The Ancestral Health Symposium 2012 starts in a few days. Everyone who’s anyone in the Paleo world will gather in Boston.
My talk from last year is the most viewed one from AHS 2011. I’ll attempt to bring something interesting again. A new presentation called The Carb Controversy – and how Paleo could save America.
Pictured above is a slide from it. What’s this about “calories striking back” you ask? Well, check out the next slide:
Let me explain this with a short story:
Paleo Wars IV: A New Hope
There is an obesity epidemic spreading everywhere. People are told to count their calories (while eating their fast food) yet they get more obese every year.
Luckily the Paleo movement shows up. All the “founding fathers” – like Loren Cordain, Robb Wolf and Mark Sisson – emphasized avoiding high glycemic load carbs (like sugar & flour) to avoid too much insulin and weight gain.
That’s revolutionary and unconventional advice. Also, it works. I think it’s one of the major reasons why Paleo has rapidly become so popular.
The Calorie Strikes Back
Some influential people in the Paleo blogosphere are now claiming that carbs, macronutrients or insulin have nothing to do with weigh gain. They say it’s really all about calories (again).
I think this is a return to the same old simplistic calories in/out thinking that has failed us during the entire obesity epidemic. Only this time the calories in/out idea is wrapped in something called the “Food Reward” theory.
The Return of Low Carb
In my talk I’ll show how there’s no reason to choose between insulin or food reward to explain obesity. These two theories work beautifully together.
I’ll also show how much insulin has to do with weight control and how the common objections keep missing the point.
Hopefully this way the galaxy can live happily (and thinner) ever after.
What do you say?
Who’s who in the picture above?
If you’re going to be at the AHS my talk is at 4:40 pm Saturday, August 11. Don’t worry, it will feature not only movie posters but some exciting science as well.
Hopefully a high-quality video of the presentation will be posted online later.