Friday, January 8, 2010

Evidence to back the Big 5...

I can't remember where I saw the link to this summary of the book "Good Calories, Bad Calories" by Gary Taubes, but I immediately ordered 3 copies upon reading it. If you aren't sure about the hypothesis that man should eat what he evolved eating (un-trimmed meat from freely roaming animal sources, some plants, very few or no grains), you really should at least skim the notes. It seems like the kind of work that will leave no doubt in the minds of former fence-sitters, if not completely turn around proponents of the conventional wisdom.

Also, I was alerted to another article about the dangers of running shoes on Vibram Fivefingers's Facebook page. It starts out "Knee osteoarthritis (OA) accounts for more disability in the elderly than any other disease." If that's not enough to make you rethink your Reebok's, I don't know what is.

Suggestions and comments aren't exactly pouring in, but I'm determined to keep putting my thoughts out there, with the hope that it benefits at least a couple people who might have otherwise been led down the dirty back alley of false health food (whole grain bread, HFCS-loaded fat-free yogurt, etc...) and harmful exercises that are supposed to be good for them...


  1. What do you think of Michael Pollan's work? His interview on the daily show was pretty good.

  2. Not familiar with it at all, is the short answer. I'll check into it and see what I come up with.

  3. I haven't seen the Daily Show interview, or read any of Pollan's books, but my research indicates that he is what I would term a like-minded individual when it comes to matters of nutrition. My new favorite person to read/listen to is Nora Gedgoudas. Google her if you want to learn how your body and mind work, how they need to be fed to work properly, etc...