New Book – from Steve Phinney & Jeff Volek

Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living Book Cover

The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living is available now.  The co-authors, Steve Phinney and Jeff Volek, are both New York Times bestselling authors who have decades of clinical experience in low-carb dietary approaches to health, and have both published well-respected, and in some cases, classic research studies on low-carb, high-fat diets in the world’s top, peer-reviewed science and medical journals.  This is a rigorous, detailed, technical, practical, and at the same time, often surprisingly witty book.   The chapter on paleolithic diets persuasively argues that fat was a bigger part of them than most anthropologists realize.  The section on how saturated fats track with overall health is intriguing, and the theories and observations provided about how low carb, high fat diets reduce inflammation and the stress of free radicals and oxidation is fascinating.  So is the explanation for why someone on a low-carb diet may want to increase their intake of sodium and magnesium.   Having read advance copies of this book, I encourage you to check it out.  Note that this book WILL be controversial.  As the authors write, “If you want clear, unabridged, and hard-hitting nutrition science, buy this book.  If you want the mainstream consensus view, put it down gently and tip-toe quietly away.