How Vitamin Supplementation Leads To Human Livestock Obesity

This is a short follow-up to the post a few days ago about how food enrichment or fortification promotes obesity. Consider this a TL;DR version for those not yet motivated enough to read the 7,000-word post. Perhaps this will motivate some to delve deeper. But first, a bit of clarification. I get the sense that……...


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Paleo f(x) 2016 Day One

One day, about a couple of months ago, I realized I’d not been to any conference-like events since 2012. I thought I might be done with them. But I decided to check out #PFX16 based on high marks from a couple of people whose judgments I pay attention to. The event is now in its……...


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How Food Enrichment Promotes Obesity (“The Theory of Everything” Wider and Deeper)

Another “Duck Dodgers” installment. For background, please also see: Iron, Food Enrichment and the Theory of Everything. That post primarily looked at iron fortification as problematic. This post takes a much deeper look at other fortified nutrients and their impact on satiation and body weight set point. In 1980, wholesale grain lobbyists, led by the American……...


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Huffington Post Leftist Feminist Choir-Cloister

What could be a more perfect example of it than a pic of a Huffington Post “Editors Meeting?” Feminists. Leftists. The keepers at the gate…with lock, key, and passphrase “diversity.” Wonder how many of them have males in the closet, back in the overly-expensive urban apartment. Want a juxtaposition? You can verify if you like….…...


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Camille Paglia: “This generation of young people have been trained throughout middle school, high school, and college to be subservient to authority.”

Call it a Sunday diversion, but I’ve been both an atheist, an anarchist, and a “principlesist” for nearing 30 years without a single reflexive regret and I’ve dealt with leftists and commies (redundancy) all that time and their arguments are always defensive. Here’s a leftie, a lesbian, a fan of Bernie…who nonetheless takes you on……...


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Waffling On Whole Grains

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Last August, in conjunction with The Duck Dodgers, we published about true whole grains: How Wheat Went From Superfood to Liability. I was surprised that reaction was reasonable, and even motivated a post from Tom Naughton with a substantial and constructive comment thread.

At the time, I began sourcing and eating true whole grain breads again. Most Americans have never had a bite of true whole grain bread in their mouth in their entire life, and certainly not as a daily staple. Most everything on your typical supermarket shelf labelled "whole grain" is in reality whole fraud. They take standard refined flour and add some bran to it. Total joke. This is like a freshly squeezed glass of orange juice from ripe oranges compared with something that's been dehydrated, concentrated, frozen, later reconstituted with water, a tsp of pulp added in, and called "whole orange."

This whole epiphany began back with our enormous post on processed cereal grain fortification, Iron, Food Enrichment and the Theory of Everything. Now that was a hugely popular post. About 2,000 social shares, dozens of links to it from elsewhere, many hundreds of comments.


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How To Do A Real “Manhattan Project” Nutrition Science Initiative

I guess it’s no secret I’m miffed about the whole (what I consider) NuSI debacle. If the lackluster research results and the enormously inflated time and expense to “achieve” them aren’t enough, you’ve got (what I believe to be) seriously lavish executive compensation problems in the face of turmoil with some up and quitting, while keeping……...


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Sugar May Feed Cancer, But Does Protein Build It?

In February, 2009, over seven years ago, I posted: Sugar Feeds Cancer. Reading that post now, I have to wonder if I failed to make a critical distinction between building and feeding. So the classic alternative view, simply stated—let’s call it ‘Warburgian‘—is that cancer cells lack the ability to fuel from ketones (fat metabolism), require……...


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Well, As Long As It’s From The UC Irvine “Office of Inclusive Excellence”

One of my readers sent me this. It’s from his eminence, the honorable Douglas M. Haynes, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Academic Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Inclusive Excellence, University of California at Irvine. Try to get through it without laughing out loud. This is the sort of meaningless drivel, non-academinc, time-wasting, life-diminishing indoctrination you parents are sending……...


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How NuSI Reflects One Fable of Aesop

Mountains will labour: what’s born? A ridiculous mouse! (Ep.II.3, 136–9) Back in about 1995 on USENET in a particular “newsgroup,” one of the other frequent posters was David Friedman (son of Milton). There was also an individualist-libertarian sort of publishing company I was a fan of, and its head had been posting about how he was……...


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Will The Public NuSI Critique Take Another Turn? (Lavish Executive Compensation)

Well, last week there was this, and it’s created quite a buzz: BREAKING: THE NUSI / TAUBES CARBOHYDRATE-INSULIN ALTERNATIVE HYPOTHESIS OF OBESITY IN SERIOUS TROUBLE Many have weighed in on both sides and there’s not been much or any critiquing of the takes—on either side—of others who are, at this point, speculating in-part as to……...


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What If It’s All Been A Big Fat Truth?

Hopefully, Gary Taubes won’t mind my play on his title. In fact, this post isn’t really to address low carb—its pluses or minuses—at all, but rather to further advance the idea that just as Mike Eades recently blogged, fat may indeed play a role in the American obesity epidemic. Of course, what we’re talking about……...


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My Own Ray Peat Hack of Orange Juice and Milk – 2 Days

Thought I’d pop this up for interest. While my main interest right now is the buzzing over the recent NuSI study that appears to falsify Taubes’ alternative hypothesis (the comments are off the charts grand), I know that battlements are being manned. That’s a good thing and I aim to help. For example, Mike Eades and……...


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Breaking: The NuSI / Taubes Carbohydrate-Insulin Alternative Hypothesis of Obesity in Serious Trouble

Way back when Taubes’ Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health came out, he proposed an alternative hypothesis for obesity; essentially, that carbs drive insulin and insulin both inhibits the release of fat from storage and drives additional fat storage. He also criticized the obesity research field and Dr. Kevin……...


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Dr. Mark Hyman On Resistant Starch

Really decent short introduction to Resistant Starch by the doc. I didn’t really know much about him, but plugging around this morning leads to me conclude that Hyman’s dietary recommendation are pretty damn sensible. But wait, you say, don’t carbs contribute to insulin resistance, heart disease and other health concerns? Some do, but the truth……...


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The Next Chapter Of My Life: Three Moves In One

This is a short follow-up to the post a few days ago about how food enrichment or fortification promotes obesity. Consider this a TL;DR version for those not yet motivated enough to read the 7,000-word post. Perhaps this will motivate some to delve deeper. But first, a bit of clarification. I get the sense that……...


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