Gary Taubes

Is Insulin Really The Bad Guy That Some Make It Out To Be?

Is Insulin Really The Bad Guy That Some Make It Out To Be?

Poor old insulin…’s been labeled as being the devil in the details for quite a long time now. The entire Low-Carb movement basically hangs it’s hat on the idea that insulin is single-handedly responsible for cheapest viagra australia making humanity fat. I had an argument once, about Gary Taubes with a commenter on my Underground [...]

Paleo Diet News: Gary Taubes on the Red Meat Study

This morning I posted a somewhat humorous take on the whole “red meat increases death” debacle since I knew, through the methodology of the study, that it was likely to be incorrect. Since others had covered why it was wrong, I didn’t see the need to beat it up here. But I would like to [...]

Paleo Diet News: Gary Taubes Debunks Dieting

In the aftermath to the holiday season - when millions are lamenting the weight they’ve gained during the festivities - two articles about dieting have stood out for me, because they’ve each achieved an unusual degree of prominence.  One is the New York Times article The Fat Trap, which argues that once a person is fat, [...]

Paleo Diet: Make A New Year’s Resolution You Can Keep

I see it every year at this time. I pull into the gym parking lot, and find it full to the brim with vehicles. Some I recognize, but the majority I do not. If it were any other day of the year, I would assume that some big event was taking place, but not this [...]

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book ‘Good Calories, Bad Calories’ has been on my reading list for some time, but I must confess it keeps getting superseded by other - shorter!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 [...]

The Paleo Diet: In Praise of Fat

CBS News and Rita Braver may have done us a great service with the broadcast of their short piece on on animal fats on the show “Sunday Morning”. “Singing the Praises of Fat“, brings to light what some of us have known for a while, that saturated animal fats are in fact healthy. Are we [...]

The Paleo Diet and Self Experimentation

How old are you? Where are you from? Are you Male or Female? How tall are you? Where are your ancestors from? Are you fair skinned, or dark skinned? Do you tan easily, or burn easily? What time do you go to bed? What time do you get up? Do you gain weight easily? Do [...]

Is The Paleo Diet Just Low-Carb in Disguise?

After the recent Ancestral Health Symposium, there was a lot of talk in the blogosphere about how a large percentage of the presenters were from the low-carb community. Tom Naughton, Dr. Eades, and Gary Taubes to name but a few. But does that mean that the Paleo diet is just another low-carb diet in disguise, [...]

Paleo Diet: Dissension Amongst The Ranks After The Ancestral Health Symposium 2011

The Ancestral Health Symposium 2011 was held August 5-6 2011, and attended by a sold-out crowd of Paleo and Primal practitioners and gurus from all across the Globe. The speakers list read like a “who’s-who” in the Paleo diet/Primal world with figure heads like Robb Wolf, Loren Cordain, Gary Taubes, and Mark Sisson on the speakers list. During the two day [...]

Gary Taubes’ Lecture at the Walnut Creek, CA Library - April 2 2011

This is an important lecture given by Gary Taubes’, author of the New York Times magazine article “What if It’s All Been a Big Fat Lie?” from July 2002, books “Good Calories, Bad Calories” and “Why We Get Fat”. If you really want to know why there is an obesity epidemic, why diabetes and other [...]