Resident genius "Wilbur" said yesterday in a comment:
When a person rejects conventional wisdom and lets the second brain think for itself, then THAT PERSON develops a healthy diet for THAT PERSON. I can't understand why people project their diets as the one. There is no one diet (Wilbur, 2016).
And, with that, let's listen to Nora's plan...
tl/dr - You do not need to eat a single carb. Ever. If you like carbs...it implies ill health. Every human should be eating a ketogenic, high fat diet.
Is There One Universally Foundational Human Diet?
Nora G's AHS2016 VideoAnti-potato?
Nora is a proponent of eating a low-carb, no starch, keto-Paleo diet. Why her hatred of potatoes? Well, from a podcast with Primal Body-Primal Mind, she relates:
Potatoes, too, are in the nightshade family. And there are an awful lot of people who experience very uncomfortable arthritic symptoms and other reactions to nightshades. And by the way, I happen to be one of them. I actually had a chronic appendicitis problem until the day I figured out that my appendicitis attacks were occurring in tandem with meals that contained potatoes. And when I eliminated potatoes completely and totally from my diet, I never had another appendicitis attack ever. And so nightshades can have a real variety of affects on people. And cooking does not fix it. It just doesnʼt.
In her video, she gives an anatomy lesson:
Humans have a hydrochloric acid-based digestive system...not fermentative-based.
Really? Nothing special at all in our large intestines, then? But further:
Fat is meant to be our primary fuel. It's even-burning, clean, and safe...like solar energy.
It really amazed me what she left out of her speech, but insinuated there's a new book due in January to further clarify what she wrote in her 2011, "Primal Body, Primal Mind: Beyond the Paleo Diet for Total Health and a Longer Life." This new book is scheduled for release in January 2017, and can be pre-ordered here: Primal Fat Burner: Live Longer, Slow Aging, Super-Power Your Brain, and Save Your Life with a High-Fat, Low-Carb Paleo Diet.
Something tells me there will not be a lot of potato recipes in this book, haha. But if ketogenic diets are something you are interested in, no doubt this book will be filled with the science behind keto Paleo diets. Just be prepared, it will be a one-sided argument.
Indeed, Nora G. has painted herself tightly into a corner where she cannot be seen to even give a hint that some "carbs" might be OK, good, even. Or that whole grains might make an OK diet even better.
Popular nutritionist Nora Gedguadas returns with advice that may sound counterintuitive: Eat fat to burn fat. In her new book, Primal Fat Burner, she explains the benefits and science behind a ketogenic (or fat-burning) diet, which switches your metabolism from a dependence on sugar to running on healthy fats. As Gedgaudas reveals, numerous studies in recent years refute the long-promoted anti-saturated fat and anti-cholesterol agenda. Now, Gedgaudas explains the science that fat isn't a “no-no” but rather a “yes-yes”—if you know the right kinds of fats to eat. In her accessible, enjoyable style, she also lays out a practical meal plan with recipes. When you follow a ketogenic diet, you consume fewer calories overall!
We are to believe that to lose weight, we need to consume fewer calories, and the best way to do this is via a ketogenic diet. OK, so why all the BS about how dangerous carbs are? Is it about calories or carbs? What is she hiding under that blanket?
Jump to 33:25. A young man introduces himself as an Ankylosing Spondylitis sufferer. He said that after 10 months on Nora's diet, he had bone pain. Then switched to Perfect Health Diet with more starches, and it made him "feel better."
Nora could have said, "Great job, listening to your body!" Instead she chastised the man for including carbs, when instead he should "dig deep" and find out what is wrong with him that carbs are covering up! Really.
As for me...I'm going to go and eat a couple pounds of mashed potatoes. Appendix be damned. You do what's right for you!