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The Low-Carb Oops

For quite some time now I’ve been bashing the very simple idea that low-carbohydrate proponents get repeatedly tripped up on. Everyone from Barry Sears to Gary Taubes lives under the false idea that:1) Insulin is bad.2) Carbohydrates are bad because they cause temporary spikes in insulin levels.3) Eating too many carbohydrates over many years causes insulin to not work very well anymore,...

In Bread Pudding

As I scour through Richard Johnson’s The Sugar Fix, which is without question strengthening my already very strong views about the role of fructose in the development of obesity, type II diabetes, and other disorders related to insulin resistance ? I couldn’t help but point out a redneck creation that finally went from joke to actuality this afternoon.Months ago I was visiting my...

FUMP Day 11

The lack of hunger?On my commemorative 10th day I pointed out an unusual but fully expected phenomenon of hardcore carnivorism ? lack of hunger. I attribute this primarily to a drop in insulin levels and the subsequent release of stored fatty acids through the pipes.On a recent trip to D.C. I visited the Library of Congress and dug up a nice classic on obesity, entitled, oh so cleverly, Obesity,...

Diverticulosis

This week is evidently digestion week. It began with an email from a friend on helping out with a digestive condition called ?diverticulosis,? which she referred to, unknown of the spelling, as ?diver-tickle-o-sis. Next, some friends came over for dinner and, naturally, we talked about IBS while eating. I’m a classy dinner host no doubt. For starters, diverticulosis is a condition, an...

Hypothyroidism

It’s amazing to me how some of the most important realizations that I’ve come to over the past year have come from fragments of information obtained from some really misguided people. One of the biggest discoveries was differentiating between how complex starches and simple sugars affect the human body, shown to me by Terry Shintani, the author of a book touting an extremely low fat...