USF professor discusses cholesterol, saturated fat and obesity myths

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A USF professor presents evidence from 100+ years of research helping to combat the myths that "consumption of food high in fat and cholesterol causes heart disease, and individuals will live longer if they lower their serum cholesterol through the use of medication."  The article details how sugar is what causes more disease and problems… Read more »

Protein Debate by Lorein Cordain & T. Colin Campbell

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Protein plays a litany of roles in living systems: structural elements, peptide hormones, cell recognition, antibodies… the list is staggering and continues to grow as our understanding of biology expands. What, however, is the role of dietary protein in health and disease in humans? Is the source, type and quantity intimately and directly tied to… Read more »

Paleo Diet makes the news

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Check out this article and interview with a 73 year old paleo-eating man, Art De Vany, who pulls his Range Rover in his driveway and calls it easy.  There is also a short interview with Robb Wolf.  Very interesting. Click here for full article/video

A Reversal on Carbs

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Fat was once the devil. Now more nutritionists are pointing accusingly at sugar and refined grains. By Marni Jameson, Special to the Los Angeles Times December 20, 2010 Most people can count calories. Many have a clue about where fat lurks in their diets. However, fewer give carbohydrates much thought, or know why they should…. Read more »

Weekend Links

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     I can't watch 20 minutes of TV without some jackass coming on telling me how this or that statin saved his carb-fueled life.  Low cholesterol ranks up there as one of the better swindles in history.  Some cholesterol posts:Drugmakers settle claims over statin cover-up. Cholesterol plays cancer-prevention role at the cellular level. Low Carb =… Read more »

Food

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     There is plenty of info out there, and on this site, about the benefits of low carb / paleo / primal eating.  But it can be difficult to get creative and budget-friendly meals.  It is easy to eat the same Trader Joe's Wild Caught Salmon or grass fed burger day in and day out,… Read more »

Weekend Links

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This is a simple, yet great example of how we ended up with the current nutritional dogma.  Nutrition-syllogism. So much of the garbage put out ends up going back to the Seven Countries Study done by Ancel Keys.  His conclusions, and the subsequent fattening of America, has been a total disaster.  Stephan at Whole Health… Read more »