How Good is HIIT for Fat Loss, Really?
Aug 2012 21

Finally: The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth about high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and fat loss. Okay, okay…there’s also Anna Meares, Lance Armstrong, must-see footage of Japanese track cyclists pedaling faster than an electric blender, a crash course in Aussie lingo, and an amazing new tool that helps personal trainers motivate their clients.

Sweet Stupidity (Part 2): The Bitter Truth About Robert Lustig’s Anti-Sugar Claims
Dec 2015 21

Thanks to a viral YouTube video, a best-selling book, and countless media appearances, Robert Lustig has become a widely-quoted and highly influential anti-sugar commentator. Which is a pity, because most of what he says is complete garbage.

BREAKING NEWS: Taubes’ Own Study Shows Insulin-Obesity Theory is False!
May 2016 03

For years, low-carb author Gary Taubes has been belittling and snidely dismissing those who disagree with his nonsensical claims about carbs, insulin and obesity. A couple of days ago, at an obesity conference in Canada, researchers announced the results of yet another metabolic ward study debunking Taubes’ claims. But this was no ordinary ward study – it was a study that Taubes himself had helped conceive!

NuSI: The ‘Non-Profit’ Organization that Has Netted Gary Taubes & Peter Attia Over $1,800,000
May 2016 09

In 2012, low-carb diet advocates Gary Taubes and Peter Attia announced the ‘non-profit’ Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI). Taubes waxed lyrical about the “days, hours and weekends” the duo selflessly poured into this new initiative, purportedly set up to help rid the world of obesity and diabetes. What Taubes neglected to share with us was the lucrative salaries he and Attia would be receiving as a result of NuSI. To date, Taubes and Attia have been paid an estimated S1,800,000+ for their involvement with the organization. An organization, I might add, whose first metabolic ward study has simply confirmed what I’ve already been saying for the last 11 years.

The Art of Bullshit, Part 1: Gary Taubes and NuSI
May 2016 18

If, after recent events, you thought Gary Taubes could not possibly sink any lower, then … you thought wrong.