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Are Nuts Paleo?

Paleolithic man doubtless ate anything he could get his hands on that was even remotely edible, drank his water from streams, ponds, and probably even mud puddles as dogs do today. Of the many ways scientists have to unearth the actual diets of early ancestors, stable isotope analysis is probably the most accurate. Such analysis…

Posted on 27th July 2016

Contradictions and Cognitive Dissonance: The (Kevin) Hall Effect

Have you seen the guy on the smart phone video popping up all over the internet saying he has disproven the carbohydrate-insulin hypothesis of obesity? His name is Kevin Hall and he must be experiencing some real cognitive dissonance. Or I certainly am, given the sharp contrast between what his study results actually show and…

Posted on 6th May 2016

Best way to say Be Mine, Valentine to a Low Carb Love

Traditionally, of course, it’s ‘sweets for your sweetie’ on Valentine’s Day, but what if your sweetie eschews sugar and carbs?  Then sweets are the last thing he or she might appreciate.  So what to do?  There’s always champagne or flowers or a nice dinner out, but why not think about giving something your beloved will…

Posted on 9th February 2016

Will the new Dietary Guidelines make us even fatter?

As we know all too well there has been an explosion in the incidence of obesity and type II diabetes over the past 30-40 years. Depending upon the bias involved, many people have opined as to the cause of this sudden departure from what had been fairly stable rates of obesity over the previous decades….

Posted on 3rd February 2016

News Flash: The Body Makes Cholesterol!

The new 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) finally came out in 2016.  They were held up an extra month because of the hostile and unexpectedly overwhelming response of the public to the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Advisory Report.  After political fiddling — which always happens in the face of an unexpected public outcry — and…

Posted on 18th January 2016

Always Hungry?

It’s not often that faculty members of major academic institutions do anything but sneer at low-carbohydrate diets. But that all changes now. Today brings the publication of a new book by a professor at Harvard Medical School, Dr. David Ludwig, on the virtues of low-carb dieting. As you can probably discern from the title, Always…

Posted on 5th January 2016

Wishing You a Beautiful Holiday

For pure holiday musical pleasure, nothing (to me at any rate) says ‘Merry Christmas’ better than listening to the glorious voice of Kathleen Battle sing carols.  So… have a very, very musical merry!

Posted on 24th December 2015

Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Very soon the Department of Health and Human Services will be releasing the 2015 version of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA or Dietary Guidelines). When it happens sometime this month (December 2015), I can guarantee you the occasion will be much in the news. So unless you’re living in a cave somewhere in the wilds…

Posted on 5th December 2015

10 Simple Tips to Handle Holiday Feasts

The weeks leading up to the annual autumn/winter seasonal food fest—which for most of us Americans, at least, begins with Thanksgiving and ends after New Year’s Day—is a mine field of potential dietary disaster. Or it can be without some strategic planning. So make a plan! In the week or two running up to Thanksgiving,…

Posted on 23rd November 2015

Paleo Pastries and Desserts? The Perfect Holiday Gift

Here come the holidays! And with them the mine field that is traditional baked goods. Right now it is the Thanksgiving/Christmas/ Channukah spate of annual feasts of fall and winter, but it could mean ANY feast from Easter to the Fourth of July! For those of us who subscribe to the low-carb or paleo way,…

Posted on 22nd November 2015

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