The guy that made those paleo critique videos just released a bunch of video's about the first part of GCBC and the whole lipid hypothesis/diet heart/saturated fat. It's definitely worth a look to see both sides.
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on January 03, 2013
at 09:05 PM
I've been watching these a number of these videos. There's actually a lot of interesting information that I wish he could put into a readily accessible format so more people might be more inclined to see it (hours of him talking and giving sass to people he disagrees with don't really fit that bill). But he really challenges a lot of the the pro cholesterol/saturated fat arguments and I think we need to really listen to some of the points he raises if we want to keep our opinions dogma free.
Of course, the 2 downvotes (after my upvote) on this question tell me people here aren't very open minded to ideas they don't agree with.
on December 31, 2012
at 10:46 PM
What? He's proved that the diet-heart hypothesis is correct after all? That's his Nobel prize sorted then.
on January 07, 2013
at 04:48 PM
Would it be okay if I come up with my own critique of Gary Taubes instead?
Humans adapt to their environments. The best diets out there are the diets of indigenous people who have learned to utilize their environment and everything it produces in the best possible way.
If high carb is so bad for us, why are then Okinawans and Greek Islanders, among others are the healthiest and longest living people on earth?
There are tons of flaws in Gary Taubes theory. Let me name a few:
It is not the amount of carbs that matters, it is the type/source of carbs. If you feed one person high grain-fed fat and high protein meal out of a can, and you feed another person a high carb diet where all carbs are not in a processed form and are organically grown - who do you think is going to live longer?
I bet it is going to be a high carb person.
Not all carbs are made equal. Not all fats are good for you.
I disagree with this Youtube's person critique. It is poorly made. If you are going to critique Gary Taubes (and he needs it badly), do it the right way. Thanks for the link though.
on January 01, 2013
at 07:11 AM
I'm sorry, I watched the series and I really am not impressed, nor am I finding my opinions changed by this ineffective and unconvincing speaker. I tried, I am willing to listen to new information that changes my mind, but this isn't it.
on January 01, 2013
at 02:01 AM
I went straight to 5:00 minutes after he brought up the great but misplaced quote about "he who controls the" by Orwell in the beginning. From 5:00-6:00 I could see this guy was a total crock, arguing some fried pork rind shit, who cares if somebody recommends fried pork rinds, seriously. I skimmed videos 2 and 3 waiting for real evidence but this whole series Is utter crap. If he wants to prove something he'd be better off duplicating key's studies in humans instead of herbivore rabbits. I mean hell, if the case against saturated fat is so solid in his view, why is he wasting his time with taubes, he should just cover the Clinical data and call it a day. Maybe he isn't covering the clinical data because the clinical studies in normal healthy humans don't support his ideas? Idk, but that would make for a much more convincing argument instead of this epidemiological and rabbit load of crock, no offense to OP.