10 thoughts on “10 Diet Myths – GKR Karate UK Conference Presentation

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    June 15, 2012 at 1:30 am
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    Hi Zoe – saw this talk and had a chat with you afterwards. It wasn’t the first time that I’d heard of you nor the first time that I’d heard some of the ideas but it was the most comprehensive explanation that I’d heard. I’ve since read ‘The Obesity Epidemic’ and found it a fascinating read. As a fellow Maths/Stats graduate I like your approach to the statistics, especially the dissection of the Seven Countries Study of Ancel Keys.

    However, tonight I saw a documentary called ‘The Men Who Made Us Fat’, which covered a number of the same issues and gave further insight into Ancel Keys. It even used the term ‘The Obesity Epidemic’. Did you see it and how do you think it handled the subject?

    Alex

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    November 24, 2011 at 12:15 am
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    Would be interested to know what your view is on Virin Coconut Oil. I have been using it for over a year now. I have noticed that I dont seem to pick up bugs, infection, colds etc. I seem to have sustained energy all day long, have lost 7 kilos and my blood pressure has come down. This could just be coincidental as I have made a lot of other changes to my diet, I only eat fresh food with very little carbs with my evening meal.

    I like the message you are trying to get across to people and its about time the so called health professionals admitted that the public has been mislead over the last 30 years.

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    October 5, 2011 at 1:52 pm
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    Great talk. I too am an ex-vegetarian (and also in Wales…is there some kind of link here?!)- in fact only recently ex-vegetarian. A combination of Gary Taubes, the documentary Fat Head and the Stanford AtoZ study convinced me to go low-carb and eat animals. I’m still learning, and this talk taught me even more!

    I’m really pleased to see a UK representative of this way of eating. Best wishes.

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    October 5, 2011 at 2:14 am
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    Excellent lecture, I have read ” Stop counting calories and start losing weight”, and am now reading “Why do you overeat when all you want to do is be slim”. The science makes perfect sense to me as a BSc (Hons) paramedic with the Welsh Ambulance Service, and has served me well in getting from overweight to a normal BMI. I had been exercising to extraordinary levels for months and actually gained weight! Within two weeks of following the Harcombe diet; I had dropped 21 lbs! At least two of my colleagues have been sufficiently impressed with my weight loss to be implementing it for themselves. I will continue to disseminate my findings, keep up the good work!

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      October 5, 2011 at 8:19 am
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      Hi Jerry – many thanks for your lovely comment – I’m also based in Wales although I hope you don’t have to pick me up any time soon!
      Very best wishes – Zoe

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    September 20, 2011 at 1:30 pm
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    I am an instructor with GKR, and talk of this presentation is sweeping through the ranks like wildfire. I was not present myself (was training elsewhere but have watched this VT) but high recommedations motivated me to buy the books and check it out for myself. It was as though the books were talking to me personally. I am currently on day 3 of Phase 1, and all going well. Fingers crossed for a lifelong change in diet and weight.

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      September 20, 2011 at 7:50 pm
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      Hi Dawn – many thanks for your lovely comment – good to hear that the real food message is spreading! Good luck on your own journey
      Very best wishes – Zoe

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    September 6, 2011 at 8:25 pm
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    Excellent talk. I enjoyed it but I worry that you may be hitting the audience too hard with all the science.
    Perhaps you could watch Dr Andreas Eenfeldt and his recent The Food Revolution – AHS 2011 presentation. It’s on You Tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSeSTq-N4U4
    It covers much the same ground as you’ve done but I think it’s an easier lecture to understand and it makes much the same points.
    There are more video’s from the same symposium here http://vimeo.com/ancestralhealthsymposium/videos
    I think you will also enjoy the Taubes and Lustig contributions.

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    September 5, 2011 at 2:11 pm
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    What a fantastic, in-depth expose on these myths! – I loved watching it Zoë!

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