Meanwhile medicine seems to be wholly incapable to tackle massive problems like obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. In diseases like MS progress seems glacial, despite the resources dedicated to its research.
What I am relatively hopeful however is that an better understanding of the evolutionary context of our nutrition (aka "The Paleo Diet" and somesuch) will be a game changer in medicine – and surely bring us a much needed improvement for our health.
So it brings me pleasure that I found a new blog from that area, Ad Libitum, of which I post just this one snippet:
You know, the first time I read Good Calories, Bad Calories, it struck me that there was a missing chapter right after the dementia chapter. There should have been one on psychiatric illness. It is no coincidence that our epidemic of metabolic derangement has coincided with a huge explosion of anxiety and depression, especially of the atypical kind. My bet is that whatever is making us fat is making us miserable too. Processed carbs? Hyperinsulinaemia? I don’t know. Whatever it is, it’s killing us in multiple ways.