JWG Wolverine

February 12th, 2018 at 9:14 PM ^

In all seriousness though, I'm also not surprised Dr James Joseph Harbaugh makes for a good nutritionist on addition to his practice as a first responder to player injuries!

Thanks for sharing! This made me smile.


February 12th, 2018 at 9:24 PM ^

Well it's a good thing that I haven't played in a few years! I definitely can't do anything after like 11am. If I don't workout at the crack of dawn I just can't do it later in the day. That's the downside of keto for me. Upside is cheat days and that I'm in pretty good shape! I recommend it but only if it fits your lifestyle, which it definitely doesn't for a 19 year old college football player.


February 12th, 2018 at 9:15 PM ^

We were lied to because the processed foods industry wanted to sell us high carb foods and it was covered by the AMA and others in the name of medicine and science. How many tens of millions have they killed with this faulty advice?


February 12th, 2018 at 9:55 PM ^

So people are convinced that nutrition, backed up by tons of actual studies, must be wrong because of one study. I wonder how many of you think global warming is a hoax because one study, science based even, that says otherwise.

Such is the risk in thinking anything is “settled science” when it’s not as clear as, say, the earth is round (flat earthers be damned).

MGo Buzz Killington

February 12th, 2018 at 10:25 PM ^


bigmc6000- Could not agree more. One very flawed study shouldn't change anbody's mind about years and years of solid research.

Despite how delicious burgers, bacon, sausage, chicken wings are...only 1 diet has ever been shown to be able to REVERSE cardiovascular disease (whole foods, plant based).


Ultimately to each their own, and hopefully steaks and big glasses of whole milk bring more Ws to Jim!


Sparty Doesn't Know

February 13th, 2018 at 7:55 AM ^

First half of comment = This one study shouldn't change your mind about years or research

Second half of comment = But THIS one study should change your mind, because I agree with it!

Eat more soy, I hear it's great for your estrogen levels.


I am kidding by the way.  I used to be obsessed with what was the "right" diet until I realized that if these "researchers" didn't constantly refute each other they wouldn't have jobs.  Organs go to shit over time and people die.  No point wasting the good years worrying about it.  Just put arugala or spinach on your cheeseburgers and eggs on your salad....with a glass of 1/3 skim, 1/3 almond and 1/3 whole milk.  Bases covered. 


MGo Buzz Killington

February 13th, 2018 at 12:19 PM ^

You are correct, I only posted one study. Yes, studies constantly refute each other and yes, people are more likely to believe in data that support their own opinions and beliefs. 

Nutritional studies are very challenging to draw exact conclusions because you cannot have a controlled study where you feed one population 1 type of food and another 1 type of food and follow them for 50+ years. It's not feasible and is considered unethical.

Similarly, many nutritional studies are funded by corporations who have motive to publish results that showcase their foods favorably and can do so by study design. Likewise, in science across the board, negative findings are typically not published because you won't get grant money for them.

If you remember the professor who ate only twinkies and lost weight...this could lead to a headline conclusion 'Twinkies associated with weight loss.' Study design is incredibly important and up to the individual reader to look at funding sources, methods, etc. to assess the validity. 

As a physician giving advice to patients, all I can do is present the current available data, and say this is what the data shows and here is my advice in terms of what we as a population should eat to be healthy. Of course there is individuality. Genetics play a huge role in how a person metabolizes different foods and in the near future, DNA sequencing will be part of a standard physical exam. This will allow us to say, you as a individual should avoid x and y. Until then, we can only say this is the diet that works for MOST people. 

So coming back to your point, yes I only posted one study. I'd be happy to point you in the direction of many others that lend support if you are interested. For the time being, only one diet has ever been shown to be able to halt and even reverse cardiovascular disease, and that is whole foods, plant based. If another well-controlled study shows something different, I will happily relay this information to others.

The bottom line is that 100+ years of nutritional research from individuals not associated with any industry (be it Big Meat, Big Sugar, Big Egg, Big Vegetable) OVERWHELMINGLY supports that a diet higher in fresh fruits and vegetables and lower in animal protein results in better health outcomes.



February 13th, 2018 at 9:15 AM ^

There are plenty of studies showing that low carb / high fat diets are superior to high carb / low fat diets, just like there are plenty of studies showing the opposite.  The real problem is that diet studies are very difficult to do from a scientific standpoint, so most of the studies are junk science.



February 12th, 2018 at 9:28 PM ^

I was fairly recently turned on to the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, and that dude almost daily talks about fats being good for you, and then makes the same point over and over again about the sugar industry. When these topics come up, I can basically finish his next few sentences as he rants about nutrition.


February 12th, 2018 at 9:41 PM ^

I skip almost all of his podcasts with comics. His comedian friends aren't very funny, IMO. But I like when he talks to experts in fitness, nutrition, conspiracies, meditation, self-improvement, etc.