Charles Platkin: The Diet Detective
For more than two decades, Dr. Charles Stuart Platkin, PhD, JD, MPH as been working to uncover the mysteries and myths surrounding food, nutrition, fitness and medicine. Started over 20 years ago, his non-profit Diet Detective has been educating and inspiring consumers to make meaningful changes in their lives. Charles teaches consumers to know the difference between facts and alternative facts, science and pseudoscience and getting to the truth about nutrition, food, health and the planet. He is the author of seven books. His first book, “Breaking the Pattern” was a bestseller in hardcover; it has been used by addiction clinics to assist patients with resolving drug and alcohol-related issues. He is also executive director of the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center.
Charles and I have known each other for over two decades. We first met in 1998 when he launched a health and fitness website called eFit. I was his communication director. I also handled the publicity for a few of his books and his yearly airline food survey. So excited to talk with my friend!
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Book to Plate Segment
Netflix’s Chef’s Table: Grant Achatz, Alinea
Alinea Restaurant, Chicago
Dialogue Restaurant, Santa Monica, CA
Photos of meal.
E By Jose Andres, Las Vegas
This episode was hosted by Melissa Goldberg
Special thanks to my Program Director and Producer Shea Gunther
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