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Taubes Schools Guyenet!

People practically beg me to write up some thoughts specifically about Gary Taubes. I have done so in the past, but not necessarily in thorough detail. When I did write about Taubes, I often championed him for pointing out that obesity is not a simple matter of calorie consumption, calories burned via exercise, willpower, discipline, and so forth. Gary Taubes, as well as several others, have...

Befriending Insulin

Make no mistake, there are some insulin haters out there. They have managed to pollute the minds of good folks like you and me into thinking that insulin is like Insulin Bin Laden ? a bad dude with no redeeming qualities. Newcomers to www.180degreehealth.com are often still under the influence of low-carbism. Yeah, I know Taubes had a lot of references. I get it. I read the book multiple times...

Big Fat Lies In Britain Too, the Mouse Version

A recent article that’s gotten a lot of press and been made fun of by me exhaustively (which has confused many of you who got the impression that eating a low-fat diet starting in the 80’s caused the obesity epidemic), was an article entitled ?Big Fat Lies About Britain’s Obesity Epidemic.  This was the photo used for the article (not my random selection). This was a spin...

Love and Hate for 180

Wow, what a weekend.I received a thorough tongue-lashing by Richard Nikoley of http://www.freetheanimal.com/ for suggesting that he is hypothyroid (which he is, and was diagnosed with that disorder many years ago), was ridiculed by Dr. Kurt Harris at the Panu blog for making a ?Straw Man? argument and being unoriginal (yes, EVERYBODY is recommending overfeeding on high-glycemic...

Fat Head Gets a 180 Infection

“Don’t call it a comeback, I’ve been here for years, rockin’ my peers, puttin’ suckaz in fear.  Making the jam, rain down like a Mon-soon, listen to the bass go boom. Explosions! Ova-powerin’, over the competition I’m towerin’!”No I didn’t have to look those lyrics up sadly.  Had a car a few years ago that only had a tape...