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A New Hypothesis of Obesity

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As I suggested in my last post, you should watch the embedded video to study up for this post.  In case you didn’t watch the video, or if you came to this post without having seen the previous one, I’ll embed the video below.  I hate to do so, because the way YouTube shows the…

TFW: You realize you haven’t blogged in over 2 years!

I have been casting about trying to figure out how to start this blog post, the first in over two years. In the old days when I was blogging almost daily, I would wake up every morning thinking about what I was going to write about. I would get up, make a cup of Americano,…

Kevin Hall, Kickstarter and catching up

I’ve noticed a lot of bloggers who write sort of potpourri posts from time to time.  I think I’ve written a few in the distant past.  Hard to believe I’ve been at this – at least intermittently – for over 12 years now.  I want to bring everyone up to date on what’s going on…

How to lower your cholesterol

The most common question I get asked via comments on this blog and email is how to lower cholesterol levels and/or LDL levels. People asking this question have usually just gotten a high cholesterol reading of one kind or another and have heard the pronouncement from their doctor: You need to go on a statin….

Why are doctors so stupid?

Since I’ve been writing this blog for the past 12 years, I’ve received innumerable comments and e-mails all containing the same words: Why are doctors so stupid about diet? statins? fat? saturated fat? carbohydrate restriction? low-fat diets? and on and on. I’m not sure stupid is the right word – the right word is probably…

Low-carbohydrate diet and climate change

I think you’ll agree with me when I say that the forces arrayed against us meat eating, low-carbohydrate diet followers firmly believe the ‘fact’ that running herds of animals destroys the grasslands and ecosystem. And that’s not to mention that the methane from their belches destroys the ozone layer and worsens climate change. But is…

Dr. David Ludwig on high-carb vs low-carb vs slow-carb diets

I came across this short talk Dr. David Ludwig gave on some of his research on the difference between high-carb, low-carb, and slow-carb diets.  The presentation is a great summary of the calories-in/calories-out way of thinking of dieting versus the alternative hypothesis, which is that carbs drive insulin, and insulin drives fat storage.  Dr. Ludwig…

Dr. Salim Yusuf and the PURE study

If you’ve been following a low-carbohydrate diet for any length of time and have experienced the changes in weight and energy levels, the reductions in blood sugar and blood pressure, and the improvement in GERD that typically accompany such diets, you may wonder why the mainstream doesn’t jump aboard.  I know I did. When I…

Tripping Over the Truth

As I type these words, I’m hurtling through the sky somewhere over the North Atlantic on my way to the US from Germany. I just woke up from about a two hour nap, during which I was flat on my back and got to stretch my 6’2” frame to the max without hitting the end…

The Case Against Sugar

I read Gary Taubes’s new book The Case Against Sugar twice. First I read it in manuscript, then in galley proof. My intention was to write a review of it to be posted around the book’s publication date, but on or just before pub date a dozen other reviews hit the web. Consequently, some of…

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