Hi, thanks for stopping by.
My name’s Vince Perugini and this site is the end result of my lifelong interest in nutrition and my passion for optimal health and well-being.
But, before I get into any of that. Let’s talk about you.
What do you want from this site?
This site is all about being healthy – primarily through food, although I do touch on lifestyle as well.
This isn’t something I talk about abstractly.
Instead, I focus on scientific evidence and practical information that you can use to improve your health and make your own life better.
This includes things like:
The list goes on.
Throughout the site, I aim to provide accurate and up-to-date scientific evidence about health and nutrition. I also want to present that information in a way that everyone can understand - regardless of their scientific background (or lack thereof).
My Personal Background
I have worked in the healthcare field all my life. This has included working as a food service director in hospital settings. I have also been involved in clinical nutrition and in performing assessments, along with patient education as a certified food service manager and dietetic technician.
These experiences have provided me with an up-close look at food and its impacts on health. In my spare time, I like to surf along the Jersey beaches, garden and, of course, continue to research the latest nutrition studies.
Early in my career I witnessed the extensive complications brought about by diabetes and peripheral vascular disease. This was the first time I was able to personally see the ravages brought about by disease and this only increased my interested in the connection between food and health.
Through the years I observed more and more patients suffering from obesity and metabolic syndromes. While talking to various patients I noticed that many were confused by the topic of healthy eating. These interactions reinforced my perspective that many people lack basic nutrition knowledge.
My goal is to continue to research nutrition through science-based studies and in the process help others who are looking for reliable, comprehensive and objective nutrition information.
Some Clarification About the Site
With this site I make every effort to be accurate in the science that I present. However, science is a complex field and most of the time there are at least some contradicting pieces of evidence. For any given topic, there might be hundreds or thousands (if not more) studies. These will differ in their approaches, their methods and in many other factors.
Because of this, there is always a degree of subjectivity involved in interpreting the research for any topic or subject. At the same time, science continues to develop and change, especially as research studies and scientists build on the knowledge that went before them.
While this site aims to be as accurate as possible, there may be cases where people have different views or where my discussion has missed key studies. Additionally, studies may have been published since the relevant article was posts.
Where possible, I try to provide updates to articles and/or post content that focuses on very significant recent advances in a field of research that I have discussed. However, with the vast amount of scientific studies out there and the large number that are published every single day – it will never be possible to be 100% up-to-date or 100% accurate.
This is one reason why the information on this site is not intended to be medical advice. Instead, you should talk to a healthcare professional before making any changes to your diet or lifestyle.
I also encourage reader engagement throughout the site. After all, this site is really about you, not me.
If you have a question about a study I used or the way I addressed a topic, feel free to leave me a comment. I’ll do my best to address what you have to say, and maybe we’ll both learn something in the process.Likewise, feel free to shoot me an email or a comment if you think there is a topic that I should focus on.
Most of the time, I emphasize topics that are frequently searched for, as these are the ones that folks like you want to know more about. However, there may well be specific topics that are eating away at you – if so, let me know.