Anti-inflammatory game changers: the low-carb people in recent history.
Dr John Yudkan - anti-sucrose, c. 1938(research nutritionist QEC & Cambridge)
Dr John Yudkan was the original researcher of how refined table sugar (sucrose) is bad for your health. Ansel Keys had an different theory that saturated fat was the main proponent of heart disease. Unfortunately, it was Keys theory the gained support with the USDA, George McGovern (U.S. nutrition and agriculture positions 1968-2001), Nick Mottern (U.S. dietary goals 1977), This lead to the low-fat high-carb USDA food pyramid. Then the food industry began low-fat high-portion marketing, and then greatly increased sugar in their food to keep it from tasting like cardboard. Meanwhile, frying with omega-6 cooking oils and the use of trans-fats increased. And thus spawned the current obesity and heart-attack epidemic—which has lead to new metabolism research and today's dietary revolution.
Dr Robert Atkins - high protein diet, c. 1972(medical Cornell, cardiologist Columbia, nutrition author, The Atkins Diet™)
The Atkins Diet™ was a high-protein diet, and lower carb. The Atkins diet was relatively successful for combating obesity, but it turned out that very high levels of protein are toxic to metabolise. Atkins instilled doubt in the healthiness of the USDA food pyramid.
Gary Taubes - carbs, insulin and body fat, c. 1987 (physics Harvard, aerospace Stanford, journalism Columbia, research journalist Discover magazine, et al. - nutrition author)
Gary Taubes researched the link between high-carb, insulin, and obesity. Taubes saw that the Atkins diet was effective for treating obesity, despite the high-protein drawbacks, and was suspicious of carbs. As a research journalist, Taubes found that the science leading to the high-carb diet was poorly done. He found that every culture with low-carb (mostly fat & protein) diets had no obesity. And he found that every culture with high-sugar (fructose+glucose) and vegetable oil (omega-6) diets, even starving countries, had obesity. Taubes was the key researcher and advocate that initiated the modern low-carb dietary revolution.
Dr Jean-Marc Schwarz - glucose/fructose/alcohol metabolic pathways, c. 1989 (research metabolic biochemist and nutritionist - Lausanne, UT, Berkeley & Touro)
did in-depth research at Touro & Berkeley on the metabolic pathways of glucose, fructose, and alcohol. Schwarz found that all three inhibited calorie regulation signaling, and caused accelerated fat storage. Calories, in addition to being used as free energy, were going to places that contribute to obesity and cardiovascular problems. A good percentage of fructose calories went directly to liver fat and body fat. A medium or high glucose intake caused a blood sugar and insulin spike, and then some went to body fat. A good chunk of alcohol calories went to neurotoxic effects and liver fat.
Dr Robert Lustig - anti-obesity, c. 1990 (research endocrinologist clinician - MIT, Cornell, Rockefeller, St Louis Children's Hospital & UCSF - Obesity Task Force of the Pediatric Endocrine Society - law UC Hastings)
Dr Robert Lustig successfully reversed childhood obesity for patients at the St Louis Children's Hospital, applying a diet based on the principles of Taubes and Schwarz. Lustig has become an influential mouthpiece for the anti-obesity dietary community.
Dr Art Ayers - anti-inflammatory diet, c. 1998 (research molecular/cellular/developmental biologist - Colorado, SFPRL Stockholm, Mizzou, Colombia , KSU, Harvard, Cedar Crest, Idaho, Singapore - Cooling Inflammation blog)
Dr Ayers's anti-inflammatory diet is outlined on his nutrition blog Cooling Inflammation. The diet spawned from findings in his biology research on a cardiovascular anticoagulant (heparin). Ayers found that carbs and omega-6 fats were particularly inflammatory. Ayers also found three essential nutrients that were particularly anti-inflammatory and almost always deficient in western diets: 1. soluble fibre (leading to: healthy gut microbiota [dietary/immune microorganism species], normal immune function, anti-inflammatory regulatory T cells [Tregs], and the production of most vitamins), 2. marine omega-3 fats, and 3. vitamin C. Ayers noted benefits from intermittent fasting, one easy way was extending the overnight sleeping fast by skipping breakfast. Ayers had ideas on healthy gut microbiota populations that were evolutionary (eat local raw foods for the microorganisms), and revolutionary (fecal transplants).
Mark Sisson - primal diet, c. 2004 (pre-med biology Williams, ironman world champ, triathlete and Olympics committees, fitness author, Mark's Daily Apple blog, The Primal Blueprint™)
Mark Sisson, of Mark's Daily Apple blog, wrote the The Primal Blueprint™ diet. It's a famous diet with low-carb low-omega-6 evolutionary principles, focusing on organic veggies, meat, and fruit. It evolved from the basic ideas of the paleo diet and current dietary research. Mark uses himself as a super healthy example.
Brian Lewis - psoriasis diet, c. 2010 (software engineering UF, psoriasis sufferer:)
My PsorasisList anti-inflammatory diet research started in 2005 with me dieting on specific foods to see what didn't cause psoriasis skin inflammation. It now includes my experience with all of the dietary research from the key players above. There are several other similar dieticians around now, but these are the ones that contributed to my diet.
My anti-inflammatory diet principles are:
Low-alcohol (or none, for neurotoxic or social reasons)
Low-carb (very low fructose/sugar, very low refined carbs)
Medium-protein (with animal proteins)
High-fat (with: marine omega-3 - but: low omega-6, very low fried fats, and no trans-fats)
High-soluble-fibre (with: prebiotics and high vitamin C)
Jimmy Moore - ketosis diet, c 2012 (poli-sci & english UT Martin, public policy Regent University)
Jimmy Moore wrote the Livin' La Vida Low-Carb™ diet, books and blog. Moore's diet was low-carb medium-protein and high-fat, with ketosis fat burning metabolism, intermittent fasting and weight training techniques. Moore publicly published his lipid profile bloodwork, and said that higher cholesterol is ok and cholesterol is a good steroid-fat that is structurally essential for building and repairing cell membranes.