Loren Cordain, the grandpappy of Paleo, gives a fascinating introduction to who we are and what we evolved to eat. Guess what? Eating more meat was one of the key changes that allowed a large, metabolically active brain to evolve.
So I wrote HyVee to see if they use “pink slime” in the ground beef I buy at the meat counter. Here is their response:
Dear Mr. O’Neill,
New research out of Israel and published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition compares low-carb, high protein diets to low fat and Mediterranean diets and reports that low-carb diets beat others for weight loss at 6 months and 2 years. Additionally, the research notes that the low-carb diet appears to increase good cholesterol.
- Effect of Changes in the Intake of Weight of Specific Food Groups on Successful Body Weight Loss during a Multi–Dietary Strategy Intervention Trial – Subscription Required
- News Article Covering the Research – Haaretz
In Sugar: The Bitter Truth, Dr. Lustig will teach you more than you ever knew about sugar, and what it does to your body. Heavy science part way through. Fascinating stuff. Now watch his lecture and cut your fructose consumption!
Pretty much the seminal lecture on the topic. Well worth watching for anyone contemplating a low carb/ketogenic diet or looking for a primer on the insulin hypothesis.
The FDA today announced the release of new safety guidelines for labeling across a range of popular statins, which are a class of drug often prescribed in an effort to lower cholesterol.