The Endless Pendulum Swing of Fat is Good, Fat is Bad Continues

“Is a diet rich in saturated fat  a health risk or not?” (Johnson, 2016, p.18). A dog whistle question to get researchers/scientists, food commentators and self-styled experts hot under the collar. New evidence would suggest it is a health risk (Wang et al., 2016). Actually, the new evidence is a new statistical analysis of historical… Read More

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Jurched vs Mongol: Carbohydrate vs Protein

“Compared to the Jurched soldiers, the Mongols were much healthier and stronger. The Mongols consumed a steady diet of meat, milk, yoghurt, and other diary products, and they fought men who lived on gruel made from various grains. The grain diet of the peasant soldiers stunted their bones, rotted their teeth, and left them weak… Read More

Americans Eating More Fat & Less Carbohydrate

While nutrition experts continue to debate the risks and benefits of dietary fats, consumers seem to have made up their minds, judging by their changing eating habits – consuming more foods rich in saturated and monounsaturated fats and cutting the amount of carbohydrates in their diets, a report by Credit Suisse has concluded (Credit Suisse… Read More

Low Glycaemic Index Diet Fails to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Study Shows

An article by Susan Mayor in the British Medical Journal (BMJ): Overweight people eating a low glycaemic index diet show no difference in cardiovascular risk factors or insulin sensitivity compared with those consuming a high glycaemic index diet, a randomised trial has shown. The glycaemic index is a property of some carbohydrate containing foods determined… Read More

Are Some Diets “Mass Murder”?

From low fat to Atkins and beyond, diets that are based on poor nutrition science are a type of global, uncontrolled experiment that may lead to bad outcomes, concludes Richard Smith (Chair, Patients Know Best writing in the British Medical Journal (BMJ)). Jean Mayer, one of the “greats” of nutrition science, said in 1965, in… Read More

Carbohydrates, Lymphocytes & Military Training

Research Paper Title Influence of a High Carbohydrate Diet on the Functional Activity of 5-HT1B/1D Receptors on Human Peripheral Blood Lymphocytes during Intense Military Training. Background This study was undertaken to examine the effect of a high carbohydrate diet on the functional activity of 5-HT1B/1D receptors in human peripheral blood lymphocytes, and on serum cortisol and… Read More