IS SUGAR TOXIC? ON 60 MINUTES

You don’t want to miss the report by Dr Sanjay Gupta that was on 60 Minutes yesterday. The original story is here: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7403942nT, but you might prefer to see it on Dr. Eenfeldt’s blog, where he has done all the work to put up all the related videos and written a good summary of…

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WASHINGTON CONFERENCE TO CONFRONT THE CRISIS IN NUTRITION

Dr. Richard Feinman has been diligently working behind the scenes to get the message out about the lack of research integrity in regard to carbohydrate restricted diets. He will be hosting a session on The Crisis in Nutrition today, March 15, at the Office of Research Integrity Conference in Washington DC. (You may…

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“RED MEAT WILL KILL YOU” IN THE NEWS (AGAIN)

I knew if I waited a day or so, someone would save me the trouble of dissecting the latest re-meat-will-kill-you scare story. http://archinte.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/archinternmed.2011.2287. I wasn’t disappointed! I’ve listed links to some of the best responses below. The study that made the national headlines was just another questionnaire-based, epidemiological study (at best, they…

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WHAT DOES A 400 POUND GORILLA EAT?

For more than a year, I have been on a panel of advisers to the Kraft Food Company through their Cultivar Community program. I get an e-mail once a week suggesting a topic for discussion or asking a food-related question. I can state an opinion or respond to the comments posted…

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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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Brainstorming in Portland for the Metabolism Society

  Dr. Feinman, founder of the Nutrition and Metabolism Society, invited me to join him and two other Northwest NMS members for a brainstorming session in Portland a little over a week ago. D offered to drive me down, so we put on a CD of Bluegrass music and took the day off for a much-needed mini-vacation. That’s me,…

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Response to: “The New Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010, The Nutritional Law of the Land”

The March issue of The Front Burner, published by the International Association of Culinary Professionals, included an article by Michelle Dudash titled, “The New Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010: ‘The Nutritional Law of the Land,’” with advice about how we can help implement the recommendations. This is my response: The first…

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LESSONS ABOUT OBESITY FROM FAT MONKEYS

An experimental drug that dramatically reduced the appetite of rodents caused obese baboons to double or triple their food intake and is now being considered as a treatment for cancer patients and those who need to gain weight. Monkeys are better research models because they are more like humans than…

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NEW USDA GUIDELINES RELEASED: NOT MY PYRAMID!

The New Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 were released today. Your can view the press conference here: http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdamedia?navid=USDA_LIVE. Watch it to the end to see the question and answer segment and you will hear a representative from the American Dietetic Association gushing about the “excellent, excellent” guidelines and an angry…

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