I write a hell of a lot. I’d love to citation all of my posts right then and there, but I figured making a page archiving all the great, credible references and resources I have will do the trick. If you’re ever reading a post and think to yourself “hey, this dip shi’t sounds like he’s blowing hot air out of his ass!”, this page will help clear that up. Everyone makes mistakes and not all studies are equal or reliable. If you find the need to correct anything or bring something to light, please do so and comment below.
My first recommendation for anyone is to read Good Calories, Bad Calories
by Gary Taubes. Before all the confusing science, it would be best to familiarize yourselves with science and distinguishing the questionable studies from the good ones.
Take a look at this video by Tom Naughton, the creator of “Fathead” (which you can watch on netflix or buy from his website; www.fathead-movie.com)
Here is another video by Tom Naughton explaining the simple human psychology involved in decision making. In this case, about diet and health.
Big Fat Lies with Gary Taubes, 02/06/08 Stevens Institute of Technology
The Stefansson Study is a detailed clinical study that has been conducted in an extremely controlled environment. This study has been reviewed and by many in the scientific community.
Millions are prescribed medicine for high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and other inflammatory ailments. Unfortunately money isn’t made in prevention, its made in medicine. We are told animal fat (saturated fat) is bad for us and vegetable oils are good for us.
GREAT Sites to Visit
The science behind Low Carb
Cholesterol, Saturated Fat, Carbohydrates
http://www.ravnskov.nu/cholesterol.htm (Check the references section. This site is very informative when it comes to cholesterol)
The Calorie Balance Hypothesis
This is basically addressing the myth that gaining weight is as simple as overeating calories and losing weight is restricting calories.
By now, you should be able to critically distinguish good and bad science. Just in case you’re interested in seeing someone do the same to the China Study by T Colin Campbell……..