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“Saturated Fats Not So Bad After All”

The obsolete fear of fat is taking forever to disappear. But at least change is happening, even if it’s happening slowly.

AFN: Saturated fats not so bad after all, say leading Australian scientists

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“Pass the Butter: The Experts Were All Wrong”

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Pass the butter: The experts were all wrong. Here’s yet another great article on why the fear of natural fat has been a sad mistake. This one is from Canada:

The Globe and Mail: Pass the Butter: The Experts Were All Wrong

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More Vegetable Oils and Lower Cholesterol = More Death

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Check out this graph. It’s the risk of dying on a low-fat diet filled with vegetable oils (blue line) compared to a regular diet. That’s right – it looks like more people die. Actually the more people lowered their cholesterol in the study, eating vegetable oils, the higher their risk of premature death!

Unfortunately the full study was never published 40 years ago – likely because the result did not match what the investigators expected. If the results had been published instead of hidden away perhaps it would have changed nutrition history. Perhaps we’d all have kept happily eating butter.

The Washington Post: This Study 40 Years Ago Could Have Reshaped the American Diet. But It Was Never Fully Published.

TIME: When Vegetable Oil Isn’t as Healthy as You Think

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The Secret Diet of the Fittest Senior Citizen on the Planet

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Charles Eugster holds world records at a number of sprint distances… and he’s 96 years old! He may be the “fittest senior citizen on the planet”.

When he’s not sprinting he’s also a “body-builder, a public speaker, a writer, a rower, a wakeboarder, an entrepreneur, and a budding fashion designer, planning his own line in elderly couture.”

Pretty incredible! So what does he eat to stay in shape?

I avoid sugar and eat lots of meat, especially fat. I’ve been on a fat trip lately. Fat! Piles of fat. Yet, I was in a supermarket the other day and was perplexed to find yogurt with zero fat. What on earth is that? The idea of the nutrition pyramid where, at the top, is a little fat and meat, and at the bottom a lot of carbohydrates, is, excuse me, bullshit. Humans are so unbelievably stupid that we have begun to tinker with food. Our theories of nutrition have resulted in a pandemic of obesity. Can you imagine a hunter-gatherer enjoying a low-fat yogurt? Let me tell you this, too: I read a report recently which said that a fatty diet also increases your libido.

He’s clearly not just in good shape, he’s smart too. The whole article about him is an amazing read:

Vice: The Healthiest Old Person on the Planet Explains How to Stay in Shape

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New Analysis: Avoiding Butter No Better for Health

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Avoiding butter and replacing it with vegetable oils may not have any health benefits. Another new BMJ study finds that one of the old trials (The Minnesota Coronary Trial) used to support the war on fat was a total failure – that was later hidden.

Not only did people who replaced saturated fats with vegetable oils not improve their health or longevity. But in fact people who lowered their cholesterol more by eating vegetable oils died earlier!

It’s high time to discard the obsolete fear of natural saturated fat, like real butter.

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The Average Age of a Heart Attack Falls to 60 – Guess Why?

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For the first time in generations, the average age of people suffering severe heart attacks have fallen – from 64-years-old to 60-years-old.

The culprit? Probably the massive increase in obesity and diabetes.

In short, younger and fatter Americans are falling victim to life-threatening heart attacks at a much higher rate.

Modern Readers: Cleveland Clinic: Obesity Now a Factor in 40% of Severe Heart Attacks

How can you avoid becoming a part of the heart attack statistics? Do five things:

A low-carb diet can help you with all of it, except the smoking part.

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Why Saturated Fat Is Actually Good For You

Why Saturated Fat Is Actually Good For You

Saturated fat isn't as bad for you as you probably think.

Posted by The Huffington Post on Saturday, March 12, 2016

Is saturated fat mostly good for you? Sure. Here’s a short video about it, one that has been viewed over 300,000 times in a couple of days. Consider watching and sharing.

The man in the video is Dr. Mark Hyman and he has a new book out called Eat Fat, Get Thin. I have not read it yet, but it should work fine.

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Zero Fat Marshmallows

Dan Brummit sent us this picture of these “mega marshmallows”, which contain absolutely zero fat. Must be real healthy, right?

…or not. “Fat free” is just a code word for tons of sugar, just like here. I wonder if anyone still falls for this old trick.

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“They Are Amazed at My Energy Level”

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Voice actor Bill Johnston slowly but surely gained weight while eating low-fat and wholegrain products. Eventually he had a closet full of clothes he could no longer wear. Then he found Diet Doctor and LCHF.

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BBC: Is Butter Good or Bad for You?

Is butter good or bad for you? Here’s a short segment from BBC Radio 4 earlier this week. It’s all good, but advance 1 minute 49 seconds for truly great statements from Dr. Aseem Malhotra.

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