What I’m Reading, Saturday, July 20, 2013

On Diet

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Gary Taubes MS — Calories vs Carbohydrates: Clearing up Confusion over Competing Obesity Paradigms

Gary Taubes MS — Calories vs Carbohydrates: Clearing up Confusion over Competing Obesity Paradigms – YouTube

Published on Dec 29, 2012

Gary Taubes, M.S., presenting at the second annual Ancestral Health Symposium (AHS12).

The science of obesity has been dogged for a century by a controversial question: is the condition an energy balance problem or a hormonal one? Do we accumulate excess fat merely because we consume more calories than we expend — we eat too much and exercise too little — or do we accumulate excess fat because the homeostatic mechanisms regulating fat metabolism and storage are out of whack.
If the latter is the case, then positive energy balance (overeating) is an effect of getting fat, not a cause, and the prime environmental suspect for the cause of excess adiposity is the carbohydrate content of the diet and its effect on insulin signaling.This talk will discuss how we might tell these two scenarios apart and potential experiments to resolve this century-old conflict.

Gary Taubes is the author of Why We Get Fat and What to Do About It (Knopf 2010) and Good Calories, Bad Calories (Knopf 2007). He’s a contributing correspondent for the journal Science, and the only print journalist to win the Science in Society Journalism Award of the National Association of Science Writers three times.

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Andreas Eenfeldt, MD interviews Gary Taubes

Why We Get Fat — with Gary Taubes – YouTube

Published on Sep 1, 2012

Why do we get fat — and what should we do about it? Conventional wisdom says eat less, move more. The problem is that this advice rarely works very well.

Science writer Gary Taubes has spent the last decade finding a better answer. His book Good Calories Bad Calories has been very influential, changing the minds of many.

Here Taubes discusses his controversial theories as well as the criticism of them. Why do we get fat?

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Peter Attia – An Advantaged Metabolic State: Human Performance, Resilience & Health

From one of my HBG “heros” Dr. Peter Attia, the author of the blog The Eating Academy and President of NuSI (the Nutrition Science Initiative)

Peter Attia – An Advantaged Metabolic State: Human Performance, Resilience & Health – YouTube

Peter Attia is a relentless self-experimenter, obsessed with the idea of a “quantified self.” In the presentation he will share two components of his physical transformation as he evolved from “fit but fat and metabolically deranged” to “fit, lean, and metabolically dialed in.” In particular, Peter will focus on the possible advantages of a ketogenic diet, and in the process share much of what he’s learned implementing it in himself and hundreds of others over the past two years.

Peter is the President and co-founder of the Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI), a California-based 501(c)(3). Peter is also a physician and former McKinsey & Company consultant, where he was a member of both the corporate risk and healthcare practices. Prior to his time at McKinsey, Peter spent five years at the Johns Hopkins Hospital as a general surgery resident, where he was the recipient of several prestigious awards and the author of a comprehensive review of general surgery. Peter also spent two years at the National Institutes of Health as a surgical oncology fellow at the National Cancer Institute under Dr. Steve Rosenberg, where his research focused on the role of regulatory T cells in cancer regression and other immune-based therapies for cancer.

Peter is a 2012/2013 recipient of the French-American Foundation Young Leader’s Fellowship, which recognizes the most promising leaders under 40. Peter earned his M.D. from Stanford University and holds a B.Sc. in mechanical engineering and applied mathematics from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, where he also taught and helped design the calculus curriculum.

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What I’m Reading, Friday, July 12, 2013

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What I’m Reading, Sunday, July 7, 2013

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Kale Chips & Cashews

I’m a big fan of kale and kale chips and yesterday I discovered Alive & Radiant Foods Kale Krunch and thought both the Quite Cheezy and Southwest Ranch flavors were fantastic. One problem though,…looking at the ingredients,… right there at the top of the list after the kale of course the mix contains organic cashew….I am so allergic to cashews.

I’ve now have chapped cracking lips and this rash like a mild sunburn over my whole body and trying to sleep last night it was like someone was holding a hair dryer or heat gun on my hands and ankles.

I’ll just have to be  a little bit more careful reading ingredients on packages I guess.

Too bad though about the kale chips they were great.

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What I’m Reading, Saturday, July 6, 2013

On Cooking…

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This Is 200 Calories

While calories are not as important as this video may have you believe it it still very interesting and worthwhile viewing.

This Is 200 Calories – YouTube

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What I’m Reading, Sunday, June 30, 2013

On Diet Food Science & Behavior

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