Biased Nutrition Professionals are preventing real studies from being funded.  Science takes a back seat.

Despite the consistency of these results, Westman and his colleagues {including Phinney} have remained outsiders in the world of nutrition. Their work has perhaps predictably been met with silence, scorn, or both. Getting their research published in prestigious journals has been difficult, and invitations to major conferences are rare. Volek says that even when he’s been invited to present his findings at meetings, displaying research that confronts the very foundation of the conventional wisdom on diet, the reception is incurious: “people are just quiet.” And despite the substantial body of evidence now supporting the high-fat, low-carbohydrate regime as the healthiest option, his colleagues still routinely refer to the diet as “quackery” and a “fad.” Persevering in this field can be dispiriting, Volek told me. “You do deal with bias. . . . It’s very difficult to find grant money or journals that want to publish our studies.

Teicholz, Nina (2014-05-13). The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet (Kindle Locations 5375-5381). Simon & Schuster. Kindle Edition.

The author’s willingness to expose the negative effects of bias provide an insight that is down right frightening.  Time and time again – the internal politics and monetary ties of health and nutrition related professional organizations has stymied progress.

I know understand why Volek and Phinney self published their two books: The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Eating/Performance.  I knew I liked these guys for some reason.