Low Carbohydrate

Paleo Diet: More Commentary On Safe Starches

Just when you thought that the commentary on safe starches was over, Dr. John Briffa posted a follow-up post on his drbriffa.com blog entitled “Is There Such a Thing As A ‘Safe Starch’?”. “Every so often the nutrition blogosphere explodes with interest and much-fevered writing about a topic for debate. Not so long ago, I [...]

The Paleo Diet and Aging

I’ve speculated before about the effect of eating paleo on human longevity.  Strong evidence exists that there’s a concrete link between the paleo diet and aging, with a paleo approach helping to keep us off the ‘accelerated aging’ track. So I was interested to watch this TED Talk with biochemist Cynthia Kenyon, who has found a [...]

Paleo Diet: Low-Carb Fasting for Weight Loss & Disease Prevention

Intermittent fasting is a practice that is familiar to many who follow the paleo diet, and now a new study has found benefits in low-carb fasting for weight loss and disease prevention in breast cancer patients.  Another example of the mainstream catching up with what followers of the paleo diet have known for some time? [...]

Paleo Diet News: ‘Good Calories, Bad Calories’ Redux

Gary Taubes‘ book ‘Good Calories, Bad Calories’ has been on my reading list for some time, but I must confess it keeps getting superseded by other - shorter! - books I’m interested in reading. So I was thrilled to stumble across this terrific summary of the book on the Guts & Black Stuff blog.  Greg does [...]

Paleo Diet News: The Truth Behind ‘The China Study’

There can be no doubt that T. Colin Campbell’s book ‘The China Study’ is one that has gained considerable prominence amongst nutritionists from all backgrounds, not least because it proclaims itself as ‘the most comprehensive study of nutrition ever conducted’. Some hold it up as the manifesto which proves the sense of a plant-based, vegan diet (the [...]

Paleo Diet News: Emergency Butter Crisis for Norway!

I couldn’t help but smile at the irony of this one!  Thanks to a surge in people following low-carb high-fat diets in Norway, the country is suffering an emergency butter crisis! Reuters reports: “Sales all of a sudden just soared, 20 percent in October then 30 percent in November,” said Lars Galtung, the head of communications [...]

Could The Paleo Diet Make Heart Disease Predictions Worse?

I was trolling around the internet today, looking for interesting pieces of nutritional news and information, like I often do, and I found an interesting article. The article entitled “Today’s Teens Will Die Younger of Heart Disease, Study Finds”, was posted on Sciencedaily.com November 16, 2011. The gist of the article is that the future of health for [...]

Fat DOESN’T Make You Fat

“Fat makes you fat”.  Sounds plausible, doesn’t it? It was the mantra of the low-fat diet craze which first found favour in the 1980s, and blazed a trail through the diet industry for much of the 1990s.  Even now, the “logic” of this statement is firmly embedded in the consciousness of many.  Entire countries have [...]

Paleo Diet Thanksgiving Feast

Paleo Diet Thanksgiving Feast It has been a little over a week since Thanksgiving 2011 and I know that by now everyone is now stuffed to the gills with turkey leftovers, stuffing and pumpkin pie, but I thought I might share my interesting Thanksgiving experience. Every dish at the meal was Paleo. No grain flours, [...]

More Evidence That The Paleo Diet Can Reduce Cancer Risk

A very interesting article was recently published on October 26th, 2011 by Nutrition & Metabolism, entitled: “Is there a role for carbohydrate restriction in the treatment and prevention of cancer?”. The article delivers more evidence that the Paleo Diet can reduce cancer risk, and improve heart disease markers. British Dr. John Briffa, a prominent low-carb [...]