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Overreach: A Mutual Problem of Diet Tribes and Politics

As many of you know, I have been diving deep into the intermittent fasting/keto worlds.  I have gotten a kick out of all of the dieting debates.  On one level it is a nice respite from all of the intensity arising in more traditional debates between Republicans and...

Inductive Reasoning and the Green Bay Packers

This morning I was watching morning sports show Colin Cowherd and he was discussing the Green Bay Packers.  it reminded me that the Packers were the only community owned non-profit football team.  The NFL has now banned community owned football programs, but it did...

Consider the Semmelweis Reflex in Dieting Debates

One thing that I think is interesting.  It’s when heretical views take on conventional wisdom and turn out to be right.  There is a well established conventional view, something that everyone knows is true.  You have a seeming crank crying in the wilderness making...

A Mistake People Make on “Fad Diets”

One mistake people make when they dive into any new eating pattern.  They don’t read a learned source in its entirety prior to getting started.  This can lead to some very bad and potentially dangerous outcomes. So before you change your diet, stick with whatever...

Gary Taubes – Keto’s Rocky Balboa

Have to admit.  I have a mancrush on Gary Taubes.  Nearly 20 years ago, he walked right up to dieting conventional wisdom and punched it right in the mouth with his New York Times article What It’s All Been a Big Fat Lie?  In that article, he questioned whether the...

A Question for Anti-Keto Diet Experts

A friend of mine recently pointed out that Keto ranked near bottom for expert diet recommendations by US News. I didn’t have time to respond in depth, but it got me thinking.   Critics of Keto, what’s your alternative to get people out of obesity in the real world?  I...