FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: A smack down of The Case Against Sugar, how to read animal welfare labels, and how to talk climate change with deniers

by | Feb 3, 2017

For the Love of Food

Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. 

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This week a smack down of The Case Against Sugar, how to read animal welfare labels, and how to talk climate change with deniers. 

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3 Responses to “FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: A smack down of The Case Against Sugar, how to read animal welfare labels, and how to talk climate change with deniers”

  1. Mike says:

    One of several responses to Guyenets “epic” takedown. https://novuelvoaengordar.com/2017/01/15/guyenet-refutes-the-idea-that-sugar-is-fattening/

    I have read several post by Stephan regarding Gary Taubes and he comes across as a scorned lover. He should give it a rest.

  2. Cyril says:

    I agree with Mike regarding Guyenet vs. Taubes. I wouldn’t call this an “epic” takedown either, since some of Guyenet’s arguments are imho bad science on his part as well (looking at cardiovascular disease mortality instead of occurence, etc…there are tons of exemples throughout his post).
    Darya, I believe your friend Tim Ferriss is a big Gary Taubes zealot himself, your discussions with him about sugar must be epic! :-D

    • Darya Rose says:

      To be clear, nobody is arguing that sugar is good or that the insulin pathway isn’t involved in diabetes (that’s idiotic). Taubes is making a very specific claim that sugar is the sole cause of obesity and disease, and that it works directly through the breakdown of the insulin pathway to the exclusion of other methods (e.g. hyper-palatability via the dopamine pathway). That is very different, and it isn’t supported by the data.

      The fact that individuals all respond so differently to different macronutrient ratios is itself a strong counterargument. Even the hardcore keto docs know that sometimes you just need to put someone on a low saturated fat diet to reign in heart disease markers (this just happened to my husband, and neither of us eat sugar).

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