Dr. Uffe Ravnskov methodically goes through the research relating to the Lipid Hypothesis and demonstrates why we should question the validity of this theory.
Art De Vany is often referred to as the Grandfather of Paleo. He has lived according to ancestral health principles for more than 30 years, and is one of the strongest and healthiest looking 73-year olds you will come across. In “The New Evolution Diet” De Vany explains the principles of Paleo life-style along with the science that supports it.
You may be surprised to find this book on my list. Tim Ferris is neither Paelo nor Primal. He is his own man. A dedicated body hacker who conducts extreme experiments on himself to uncover how to achieve maximum results with minimum input. My weight loss really gathered momentum when I started Tim Ferris’ Slow-Carb Diet last year. I now believe the Primal and Paleo diets are more sustainable and healthier, but I am fascinated by Tim Ferris’ perspective on how to affect self- transformation.
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The Christmas break is coming to an end and it is time to look forward to 2012. I thought I would sign off for 2011 by sharing a selection of favourite quotes:
“We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action.” – Frank Tibolt
“You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act. It’s a habit” – Aristotle
“Whatever the situation, it is important you recognise that fearfulness is a product of your own mind. You should aspire to operate with an awareness of your fear and to contain the danger of paralysis by deliberately self-managing your mindset with great determination.” – Unknown
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” – Mary Engelbreit
“Attitude, not aptitude will determine your altitude.” – Unknown
“An expert is a master of the basics.” – Unknown
“Although nobody can go back and start a new beginning, anybody can start now and create a new ending” – Chico Xavier
“The universe doesn’t conspire against you, but it doesn’t go out of it’s way to line up all the pins either.” – Tim Ferris
“Do not stop yourself from acting because you overestimated the competition and underestimated yourself.” – Unknown
“Purpose as a currency is more valuable than money.” – Proverb
“Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.” – Vince Lombardi
“The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one who dropped it.” – Lou Holtz
“We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” – Carlos Castaneda
“Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.” – Lance Armstrong
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.