Category Archives: Low-carb diets

Tom Naughton’s Diet, Health, and the Wisdom of Crowds: Brilliant

Tom Naughton, filmmaker of Fat Head fame, gave this presentation at Springfield College in Massachusetts. I don’t believe that I have ever heard these concepts of the wisdom of crowds, combined with a brief history of nutritional “science” gone wrong, … Continue reading

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Lessons learned from the Low-carb Cruise

I just returned from Jimmy Moore’s Low-carb Cruise, a 7-day excursion to Jamaica, Grand Cayman Island, and Cozumel aboard the Carnival Magic. During our 7 wonderful days, a number of authors and experts spoke, each offering their unique perspective on … Continue reading

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Jelly beans and ice cream

What if I said: “Eliminate all wheat from your diet and replace it with all the jelly beans and ice cream you want.” That would be stupid, wouldn’t it? Eliminate one rotten thing in diet–modern high-yield, semi-dwarf wheat products that … Continue reading

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The Wheat Belly Juggernaut

David MacPhail posted this comment on Facebook about the entire Wheat Belly phenomenon. I thought it was so well-stated that I’d reproduce it for posterity here: I believe that Wheat Belly may well be the juggernaut that succeeds in blowing … Continue reading

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Why wheat makes you fat

How is it that a blueberry muffin or onion bagel can trigger weight gain? Why do people who exercise, soccer Moms, and other everyday people who cut their fat and eat more “healthy whole grains” get fatter and fatter? And … Continue reading

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Can I eat quinoa? Carb counting basics

It’s a frequent question: Can I eat quinoa . . . or beans, or brown rice, or sweet potatoes? Or how about amaranth, sorghum, and buckwheat? Surely corn on the cob is okay! These are, of course, non-wheat carbohydrates. They … Continue reading

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What's wrong with that banana?

This post initiates a series of conversations about how to manage carbohydrates in the diet once you’ve eliminated the ugliest, smelliest, rottenest, most foul carbohydrate of all: wheat. Wheat Belly, of course, exposes the disastrous effects of widespread consumption of … Continue reading

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Wheat Belly Buster: Carrot Flaxseed Muffins

If you need a secret weapon to persuade that person in your household that life without wheat is still worth living, then pull out some of these delicious carrot flaxseed muffins. While wheat-free, low-carb bread recipes that are included in … Continue reading

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The Holy Grail: Gluten-free . . . but low-carb

Thanks to the inventiveness of food manufacturers and people with celiac disease, there is no shortage of foods and recipes devoted to the gluten-free concept. Gluten-free cookies, pretzels, pizza, etc., all marketed to the gluten-free community. Problem: The cornstarch, potato … Continue reading

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Jelly beans are gluten-free

Yeah, you knew that already. Most jelly beans are made of corn syrup, sucrose, corn starch, food coloring, and flavorings. So, if jelly beans are gluten-free, you should eat lots of them. Right? You should eat them for breakfast, lunch, … Continue reading

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