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carbohydrates casting a spell
carbohydrates casting a wicked spell

Just a quick missive, here.  What’s longer than a Tweet, but shorter than a real blog post?  A bleet, maybe?  I dunno…Anyhow, if you’ve got a few minutes, try this challenge on for size: count how many “wrong” items you can locate in this piece; go on to the links within the piece as well — hang with it as long as you can stomach it.  I know it’s not “blog-wise” to send your readers off elsewhere, so I’ll make a pitch for all of you to come back here to discuss it.  So, what do you see?  Me?  Wrong thinking, wrong problem, wrong fix, wrong psychology…just…well, just all the way around wrong.  Entertaining show, or so I’m told, but damn — what an unsettling peek into our FUBARed-up society.  This, along with yesterday’s post, is really a one-two combination of badly altered reality.

The true fix for this malaise is, of course, the Paleo lifestyle coupled with high-intensity, short duration exercise an infrequent intervals.  Easy, yes, but not very exciting.  And certainly not ad-generating.

In health,


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Keith Norris is a former standout athlete, a military vet, and an elite strength and conditioning expert with over 35 years of in-the-trenches experience. As a serial entrepreneur in the health and wellness space, he is an owner, co-founder and Chief Development Officer of the largest Paleo conference in the world, Paleo f(x) . As well, Keith is a partner in one of the most innovative lines of boutique training studios in the nation, Efficient Exercise. He’s also a partner in ARXFit training equipment, and a founding member of ID Life. In his spare time, he authors one of the top fitness blogs in the health and wellness sphere, Theory To Practice.


  1. Wow, where to start.

    1. Your options are:
    A. You diet all the time on Celery
    B. Eat chocolate and Cheez Whiz

    2. Saturated fat makes you fat, because it blocks all your hormones.

    3. It’s ok be to fat. It’s not your fault you don’t like celery.

  2. Rats are apparently humans. An animal meant to eat grains is given a high sugar, moderate fat dairy item and it fucks with their health? This is terrible reporting and terrible science not to mention not “high fat,” just high junk. Shame that I don’t have “piled higher and deeper” after my name!


  3. From the UT Southwestern study:

    “Dr. Clegg said that even though the findings are in animals, they reinforce the common dietary recommendation that individuals limit their saturated fat intake. “It causes you to eat more,” she said.”

    –> Not in my ‘n=1’ clinical trial; I falsified Dr. Clegg’s assertion long ago.

    Again, ‘don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater’. It’s a bias that plagues the PubMed Anthology.

  4. These two palmitic acid studies (rat & human) have been appearing in multiple news stories as additional “proof” that saturated fat is bad because it triggers insulin resistance. I’ve gotten emails from a number of friends/family about it. What I told them is that the data was accurate but the interpretation was completely wrong. Peter @ Hyperlipid & Stephan @ Whole Health Source have both done an excellent job of explaining why palmitic acid should induce insulin resistance and why the solution is not to cut out saturated fat. I don’t think any of your readers need much convincing but it’s a useful refresher on the logic behind the observed physiology.

    • “…the data was accurate but the interpretation was completely wrong.” Exactly. This is yet another example of in-the-box thinking on the part of the researchers. If one expects to see a certain outcome, one will paint a narrative from available evidence to make it so. We know that carbohydrate is the trump card here; whether the researchers’ missing that fact was a legitimate oversight or a case of “grant whoring” is debatable.

    • I’ll have to check out their sites. Sounds like interesting posts, as the Insulin Index returns results different from what I would expect from the Glycemic Index. Have only found one peer-reviewed article on the Insulin Index, however…


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