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The female Gary Taubes?

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Created April 01, 2011 at 7:36 PM

Has anyone read Zoe Harcombe's book the Obesity Epidemic? Based on this short interview it seems she is right in line with Taubes and many in the Paleo Community. the clip was interesting enough to prompt me to buy the book. Has anyone heard of Ms. Harcombe?

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on April 14, 2011
at 03:25 AM

yeah weird way to come at a question... hard to imagine anybody being described as the "male version of X" without it causing a snicker.

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on April 02, 2011
at 06:01 PM

I did not read the question as being sexist in any way. Unfortunately the comments have now made it so.

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on April 02, 2011
at 02:10 PM

Would you be upset if Taubes was the male version of Harcombe? hemanvt's intentions were good. No need to get all aggressive :)

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on April 02, 2011
at 01:38 PM

Hemanvt, I know that there was no bad intention, but I am sensitive to, pretty common, this kind of language which suggests that women are "versions" of men. Dudley, have you seen the title of this thread?

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on April 02, 2011
at 10:06 AM

where is the 'emphasis' on Ms Harcombe's femininity, or am I missing something here?

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on April 02, 2011
at 12:28 AM

Unfortunately I have heard of her.

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on April 02, 2011
at 12:22 AM

She makes me want to bang my head against a wall.

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on April 02, 2011
at 12:20 AM

It wasn't meant to insult or lessen her work. She just reminded me of Taubes and I just watched an interview with Taubes before I watched hers. No need to take it personally.

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on April 01, 2011
at 11:42 PM

then both descriptive words are wrong. can't stand the "female version of a successful male" crap. Like the chinese knock-offs of expensive toys. GRRR.

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on April 01, 2011
at 11:13 PM

she doesnt really align with Taubes, other than shes a strong low carb advocate...

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on April 01, 2011
at 10:47 PM

I saw an interview with her somewhere and tried to order her book on Amazon but it was out of stock. I'll have to look again.

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on April 01, 2011
at 08:16 PM

I knew you were talking about her just by the title. I loved her interview with Jimmy Moore. Some very important points and good insights. I don't agree with the carb-centric view of obesity or the insulin hypothesis as it is normally presented, but she is a great writer and speaker. I'm not so sure about her war on vegetables.

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on April 01, 2011
at 08:06 PM

If she's the female Taubes, will there be a male "CarbSane" charlatan following her around like a jilted lover?

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A68f24168bc0de414a038037e287b581

on April 01, 2011
at 09:10 PM

does it have to be emphasized that she is a "female" version? How about just saying there is someone who seems to have similar ideas to TAubes?

A68f24168bc0de414a038037e287b581

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on April 01, 2011
at 11:42 PM

then both descriptive words are wrong. can't stand the "female version of a successful male" crap. Like the chinese knock-offs of expensive toys. GRRR.

A68f24168bc0de414a038037e287b581

(4896)

on April 02, 2011
at 01:38 PM

Hemanvt, I know that there was no bad intention, but I am sensitive to, pretty common, this kind of language which suggests that women are "versions" of men. Dudley, have you seen the title of this thread?

2f54dbe892ec89b12d1db686568e885a

(919)

on April 02, 2011
at 06:01 PM

I did not read the question as being sexist in any way. Unfortunately the comments have now made it so.

F910318b9aa27b91bcf7881f39b9eabe

(1164)

on April 02, 2011
at 02:10 PM

Would you be upset if Taubes was the male version of Harcombe? hemanvt's intentions were good. No need to get all aggressive :)

2f54dbe892ec89b12d1db686568e885a

(919)

on April 02, 2011
at 10:06 AM

where is the 'emphasis' on Ms Harcombe's femininity, or am I missing something here?

22212e9ba2a041e6da6c963d4d41615a

(5773)

on April 02, 2011
at 12:20 AM

It wasn't meant to insult or lessen her work. She just reminded me of Taubes and I just watched an interview with Taubes before I watched hers. No need to take it personally.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22923)

on April 01, 2011
at 11:13 PM

she doesnt really align with Taubes, other than shes a strong low carb advocate...

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on April 14, 2011
at 03:25 AM

yeah weird way to come at a question... hard to imagine anybody being described as the "male version of X" without it causing a snicker.

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on April 01, 2011
at 08:01 PM

http://video.foxnews.com/v/4419153/eat-your-fat-not-your-vegetables/?playlist_id=86892

Heres Zoe Harcombe on Fox being Interviewed poorly. Him, not her.

Here is her blog: http://www.zoeharcombe.com/blog/

Podcasts:
Underground wellness had her on Feb 28th 2011.
and Episode 427 of Livin La Vida Low Carb with Jimmy Moore.

The Harcombe Diet. By Zoe Harcombe from Zoe Harcombe on Vimeo.

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on April 13, 2011
at 10:42 PM

id be wary of Zoe Harcombe for 2 main reasons. She has little understanding of the metabolic processes, scientific principles or any nutritional insight on the matter. See her article in the Daily mail where she says insulin creates sugar. Secondly she cites The Bible as a scientific source for checking obesity records. Its on her website. Whatever she says from this point needs to be taken with a pinch of salt.

She may be spinning or parroting if you will some correct claims but she is lacking in any scientific training or knowledge and for obvious reasons never mentions exercise, metabolism etc.

Gary taubes goes only with research and understands this. Zoe harcombe is a world away from this even if she advocates a lower carb diet.

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on April 02, 2011
at 01:31 AM

The interview really is not that impressive. She is unlike taubes in terms of not covering any scientific basis, and just stating that meat is always more nutritious than vegetables/fruit is silly (how do you objectively evaluate the value of every nutrient in a food in and of itself? Especially without respect to the content of the overall diet.....or even what a fair metric for nutritious is).

She briefly mentions sugar and specifically fructose, but does not go into it further either. To many statements like that will put low carb back to its public appearance in the 1990s.

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on April 01, 2011
at 08:01 PM

I just watched the Fox piece she was featured in. I thought she was brilliant! Intelligent, coherent message and perfect execution. What's not to love? I would like to hear more from her and plan to check out her book.

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on February 14, 2012
at 03:29 PM

She advocates no sweeteners artificial or real, to help combat cravings, but she said if you are looking for a sweet taste on something, use FOS (Fructooligosaccharide) which I believe is a super huge Paleo no-no.

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