RHR: Heart Attacks and Red Meat—Correlation or Causation?

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People who eat red meat are engaging in unhealthy behaviors that have led to their gut flora being screwed up in the first place. Those could include eating fewer fruits and vegetables, eating less soluble fiber, fermentable fibers in general, eating more processed and refined flour, and eating more sugar and industrial seed oils. And wouldn’t you know it; we do have studies that show that the average person who eats more red meat—we’re not… Read More

What the Media Isn’t Telling You About Statin Drug Trials

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I just read a fantastic article by Dr. Malcolm Kendrick about how deceptive and misleading media reporting on statin drug trials can be. Dr. Kendrick uses the Heart Protection Study (HPS) as an example. From the press release for the study: “In this trial, 10 thousand people were on a statin. If now, an extra 10 million high-risk people worldwide go onto statin treatment, this would save about 50,000 lives each year—that’s a thousand a… Read More

Recipe: Creamy Avocado and Tomato Dressing

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This post is sponsored by the Paleo Recipe Generator, which features over 700 Paleo recipes personalized to meet your unique needs. Type of dish: Dressing Servings: Makes 1 1/2 cups Equipment: Blender Ingredients: 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 garlic clove, very finely minced 2 TB fresh squeezed lemon juice 1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and chopped 2 TB coconut cream 1 TB cilantro, finely chopped 1 small tomato, seeded and very finely chopped… Read More

RHR: Carbs & Alzheimer’s: Separating Fact From Fiction

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Alzheimer’s, like many other inflammatory diseases, is a disease of civilization. We’re going to talk more about what that means. I think when you look at the history of diet policy and ideas around what’s healthy and what’s not, both for weight loss and metabolic problems and other conditions, early on, there was a really big focus on calories. All of the diets were focused on reducing your calorie intake. Then the focus really switched… Read More

Still Think Low-Fat Dairy is the “Healthy Choice”? Think Again!

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I’ll keep this one short and sweet. Okay, maybe not sweet, since it’s a bit of a rant—but so be it! When I’m at home and in my normal routine, it’s easy to make the mistake of assuming that we’ve made a lot more progress in terms of shifting the public perception of what constitutes a healthy diet than we really have. After all, nearly everyone I communicate with on a daily basis (friends, family,… Read More

The Roundup

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Blast from the Past Bone broth seems to be getting more and more press these days. ABC recently produced a video segment called “Is Bone Broth The New Superfood?” and the Washington Post published an article called “Bone broth: Winter’s new miracle drink”. The NYC broth vendor Brodo is getting a lot of attention as the city’s first take-out window devoted to sippable broths. Even Business Insider can’t understand why someone would spend $4 on… Read More