Category Archives: Must-Read Articles
Because one of its role in body fat storage, insulin often gets a bad rap in the ancestral health community.
Managing insulin secretion through diet is a good strategy for losing weight, but it is also important to understand that insulin performs vital functions in your body and is essential for your body to survive at all.
This short video from Kahn’s Academy is a good beginner’s guide to the function of insulin in fuelling your cells with glucose.
For an explanation of what happens to the glucose after it has entered your cells, see this video lecture by Doug McGuff, M.D.
Many people believe dietary fat increases cholesterol and that this leads to heart disease. In the medical establishment this is known as the Lipid Hypothesis. A growing number of research scientists now believe this hypothesis is oversimplified and mostly wrong. Despite this, most doctors still advocate a low-fat diet rich in wholegrain along with a preference for vegetable oils over animal fats.
Chris Masterjohn has made a name for himself on the blogosphere by addressing common misconceptions about cholesterol. In this article he analyses the available literature on the topic, and gives his view on what the real truth is.
Ask your doctor to read this if he or she has concerns about the fat content of a Primal diet.
Here is also a brief video primer:
Few people campaigns as vigorously for the low-carb and ancestral health movements as Jimmy Moore. His blogs, podcasts and YouTube channel are fantastic resources I access regularly.
In this article Jimmy Moore nominates the Top-10 Low-Carb Movers & Shakers of 2011. This list is a good place to start if you want to do your own research on low-carb and ancestral approaches to healthy living.