This movie attempts to serve as a rational counterpoint to Morgan Spurlock’s seminal movie, Super Size Me. While often celebrated as an anthem in the keto and low carb communities, I think this flick is weakest when it’s on the attack and strongest when describing current thinking in nutritional science.
This is a must read for anyone with diabetes (Type 1 or Type 2), or friends of relative of someone with diabetes. Dr. Bernstein isn’t just another talkin’ head, he is a type 1 diabetic himself who eats low carb and uses low carb diets and nutrition as part of his treatment protocol for his type 1 and type 2 patients.
As both a doctor and a diabetic, he has the understanding of the relationship between insulin, glucose, meds and nutrition necessary to halt and reverse the progression of diabetes. Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution provides practical advice for diabetics looking to improve their condition, reduce their injections, and/or get off their medications. What’s more, he has some strong opinions on commonly prescribed diabetes medications that diabetics should avoid taking at all costs.
In his recent article, writing for Discover, Gary Taubes takes Harvard School of Public Health and UC San Diego researchers to task for impersonating actual scientists and making dietary recommendations.
…every time that these Harvard researchers had claimed that an association observed in their observational trials was a causal relationship—that food or drug X caused disease or health benefit Y—and that this supposed causal relationship had then been tested in experiment, the experiment had failed to confirm the causal interpretation—i.e., the folks from Harvard got it wrong. Not most times, but every time.
The weekly news show 60 Minutes does an investigating report on Robert Lustig’s assertion that sugar is toxic. Worth watching for anyone interested in nutrition, regardless of whether or not they are doing keto/low-carb or not.
I like how Mat Lalonde is not afraid to slaughter the paleo sacred cows (so to speak) if they are not scientifically defensible. Now put your learnin’ hat on and get ready to go hard core into the science of nutrition.
I just checked my mail and was excited to see that Hy-Vee, one of the local grocery stores I shop at, has agreed to stop stop stocking pink slime. That’s awesome news, and I’m glad they stopped the whole “blame the consumer” approach to queries about it.
At any rate, here’s the text of the email they sent me: More »
According to the press release, researchers at Johns Hopkins will announce details of an interesting new study on June 3, at the American College of Sports Medicine.
At this time, they aren’t releasing the full research…but the teasers in the press release are already quite interesting. Among them is the following, which compares vascular health and weight loss for groups following a low carb and low fat diet, respectively: More »