Follow The Money

Day 332, 161-171

Dr. Sunshine

11/30/20231 min read

I'm on to a new book now, espousing the benefits of a high carb, low fat, zero animal products diet. While I tend to believe in the value of animal sources of proteins and fats, I try to keep an open mind about these things. I definitely don't claim to know the right thing for every person all the time. But this one isn't sitting well with me. The author outlines some astute observations he made early in his career, but I think he came to the wrong conclusion. Then he supports that with cherry-picked statistically weak studies The catch is, his conclusion worked for him, and he has presumably found enough other people who it worked for, so it sticks. It might be worth exploring in the context of an elimination diet, or focusing on seasonal eating, but I think he didn't go far enough in exploring the role of climate and culture in these high carb diets. Everybody is different, and I'm sure this diet would work for some, but it's probably not the first one I would go to. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt that the book was written over 10 years ago and we weren't talking about this stuff back then. Definitely talk to your doctor before following this diet.