Good News: 2nd Edition of Modern Nutritional Diseases is Being Readied for Printer

The cover or Modern Nutritional Diseases by Frank and Alice Ottoboni
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.
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Dean Ornish Pedals More Tripe, AWLR Responds

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?
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Why You Need To Stop Worrying About The Color Of Your Ketostix

Book cover for The Art And Science of Low Carbohydrate LivingYeah, 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.
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Low Carb Conversations With Jimmy Moore And Friends – Episode 57

Last weekend I had the honor and privilege to record an episode of Low Carb Conversations with Jimmy Moore and Friends.  It was an unquestionably good time and I  enjoyed being there for co-host Dietitian Cassie‘s first show.  She’s awesome, and I look forward to hearing more from her in coming episodes.

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.
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Doctor Cuts Carbs, Loses Weight, Reverses Diabetes

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.
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