"We must admit that our opponents in this argument have a marked advantage over us. They need only a few words to set forth a half-truth; whereas, in order to show that it is a half-truth, we have to resort to long and arid dissertations."
- Frederic Bastiat
- Frederic Bastiat
There is much clinical and anecdotal evidence that a diet high in protein, fats, and vegetables may be an effective way to lose weight and improve health. This site combines a running list of clinical research combined with a registry that people can join on a volunteer basis. Collecting such data will hopefully illuminate the safety and efficacy of consuming such a food plan. Data speaks for itself. Whether you lost 100 pounds or gained weight and got sick while eating paleo or low carb, we want to hear about it.
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LARRY ISTRAIL, M.D.
Physician and founder, Larry wants to create the largest citizen science weight loss registry in the world. Dr Istrail received his medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has lectured all over the country on the benefits of a low carb diet for treatment of diabetes and obesity. He has a Master's degree from Boston University, specializing in nutrition and metabolism, and . Larry has also worked at Boston Medical Center's nutrition and weight management center. He also is a lover of coffee and founded Pheo Coffee, a coffee company that honors medicine's greatest discoveries and helps fund healthcare in the developing world.
"Larry Istrail is a medical student with an entrepreneurial spirit and a penchant for tackling provocative and controversial health-related issues...Those who consume a carbohydrate-restricted or paleo diet are asked to fill out a questionnaire and tell their personal stories in a global, crowd-sourced effort to improve the understanding of carbohydrates, obesity, and overall health. After seven months, nearly 3,000 people have registered from all 50 U.S. states and over 52 countries around the world." More >
Mark's Daily Apple
"People like to call paleo/Primal/ancestral a diet fad. A crazy extremist fringe elitist caveman fairytale. You know, there’s a small possibility they have a point, but if people sign up with the Ancestral Weight Loss Registry, we’ll be one step closer to knowing for sure."
- Mark Sisson
Gary Taubes Blog
"If you’re reading this and you’ve lost significant weight on a carb-restricted/paleo diet (or if you haven’t), please check out the Ancestral Weight Loss Registry and enter your details."
- Gary Taubes
Robb Wolf's Paleo Solution Podcast
Hear our founder speak about the registry, PhotoCalorie, and the state of dietary research.
Livin La Vida Low Carb Podcast
A 30 minute interview about the registry as of September of 2012 with Jimmy Moore. Larry speaks about the new Testimonials page, the results thus far, and more.
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