Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Go Gary Go!

There’s no such thing as objective science journalism, any more than there is objective science. Some journalists are just more overt about their biases.
Gary Taubes has been ferociously attacking conventional dietary wisdom for more than a decade. Conventional wisdom holds that consuming more calories than you burn off makes you fat. Wrong, Taubes insists: It’s not the calories, per se, but the kind of calories that matters. The chief culprit in obesity, he says, is carbohydrates. You can lose weight and keep it off, Taubes contends, on a diet with lots of fat and protein as long as you minimize your carbs.


"I'd love to change the world
                                                                                   But I don't know what to do
                                              So I'll leave it up to you"

Song:  I'd Love To Change The World, by Ten Years After

Gary Taubes, unlike the song's protagonist, found a way to change the world.  It's called NuSi.  Horrible name, but it stands to change the world of science research.  The stakes are immense.  I can't wait to find out how to contribute.  Read on to get a fabulous, short, intro to Gary's effort to right wrongs, slay dragons, save damsels, and keep Medicare from bankrupting the US of A.

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