Blast from the Past
A new human trial conducted by the NIH provides very strong evidence that the carbohydrate-insulin hypothesis of obesity is incorrect. My friend Dr. Stephan Guyenet of Whole Health Source has written a great overview of the study itself, as well as the results, which found that weight loss was greater on a low-carbohydrate diet, yet body fat loss was greater on a low-fat diet.
While the study does not suggest that low-carb diets are not effective for weight loss, it does poke a pretty large hole in the ‘insulin causes obesity” theory. Ultimately, it seems that either a low-carb or low-fat diet can be effective for weight loss, depending on the individual’s needs and circumstances.
If you’d like to learn more about how a low-carb diet might affect your health, and whether it would be beneficial or detrimental, check out my free eBook The Low Down on Low Carb.
My hope is that after reading the eBook, you’ll be able to understand the many factors that play into how a person handles a low carbohydrate diet, and whether or not their health will improve on such a plan. Everyone is different in their ability to thrive on a low carbohydrate diet.
- A new study is recruiting participants for a trial of fecal microbiota transplant for IBD.
- Not getting enough sleep can be deadly.
- A review of 52 human studies suggests that dairy products are likely to be anti-inflammatory rather than pro-inflammatory.
- Kids, not just adults, are becoming more sedentary and need more breaks for physical activity.
- Many people get too little sleep, but too much sleep can also be an issue for some.
- A new study shows Americans are drinking less ‘full calorie’ soda. Great – but what about fake sweeteners?
- Researchers have created an all natural, herbally-enhanced cooking oil that can be safely used up to 80 times.
Worth a Look
- Stress management is an essential part of a healthy diet.
- Will microbiota research lead to a new generation of pharmaceuticals?
- My staff nutritionist Laura Schoenfeld asks, is adrenal fatigue real?
- Om is where the heart is? Meditation is found to lower blood pressure.
- Mark Sisson asks: Is the Paleo diet supported by scientific research?
- A new eating disorder targeting young men: the use of excessive supplementation for appearance and performance enhancement.
- Not into meditation? Maybe try floating.
- Even if you have not a been active in the past, 20 minutes of movement a day can still change your life.
- How much does sugar contribute to obesity? The answer isn’t as simple as you may think.
For the Foodies
- Real Food with Dana: Savory Plantain Waffles With Fried Eggs
- Colorful Eats: Peach Pesto Chicken Caesar Salad
- PaleOMG: Crispy Chicken Berry Salad with Strawberry Poppyseed Dressing
- My Heart Beets: Chipotle Chicken and Green Beans
- The Healthy Foodie: Grapefruit Ginger Tuna Tataki
- The Paleo Parents: Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf
- Plaid and Paleo: Crockpot Hatch Chile Chicken Tacos
- Hold The Grain: Spicy Ginger Chicken Thighs with Butternut Squash
- The Paleo Mom: Shrimp, Avocado, Mango and Fennel Salad
- Sustainable Dish: Zucchini, Tomatoes and Bacon with Basil
- Jessi’s Kitchen: Chili Roasted Potatoes
- Real Food Forager: Blueberry Banana Breakfast Bread
- Naked Cuisine: Coconut Orange Creamsicles
- Civilized Caveman Cooking: Paleo Peach Cobbler with Blueberries