I checked my email the other day and found quite a surprise: Frank and Alice Ottoboni had forwarded me the following section from their upcoming 2nd edition of Modern Nutritional Diseases. They felt that the information was important enough to release right away, and invited me to publish it here as I saw fit. Continue reading →
Cover of the 1st Edition of Modern Nutritional Diseases by Frank and Alice Ottoboni
I’ve had the pleasure of corresponding with Fred Ottoboni recently and I have some good news to share: He and Alice are currently readying for print a second edition of Modern Nutritional Diseases.
Fred reports that the new edition will contain several new chapters, including:
Ch. 9 – Essential Fatty Acids and Eicosanoids
Ch 10 – The Diet-Disease Connection
Ch 11 – Prevention, the Shunned Science
Reportedly, the new version will dive deeper into the inflammation connection to many of the modern chronic diseases, more on Omega-3′s, and of course, the benefits of a low carbohydrate diet. Continue reading →
In the September 22 New York Times Opinion Pages, Dr. Dean Ornish pedals more tripe about healthy eating in an opinion piece entitled, “Eating for Health, Not Weight“. The piece is a startling ramble that vacillates between vainglorious self promotion of his own (rather limited) research, and willful misinterpretation of the facts and conclusions resulting from some JAMA research supporting the health benefits of low carbohydrate eating. Really, should you trust a doctor that ignores and misrepresents research, compares low carb diets to abusing amphetamines, and tries to support this assertion by misrepresenting a study’s actual conclusions about how low carb diets affect C-Reactive Protein (CRP) levels in participants? Continue reading →
Zoë Harcombe‘s awesome lecture traverses everything from thermodynamics, to “calories in, calories out”, to carbohydrates, to real food and current guidelines as they relate to our global obesity epidemic.
Yeah, I know you like to use them, but there are so many misconceptions about what they are telling you, that I need to intervene and make sure you get it.
But before I go there, let me urge you to just buy The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living, and read pages 164-165. Phinney and Volek have the best description of this that has probably ever been written, and you should really just read it from them. If I could copy these pages verbatim and paste it here, I would. Seriously, it’s only a few bucks and it’s quite literally the book you want to own if you’re interested in low carb ketogenic diets. Continue reading →
It also goes without saying that it was a blast to have an actual conversation with Jimmy, Cassie, and fellow guest (and wicked-smart primal blogger and entrepreneur) Brooks Rembert from JB Primallink removed. Continue reading →
Doctor David Nash has a nice little post over on KevinMD where he recounts a personal story about how he was diagnosed with prediabetes despite following a “healthy” diet where he “avoided fatty foods”, “ate fruits and vegetables regularly” and maintained a “commitment to exercise”.
What did he do to help? He cut carbs to 60 grams a day, he lost over 5% of his body weight in a month and completely reversed prediabetes symptoms within 60 days of starting his low carb regimen. Continue reading →