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Policy Does Not Equal Science: Development of U.S. Dietary Guidelines, A…

A must-see video from Adele Hite. Please share this. (c) 2015, Judy Barnes Baker, www.carbwars.blogspot.com ...
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THE WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN

THE WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN KINDLE VERSION One look at the whimsical cover illustration makes it clear that this is going to be a fun read, not a dry discourse on biochemistry. Basically, ...
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FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES: A BETTER ALTERNATIVE TO STATINS?

This story was in the headlines today. Merck finally got the results they were looking for on their drug Vytorin. Note that the drug did not lower plaque build-up and that all the subjects ...
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Petition to the USDA and the DHHS: CREATE DIETARY GUIDELINES THAT WORK!

Adele Hite, of the Healthy Nation Coalition, is petitioning the agencies responsible for setting the Dietary Guidelines for Americans to give us guidelines that actually serve the American people. The advice we've been ...
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WHY YOU SHOULD MAKE YOUR OWN BROTH AND BOUILLON CUBES

It continues to amaze me that many low-carb gurus, including some of my personal heroes, recommend using purchased bouillon cubes or powders. Dr. Westman, Dr. Phinney, Dr. Volek, Dr. Attia, and others promote ...
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MEA CULPA FROM TIME MAGAZINE?

1984 2014 The March 26, 1984 cover of Time Magazine showed a frowny face made out of bacon and eggs. The headline of the feature article said, "Cholesterol, and Now the Bad News." ...
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THE WAR ON FAT IS OVER. FAT WON.

The Big Fat Surprise by Nina Teicholz The Big Fat Surprise by Nina Teicholz This remarkable book should finally lay the lipid hypotheses of heart disease to rest. We've been embroiled in this ...
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WHITE HOUSE PETITION: REPLACE THE DIETARY GUIDELINES FOR AMERICANS

I've been working with Dr. Richard Feinman on a petition to change the process for creating the Dietary Guidelines for Americans so they reflect modern advances in scientific research. The original guidelines were based on weak, population ...
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AND NOW FOR A LITTLE GOOD NEWS: BUTTER IS BACK!

Joe Ortner performs maintenance on a robotic palletizer at Grassland Dairy Products Inc. in Greenwood, the largest family-owned butter producer in the nation. Picture by Mark Hoffman.   The headline in the Milwaukee ...
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EPITAPH FOR AN EGG

How do you like your eggs? The best way to prepare eggs, except for raw, which brings a different set of issues to the table, is poached. Lightly cooked whites and lovely, liquid yolks retain all their nutrients, including their ...
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CHOLESTEROL MYTH BUSTERS AROUND THE WORLD

It looks like Sweden is going to be the first Western nation to officially endorse low-carb/high-fat nutrition and reject the low-fat, low-calorie dogma that has been in place for the last 30-plus years. The change followed the ...
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Pudding Cups Judy Barnes Baker

THE PUDDING OF HAPPINESS

My husband counts the pills I put out for him in the morning to be sure I didn't sneak in anything new. If he doesn't recognize one, I have to show him the bottle ...
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SUGAR IN NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Sugar Love was the subject of the August, 2013 issue of National Geographic. It is indeed sweet to finally see a major publication echoing the message some of us have been preaching for years! ...
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IS THERE ALREADY A CURE FOR CANCER?

According to a story from the Associated Press last Tuesday, government advisers to the Institute of Medicine are warning that the U.S. is facing a crisis in cancer care. The risk of cancer increases with age, they said, ...
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CHOLESTEROL CLARITY

Cholesterol got a bad rap. The evidence continues to accumulate that cholesterol is not the villain it is made out to be, but is actually part of your body's defense system against the ...
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SCORE! GARY TAUBES IN SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN MAGAZINE

Don't miss the article by Gary Taubes in the new "Special Food Issue" of Scientific American Magazine, titled, "Which One Will Make You Fat? Rigorously controlled studies may soon give us a definitive answer ...
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RETHINKING BACON AND THE BEST WAY TO COOK IT

Cooking bacon in oven Ready to eat It seems we just can’t resist bacon. Sales for bacon have held steady in spite of the fact that most people believe it is the most ...
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HOMINY ALERT

I've posted about how it is hard it is to determine the real nutritional data for foods before. (Here is a past article about dueling labels on dairy products: http://carbwars.blogspot.com/2009/09/when-does-16-x-049-zero.html.) I do my best to check ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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EATHROPOLOGY: CAN I RETIRE NOW?

A friend alerted me to an article on Adele Hite's blog, Eathropology. http://eathropology.com/2012/09/26/where-the-women-are-nutrition-edition/  I hate to admit that I didn't even know Adele had a blog, or I would certainly have been following it. Adele ...
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