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A Global Consensus on Lifestyle as Medicine

THI has been providing leadership in the international response to COVID-19 by creating a Coronavirus Pandemic Working Group and a clearinghouse for vital COVID-19 information. Comprised of scientists, risk modelers, public health experts, doctors and other health professionals, THI’s rapid response team has been working non-stop on our nation’s most acute COVID-19 concerns. This team has consolidated the expertise of over a dozen public health and academic experts to provide leaders with evidence-based responses and models to prepare for boots-on-the-ground implementation.

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News of the Day via Dr. Tom Rifai, Editor

THI council member Tom Rifai MD, FACP, covers News of the Day (NOTeD), debunking or authenticating health and nutrition news circulating around the internet.

From the THI President's Keypad

Why Two Pandemics are Better Than One: The COVID19 Opportunity


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One could be forgiven for thinking that however bad it is to be in the middle of one pandemic, it would be worse to be in the middle of two at the same time. In fact, though, we are very much in the middle of two- and at least through one pertinent lens, two pandemics are better than one.


THI and Processed Meat Guidelines: A Brief Update

Making the News

Dr. Michael Roizen Interviews Dr. Katz on How to Eat


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The Truth About Plant-Based Meats
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Evidence-Supported News. Get the Facts Without the Hype

Defending FACTS, Fighting Falsehoods

Yes, there seems to be a new diet competing with an old diet, in every news cycle. No, scientists are not confused, confounded, or at war. Let’s take a moment to talk about a very boring topic (sorry, science) methodology.

Modernize the Definition of Protein Quality

We call upon the Commissioner of the FDA and the US Secretary of Agriculture to commission a working group of the National Academy of Medicine to modernize the formal definition of protein quality to one that better serves both public, and planetary health.


In the past decade, 75% of Americans have changed their diet to be healthier. 86% of Americans who regularly eat plant-based protein don’t identify as vegetarian or vegan — What does a plant-based diet really mean?

A PROJECT BY George Guthrie, MD

The number of diets out there can be dizzying. What should you really be eating? Dr. David Katz and coauthor Mark Bittman seek to provide that answer in their new book, How to Eat: All Your Food and Diet Questions Answered. In the book, the duo shares their clear, no-nonsense perspective on food and diet, answering questions covering everything from basic nutrients to superfoods to fad diets. Listen as Dr. Katz joins Dr. Roizen to discuss insights from the book and some of the "hot button" foods that are constantly in debate.



Mark Bittman and David L. Katz, MD

How to Eat: All Your Food and Diet Questions Answered



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