Friday’s Primal Links – 19-08-2011


This week’s Primal links again come primarily from the fantastic Ancestral Health Symposium:

Primal Reads:

There has been debate in the Paleo world for a while now over whether a paleo diet should be low carb or not. The discussion between Gary Taubes and Stephan Guyenet at the AHS11 seems to have escalated this question to top of the agenda!

I personally believe that providing you are healthy, there is no reason to restrict carbs, and I eat plenty myself, particularly after hard training sessions. That said, I think there is definitely evidence that temporary restriction can be useful for those looking to lose weight, particularly if they are suffering from insulin resistance.

A good analogy would be walking – Its extremely good for you, but if you have two broken ankles, you’ll have to give it a rest for a while until the damage has had chance to repair!

First read I have for you is a third party view on the Taubes v Guyenet debate from a nutrition writer from outside the paleo circle:

Taubes Schools Guyenet?

Next up, Stephan Guyenet’s response – A comprehensive take down of Taubes’s Carbohydrate Hypothesis:

The Carbohydrate Hypothesis of Obesity: A Critical Examination

Primal Eats:

You can never have enough seafood in your diet – Crabs are a great source of nutrition, and easily sourced from UK waters:

Crab and Salmon Cakes with Avocado Cream and Salsa

I love pancakes, and usually make them either with coconut flour, or sour dough buckwheat pancakes. This recipe looks interesting though, using no flour at all!

Primal Paleo Pancakes

Primal Listens:

A fascinating interview with cancer specialist Dr Raymond Francis on Super Human Radio. Dr Francis talks about the primary causes of cancer, how to avoid this ever more widespread disease, and what is wrong with the conventional approach:

Never Fear Cancer Again

Primal Videos:

We are spoilt for choice this week, with so far over 20 hours worth of talks having been uploaded to Vimeo from the AHS11.

You can find them all here:

Ancestry on Vimeo

That should keep you busy for a while!


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Simon has been working as a personal trainer and nutritionist in the fitness industry since 2004, during which time he has helped hundreds of people reach their goals, be it losing weight, fitting in that dress, looking great on the beach or winning that competition. Through his extensive experience and dedicated research into exercise science and diet, Simon has found out what works to get results – There will be no time wasting or guess work involved, every movement you make will be getting you closer to your fitness goals.