Monthly Archives: October 2010

Dwarf mutant wheat

Here’s my 12-year old standing next to dwarf wheat grown near my house. The wheat is full-grown, harvested about 2 weeks after I took this photo. Wheat is no longer the 4-foot tall “amber waves of grain” of the 20th … Continue reading

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Medical education in the days of Big Pharma

I received this detailed email from an unexpected source: a 3rd-year medical student. In her email, Theresa describes her frustrations in what she is witnessing for the first time, proceeding through her training and getting exposed to the realities of … Continue reading

Posted in Health care | 43 Comments

The Great Low-Carb Connector

The effusive Jimmy Moore of Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb asked me to help get the word out about his new podcast subscription service, The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show Fan Club. Jimmy has been The Great Connector for the low-carb … Continue reading

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New Track Your Plaque record!

The record for the largest drop in heart scan score (by percentage of starting score) has been held for around three years, with 63% reduction in score. Well, the longstanding record was broken this week: 75% reduction in score. At … Continue reading

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The Anti-AGEing Diet

Advanced Glycation End-products, AGEs, are a diverse collection of compounds that have been associated with endothelial dysfunction, cataracts, kidney disease, and atherosclerosis in both animal models and human studies. Not all involve glycation nor glucose, but the catch-all name has … Continue reading

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Butter: Just because it’s low-carb doesn’t mean it’s good

The diet I advocate in the Track Your Plaque program to gain control over the factors that lead us to coronary plaque and heart attack is a low-carbohydrate diet. We begin with elimination of wheat, cornstarch, oats, and sugars in … Continue reading

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Einkorn now in Whole Foods

I just saw this at Whole Foods: einkorn pasta. In my einkorn bread experience (In search of wheat: We bake einkorn bread), I was spared the high blood glucose and neurologic and gastrointestinal effects of conventional whole wheat grain (dwarf Triticum aestivum). … Continue reading

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Noodles without the headaches

If you are looking for a wheat-free noodle or pasta, shirataki noodles are worth a try. Shirataki noodles are low-carbohydrate (less than 3 g per 8 oz package) and, of course, do not trigger all the unhealthy effects of wheat–no … Continue reading

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You’re fried

If I could invent a food that illustrates nearly all of the shortcomings of the American diet, it would be French fries, the familiar fixture of fast food. What we have come to view as French fries contain just about … Continue reading

Posted in Advanced Glycation End-products, Small LDL | 26 Comments

Bosom buddies

Male breast reduction surgery is a booming business. While most industries are in a downward tailspin, breast reduction surgery in men is growing at double-digit rates. Other efforts, some legitimate, some not, are also cropping up, all intended to help … Continue reading

Posted in Estrogen, Wheat belly | 22 Comments