The short of it was that some twitter hi-jinks plus one phone call that is probably illegal led to Dr. Kruse being booted off a cruise ship. He was supposed to be a speaker for some low-carb diet folks. If you read his blog you'll find an almost stream of consciousness style, a lot of hyperbole, and advice that most of his detractors are more or less fine with if only it comes out of somebody else's mouth.
What's different about Kruse? The ancient pathway. You can tell by the post I linked to the guy is hard to read. Most people appear to have missed, for instance, this statement:
So carbohydrates are very good for us in season with high light cycles. This is when they are quite safe. When they do hurt us?The revilers like to ignore about half the stuff he says in order to make fun of him, but they don't touch the pathway. This is not because it is impossible, but because it requires a bit more work than making snarky comments on the internet. Here is something else Dr. Kruse says:
The mere presence of the CD36 receptor in all mammals suggests that mammals are built by evolutionary design to have a “taste” for fatty foods in cold. the fact that the SCN also wires to the hypothalamus to turn off NPY is another big clue why we should not eat carbs in the winter.and a little earlier in the post,
eNOS directly inactivates the function of hypothalamic NPY! NPY is stimulated by carbohydrates in the hypothalamus and it drives carbohydrates cravings and food seeking behaviors.Now, supposedly, no studies have ever shown that NPY does what Kruse says it does, but you already know what I am going to say. Find me a study with cold AND a ketogenic diet. I'm guessing it doesn't exist. Add in the adaptation time. Can you get a NPY test easily? But if you want to take Kruse down, this is what you have to do. Either he's right about this, or he is wrong. He is still basically providing decent advice, but the ancient pathway is the one unique contribution he's made. Frankly, if nothing else, he has spurred me on to learn more about this stuff.
But the revilers seem interested in some sort of morality based game, one that they lose. I have some particular moral views; if I were to apply them as a filter I'd have to turn off the internet.
I don't even hold myself up as particularly moral. Of course, for those of us actually trying to learn, we realize that we can learn from immoral people- we merely need to be careful that they aren't teaching us immorality. Indeed, it is from the practitioners of game that I take an observation, that these attacks on Kruse are primarily status driven.