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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Did The Paleo Diet Get It Wrong On Grains?

Many are already convinced that the original take on the Paleo Diet got it wrong on starchy tubers (and starch in general), legumes, honey, and perhaps a few other things...like the idea one is best suited to a high fat, high protein, and low carb, or even ketogenic, diet.

There's many posts here on all of that stuff and in terms of potatoes, going back to 2009 even. Curiosity gets the best of me and I'm never comfortable or satisfied with pat, just-so answers to anything.

Moreover, way back, the science of the gut microbiome was a gaping hole in terms of integration into the diet. That's perhaps the most understandable, since it's only in the last few years that the science has skyrocketed. There is no shame in ignorance, only in refusing to correct it when new facts present themselves.

Before I delve into why I think paleo may have gotten it wrong on grains, let me post an email I got yesterday from a long-time reader and commenter, Steven.


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Moving Beyond “One Trick Pony” Paleo

In many ways the Paleo playbook in retrospect—back to when I got involved in 2008—models a tendency in humans to have easy, formulaic answers and solutions to complex problems—rather like church and state as just-so solutions to complex philosophical and social problems. At various times and places, the predominant emphasis was on one of these……...


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The Hormesis Files: Who’s Afraid of Unrefined Sugar?

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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