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  1. Bra rapport och bra diskussioner om den intressanta konferensen på Island nyligen. http://www.nourishbalancethrive.com/podcasts/nourish-balance-thrive/foodloose-recap/
  2. I artikeln finns intervju med Denise Minger författare till Death by Food Pyramid. http://www.examiner.com/article/low-carb-diets-trump-low-fat-plans-food-pyramid-should-reflect-new-studies Ngra citat: ""The pyramid wasn't designed exclusively with human health in mind: it was also shaped by the country's economic state - a casualty of the USDA's catch-22 duty of protecting agricultural interests while also supporting human health." And the problem with that: "The most profitable foods tend to be the worst ones for our bodies." Denise contends that the grain-heavy food pyramid, which recommends six to eleven servings of grains, is an overload of starchy food with no evidence of its merits. Moreover, the restriction on fat implemented in the pyramid is dangerous to our health, says Denise. "USDA nutritionists thought distinguishing between different types of fats - like the monounsaturated fat found in olive oil, the omega-3s in fish, the saturated fat in dairy - would be too confusing for Americans, so they tried to simplify the message by restricting fat categorically. That robbed us of a lot of incredibly nutritious foods and fat-soluble vitamins." If you rely only on the current food pyramid, you are left with "the impression that starchy foods - even heavily processed and refined ones - are a dietary free-for-all, while fat is inherently harmful. It's taken decades to finally start reversing that mentality and dissolve the fat-phobia instilled by the pyramid." So what should you eat for weight loss and health? Get over that fat-phobia, says Denise, and embrace the wonders of healthy fats and protein. Denise recommends a Paleo style diet, which is low in starchy carbs and high in healthy fats. Vegetables, fruits and protein deserve spaces on your plate, she says. If you tolerate dairy, try cultured forms like yogurt and kefir. Nutritious high fat diet foods include "nuts, avocado, bone marrow, organ meats, fish eggs, oily seafood like salmon, coconut, egg yolks, and dairy from animals eating very good diets," says Denise. And, just as with many other experts, she emphasizes focusing on unprocessed foods.
  3. Rekommenderar läsning av Denise senaste blogg-post. Underhållande och sylvasst intelligent som vanligt. En spännande och oväntad vinkling, trots att hon sågar metoden; ät mindre av rena muskler och mer av brosk, bindväv, inälvor o.likn. http://rawfoodsos.com/2014/03/09/new-animal-protein-study/ "Think of it this way. For most of human history, dietary consistency was a fairy tale. Famines struck. Periods of scarcity tangoed with those of abundance. We gorged on energy-dense foods like meat when they became available, knowing full well we might not be so lucky the next day or week. And to be sure, we ate the whole freakin’ animal after a kill—not just the skeletal muscle. Constant abundance and pickiness is absolutely new to our bodies, even for those of us eating foods we deem ancient or ancestral. So it’s really not all that far-fetched to think that America’s animal protein habits—heavy on the methionine-rich muscle meats, scant on the glycine, swimming in ceaseless surplus instead of punctuated with scarcity—could be a problem for our health. Perhaps it’s not a coincidence that many of the world’s longest-living populations eat fairly low-methionine diets or periodically abstain from protein-rich foods (like in Ikaria, where the predominantly Orthodox Christian residents cyclically fast from animal products). And perhaps just as relevant as the types of foods we eat is the manner in which we eat them—nose-to-tail for animals, with some plant-only days thrown in for good measure. That doesn’t mean the solution is to go vegan. Nor is it necessarily to eat a low-animal-protein diet. But perhaps it’s time to seriously explore options like protein cycling, periodic fasting, or just cooking up heaps o’ bone broth to get that glycine down our gullets. Just to be clear, nothing I’ve written here—even my moments of quasi-defending this study—changes the fact that the NHANES III data is observational and the diet recalls are basically handicapped from the start, thanks to the history-revising sinkhole that is the human mind. As always, correlation isn’t causation. It’s pretty disappointing that the study’s own researchers seemed to forget that. The reason I’m not sliding this study straight into the slush pile is because regardless of its validity, it at least opens the door to some important discussion. The bigger point is that the trends it excavated and hypotheses it explored could feasibly be real—evolutionarily, biologically, logically. In my opinion, the greatest value of this study, then, is its role as a springboard for breaking out of the comfort zone of what we think—and want—to be true.
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