This Week in Low Carb News – Lying Bacon, Elderly Statin Patients and Genetic Freaks

Every week my browser fills up with tabs of stories I want to talk about. I never get to them all so this is everything I think is interesting in the Low Carb/Keto/Healthy Diet field from this week.

Most Uncured Bacon is a Lie – I love bacon but I am undecided about whether or not Nitrates or Nitrites are something to be worried about. However, I was under the impression that uncured bacon had fewer of them so I was surprised to learn “uncured” doesn’t really mean what I thought it meant. It just goes to show that relying in a large company to process your meat is always a bad idea and I need to learn how to make my own bacon.

Statins: the 3p pill that continues to cause uproar in the medical world – Turns out that the claim that giving a statin to everyone over the age of 75 could save 8000 lives a year was totally made up. There’s no data that even pretends to show that. Absolutely nuts. The Twitter discussion is pretty good as well.

This Genetic Mutation Makes People Feel Full — All the Time – Wouldn’t it be nice to never feel hungry? There are apparently people who can do that and it is all because of their genetics. Very interesting.

New study finds simple way to inoculate teens against junk food marketing – Turns out that if you tell young people that junk food marketers are manipulating them to make poor nutritional choices, it makes them less likely to eat that junk food.

Do Humans Need Vitamin C? – A very interesting look at how Vitamin C is metabolized and used by someone on a Low Carb diet. It made me wonder if Vitamin C supplementation is something we can do to prevent glucose absorption. For what it’s worth, it would be an interesting experiment and Vitamin C is cheap and easy to come by.

Why Giving Up My Dietitian’s License Was The Healthy Choice – How crazy is that Cassie Bjork though it would be easier to just give up her LD degree rather than fight about her low carb recommendations? What a crazy world we live in.

SUGAR INDUSTRY PAID SCIENTISTS TO CALL FAT THE CULPRIT OF CORONARY HEART DISEASE -Another look at why fat was blamed for what the sugar did.

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This Week in Low Carb News: NuSI is Back and the Mediterranean Diet Isn’t

Every week I come across a bunch of articles I want to tweet about and comment on and every week I run out of time to do it.  This is my attempt to clear out the open tabs on my browser by putting them all in one place.  Enjoy!

The Collapse of a $40 Million Dietary Crusade – I was so hopeful for NuSI when it was announced so I was disappointed when it seemed to implode.  I am glad to see that they at least hav eplans to continue in some way.

6 Month Carnivore Update – I’ve talked before about my admiration for Jordan Peterson.  I think he is one of the best thinkers on the planet and was excited to learn that both him and his daughter are carnivores.  The changes this way of eating have had on them are nothing short of miraculous.

Working Americans Consume More Junk Food at Work – Lunch is a surprisingly common roadblock for people trying to change their diet.  Most people can eat breakfast and dinner at home but lunch is tricky because you are away from your kitchen.

Alzheimer’s Disease: Why Insulin is a New Suspect – Doctors have been calling Alzheimer’s Type 3 Diabetes for years so I’m glad the idea is spreading.

Errors Trigger Retraction Of Study On Mediterranean Diet’s Heart Benefits – Anyone talking about the benefits of the Mediterranean diet is referring to this study and now it’s retracted.

What Evidence can We Trust?

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What I learnt …or rather was reminded of at the #ketocon was that fasting is not consuming ANY CALORIES, so it is basically achieved by drinking water (unless u do dry fasting)… so no bulletproof coffees etc… if u want to reap the benefits of fasting, just drink water and add a bit of salt so u dont get dehydrated…no cutting corners y'all! ALSO, if u want to know how to get yourself trained for extended fasting cycles, stay tuned – I'll post a thing or few about it soon.. #under20carbs #keto #ketogenic #carbfree #lowcarb #lowcarbdiet #fitnesspal #dieting #highfatlowcarb #highfatdiet #needmotivation #loseweịght #CF #lchf #ketolifestyle #primal #Atkins #fitness #ketotips #ketoporn #ketosis #crossfit #healthyliving #intermittentfasting #cancerwarrior #cancerawareness #fightcancerwithketo #ketolife #bulletproofdiet

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This Week in Low Carb News: A Great Article in Reader’s Digest and a Look at PUFA’s in the SAD

Every week I come across a bunch of articles I want to tweet about and comment on and every week I run out of time to do it.  This is my attempt to clear out the open tabs on my browser by putting them all in one place.  Enjoy!

Can a LCHF Diet be Lower in Fat than a SAD diet? – An interesting look at how prevalent PUFAs are in the SAD.

13 Things Doctors Want You to Know About the Ketogenic Diet – A pro-keto diet in the Reader’s Digest!  Nice!

Effects of the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Diet and Sodium Intake on Serum Uric Acid – Another study telling us that cutting salt is not a good thing to do

Ketogenic Diets for Psychiatric Disorders: A New 2017 Review – Love Georgia Ede and the work that she does

Here’s a pic of what I cooked for the S. Korean documentary crew that came to talk to someone that doesn’t eat sugar.

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Cooking low carb for my new friends

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I LOVE this shirt!

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Low Carb in the News: Why Dean Ornish is Wrong and Raising Beef is Good

Every week I come across a bunch of articles I want to tweet about and comment on and every week I run out of time to do it.  This is my attempt to clear out the open tabs on my browser by putting them all in one place.  Enjoy!

Why Almost Everything Dean Ornish Says about Nutrition is Wrong –  I LOVE LOVE LOVE articles like this.  Not only do you get a knowledgeable author laying out the argument against Veganism but you get one of the head Vegans coming back and defending his position.  It shows how the key to a healthy diet is getting rid of the sugar and processed grains and if Veganism gets you there, great.  You will lose weight and feel great, until you don’t.  Then as your body screams for nutritious fat, you will come over to our side of the argument.

How a LCHF Diet will Help People with T1 Diabetes – Fantastic article in the NY Times no less about a low carb diet and its effect on Type 1 (!) Diabetes.  That is amazing!

Diabetic Doctor Offers New Treatment – Another NY Times article from 1988(!) about a low carb doctor

Joel Salatin Responds to “The Myth of Sustainable Meat” – Another great article where the head of Polyface Farms, Joel Salatin takes on a hit piece about how Farming Meat is totally unsustainable and shreds his every argument.

What did Humans Evolve to Eat – Another great article dismantling the typical Vegan arguments

 

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This Week in Low Carb News: Really Cool Ketogenic Guidebook and More

 

Ketogenic Guidebook – I’m not sure who created this thing but what a cool thing if you are new to the ketogenic diet.

NAFLD and a low carb vs low fat diet – Very interesting study pitting the 2 diets against each other.  Guess which one reduced the amount of fat around the liver?

Ketones and Longevity – New study showing a link between BHB and increased longevity

Access to Health Coach via App improves T2D Outcomes – Virta Health released the one year results from their 5 year study and it shows that T2D patients that adopt a LCHF diet and have access to a health coach via an app have better outcomes than those on the normal T2D intervention.

Metabolic and physiologic effects from consuming a hunter-gatherer (Paleolithic)-type diet in type 2 diabetes. – A look at a Paleo type diet and it’s effect on T2D

And finally Georgia Ede’s talk from the Ancestral Health Symposium.  Maybe eating plants isn’t as healthy as we thought,

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This Week in Low Carb News: Corn Syrup Lobby Sets Dietary Guidelines and The Ketogenic Diet Improves Our Genes.

Every week I come across a bunch of articles that I want to bring to your attention and at least comment on but I just can’t seem to find the time.  So I think I’m just going to link to the articles once a week and maybe say a few sentences.  Hopefully this will clear out the number of open tabs I have on my browser!

US News is Wrong About What Constitutes the Best Diet –  When Taubes or Tiecholz write something, I read it.  When they collaborate on something?  Everyone should read it.  After the Keto diet came in last on US News’ list of best diets it was only a matter of time before someone pointed out how dumb the list was.  That these 2 chose to take it down makes it that much better.

Corn Syrup Lobbyist Is Helping Set USDA Dietary Guidelines – To the shock of absolutely no one this White House administration has a pattern of allowing lobbyists into places where they have authority to change policies over the very areas where they lobbied.  It’s nuts and it results in things like the corn growers setting our food policies.  Guess what they recommend?  More “healthy whole-grains” and processed foods with plenty of HFCS.  Good grief.

High Fat, Low Carb Diet Might Epigenetically Open Up DNA and Improve Mental Ability – It’s only a mouse study but it is an interesting look at how increased BHB can effect gene expression.  Makes you wonder exactly what the ketogenic diet is fixing in us at the genetic level that we don’t even know about.

The Diabetes Payroll – Insulin is a 95 year old drug so why is it so blasted expensive?  It is a must have drug for millions of diabetics so why are there only 3 companies making it?  Insulin doesn’t help T2 Diabetics so why is it still being prescribed?  They answers probably won’t surprise you.

Coke’s Covering Up Payments to CDC and NIH  –  The obesity epidemic is the greatest threat to our long term survival as a nation (Although the opiate epidemic is giving it a run for its money) but the government organizations in charge of our public health can’t seem to pinpoint the problem.  Why is that?  Probably because the biggest purveyors of sugar are subsidizing those organizations.

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