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The Whiplash From Ever-Changing Medical Advice

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Eat fat, don’t eat fat. Skipping breakfast will make you obese. Or forget that, it’s good for you!

Having a hard time “separat[ing] what’s truly a medical certainty from what is merely solid scientific conjecture”? The cure should be a healthy dose of skepticism:

The New York Times: The Whiplash From Ever-Changing Medical Advice

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Does Skipping Breakfast Lead to a Higher Risk of Type 2 Diabetes?

Ask Dr. Jason Fung

It’s time for this week’s Q&A about intermittent fasting:

  • Can you get low blood sugar during fasting?
  • Does skipping breakfast lead to a higher risk of type 2 diabetes?
  • Does protein powder raise blood glucose?

Dr. Jason Fung is one of the world’s leading experts on fasting for weight loss and diabetes reversal. Here are a his answers to those questions and more:

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Conversation Between Dr. David Ludwig and Gary Taubes

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Gary Taubes and Dr. David Ludwig

Here’s a treat – Dr. David Ludwig has posted a conversation with Gary Taubes, author of Good Calories, Bad Calories and The Case Against Sugar, on his Facebook page. It’ll give you some great insights about weight control, sugar and the ‘calories in, calories out’ theory:

Facebook: Dr. David Ludwig Live Interview with Gary Taubes

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Therapeutic Fasting with Dr. Jason Fung


4.7 out of 5 stars5 stars85%4 stars6%3 stars3%2 stars3%1 star1%83 ratings2,991 viewsIt’s the most simple way ever to lose weight and improve many health problems. It costs nothing – in fact it will save you money. Plus, it’s a lot easier than most people think. It’s… intermittent fasting.

In this talk Dr. Jason Fung discusses when fasting is the right method for you, how to do it and the most important things to think about.

You can watch a segment from it above (transcript). The full 35-minute presentation (with captions and transcript) with a free trial or membership:

Therapeutic Fasting with Dr. Jason Fung

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Nutritionists – The Secret Ally of Big Sugar

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Conventional nutritionists play into the hands of Big Sugar when they argue that the only thing that matters is how much we eat (and not what we eat) says Gary Taubes:

To the sugar industry, the nutritionists’ dogmatic belief that obesity is a calorie overconsumption problem and a calorie is a calorie has been the gift that keeps on giving. So long as nutrition and obesity authorities insist that this is true, then the sugar industry can rightfully defend its product on the basis that the calories from sugar are no better nor worse than those from steak or grapefruit or ice cream — perhaps even kale or quinoa. We can’t have it both ways.

– Gary Taubes

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Isn’t Weight Loss All About Calories?


4.6 out of 5 stars5 stars73%4 stars15%3 stars7%2 stars0%1 star2%38 ratings1,942 viewsWe’ve been told for decades that in order for us to lose weight, we need to expend more calories than we take in. But is it really that simple?

Watch a segment of the video above, where Dr. Peter Brukner answers (transcript). The full video – with answers from more top low-carb doctors – is available (with captions and transcript) with a free trial or membership:

Isn’t Weight Loss All About Calories? – Doctors Answer Common Questions

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NuSI, Kevin Hall and the Energy Balance Hypothesis – Q&A with Gary Taubes


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Why do we get fat – and what can we do about it? Conventional wisdom tells us that it’s all about eating less and running more. The problem is that this seldom works well.

Science journalist Gary Taubes has spent more than a decade on finding a better answer. His book Good Calories, Bad Calories (2007) became very influential and changed many people’s view on this. He’s now out with a new book called The Case Against Sugar. Here he answers questions related to obesity, sugar and low-carb diets.

In the highlight above Taubes talks about the highly controversial “Kevin Hall study“. A study that was funded by the non-profit NuSI, an organization that Taubes co-founded (transcript).

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Q&A with Gary Taubes

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Five Ways Sugar Could Kill You

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Sugar has many more bad sides to it than just making people gain weight. Here are five ways that it could kill you, based on an interview with science writer Gary Taubes.

A bit dramatic perhaps, as it could take quite some time until sugar kills anyone. Then again, the same is true of cigarettes.

New York Post: 5 Ways Sugar Could Kill You

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Challenging the Dogma


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Are there doctors out there who would prescribe an LCHF diet to treat their patients? Even if it goes straight against the old dietary dogma?

Meet Dr. Priyanka Wali, who is one of them. She tried a ketogenic diet on herself and saw some remarkable improvements. After reviewing the supporting science she then started recommending it to her patients.

But what’s it like to challenge the dogma as a young and female doctor?

In this interview Dr. Wali talks about her experiences. Watch a part above (transcript). The full 17-minute video is available (with captions and transcript) with a free trial or membership:

Challenging the Dogma – Dr. Priyanka Wali

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Professor Noakes About the Twitter Trial and Challenging Dogma

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Professor Tim Noakes

Here’s a must-read – an interview with Professor Tim Noakes about the “nutrition trial of the century” he’s in, and what it’s like standing up against the nutritional establishment:

CrossFit the Journal: Tim Noakes: Nutritional Fascism and the “Twitter Trial”

They’re doing whatever they can to really damage his reputation. But I think anyone with any objectivity can see what’s going on here. We have the science to back him up.
– Dr. Aseem Malhotra

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