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Low Carb Diet Beats the Others

On March 7, 2007 - Just as my book was rolling off the press, a new study comparing four different diets was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA 2007; ...
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Red Meat and Cancer

March 30, 2007 - “Breast Cancer is another reason to limit beef,” reads the headline on an MSNBC story dated March 16, 2007. Similar headlines were featured in various newspapers in response to ...
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Human Anatomy, New and Improved (by Surgery)

I leave it to the professionals, like the Drs. Eades, to give medical advice. That said, I can’t resist speaking out against a practice as outrageous as this one, especially when it concerns ...
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Sweeteners

I received a question about the characteristics of Splenda®, how it works in cooking, and why I use it in some of my recipes. In Carb Wars, I devoted several pages to the ...
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Rating Consumers Report

The June, 2007 issue of Consumers Report again disses low carb diets. They point out that the diets were not tested (Isn't that the whole point of Consumers Report? To actually test things?), ...
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Fat Phobia

Hooray for Greg Atkinson, food writer for the Pacific Northwest Magazine of the Seattle Times! In his article, “Beyond Fat Phobia,” he extols the virtues of butter, bacon, lard, and natural oils as ...
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Wishing for a Blue Moon

Blue Moon © 2008 Savor this shortest of seasons, now compressed into a few short weeks and in danger of disappearing altogether, as the Christmas monster relentlessly gobbles up ever more of the ...
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A good NYT article on Taubes’ book…

Diet and Fat: A Severe Case of Mistaken Consensus ...
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Gary Taubes at UC Berekey

Gary Taubes gave a presentation at UC Berkeley called "The Quality of Calories; What Makes Us Fat and Why Nobody Seems to Care." If you have read Gary's book, Good Calories, Bad Calories, ...
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USA Book News Awards

Carb Wars; Sugar is the New Fat has been named as one of the finalists in the USA Best Book Awards of 2007 in the Health, Diet, and Weight Loss category. You can ...
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Minding Your Brain

If you haven't already found Dr. McCleary's Website, http://www.drmccleary.com/, don't waste another minute. The brilliant author of The Brain Trust Program has already posted eight not-to-be-missed articles about the care and feeding of ...
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And Bon Appétit to you too!

One of the perks of belonging to the International Association of Culinary Professionals is that people give you things. I’ve had an expensive skillet, a top-of-the-line chef’s knife, magazines, and lots of other ...
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Cinnamon Warning

Ceylon Cinnamon is on the right; Cassia on left Since the insulin-like properties of cinnamon were discovered, many people have been taking it as a treatment or a prophylactic for insulin resistance and ...
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The Scientific Evidence in Favor of Low Carb for the Prevention and Treatment of Diabetes Continues to Build

The American Diabetes Association has opened the floodgates by finally admitting that low-carbohydrate diets are “as effective for weight management as low-fat.” This dramatic turn-around was part of its 2008 clinical practice recommendations ...
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Do artificial sweeteners cause weight gain?

This is interesting. Several recent studies have linked artificial sweeteners with weight gain, which I find baffling and counter to my own experience. The rationale used to explain the phenomenon is that just ...
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Huh?

There was a two-page ad in this morning’s Seattle Times for Vytorin® (ezetimibe/simvastatin), which is a combination of two older drugs (Zocor and Zetia) for lowering cholesterol. The headline said, “Do you have ...
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The Nutrition and Metabolism Society

Here’s a great new site (well, new to me anyway). I intend to add it to the links list on my Website the next time my live-in, computer-techie husband updates it for me ...
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BEST LIFE? NOT EVEN CLOSE!

I watched part of an Oprah show a while back (it might have been a rerun) in which Oprah and her fitness guru, Bob Green, went to Mississippi to save the residents of ...
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N’AWLINS FOOD, PRALINES AND RED BEANS, AND GOOD NEWS ABOUT SUGAR SUBSTITUTES

So much to blog about, so little time! I got back from New Orleans late Monday, full of enthusiasm and eager to get started on all the projects that the trip inspired. On ...
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BARIATRIC SURGERY: LOW CARB THE HARD WAY

Another article about the miraculous effects of bariatric surgery appeared in the news this morning. The procedure has already been proclaimed the "cure" for diabetes and now Canadian researchers have reported that it ...
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SUMMER ADVENTURES: Evidence of a Prehistoric Lifestyle

The Brooks River barabara, a reconstruction of a house dated to about 1200 AD . Several prehistoric trade routes intersected in the Brooks Camp area and there was a village on the site ...
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BLOG FODDER: Fat Saves the World and Other News

I've collected quite a bit of blog fodder over the summer. Here's a start at catching up. FAT SAVES THE WORLD A dairy nutrition expert from Australia claims to have found a way ...
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CINNAMON WARNING: UPDATE

< Cassia cinnamon, True cinnamon > (c) 2012, Judy Barnes Baker Dr. Richard Anderson, of the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center in Beltsville, Maryland, and his colleagues were looking into the effects of chromium ...
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DIET AND HEALTH SURVEY

Megan, from Megan’s Jottings, contacted me and asked me help publicize a Diet and Health Survey on which she has collaborated with Amanda from The Cake and Biscuit Diet (a low-carb website with ...
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