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 helped conceive!
Polyunsaturated ‘vegetable’ oils have long been promoted as “heart-healthy”. Researchers recently presented yet more data showing these oils are in fact more likely to increase cardiovascular and overall mortality!
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.
With every passing year, the claims of diet gurus and health ‘experts’ seem to get more and more ridiculous. Today we examine the especially moronic claim that table sugar is as addictive and destructive as alcohol, cigarettes and even cocaine and heroin!
Thanks to his outlandish claims, Dave Asprey has been described as a “21st Century Snake Oil Salesman”. After having delved into the science behind his claims about “Bulletproof” coffee and mycotoxins, I have to agree.
A reader attempts to defend the indefensible: Stephen Phinney’s infamous keto cyclist study. This study is widely-touted by low-carb advocates as proof their beloved diet doesn’t impair endurance performance – but it showed nothing of the sort.
They have a lot to answer for, but stupid people do have their uses. In addition to making smart people feel better about themselves, dopey and irrational people often serve important educational functions.
Yours truly recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Janah, Stephanie and Brett from That Paleo Show, and the entire podcast is now online.
Grab some popcorn and pull up a chair as Danny Albers tries to rationalize away his recent behaviour.
Some guy by the name of Danny Albers loudly calls me out over my claim low-carb diets are inferior for athletes – and makes a complete fool of himself in the process.