A hundred years ago, people received nutritional guidance from mothers and grandmothers: Eat your carrots because they’re good for your eyes; don’t eat too many potatoes because they’ll make you fat; be sure to get plenty of roughage so you can more easily move your bowels. Today, everyone seems to off er more advice: Take a vitamin supplement to optimize your health; don’t eat fi sh with cabbage because you won’t be able to digest them together; you can’t stay healthy on a vegetarian diet. Nutrition is one of those topics about which all people seem to think they know something, or at least have an opinion. Whether it is the clerk in your local health food store recommending that you buy supplements or the woman behind you in line at the grocery store raving about the latest low-carbohydrate diet, everyone is ready to off er you nutritional advice. How do you know what to believe or, more importantly, what to do?