Tuesday, June 14, 2016

NuSI Hall Study: No Ketogenic Advantage (ICO 2016)





"Dr. Yoni Freedhoff interviews Dr. Kevin Hall at #ICO2016 in Vancouver, 1 May 2016.  First presentation of "definitive" NuSI (Gary Taubes) metabolic ward results. Conclusion: no metabolic
advantage to ketogenic diet. Carb-Insulin theory of obesity falsified.  Study was funded jointly by Taubes's NuSI and the NIH." 



Note that Hall found that the rate of fat loss was slower during the ketogenic phase than during the previous high carbohydrate phase although both phases were equally hypocaloric.  Dr. Hall has performed previous research on this topic.  As I explain in the following video, the slower rate of fat loss is predictable and expected on a higher fat intake, because the daily intake of fat is continuously partially replacing fat being expended due to the hypocaloric condition.



Thursday, June 9, 2016

Vegan Female 6th Decade Fitness Journey and Motivation

Tracy's getting stronger as she ages.   A couple of years ago she could only do regular floor pushups without full range of motion or control.  Now she's doing decline pushups with control.  Where does she get her protein?  Plants-only for five years now.




Fruit-Eating Moms Birth Smarter Children

New research suggests that women who eat more than 6 small servings of fruit daily during pregnancy birth infants who have advanced cognitive abilities at 1 year of age.  The frugivorous primates have the most advanced cognitive development of all non-human land animals, far superior to carnivorous species.  This supports the evidence I cited in Powered By Plants which supports the hypothesis that humans evolved as advanced frugivores and that the alleged brain evolution of human ancestors was enhanced by consumption of carbohydrate and phytochemical-rich botanical fruits.