Danny Roddy has been writing a lot about the benefits of sugar (inspired by the work of Ray Peat). He used to follow a paleo diet, but not anymore - he advices the consumption of dairy, sugar (white sugar and orange juice,) shellfish, eggs, meat (emphasis on gelatinous cuts), liver... (he does recommend avoiding grains, soy, legumes, etc.).
In his latest post he questions the "anti-fructose crusade" again. Seems like the only problem he sees is HFCS - refined white sugar not being so much of an issue. He lost 20 lbs. by drinking 64 oz. of orange juice every day.
There was already some discussions about Ray Peat on PaleoHacks (here and here) - and for some his dietary advice might might work and are even compatible with a paleo/primal approach (raw dairy, coconut oil, less muscle meat, more shellfish, etc). But I just can't deal with the cognitive dissonance when Peat states that blood sugar should be high and recommending eating Haagen-Dazs ice-cream every day (for the calcium and sugar, apparently).
Not sure about Roddy's position on starch, but Peat advices against it, favoring sugar instead.
So, what do you think? Sound advice or over-focus on healthy hair?
I'm not really a fan of sarcasm so sentences like I cured my "broken metabolism" with a "Naeolithic agent of disease" don't really convince me :)