Tuesday, February 25, 2014

7 Foods Considered Unhealthy That Are Good For You!

Good article over at Salon.com which goes over 7 foods once thought unhealthy, that are now viewed in a different light.

I strongly disagree with #6 for a variety of reasons. Corn is a grain which the human body does not digest well. The vast majority of corn is of the GMO variety and should be avoided at all costs. The health consequences of eating GMO foods are simply not well understood. And finally, after earlier in the article stating how saturated fat isn't bad for you (which it isn't), they talk about about "unhealthy saturated fat."
Best to avoid corn, even if you are topping with real butter!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Insulin Resistance and Obesity, the Chicken or the Egg?

This is a wonderful video, by Dr. Peter Attia at TEDMED which questions whether obesity causes insulin resistance or insulin resistance causes obesity.  But, really it is a phenomenal demonstration of critical thinking.  Highly recommended.

11 Food Ingredients Banned Outside the USA!

If you haven't read this, go read it now!  Common food ingredients in the US banned in other countries!

How to best avoid them?  Follow the Paleo/Primal lifestyle, of course!

Another Obesity as Disease Review

An excellent post on the question of whether obesity is a disease over at the Primal Godfather's site, www.marksdailyapple.com.

He makes the very valid point that calling obesity a disease will make it seem that the obese do not have the power on their own to "cure" their condition!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Obesity as a Disease

Great look at some of the factors in the decision by the AMA (If it's a decision made by the AMA, then I always question the motives! Most people don't understand that the AMA only represents about 15% of physicians!).

Personally, I disagree with making a multi-factorial symptom into its own disease process.