Note from Shelley – Seven years ago, Amber O’Hearn wanted to lose weight, so she decided to stop eating plants for a few weeks. She did lose weight. But something else unexpected happened. On this “zero carb” no-plant diet, Amber’s 20-year struggle with major depression and bipolar disorders went away. Since then, Amber’s stayed on her diet.…
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.