“The Stupendous Splendiferous ButterUp”

butterup

Here’s a fun idea: A butter knife that makes it easier to spread fridge-cold butter.

The idea was put up on Kickstarter last month to get funding. Their goal was $38,000 Australian dollars from people who wanted to pre-order a knife. Now that the fundraising is about to end, they’ve received almost ten times more. Popular butter knives!

Kickstarter: The Stupendous Splendiferous ButterUp

The question is what you do with such a butter knife if you don’t eat bread? Continue Reading →

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Losing 130 lbs with LCHF – and Still Counting

Before and after

Before and after

I received an email from Dustin Juell, who has lost almost 130 lbs (59 kg) with LCHF and is spreading the knowledge through his blog: Continue Reading →

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The science of saturated fat: A big fat surprise?

BFS

A great article in one of England’s biggest papers:

The Independent: The science of saturated fat: A big fat surprise about nutrition?

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Why Are We Fat? The Multimillion-Dollar Scientific Quest to Find Out

Gary Taubes and Peter Attia

Gary Taubes and Peter Attia

Why are more and more people fat? The conventional view that it’s all about calories (eat less, run more) remains unproven and it doesn’t work very well.

Gary Taubes and Peter Attia are on a quest for the answer to the question. Is it only about calories or is it just as much about the quality of the calories? Is it about carbohydrates and their hormonal effects?

The sad truth is that we don’t know with certainty yet. At least not with enough certainty, so that all of those who are able to rethink, would be willing to accept the evidence. To really find the answer will be expensive, very expensive. This requires bigger and more carefully done studies than what have been done so far.

Fortunately, Taube’s and Attia’s non-profit organization NuSI has already acquired $40 million in donations and is trying to get an extra $190 million to finance the studies needed. Three big studies are already going on.

Read this excellent article about the quest for answers:

WIRED: Why Are We So Fat? The Multimillion-Dollar Scientific Quest to Find Out

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How the NBA Star Got Skinny

Before and after

Before and after

There’s a clear trend towards a low-carb paleo diet among NBA basketball stars. The latest example is the biggest star of them all:

WSJ: Why LeBron James Is Suddenly Skinny – The NBA Star’s Other Big Decision This Summer: Cutting Carbohydrates

It will be interesting to see how LeBron James will do when it’s time to play. Continue Reading →

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Robert Lustig: The Man Who Believes Sugar is Poison

Robert Lustig

Here’s a great new article about professor Robert Lustig’s continued battle against sugar:

TheGuardian: Robert Lustig: the man who believes sugar is poison

And here’s my video interview with Lustig from a few years ago on YouTube. Continue Reading →

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You Don’t Have to Be Twenty to Get Lean with LCHF

Before and after

Before and after

I received an encouraging email the other day, and here’s Kennet’s story, translated from Swedish: Continue Reading →

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You Can Learn Anything

After the summer vacation, many people are trying to learn new healthier habits. Often, it works with enough time and motivation.

With enough time and motivation we can learn almost anything. If you’re interested in this – especially if you’re a parent – I recommend the short video above. There are more short videos on the subject at Khan Academy, including an interview with Carol Dweck, who wrote the book Mindset. I recommend this fantastic book to all parents… and others who want to learn something new.

In order to learn something  effectively you have to believe that you can learn. You need a “growth mindset”. It sounds fuzzy, but isn’t. If you don’t believe it, you will for a variety of reasons want to avoid learning opportunities.

So what does efficient learning and development have to do with health? A great deal. If all parents raised their kids on the basis of these ideas, I’m convinced that not only would we get a smarter generation, but they would also manage to learn much healthier habits.

 

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Acne (and IBS) Vanished with a Diet Change

Before and after

Before and after

Can severe acne be cured with a diet change? This is still controversial but there are many who have experienced this and there are studies that prove that it may work.

I received an email from Micke, and here’s his story, translated from Swedish: Continue Reading →

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“LCHF Saved Me!”

Before and now

Before and now

I received an email from Amanda, who is on a massive weight-loss journey with LCHF. Here’s her story: Continue Reading →

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