The ASBP (American Society of Bariatric Physicians) and Nutrition and Metabolism Society meetings in Denver last week were excellent.
I got to meet and/or hear many people in the low-carb world. Fancy my luck to wind up sitting next to Jimmy Moore at a very fun dinner for low-carb/Paleo- oriented people from the conference and from the Denver area. This was organized by Dr. Jeffry Gerber (what a great idea) and also Bridget Hart (thanks for providing low-carb/Paleo nibbles and for the dark chocolate morsels for dessert). Also thanks to both Dr. Gerber and Bridget Hart for getting my PlayBook back to me after I left the little dear at the restaurant (one glass of wine, honest).
It was Jimmy’s 7th Anniversary date from the start of his Livin’ La Vida Low Carb blog. When he was asked to say a few words before the dinner, which he did keep to just a few words, he forgot to mention that fact. He again encouraged all to find their own way of putting forth the awareness that low carb living can offer great health benefits.
If you ask the others present, they might remember it differently, but I’m pretty sure that what I heard him say went something like….
“we get by with a little help from our friends”.
I don’t know. Have a listen and see what you hear ………
(you can see it was quite a party)
Rick Foster: My Year off Sugar.
I really enjoyed this article – also many interesting comments on it. Many people report similar stories about going off sugar or going low-carb.
Does Skipping Breakfast Increase Your Diabetes Risk? | Dr. Sharmas Obesity Notes.
Oh how timely. Having just written my rant on restrict/re-bound eating patterns, I just have to pass this on. Sorry for smirking.
University of Maryland School of Medicine Researchers Identify Key Pathogenic Differences Between Celiac Disease & Gluten Sensitivity.
If you have suspected that you have symptoms from consuming wheat or gluten, but have been recently tested* for celiac disease and the tests were negative**, you might have gluten sensitivity. This article has important information for you.
If you have long been certain that gluten is a problem for you, but you have recently tested negative for celiac disease and your doctor and/or your family is giving you a hard time, this is a great article to print out and give to them. Let them argue with some of the top experts in the world.
* Celiac disease can develop at any age, not having it at some point in the past does not answer the question now. Extensive research has repeatedly shown that 1% of the population have celiac disease.
** In medical testing, ‘negative’ does not mean negative as in bad news, it means negative as in the word no.
Denver Colorado in April. The American Association of Bariatric Physicians’ Spring Obesity Conference, followed by a Symposium of the Nutrition and Metabolism Society. I’ve never been to more of Denver than the airport. I’m expecting a very interesting, exciting and fun time. There is no candy like brain candy!
James Taylor – like Leonard Cohen, even better served well-aged: