Another Non-Profit for the Incestral Health Community!
It seems like non-profits are quickly becoming *the* way to go in the IHC. The most ballyhooed among them is NuSI which should provide an income stream for founders Gary Taubes and Peter Attia, and some degree of gravitas to boost the waning enthusiasm over the whole carbs = insulin = obesity meme, for years to come. There are others, like Adele Hite's low carb front supposedly out to change the national nutritional recommendations. I have to snicker, sorry, because so long as Gatewing (Adam Kosloff --depicted here with his KKKonfederacy of Dunces benefactor) is their outreach guy, I simply cannot take such an organization seriously.
But today I learn that Jonathan Bailor is launching his own non-profit, called Slim Is Simple (SIS) today. There's not much there yet, as of this posting, with the exception of a logo -- portraying women through the ages, apparently -- that is nominally to highly offensive, depending on how long one scrutinizes it, and considering that Bailor is a young man who has, if anything, struggled to gain weight and eating enough.
I've seen similar emails, announcements, but Fat Head quotes his where it's most readily linked.
Wanted to drop you a quick note as we were fortunate enough to receive VC funding to start up a non-profit ancestral nutrition educational organization we’re calling Slim is Simple. SIS is working to provide compelling multimedia resources—free of charge—that the entire good nutritional science community can leverage to help share the simple lifestyle adjustments that have helped us all help so many people live so much better. We’re working to get this “curriculum” into schools, churches, and etc.
I've seen "ancestral" used more than once elsewhere. But on the About page we have:
is a non-profit group working to provide compelling multimedia resources—free of charge—that everyone can leverage to share simple lifestyle adjustments that have helped so many live so much better. any help you can provide to spread the word to your social network, community leaders, politicians, and beyond, is deeply appreciated.
Note the differences there. So Bailor sent out the word to have the IHC spread the word for some educational materials. Bailor is the author of the 2011 book Smarter Science of Slim and I've discussed his works several times here: Expert in Smarter Science?, The Smarter Science of Slim ~ General Thoughts, And the Cherry-Picking Baton has been passed, Is it Possible? "Smarter Science" worse than "Good" Science Journalism?
Perhaps Bailor struck out in the low carb community (he'll be on the LC Cruise this year ... one can only hope for back-to-back with Jimmy's NuttyK talk!). Perhaps this is because while not fat phobic, and ostensibly anti-LF diets, he's not on board with the butter brigade. Man eats egg white omelets and low or fat free Greek yogurt and cottage cheese. But he's big on Feinman's mangling of the laws of thermo, and he even took the almost snuffed out G3P/need-carbs-to-store-fat torch from Gary Taubes and ran with it!
But why this post? As yet one more example of the incestral back patting for some fictitious "common cause". Fat Head favorably reviewed his book? He's using his blog to promote SIS? Why? And I mean beyond the part about Fat Head being an ancestral nutrition dude. For the cause I suppose, in his case I'm guessing science. I guess bad interpretations of peer review literature are a glue that bonds nuttybros. So I'll cut to the chase: Bailor's diet includes whey protein, low/no fat Greek yogurt and cottage cheese, and egg whites ... (oh, and lean meats). And, while somewhat up the list, legumes are included as well.
I just searched my ebook of SSOS for ancestral: nada, traditional: many, but in the context of "traditional low fat diets", and paleo. Well that last one gets several hits such as:
- “We found marked improvement…after advice to follow a Paleolithic [SANE] diet compared with a healthy Western diet…The study adds to the notion that healthy diets based on whole-grain cereals and low-fat dairy products are only the second best choice in the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes.” S. LINDEBERG, UNIVERSITY OF LUND
I have not formally blogged on this study, but this is the infamous Mediterranean v. Paleo study cited by Nora and discussed briefly in this post: It's not LC, and it's not Bailor's diet. Oh, but wait! Bailor does consume a lot of low fat dairy aka the "second best choice".
- “Even short-term consumption of a paleolithic type [SANE] diet improves blood pressure and glucose tolerance, decreases insulin secretion, increases insulin sensitivity and improves lipid profiles [clears clogs].” L.A. FRASSETTO, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANFRANCISCO
This one I have formally discussed in: Is This Your Paleo Diet? Again, not LC, not Bailor's diet, and to the gist of my post, as a low fat, relatively high (natural) sugar diet, hardly most people's notion of paleo.
And so now we are to have bad science repackaged as ancestral nutrition and a non-profit launched to spread his word. For some reason he didn't mention paleo in the call to arms email to that general community, rather ancestral will be co-opted as a euphemism?? But what of the general "About" -- will these educational materials be marketed "free" to various venues with different angles? Probably. It would appear Jonathan's ride on the Livin La Vida LC Line was short and rather less than fruitful. Will his ride on the ancestral as proxy for paleo money train be longer and more profitable?
Remind me ... what side of the infinitahedron are we all supposedly on?