Thursday, March 26, 2015

Dave Asprey's Diet Logic: Bulletproof or Bogus?


Is Dave Asprey's Diet Logic Bulletproof or Bogus?

This is my response to and analysis of Asprey's presentation:  "Dave Asprey: Why the Bulletproof Diet Works":

Here's a good site on informal logical fallacies:  https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/ambiguity

Meat not needed during pregnancy: "It is the position of the American Dietetic Association that appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. Well-planned vegetarian diets are appropriate for individuals during all stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy..." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19562864

Here's the study that produced the Satiety Index.

Here's the study on Dietary Components that affect Leptin Resistance.

And the earlier study by the same lead author.

Here's the page on PubMed from which you can access all the studies I looked at on vegetarian diets and leptin in this video.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Research: Your Ethics May Affect Your Health


Scientists find that those who have a hedonistic ethical orientation (aimed at self-gratification) have increased expression of CTRA genes that increase inflammation and reduce immune function, while those who have a eudaimoic orientation aimed at meaning and purpose beyond self-gratification have decreased expression of the same genes.  This provides objective evidence that morality affects biology, making ethics a branch of medicine.

Friday, March 20, 2015