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Paleopathology and the Origins of Low Carb

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What does the history of early humans and Egyptian mummies have to do with the origins of the low-carb diet? This is all woven together into an entertaining story by one of the true low-carb pioneers, Dr. Michael Eades.

Dr. Eades’ talk at the LCHF convention earlier this year was one of the most talked about. Especially his interest in Egyptian mummies and the finding of obesity and severe heart disease in this population eating… well, just about what any conventional nutritionist have been recommending for decades: plenty of carbs (mostly wheat), very little sugar, very little fat.

You can buy access to the entire LCHF convention for $49 dollars, or you can see the talk on our member pages with much else (free trial one month, then $9 per month, cancel at any time).

Paleopathology and the Origins of Low Carb

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What Causes Stomach Problems – Gluten or Carbs?

Many people believe themselves to be gluten intolerant, without a positive result on tests (so called nonceliac gluten sensitivity). These people may instead react to carbohydrates (fructans and galactans) in wheat.

Nutrition Journal: The relation between celiac disease, nonceliac gluten sensitivity and irritable bowel syndrome

Which prompted this tweet from Dr. Ted Naiman:

Many people experience relief from symptoms like bloating and stomach pain on an LCHF diet. This not only removes the gluten but also the offending carbs.

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My Big Fat Diet

Obesity and type 2 diabetes are rampant epidemics among the aboriginal communities of Canada. And it all started as they began eating a modern Western diet, full of refined carbohydrates.

This disaster is usually blamed on sedentary lifestyles and “eating too much”. An energy imbalance, as Coca Cola’s staff of propagandists would have you believe.

However, what would happen if an entire town of First Nation people went back to eating the way they used to? A high-fat low-carb diet based on real food? With no exercise or calorie counting program whatsoever?

This is what the Canadian doctor Jay Wortman and a documentary team decided to find out, in the delightful and enlightening movie My Big Fat Diet.

Guess what happened…

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Check out the trailer above. The full movie – one of my all-time low-carb favorites – is available on the Diet Doctor membership site (free trial one month) with many other movies, video courses, presentations, interviews, etc.

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“Today I’m Cured of Diabetes”

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Before and after

Is diabetes type 2 an incurable disease? That’s what Bernard Bollen’s doctor told him, and that’s what conventional wisdom says.

Then Bernard found what has worked so well for so many people, and his life was transformed. Here’s his story: Continue Reading →

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Paleo f(x) Recap with Me, Emily Maguire & Erynn Kay on the LLVLC Podcast

Do you want to listen to me and three other participants discuss the highs and lows of the recent Paleo f(x) conference? Check out the latest episode of the LLVLC podcast:

The LLVLC Show (Episode 957): 2015 PaleoFX Recap With Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, Emily Maguire, & Erynn Kay

What did we end up discussing? Take a deep breath and then read what may be the longest sentence in the history of mankind: Continue Reading →

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The Acid-Alkaline Myth

If you eat meat, will your blood become acidic, leading to osteoporosis and cancer? This is what some people still believe.

However, as humans have been eating meat since about forever, it would be pretty weird if our bodies couldn’t handle it without breaking down!

The big Paleo star Chris Kresser gave a talk on the science behind the Acid-Alkaline theories at the recent Paleo f(x) conference. I did a brief video interview with him about it and you can see all of it above.

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If you want to watch all the ten on-site interviews we did – with people like Mark Sisson – you can check them out right away at the membership site (free trial one month).

10 interviews from Paleo f(x)

In addition to these we did two longer and higher-quality sit-down interviews at the conference. These are coming up as soon as they are edited – there is a lot more work involved with them.

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You can also check out the full video of Kresser’s Paleo f(x) talk on our membership site (free trial available).

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American Low-Carb President Coming Up?

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Nobody knows who’ll win the American presidential election in November 2016. But the chances are excellent for a low-carb President.

Both front-runners, the Republican Jeb Bush and Democrat Hillary Clinton, are said to be on low-carb diets to get fit for the election.

Bush is losing weight just fine, but why is he hungry? The most likely cause is he’s not eating enough fat to feel satisfied, on his low-carb Paleo diet plan.

Going LCHF could help with that and make the diet more sustainable for life. If Jeb Bush wants to speed up the weight loss I’d recommend adding some intermittent fasting, instead of suffering the relentless hunger associated with a low-fat version of low-carb.

Weight loss without hunger is great for maintaining your self discipline and willpower for other important projects. The last thing the world needs is a hungry and grumpy President of the United States.

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Smart people everywhere are choosing low-carb diets to shape up:

The Pope and the Prime Minister Go Low Carb

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Paleo f(x) 2015 – Short Video Report

Did you miss the world’s biggest Paleo conference last weekend in Austin? Here’s a 7-minute video report from us, complete with on-site interviews with participants, vendors and stars.

More in-depth and higher-quality video interviews are coming up.

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Video From the Paleo f(x) Conference

We’re in Austin, Texas, attending the big Paleo f(x) conference. Here’s a quick video to take you onsite and show what it’s like. Feel free to share.

As soon as possible we’ll upload some brief interviews with speakers and participants. We’re also doing a few really high-quality longer interviews with the most interesting people we can find. These will be online as soon as we finish editing them.

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No Need for Braces Before Agriculture

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Typical lower jaw from a hunter-gatherer, and aborigins from early 1900’s.

Before we invented agriculture our ancestors mostly had perfectly aligned teeth, without dental crowding or the need for braces. These tooth and jaw problems – which are now extremely common – are rarely or never seen in skeletons from our hunter-gatherer ancestors.

This is yet again showed in a new review of a few hundred European skeletons from the period 26,000 to 4,000 B.C.:

Malocclusion and dental crowding arose 12,000 years ago with earliest farmers

Similar findings have been seen many times before and are of great interest to everyone who has children with growing faces. How do you make them get as well-formed and well-functioning teeth and jaws as possible? Something in our modern environment messes things up – but what?

After discussing this with some experts in the field (for example at the Ancestral Health Symposiums), I’ve three things that seem important for well-formed jaws and teeth. Three things that we’re trying to follow with our children. Continue Reading →

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