CAN CARBS MAKE YOU KILL? KABC LOS ANGELES TALK RADIO

I had a quick spot on the McIntyre In the Morning Show on KABC Los Angeles this morning to talk about this recent news story that links carbs to violent behavior: http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/03/15/experts-say-food-may-contribute-to-anger-violent-behavior. You might have heard me if you live in Southern California. If not, they sent me a link to…

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CALORIES IN VERSUS CALORIES OUT

Ask anyone and they’ll tell you the solution for obesity. Eat less; move more. Our collective weight problem would go away if all the overweight people just quit eating more calories than they burn. Couldn’t be simpler. There are 4,086 calories in a pound of fat. Divide that by the 7 days in…

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WHEAT BELLY COOKBOOK REVIEW: IS FLAX THE NEW WHEAT?

Dr. Davis has succeeded in drawing attention to the dangers of wheat and the benefits of a low-carb diet beyond what I thought possible. He builds a convincing case against this new plant that he says shouldn’t even be called “wheat,” and he documents most of his arguments with supportive…

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A TRAGIC EPIDEMIC AND CANDY FOR CHRISTMAS

Another day, another mass murder, this latest one in Longmont, Colorado. There were only four killed, and they were adults, so it didn’t get the media coverage devoted to the horrific massacre at Sandy Hook in Connecticut, but it is now more apparent than ever that we are dealing with…

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VALIDATION: Peter Reinhart

   Gluten-free products, recipes, and cookbooks are everywhere these days, but most of them just sub high-carb starches like potato, corn, tapioca, and rice for wheat, rye, and barley. The cookbook above is different. You can’t read the subtitle very well here, but it says, “80 Low-carb Recipes that Offer Solutions for Celiac Disease, Diabetes, and Weight Loss.”…

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IS THERE ALREADY A CURE FOR OSTEOPOROSIS?

I went in for a medical checkup yesterday since I hadn’t had any tests since 2010. Along with the standard regimen of tests, the doctor prescribed a bone-density scan. I’ve only had one, about 15 years ago, and my rank was almost 100% then, but if I am diagnosed with osteoporosis, he will…

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REAL SCIENCE

The Ask Marilyn column in this week’s Parade Magazine featured this question from a reader: “If you wished to test the effects of a placebo, what would you give the control group?” Good question. In her reply, she tells about a study in which sham acupuncture was pitted against sham…

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IS THERE ALREADY A CURE FOR AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES?

Some time ago, I started a file for a future article titled, “Eat Dirty.” Every time I came across a report about something that happened as a consequence of germ phobia and our modern preoccupation with cleanliness, I put it in the folder. It has gotten too big for just…

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Harvard’s New Healthy Plate

This is really short notice, but we are invited to submit questions to Dr. Eric Rimm of the Harvard School of Public Health in response to the release of their “Healthy Eating Plate,” the version of the nutritional recommendations that they propose as an alternative to the USDA’s “My Plate.” There will be…

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IS CHOCOLATE GOOD FOR YOUR HEART?

A recent study from the University of Cambridge in the UK suggests that eating lots of chocolate may prevent heart disease. The report was published in the August 29, 2011 online edition of the British Medical Journal. Chocolate has been linked to health benefits before, but in this analysis of…

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FINALLY: A PUBLIC FORUM TO DEBATE THE MERITS OF LOW CARB!

In the talk he gave on last year’s cruise, Tom Naughton suggested a way to bring the obesity epidemic to a screeching halt: one of us should sue Dr. Mary Vernon for malpractice. It was just such a scenario that led to a dramatic change in the eating habits of…

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Better Late than Never: Advice About Normal Blood Sugar From The ADA

I was astonished to see the ADA logo at the top of an article titled, “Eight Tips for Super Blood Sugar Control,” in the May 24th issue of the Diabetes Health newsletter. If this was actually published with the approval of the ADA (and not another prank from Dr. Feinman*), it signals a turn-around of galactic proportions. The author, Clay…

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PODCAST INTERVIEW WITH JIMMY MOORE!

Unless you are new to the low-carb lifestyle, you are certainly familiar with Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb site at http://livinlavidalowcarb.com/blog/. Jimmy serves as Grand Central Station for the low-carb community. I have him to thank for much of the success of my first book, and I was thrilled when he…

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