Kurt Harris Questions
Kurt Harriss had a great blog and he left the paleosphere, his blog was awesome.
Has a Paleo guru ever given you advise that you ended up following and eventually came to the conclusion that in the end it was bad advice?
I never asked a paleo guru for advice. I doubt many have. EDIT: It's been called to my attention that I'm getting a little snarky 'round here. Mea culpa, I'll tone it down! I think that I do not like the notion of "paleo gurus,"--but that's my... (more)
Want to have your question closed as 'argumentative' and/or 'subjective'? Simple. Mention - in a non-fawning/sycophantic way - Jack Kruse or Jimmy Moore. PH mods will be on it like white on rice (good thing it's a safe starch). What are they... (more)
What do you think about KGH???s latest comment about the value of Paleo? A commenter on Carbsane???s blog said ???"i am currently confused as to what value there is in a paleo/ancestral approach to nutrition and health." KGH answered here at... (more)
I remember when it was a more academic movement and I miss that. The schedules of all the conferences seem to have more personal trainers than academics. And there is a strong anti-intellectual slant. I think more academics will gravitate away... (more)
Was it taken down? Why? I hope there's still a copy of it somewhere, because that was one of the funniest pieces I've ever read. Just thinking about it cracks me up LOL. Harris is one of a kind.
I noticed this also... My thoughts was simply he is not planning a post for a while, or has a post in the works that might take a while, and had second thoughts about leaving a post of that nature as the latest one one the homepage. I bet he got... (more)
This is what Kurt Harris says in the comments for Melissa's recent article The many-venomed earth : Hi Chris I must respond to your comment as it is so spot-on. I am starting to think the core paleo conceit of our health being ruined by... (more)
Ever since I heard a podcast with Kurt Harris I've experimented with more starches (namely rice - although i'm now very fond of plantains as well). I started to eat puffed rice with heavy cream - which is amazingly tasty. But I tend to have... (more)
Here's my understanding of current expert opinions on the subject of macronutrients: KGH -- They don't matter -- you can use either starch or fat for fuel, as long as you stay away from NADs and too much fructose. Robb Wolf -- Match your starch... (more)
Either way, protein gives the most satiety per unit of energy and has a higher thermic effect. Any effective (and tolerable) fat loss diet should be built primarily around lean meat.
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)
Hi, I apologize for this #lazyweb question, but I can't find what I'm looking for and now I'm not sure it exists. Did Dr. Kurt Harris recently call 'food reward' or 'hyper-palatable food' a neolithic agent of disease'? If so, can you post a link... (more)
It was from Kamal's question. Kurt G Harris, MD
KGH is very active in the comments section on Stephan's site where he just posted the scientific counter to Taubesian obesity theory. Since he seemed to be responding to many commenters, i threw a question that i'd been mulling over to see what... (more)
I had a lightbulb moment this morning (which is good because I was up late last night thinking about this topic). I realized that the thing called a "LC diet" for me mostly meant giving up grains and sugars (my diet was mostly OK prior; I've... (more)
I've been on some version of LC for over 15 years now and I have not found this to be the case for me. I have tried every combination of foods, different carb levels, etc. I would love to eat at a higher carb level and maintain my weight or even... (more)
Can ketosis be attained without Dairy? I'm a little confused after reading a lot of Dr. Kurt Harris' stuff. Can anyone clarify, is it just easier with butter and full cream, but can be achieved while still being Paleo?
Please excuse the overly broad and lengthy question. What if how we are eating is good for health and makes you a happy Crossfitter or Movnatter, but is not optimal for lifespan? Not that there is any one "paleo diet", but most of us eat lots of... (more)
Who will be the paleo luminary who tips paleo into mainstream culture? Is it even possible or even desirable? Do you care, as a paleo eater? The reason I ask is this: the other day, I had the opportunity to have a conversation with a member of... (more)
When it comes to saturated fats, Cordain has managed to sort of alienate himself and has become somewhat of "The Black Sheep" of the Paleo community that he helped champion, specifically regarding his stance on palmitic acid. Dr. Kurt Harris... (more)
What name would you prefer for a new, more nuanced understanding of paleo? Dr Harris' post about 2.0 will surely become very famous, but now he has posted on why he has chosen the name http://www.paleonu.com/panu-weblog/2011/4/1/why-paleo-20.html.... (more)
Those of you follow PaNu/Dr Kurt Harris probably have read that he will be cross posting at Psychology Today Online. As a big fan of Dr Harris, I am very happy for him and the masses that will be getting exposure to Paleo principles. In his... (more)
Dr. Harris recently posted on paleo-obsessing in order to right the wrongs of life, versus just enjoying life and letting a good diet help you along the way. Paleohacks has recently (ironically?) been a place to discuss/analyze his posts. What... (more)
I hacked till I got the body comp I wanted. Now I'm on a very stress free cruise control. If I had it to do over I'd push even harder to get here so I could cruise sooner, and enjoy it sooner, rather than take years to slowly coast in. For many... (more)
And why? Steps 7 and 12 seem difficult for many. 2 meals a day is best. Don't graze like a herbivore. Eliminate all remaining dairy including cheese- (now you are "Orthodox paleolithic") Step 6 is difficult for myself (living in New... (more)
Actually though I only started reading Paleonu about 5 months ago, I'm nowhere near complete on all the entries. So I'll just keep reading (and clicking the links!) for another couple of months yet.
So found a nice legacy podcast by Kresser and Harris: Episode 6 ??? Kurt Harris on orthorexia, meditation, lipids & more. http://chriskresser.com/the-healthy-skeptic-podcast-episode-6 The point of my question can be summed up in this: You... (more)
Have you seen Dr. Harris's interesting recent viewpoint concerning the gut and our immune response, on Melissa's blog? Here's the argument, blow-by-blow, paraphrased for brevity, and sometimes for humorous effect. --Melissa-- Paleo didn't fix my... (more)
Docs are pressuring wifey to drink the koolaid. Should she, or shouldn't she? I remember finding a very astutely written article by none other than Dr Kurt Harris on his thoughts about how the glucose tests done to determine gestational diabetes... (more)