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Dr. Seth Roberts

Wrong Dr. Seth Roberts?

Scientist

Perfect Health Diet
8503 Rutgers Street
Westminster, Colorado 80031
United States

 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Professor Emeritus
    University of California
  • Professor of Psychology and A Member of the Editorial Board
    Nutrition
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board
    Nutrition

Education

  • low diet PhD.
  • PHD.
  • diet food PhD. Shit
  • PhD. Shit
  • doctorate degree
    University of California-Berkeley
197 Total References
Web References
Perfect Health Diet - A diet for healing chronic disease, restoring youthful vitality, and achieving long life | Perfect Health Diet
perfecthealthdiet.com, 1 June 2014 [cached]
Seth Roberts died on Saturday, while hiking near his home in Berkeley.
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For now, my prayers and condolences to Seth and his family.
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Seth Roberts
Shangri-la Diet is a very low ...
www.beautytipshub.com [cached]
Shangri-la Diet is a very low calorie dietary system developed by Seth Roberts, an American Psychologist and professor of the University of California. He wrote a book of the same name where he mentioned about the diet and its benefits. He claimed that this system helps reduce weight in a very short time.
Seth Roberts, a psychologist ...
www.brainchildmag.com, 26 Jan 2011 [cached]
Seth Roberts, a psychologist in Beijing and professor emeritus at the University of California, went so far as to write a blog post in defense of erroneously interpreting correlations. Roberts argues that no research method is capable of proving cause and effect beyond a shadow of doubt. Any given set of data is open to multiple interpretations. A variety of approaches is needed to close in on truths. Despite their inability to prove cause-and-effect, he implies, correlations can get people to start looking in the right direction.
"I shed an invisible tear whenever I hear 'correlation does not imply causation,'" Roberts writes.
KnoxNews: Health & Fitness
www.knoxnews.com, 29 May 2006 [cached]
Seth Roberts is a University of California psychology professor known for going his own way.
His latest publication is a diet book, which is something scholars at world-ranked universities don't write too often but which Roberts believes is an excellent way to get an important health message across to the general public.
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Roberts, 52, is an experimenter with a penchant for the odd angle.He once taught a course on left-handedness and read each issue of Spy three times when that satirical magazine was at its peak - he says it had an analgesic effect.
He's interested in how animals learn and how successful businesses slip and fall because their leaders, like lab rats in a Skinnerian experiment, keep doing what worked in the past.
A unifying theme in his research is that the human brain was shaped to work well under Stone Age conditions and that modern life lacks crucial features enjoyed by our prehistoric ancestors such as being on one's feet a lot, seeing faces in the morning, not seeing faces late at night, sunlight exposure in the morning, variation in the flavors of one's food.
To test his ideas, Roberts turns time and again to the human subject he knows best: himself.Roberts believes downing unflavored foods upsets humans' built-in link between taste and calories.
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"The Shangri-La Diet is based on the discovery that there are foods far more powerful than raw vegetables in lowering your set point," Roberts writes.
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Mark Schrimsher, who runs the diet Web site calorielab.com, has looked at the diet closely and interviewed Roberts critically for a news article on his site.
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As a young professor, Roberts struggled with his weight.He tried lots of things but never got the dramatic drop he was looking for.Then, six years ago, he lost 35 pounds in 17 weeks after chancing on fructose as an appetite inhibitor.He later switched to oil.
"Under normal circumstances, that amount of weight loss is incredibly difficult," Roberts said the other day."I found a way that was incredibly easy."
The eureka moment happened on a trip to Paris in 2000.Roberts was surprised when his usually robust appetite deserted him.Aware of other researchers' work on the theory of a metabolic set point, he found the answer: The sodas he was drinking to stay cool were knocking down his appetite because he'd never tasted French soft drinks before.
He theorized that familiar sugary soft drinks cause weight gain, but unfamiliar ones do the opposite because they lower the set point.
Roberts, who eats one meal a day plus 1 to 2 tablespoons of oil and small snacks, said at least 100 and possibly as many as 1,000 other people have tried the diet.He said all the reports have been neutral or positive - with the exception of one person who dropped it after six months because she had early signs of diabetes.
Genomera. Heal the world.
blog.genomera.com, 15 Nov 2011 [cached]
Genomera welcomes its newest Group Guides: Seth Roberts, Alaina Hardie, and Janet Chang.
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Seth Roberts
Seth Roberts, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at Tsinghua University in Beijing and a professor emeritus of psychology at the University of California at Berkeley. He is the author of The Shangri-La Diet and an avid self-experimenter.
He is on the editorial board of the journal Nutrition and has published dozens of scientific articles on many topics, including health, nutrition, and weight control.
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