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Recommendation for a high-carb book

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 03, 2013 at 5:19 PM

After I've now finished reading Gary Taubes' 'Good calories, bad calories' I'm looking for a scientific book that recommends high-carb diets at least a bit justifiably. I'm just going to see wether or not Gary brain-washed us all, as he clearly has a prejudice for low/no-card-diets, or if his arguments can really invalidate all arguments made by high-carb-scientist. Are there any of these books out there or are scientifically-reasonable-high-carb-books non existent?

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on February 04, 2013
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But I DO think that Guyenet, pre- the embarassing spat with Taubes and the food reward period was the best health blogger there was.

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I actually disagree with most of Guyenet's comments regarding Taubes (and FR), I just think this is the best summary of the opposing case.

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on February 03, 2013
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+ 1 because Guyenet is terrific.

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E35e3d76547b18096a59c90029e7e107

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on February 03, 2013
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There won't be any books defending against Taubes' thesis, because Taubes is the one opposing the mainstream. Those representing the view Taubes criticises have little incentive to address a whole book to defend against his views.

The best place to look for discussion of this would be on the WholeHealthSource blog, where Stephan explicitly argues against the insulin hypothesis. Relatedly, Taubes and Stephan just had comments published in Nature about this.

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on February 03, 2013
at 09:30 PM

I actually disagree with most of Guyenet's comments regarding Taubes (and FR), I just think this is the best summary of the opposing case.

E35e3d76547b18096a59c90029e7e107

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on February 04, 2013
at 09:16 AM

But I DO think that Guyenet, pre- the embarassing spat with Taubes and the food reward period was the best health blogger there was.

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on February 03, 2013
at 06:18 PM

+ 1 because Guyenet is terrific.

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on February 03, 2013
at 05:48 PM

Not super-scientific, but for a high-carb paleo approach, check out "Sweet Potato Power".

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on February 03, 2013
at 09:02 PM

Anthony Colpo has taken on Taubes and others on his blog, as well as in some downloadable articles. His approach is somewhat blunt, but he includes good science and cuts through the crap very effectively. Oh, and Robb Wolf recommended him, too.

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