Thursday, May 26, 2011

I'll Be Speaking at the 2011 Ancestral Health Symposium, 2011 Wise Traditions, and the 5th Annual Low-Carb Cruise

Due to some last-minute schedule revisions, I'll be speaking at the Ancestral Health Symposium (AHS) this summer, which runs the weekend of August 5-6, 2011.


I'll be giving my talk "Heart Disease and Molecular Degeneration" on Friday evening.  This will be similar to the talk I gave at last year's Wise Traditions conference (which I got a lot of great feedback on), but will be condensed into 45 minutes and will be updated with new information.

Unfortunately, AHS is already sold out.  I have two other upcoming speaking engagements that are not sold out, however, both of which should be a blast.

The first will be at the 2011 Wise Traditions conference, whose theme this year is "Mythbusters!"  This conference runs November 11-14.


On Saturday, I'll be giving a talk called "Fat Myths" before the plenary session and on Sunday I'll be giving a talk on "Vitamin K" during the nutrition track.

In 2012, I'll be speaking on the 5th Annual Low-Carb Cruise.


The topic and exact dates are still to be determined, but it looks like the cruise will take place next May, and I imagine it will be amazing.

I look forward to seeing you all at some of these events!


Monday, May 16, 2011

I'll Be on Chris Kresser's Podcast to Talk About Cholesterol -- Have Any Questions?

by Chris Masterjohn

Chris Kresser was once accused of being me.  This Friday, we are going to definitively falsify this hypothesis by both appearing on Chris's The Healthy Skeptic Podcast show at the same time.

The podcast won't be up until June 21st, but in just four days Chris and I will be discussing all things cholesterol:
Chris Masterjohn coming to talk about cholesterol
We won't have much time for questions, but if you have any burning ones leave a comment here or over on Chris's site and we'll try to get a few of the most popular or important ones.

Read more about the author, Chris Masterjohn, PhD, here.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Weston Price Looked For Vegans But Found Only Cannibals (and speaking tonight in NYC)

by Chris Masterjohn

I have a new (short) blog post over at Mother Nature Obeyed on the Weston A. Price Foundation site:


For anyone in the NYC area, I'll be giving a talk tonight in the East Village:

Traditional Super Foods: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Research 

Read more about the author, Chris Masterjohn, PhD, here.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

A Walk Around the Block At "The Daily Lipid" (And Welcome, Mark Sisson Devotees!)

by Chris Masterjohn

Revised on June 12, 2013 

Here's a brief introduction for people new to my blog.  Long-time readers might find this collection of links useful too.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

When Fat Burns In the Flame of Lean Muscle Mass -- Better Put That Butter Either on Steak or Potatoes

by Chris Masterjohn

My last post was political and got 17 comments just in the first six hours.  I suppose that means I'm due for another post about religion, or one about sex.  Given Stephan Guyenet's recent post about the dangers of hyperpalatability, though, I'm inclined to obey the proverb "don't take too much honey" and delicately sprinkle those sweet and enticing posts on the nourishing bulk of the usual biochemistry you get at this blog.  

I try to make this blog more like wine than grape juice -- you know, the adult flavors people enjoy in France where obesity rates are lower.

And besides, this post will answer the cliff-hanger I dropped at the end of Monday's post, "Let Us Honor Ancel Keys, Our Patron, As We Cherry Pick Studies to Bash Fructose." 

Peter Dobromylskyj over at Hyperlipid recently posted "Diabetic nephropathy and the lost Swede," wherein he discussed the ability of a ~95% fat diet to produce weight loss in mice.  

In this post, I'd like to take a look at what happened to food intake, hormones, and body composition in that study, and explain why eating butter with no steak, bread, vegetables, or potatoes under it isn't a very good idea.

And no, this is not just due to the "problems of traction presented by the butter-butter interface."  Though I admit that's a problem too.


Fructose, Public Policy, and The Low-Fat Re-Education Camp (Short Post)

by Chris Masterjohn

Here's another short post in honor of my readers with ADHD.

One subject that came up in Dr. Lustig's recent interview on "Sugar and Health" is the need to formulate public policy in order to reduce fructose consumption.

I think, as advocates of real traditional foods that will invariably have differing political dispositions, we need to make sure we don't become divided over politics, but the politics are still a reality that we need to deal with.