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Reviews of diet books
« on: April 26, 2010, 06:19:31 pm »
OK, I'm making a commitment to do the Loren Cordain review  by 3 weeks from now. I'm really annoyed with myself as the previous half-finished review of Cordain somehow got deleted from my folders so I have to start all over again. The Weston-Price treatise will have to be done next - I'm hoping that each page on rawpaleodiet.com can retain large amounts of words as that review will likely be very long indeed.
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Re: Reviews of diet books
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2010, 06:34:43 pm »
I'm keeping the Taubes book review till last as he's a minnow as regards Weston-Price/AV /Wrangham et al at least in terms of RVAF diets. I will, however, be gradually building up a critique of him over time. Here are 3 articles I will mention:- a criticism of Taubes' deeply unscientific approach By Michael Fumento, a rebuttal of that article by Taubes, and a reply to that rebuttal  by Fumento. The 3 articles are here:-


http://reason.com/archives/2003/03/01/big-fat-fake

http://reason.com/archives/2003/03/01/an-exercise-in-vitriol-rather

http://reason.com/archives/2003/03/01/gary-taubes-tries-to-overwhelm

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Re: Reviews of diet books
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2010, 05:48:23 pm »
Somehow couldn't find the Loren Cordain book so have been working on a review of the Weston-Price book for now. I have half-completed it already and will post it in full by next Sunday at the latest, hopefully.

 Hope to do the Cordain review after that, and then Wrangham and Aajonus are next, followed by Taubes.

*I have also deleted those free links provided for the most part as they involved copyrighted books. Bad idea to get in the way of publishers. I have no problem with people posting online versions of books that are out of copyright like Stefansson's scribblings etc.

OK, so we need more testimonials(no real names necessary), I've done the raw food myths section and added it into rawpaleodiet.com, there remains only the rest of the book reviews and a mammoth essay on the negative effects of cooked foods, the hygiene hypothesis and dangers of dairy/grains.
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Re: Reviews of diet books
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2010, 08:01:33 pm »
I may be able to complete the review of the  Weston-Price book by Sunday evening. Not sure. I have been somewhat highly critical in places but there should be more scope for giving him a bit more credit.  On the one hand it is seriously flawed what with all the promotion of dairy and fermented grains, but I think I should make it more clear that a WP diet provides a somewhat healthier alternative to modern, junk-food diets.
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Re: Reviews of diet books
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2010, 11:12:46 am »
I may be able to complete the review of the  Weston-Price book by Sunday evening. Not sure. I have been somewhat highly critical in places but there should be more scope for giving him a bit more credit.  On the one hand it is seriously flawed what with all the promotion of dairy and fermented grains, but I think I should make it more clear that a WP diet provides a somewhat healthier alternative to modern, junk-food diets.

Give him major props for discovering Activator X a.k.a. vitamin K-2. Also, give him props for seeing the influence of nutrition on skeletal formation and crookedness of teeth.

Nail him on his intentional omission of the rawness of the organs and other animal foods in many of these tribes' diets. 



I'm noticing that he's so much like Aajonus...such a pioneering genius, yet still pandering to the masses...in Price's case, he refuses to praise RAF, while Aajonus is far too enthusiastic about raw dairy.

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Re: Reviews of diet books
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2010, 04:19:31 pm »
Er, activator x comes from the raw butter I think - haven't reread that chapter as yet, but I doubt I'll be too much in favour of a constituent of raw butter.
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Re: Reviews of diet books
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2010, 09:44:01 pm »
Er, activator x comes from the raw butter I think - haven't reread that chapter as yet, but I doubt I'll be too much in favour of a constituent of raw butter.

Heh, take a look at this article on vitamin K-2--http://www.westonaprice.org/On-the-Trail-of-the-Elusive-X-Factor-A-Sixty-Two-Year-Old-Mystery-Finally-Solved.html#bacterial

K-2 is indeed Activator X, and it's found in many different foods, particularly good quality animal foods and also many fermented foods.  Fermentation increases K-2 in foods.  I imagine high meat might have a large amount of it, although testing would be necessary.

 

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