Being Normal…Weight, That Is

Dr. Amy Givler, a family physician in Monroe, LA, and author of Hope In the Face of Cancer, relates how she lost weight and improved her health on a keto diet. Not only did her health improve, it changed how she relates to her patients about nutrition and weight loss.

A powerful testimonial and well worth the read.

Intermittent fasting seems to be a good thing, new report suggests

Combined with a ketogenic diet, this can be quite effective…

Going long hours without eating isn’t good for us, we are often told. Our bodies need fuel regularly. Otherwise, we may become lethargic, tired and hungry. Our thinking can become mushy, our ability to work, and even play, hampered.

Not so fast.

A new report by University of Florida researchers suggests that a certain style of fasting can actually be good for us and, illness and disease aside, can be tried at any age. In fact, the study suggests, a certain rhythm of fasting and feasting is something humans have been capable of for eons.

Dr. Ken Berry explains it here.

13 Nutrition Lies That Made The World Sick And Fat

Low carbohydrate/high protein diets have been around since 1958, and Dr. Atkins’ Diet Revolution was published in 1972. It seems that the more people promoted and were successful with lo-carb diets, the more the nutritional establishment advocated high carb “heart-healthy” diets. The government got involved (of course), with the food pyramid. There are many unfounded myths out there about what we should eat, and here some of them are debunked.

Gary Taubes’ books How We Get Fat and Good Calories, Bad Calories are an excellent source of good nutritional advice. You can find them here and here. I recommend them to my residents, who received little nutritional education in medical school, and most of it bad.

There is one disadvantage to lo-carb/high protein diets that I see–it is more expensive than others. Beef, especially, has gotten really pricey lately. Part of the reason for that is another of my pet peeves, and I will get into that in another post.

Meanwhile, remember, this is healthy food:

Rib-Eye Steak