Gary Taubes Questions
link text I???m all for eating grass fed beef and avoiding factory fed. I read Jonathan Safran Foer???s ???Eating Animals??? and found it compelling. But it is expensive. I???m not sure there???s a significant health benefit from avoiding... (more)
Not many people seem to have noticed - or cared - but CarbSane's long-promised, much-hyped appearance at AHS12 was cancelled at the eleventh hour for reasons that appear sketchy at best. http://carbsanity.blogspot.com/2012/08/ahs-2012.html So we... (more)
For starters, who's going to AHS this year? Anyone have any thoughts on the speakers/panels? Wow, I for one was surprised to see that Jimmy Moore will be moderating the safe starches panel... Isn't that like letting Dracula supervise the blood... (more)
I haven't really been paying too much attention to my salt intake in thinking that I know I'm not taking in too much, but after reading that, I might actually be taking in too... (more)
Sorry, but for some reason I just can't figure this one out on my own so maybe you all can help! If fat doesn't make you fat, according to Taubes why is it that I feel we are constantly restricting intake of fats like nuts because according to... (more)
For anyone who is in the Seattle area: Gary Taubes will be giving a talk this Monday, February 13th at the Great Hall in downtown Seattle. Tickets are only $5. I am almost positive I am going to go, anyone else want to... (more)
Very surprised to find a mainstream email today from FastCompany today linking infographic about how pasta and bread, not bacon are the source of the obesity epidemic. Cites Taubes, and associated with new iPhone app from "Massive Health." ... (more)
Who do you think is right? Why? As far as I know: Berardi talks about Ecto/Meso/Endomorphs for fat/protein/carb ratios, Calories-In/Calories-Out, and Nutrient Timing (based on your workouts). Taubes talks about eating more fat, less carbs, and... (more)
In his latest salvo in the carb/insulin vs food reward battle, Gary Taubes writes (emphasis mine): Well, for starters, the food reward/palatability hypothesis can???t explain the kinds of observations about obesity and weight regulation ... (more)
Via http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/10/02/magazine/29mag-food-issue.html?ref=magazine#/health Should I Be Afraid of Low-Calorie Sugar Substitutes? BY GARY TAUBES There's not nearly as much reason to fear sugar substitutes as... (more)
According to this comment, Peter has not allowed through Stephan???s comment in rebuttal to his critique (this could well be software issue though ??? I hate trying to post comments on blogs). Stephan recently removed his post in response to... (more)
It wasn't that long ago that none of these people would really criticize anyone in the name of some kind of civility. To be honest, I thought that was bad. There were undercurrents of disagreement, but no one would really put out an honest debate.... (more)
http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2011/08/ancestral-health-symposium-drama.html Do you think his rebuttal is solid?
I keep reading short snippets on my blogroll about how Gary Taubes was irrational, egomaniacal, etc., and would like to hear the dirt directly from any of you who were at AHS. Apparently an unwarranted blast at Stephan Guyenet and a gigantic... (more)
As you will see in the forthcoming video of the conference, he cut in front of me when I went up to ask Stephan a question. My PH brothers and sisters are outraged that he would do that to me...TO ME!!! The subsequent insults to Stephan were... (more)
After his appearance on Dr. Oz on which he declined to reveal what his cholesterol numbers were because he hadn't had a lipid panel run in a long time. At the urging of his family, he got it done and he has posted his... (more)
Dr Oz is an idiot (or maybe just an opportunistic cynic) who is bought and sold by the medical/pharmaceutical establishment. After watching this show, because of the head-nodding science that is behind the paleo/primal movement, shows like this... (more)
Just heard Taubes do an NPR interview. http://www.wnyc.org/shows/bl/2010/dec/28/why-we-get-fat/ Given his prodigious talent as a writer, he is surprisingly bad at communicating his work in interviews. Is there anyone out there who makes a... (more)
I came to Paleo because Robb Wolf made me laugh. It seems like so many people become crusaders and lose perspective and humor. He still has his and is realistic about how people are really going to eat. That is what sold me.
It's commonplace among lowcarb(LC) aficionados to blame weight gain on insulin and nothing else but insulin. Taubes, the infallible LC messiah (you gotta admit, some people would take his farts to be the word of God), wrote some cool stuff... (more)
There's obviously a burgeoning literature on the Paleo/Primal movement, but in my experience most books (or more often, jankety PDFs and Kindle files) seem to combine some science with quirky personal tales, heavily invested opinions and more... (more)
In Good Calories, Bad Calories and The Primal Blueprint, both authors state that it is impossible to gain weight without carbohydrates because insulin is required. Sorry, I don't have the references at hand. I'm so much healthier eating paleo,... (more)
I have no idea what Sisson says in PB, but I haven't read on MDA or seen him say in any interviews I've watched/listened-to where he claims fat consumption has no impact on body weight. Gary Taubes, on the other hand, has said it point blank:... (more)
So I'm looking for more books. Paleo/nutrition books. Like I always am. I loved Good Calories, Bad Calories by Taubes, I loved Robb's Paleo Solution, and I'm looking for more. Specifically though, I want to find some that go into the science... (more)
Hey everyone, I am interviewing science journalism Gary Taubes for DailyBurn's blog DailyBurn Life http://life.dailyburn.com next week. Gary wrote "Good Calories, Bad Calories", and "Why We Get Fat". He believes that carbs and insulin are the... (more)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/20/gary-taubes-nutrition_n_851603.html The comments were pretty good. His recs on the VAP also good. Gary is making a nice comeback. (more)
Did you see Gary Taubes on Dr. Oz this week? Well, there is now a poll about who is right. I voted for Taubes (but then I base my opinions on empirical science so what do I know). It's neck and neck right now. You can add your two cents and... (more)
I recommend the following: Primal Body-Primal Mind: Empower Your Total Health The Way Evolution Intended (...And Didn't) The 10,000 Year Explosion: How Civilization Accelerated Human Evolution Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the... (more)
Check me here. Taubes proposed that carbs cause chronically high insulin levels; this ultimately causes insulin resistance and diabetes/metabolic syndrome (and associated obesity). Guyenet more recently proposed that hormonal hunger signaling... (more)
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