This is an interesting essay published in a 1987 issue of Discover, which doesn't speak directly about low carb, but certainly speaks to its principles and some of the reasons it works.

The author is Jared Diamond, currently a professor of Geography and Physiology at UCLA.  It's a fascinating paper, analyzing the health and well-being of modern-day bushmen and hunter-gatherers, as well as the irreversible consequences of modern agricultural society. Diamond concludes that agriculture spurned a series of shifts in human society that negatively affected our health, happiness, and harmony.

Diamond is best known for the award-winning popular science books The Third Chimpanzee; Guns, Germs, and Steel; and Collapse.

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Easy Exercise

As I suggest in The Great Carb Cutback, simple walking is one of the best exercises you can do to complement your low carb lifestyle. If you would like to make that walking a lot more fun and a lot more extensive excercise, without much additional effort, click on the link below and check out Urban Poling

Urban Poling Nordic walking

The Activator Poles (below) are similar to the ones above, but they're designed for those with chronic conditions, those recovering from injuries as well as older adults who require more stability and balance when walking. You can access them from the regular Urban Poling site, but to go directly to the Activator page click below.

Activator Walking Poles 



 Low Carb Groceries

If you're having trouble finding low carb products in Canada, I recommend The Low Carb Grocery. They are located in Toronto, but have incredibly good shipping rates for all of Canada. Click on the image below to open another window at their website.

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