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Experts, articles, & books.


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Experts, articles, & books.


People and their blogs or sites:

Dave Asprey promises modern hacks for a bulletproof life, including a real food, lower-carb diet. His book, The Bulletproof Diet, can be your guide or you can check-out his site to 'Reach the State of High Performance.'

Dr. Peter Attia is a Stanford/Hopkins trained surgeon, ex-McKinsey consultant, and co-founder of NuSI, the Nutrition Science Initiative. NuSI is an organization dedicated to carefully controlled research designed to answer the seemingly simple question, 'What constitutes a healthy diet?' Attia has stepped away from NuSI and is now practicing medicine (longevity) in New York and San Diego.  He is still blogging occasionally -- check out his personal blog, The Eating Academy, where he writes about his journey to low-carb eating, as well as his thoughts about obesity, cholesterol, and peak performance (and many other topics).

Colin Champ is an oncologist in Pittsburgh, and author of Misguided Medicine.  In his book and on his website, www.cavemandoctor.com, Champ writes about diet, health, and the pursuit of wellness.  His contrarian views of the ill-advised advice that the medical community disseminates make his book an interesting read.

Andreas Eenfeldt is a family physician in Sweden, and has become a leading spokesperson for the LCHF (low carb, high fat) movement that is thriving in Scandinavia and spreading across the globe.  "Eenfeldt's goal is to spread the word about outdated nutritional information and to push for a food revolution." His book, Low Carb, High Fat Food Revolution, was translated into English in 2014.  His site, www.dietdoctor.com, is a great place to start for free information about how to improve your health and reduce your weight with LCHF eating.

Jason Fung is a Canadian nephrologist (MD-kidney specialist) and a vocal advocate of an alternative, hormonal explanation of obesity. He also suggests fasting for weight loss. This can mean anything from skipping breakfast most days to fasting for a few weeks. His books are The Obesity Code and The Complete Guide to Fasting.

Adele Hite has her MPH, RD and is pursuing her PhD. She has been feeding her husband and three children for over two decades, which gives her extra cred here at Eat the Butter. Adele is a founder and on the board of the Healthy Nation Coalition, an organization dedicated to "changing our food, nutrition, and health systems by developing an understanding and awareness of the social, cultural, and economic forces that not only impact our access to nutritional information and to the foods needed to support health, but shape our attitudes about nutrition and our relationships to food."  She writes about food and nutrition with perspective and a sense of humor at her blog, "Eathropology -- Eat what you want.  Get the facts."

Denise Minger is a reformed vegan who blogs at Raw Food SOS -- Rescuing good health from bad science. She is the author of Death by Food Pyramid, a 2013 book that takes a hard and skeptical look at our dietary guidelines. (Love the title!)

Jimmy Moore is an author and podcast host who lost roughly 200 pounds on a low-carb diet. Here is his site, Livin' La Vida Low-Carb. Each year, he organizes a low-carb cruise with experts speaking about higher-fat whole food eating. His books include Cholesterol Clarity and Keto Clarity, and The Complete Guide to Fasting.

Tim Noakes is a professor of exercise and sports science at the University of Cape Town. He has been instrumental in the LCHF movement, particularly in South Africa. Noakes has run 70 marathons, and literally 'wrote the book' on carb-loading and bonking for endurance sports. But, after he developed diabetes eating a conventional, 'heart healthy' diet, Noakes had a change of heart. He now believes that everyone, including endurance athletes, should fuel their bodies with predominately fat. Noakes organized the first global LCHF conference, held in Cape Town in 2015. Tim's bestselling book, Real Meal Revolution, promises a radical, sustainable approach to healthy eating.

Grant Schofield is a professor of Public Health, and Director of the Human Potential Centre at Auckland University of Technology (that's New Zealand, folks). He is also author of What the Fat? Fat's IN, Sugar's OUT, an aptly named book that offers a practical guide for real-food-more-fat eating. Grant's TEDx talk, 'Putting the Public Into Public Health" is excellent.

Mark Sisson created the 'Primal' brand... Paleo plus high fat dairy. His ideas go beyond diet, as he offers advice for primal sleep, primal exercise, and primal sunning, just to name a few. He is a well-respected figure in the Paleo and Ancestral Health movements, and author of The Primal Blueprint, and associated titles.  Mark blogs at marksdailyapple.com.

Gary Taubes is an investigative journalist and Harvard/Stanford trained scientist and Columbia trained journalist. He is a three-time winner of the National Association of Science Writers science-in-society journalism award and author of several books, including The Case Against SugarGood Calories, Bad Calories and Why We Get Fat (and What to Do About It). Taubes is the co-founder of NuSI, the Nutrition Science Initiative. NuSI is an organization dedicated to carefully controlled research designed to answer the seemingly simple question, 'What constitutes a healthy diet?' Taubes' site, Gary Taubes.com, has links to many of his articles published in respected magazines and newspapers.

Nina Teicholz is an award winning journalist and author of The Big Fat Surprise:  Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet. From the flap of this New York Times bestseller: "[Teicholz] documents how the low-fat nutrition advice of the past sixty years has amounted to a vast uncontrolled experiment on the entire population, with disastrous consequences for our health." Her site includes reviews of her book and answers to frequently asked questions.

Dr. Eric Westman, Director of Duke University's Lifestyle Medicine Clinic, is author of The New Atkins for a New You.  He treats patients, conducts research, writes and speaks about the advantages of low-carb diets for weight loss and wellness. His new venture, HEAL Clinics, will help bring low-carb treatment of diabetes to a broader audience.

Robb Wolf is a leader in both the Paleo and Ancestral Health movements. He is the author of The Paleo Solution. Wolf's site promises 'Revolutionary solutions to modern life.'


Articles:

Ian Leslie rocks. His excellent article, The Sugar Conspiracy, was featured in the Guardian as the long read in April, 2016. A look back at how (and why) the world's top nutrition scientists got it so wrong for so long.

Nina Teicholz's article, "The Questionable Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease" appeared in the WSJ on May 6, 2014.  If you read only one piece, this is your article.  It is and eye-opener, and deftly hits the highlights of her award winning book, The Big Fat Surprise.  Teicholz follows up with this article, "The Last Anti-Fat Crusaders" in the WSJ in October, 2014.

Anahad O'Connor's article, "A Call for a Low-Carb Diet that Embraces Fat" appeared in New York Times Magazine in September, 2014.  This article summarizes an NIH funded study that compared a low-carb diet with a low-fat diet. 

Brian Walsh's cover article, "Ending the War on Fat" appeared in Time in June, 2014.  He begins, "The taste of my childhood was the taste of skim milk. We spread bright yellow margarine on dinner rolls, ate low-fat microwave oatmeal flavored with apples and cinnamon, put nonfat ranch on our salads. We were only doing what we were told."

Gary Taubes' article, "Why the Campaign to Stop America's Obesity Crisis Keeps Failing" in Newsweek in May, 2012.  

Gary Taubes' article, "Is Sugar Toxic?" in New York Times Magazine in April, 2011.

Gary Taubes led the way with this article, "What if it's all been a big fat lie?" in New York Times Magazine from July, 2002.


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Other Fun Links:

Eat the Butter's monthly newsletters: November 2017October 2017September 2017August 2017July 2017June 2017May 2017April 2017March 2017February 2017;  January 2017December 2016November 2016

Eat the Butter's brochure, The Case for Vintage Eating. A four page summary of why communities should experiment with real-food-more-fat eating. Plus, a brochure with a specific ideas about the sorts of happenings that could create change in your city.

Eat the Butter's poster presentation at the Ancestral Health Symposium 2016... The questions: How do we soften ancestral ideas and reach mainstream moms? And can cities be the place where healthy eating innovation takes hold?

For a curated inspiration and a Canadian perspective on real food and real style, check out Heather Martin's site, The Acorn.

For a dad's perspective on real-food-more-fat eating, check out John Fitt's site, Health Daddy. I especially like his thorough post: Low-carb Diet: The Beginner's Guide.

For sweet children's books about real food, check out Garden Safari Vegetable Soup and others at Kitchen Club Kids.


Scientific studies:

See this page with dozens of studies and links through to read the actual studies or abstracts.

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Videos to watch


Videos to watch


Films...

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Carb Loaded -- a well done look at the current diabetes epidemic and the causal role that diets high in refined carbohydrates play.  By filmmakers Lathe Poland and Eric Carlsen.

Cereal Killer I and II -- a look at diet, heart health, and what we think we know but maybe we don't... by South African DJ O'Neill.

Fat Head -- an amusing look at how eating lower-carb at McDonalds doesn't necessarily 'Supersize' you.  By comedian Tom Naughton.

Fed Up -- a 2014 Katie Couric documentary about the evils of sugar and the food industry (with Dr. Robert Lustig.)

Killer at Large -- a sobering look at the obesity epidemic and the dangers it poses for our country, directed by Steven Greenstreet.

The Perfect Human Diet -- a thought provoking look at human evolution and how the original human diet evolved along with us. C.J. Hunt brings his ernest reporting skills along as he reviews the archeological and biological evidence. Learn why his research suggests we evolved to eat protein, fat, and fiber, not refined carbohydrates.

 

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