The comments were pretty good.
His recs on the VAP also good.
Gary is making a nice comeback.
Neat! I'm not going to but I would probably ask him: if he thinks that insulin resistance is the main cause of obesity then why a low carbohydrate diet to remedy the problem rather than reversing insulin resistance? Seems like a good question to me.
Not that I'm against less carbohydrate than is currently recommended by the mainstream, but it seems like a bit of a monomaniacal conclusion.
I asked Taubes a question when he came to give a talk at my school.
The question was "You come up in Paleo diet circles a lot..." (confused onlookers wondering what that means) "...How important do you think eating seasonally is, since so many paleo practitioners are of European descent? Would some people crave periods of high sugar/fruit consumption perhaps?"
His answer was as expected: "Once you reduce/eliminate the really bad stuff, this is a minor issue. Some of my friends who eat this way eventually add tubers back in and do great."
Really, Stabby? I thought sugar (refined sugar), and by extension, fructose was responsible for the pathogenesis of IR. I do know about gluten. Yes, I am convinced that "safe starches" such as yams, sweet potatoes, and yuca do not induce IR. But these have very little sugar.
However, "endogenous sugar" in the form of tropical fruits would seem to cause IR? But perhaps you're right. I haven't heard any Kitavans or those from tropical, fruit-rich countries contracting diabetes without first consuming white flour or "exogenous sugar".