You'll learn tips from host Dixie Huey, a wine industry veteran who spent 20 years dining with farmers, chefs and winemakers around the world before listening to her calling to become a health coach after healing from years of dieting in a calorie counting prison.
Hers is a story of earned knowledge, personal failure, and paradox -- one she hopes will inspire others to appreciate the incredible nature of food as a source of nourishment, connection and pleasure. Dixie is a certified Nutrition Network Advisor, Group Fitness instructor, MBA, certified sommelier and author of The Nourishment Mindset.
Our guests range from organic foodies and hemp and wine growers to celebrity coaches and medical providers, Ditch the dogma and BS, silence the noise and switch back to the traditional sound practices that have nourished for millennia.