Scientific Nutrition Update 32: Low Carb Diets, Glycogen, and the Week 1 Effect

This episode is basically a rant about something that frustrates me that I see all the time in online low carb dieting and ketogenic diet groups.  People do not realize how much of the initial weight loss with low carb diets is water weight.

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Calling Bullshit: What the Health Part 1

What the Health

So there is a new health documentary out on Netflix called What the Health and it is meant to be a treatise on the importance of diet for health.  It’s not exactly that.  It is more accurately a beautifully done vegan propaganda film with shoddy science and even worse knowledge of how statistics work.  I do need to give the filmmakers prop, What the Health is very effective at evoking an emotional response.  I’m going to take my time here and do a mini series wherein I interpret every important claim made in the movie and see if it valid. Continue reading “Calling Bullshit: What the Health Part 1”