“As modern people, we may have to be cautious about moving back to a very high fiber diet. . . . are there going to be deleterious consequences of trying to recapture aspects of an ancient diet in such a different environment context as the modern world?” – Justin Sonnenburg.
LISTEN (1 hour) Last week, the FDA issued new rules regarding what it means to offer a food that’s “gluten free.” Their new ruling requires that these products contain fewer than 20 parts per million of gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, rye and related grains. The FDA reports that this new definition…
“The laws of thermodynamics say nothing about obesity. They’re completely irrelevant. They’re always true, Jillian! (LAUGHTER) But they say nothing about why we get fat.” – Gary Taubes May 2013
JOE HIBBELN: I think you can say that saturated fats, in comparison to linoleic acid . . . SHELLEY: Are not as dangerous as the Omega 6 linoleic acids? . . . JOE HIBBELN: Yes. Based on this study. . . . When dietary advice was interpreted to be replace saturates with Omega 6, linoleic acid, that advice looks to be very harmful. Worldwide dietary advice should probably be very specific as to which kinds of Omega 3 and Omega 6 polyunsaturates should be advised.
We’re just at the beginning of our understanding of the profound and intimate way that we are living with bacteria in our bodies. Ultimately the goal is to be partners with these bacteria. – Jayne Danska
“Our data is very reproducible and we don’t understand what would account for the different between our results and theirs.” Mary Gannon, about the new Nuttall/Gannon study showing no difference in the blood sugar response of people when they ate regular pasta, and when they ate Dreamfields “low carb” pasta.
LISTEN (30 minutes) Well over a decade ago, in 1999, Ron Rosedale and Dean Ornish agreed to meet for a debate that I recorded for KGNU Boulder/Denver about what’s healthier – a low fat, or a high fat diet.
Sky Ridge Medical Center, near Denver, featured low-carb, high fat expert Jeff Gerber, MD, in their June 12th, 2012 Medical Staff Grand Rounds presentation. This video is Dr. Gerber’s full talk.