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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Reconstructing Garlic As A Whole Food

There are a lot of opinions about garlic; I’ve learned. Probably lots of hype, too. It does seem clear that there’s a lot of medicinal value to the stuff, and its use as such appears to go all the way back to ancient Egypt. But what’s hip and what’s hype? What compounds are the ones…

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My Podcast Interview About Resistant Starches and Grains

Here was part one of this interview with the Well Travelled New Zealander Jake Shuster. I’d hate for you to listen to part 2 without first hearing that part one. Here’s part 2: Podcast #43: Tubers, The Wheat Question and Iron Hypotheses with Richard Nikoley. If part one of our interview with FreeTheAnimal.com owner Richard Nikoley was a primer on resistant starch…

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Podcast Interview at Well Travelled Wellness

Here’s a podcast interview with me by Jake Shuster of Well Travelled Wellness. We discuss Resistant Starch, the Human Gut Microbiome and according to Jake, Paleo Hipsters. Or it’s that he thinks that describes me. Although… Richard Nikoley might give the fewest f*cks of anyone on the internet. I like to think so. Go give…

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Why Am I “Attacking” The Low-Carb and Paleo Diets?

I’ve most recently put up yet another couple of posts that many perceive as me attacking the Low-Carbohydrate Diet, The Ketogenic Diet, and The Paleo Diet. A Mild Critique of the Low-Carb-Diet Encouragement to Add Fat Can Eating Mashed Potatoes With Your Meals Cause You To Eat 30-40% Fewer Calories? I suppose you could say…

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Can Eating Mashed Potatoes With Your Meals Cause You To Eat 30-40% Fewer Calories?

I’ve had renewed interest in “The Potato Hack“ lately, emerging here just over three years ago, producing a bunch of posts and comments once Tim “Tatertot” Steele brought it to my attention. He’ll soon have a book out, specifically on The Potato Diet, or “Hack,” as we like to call it. I’ve skimmed through his draft and offered a few suggestions.…

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The Important Science of Probiotics Revisited

Most people who have been paying attention to the important and rapidly emerging science of the human gut microbiome (see draft Chapter 1 of my book here for a primer on its enormity: The Great Gut Bug Book, Chapter 1: Meet The Whole You) have some understanding the the role diet plays, and beyond that,…

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Let’s Unpack A To-Be-Published Gluten Sensitivity Study Touted To Vindicate Dr. William Davis and Wheat Belly

You folks really need to try harder.

I do like Bill Davis and have had some nice exchanges with him going way back and most importantly, he was very friendly to the revolutionary work Tim Steele and I did here on Resistant Starch. I got notice of a post on a new study a couple of days ago that strikes me as a bit bright eyed.

Here’s the study. In fairness, it’s not yet published and so might be different in the final.

Wheat gluten intake increases weight gain and adiposity associated with reduced thermogenesis and energy expenditure in an animal model of obesity


BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES. The association between gluten and body weight is inconsistent. Previously, we showed that a gluten-free diet reduces weight gain without changing food intake in mice fed high-fat diets. In the present study, we investigated the effects of gluten intake on fat metabolism, thermogenesis and energy expenditure in mice fed a standard or high-fat diet.

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I made a new newsletter (now full version)

You can subscribe on the right sidebar, under where it says “Occasional Newsletter.” Well, this is the first one since May, so I think I qualify for occasional. If you do subscribe, you get the confirmation thingy, and once you get the welcome, you can click on the link, upper right, to open in your…

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