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The Big Fat Fix Movie Released Today!

The Big Fat Fix, the excellent new documentary about the failed low-fat ideas of the past and how to really get healthy, is now released.

The last word in the fight against dietary misinformation.
– Men’s Health
Both Donal O’Neill and Dr. Aseem Malhotra star in this film.

Donal is the brain behind the movie Cereal Killers which has been called “One of the top 10 movies that could change the world”, and Dr. Aseem is known as “a leading global voice in the fight against obesity.”

Now they’ve teamed up and the result is a great independent movie – financed via a successful Kickstarter campaign. I highly recommend it.

The movie goes way beyond the benefits of low-carb and high-fat diets, into other lifestyle factors that are also important for a long, happy, healthy life.

You can buy it for streaming ($4.99) or download here:

The Big Fat Fix

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How Kevin Hall Tried to Kill the Insulin Hypothesis with Pure Spin

Kevin Hall, the senior NIH researcher recently published a paper in AJCN that has received a lot of media attention. He claims this study refutes the insulin hypothesis so completely that it is now ‘dead.’ That’s interesting, I thought, as I sat down to read the article.

It was therefore a little surprising to read this paper and realize that Hall’s conclusions were entirely his own opinion. He suffers so badly from confirmation bias that he may as well have written “My mind is already made up regarding the insulin hypothesis. Please do not confuse me with facts”.

Confirmation bias is a well-known psychological phenomenon whereby facts that agree with your pre-formed opinion are accepted as true and those that are not are ignored. All facts become filtered through this bias to confirm your previously held opinion. It’s also known as a closed mind.

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Higher-Fat Diets Are Better at Keeping Disease at Bay

Can eating more fat make you healthier and increase your chance of staying disease free? Probably.

A new combined analysis of all earlier studies shows that a Mediterranean diet with unlimited amounts of fat may reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, obesity, breast cancer and type 2 diabetes:

DailyMail: High-Fat Diets ARE the Best: Mediterranean Diet ‘Significantly Reduces the Risk of Breast Cancer, Diabetes and Heart Disease’

Annals of Internal Medicine: Effects on Health Outcomes of a Mediterranean Diet With No Restriction on Fat Intake

It turns out that the obesity epidemic in this country is probably more due to our increased consumption of refined grains and added sugar and not so much from our fat consumption.
– Ben Spencer for DailyMail
According to the analysis, a high-fat Mediterranean diet is healthier and the better at keeping disease at bay, compared to lower-fat diets.

Dr. Aseem Malhotra, cardiologist, says that “It is high time we in the UK moved towards food based guidelines and lift restrictions on dietary fat from nutritious foods.”

When do you think that the guidelines will truly reflect these facts?

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-302 Pounds on an LCHF Diet


Is it possible to lose 300 pounds on an LCHF diet? It is indeed!

Real Meal Revolution: AJ van der Walt Is One of the Biggest Banting Inspirations Ever!

AJ got started with low carb when he was “a stroke waiting to happen”: weighing 621 pounds (282 kg) and with blood pressure readings at 186/125. Over two years, he has lost 302 lbs (137 kg) and completely transformed his life.

This is an amazingly inspirational story! Do you know of anyone who has lost this much weight on low carb?

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Advanced Low-Carb Tips! – Interview with Dr. Eric Westman

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Are you having trouble on your low-carb diet, despite being experienced in all the basics?

Here’s a treat: Dr. Eric Westman, one of the world’s leading experts on low carb, tells us his best advanced low-carb tips.

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The full interview is now available (with captions and transcript) for members:

Advanced Low-Carb Tips! – Interview with Dr. Eric Westman

Start your free membership trial to watch it instantly – as well as over 130 video courses, movies, other interviews, or presentations. Plus Q&A with experts, etc.


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The Top 8 Weight Loss Hacks

Everybody loves good hacks. There are ways to lose weight that have nothing to do with diet or exercise. While insulin is the main driver of obesity, there are many useful hacks that may help make good food choices.

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What’s It Like Being a Low-Carb Doctor on TV?

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What’s it like working with patients and giving controversial low-carb advice in front of a TV audience?

In this interview Dr. Rangan Chatterjee talks about what it is like being a star on BBC’s “Doctor in the House” and helping patients with revolutionary diet and lifestyle changes with massive positive effects.

He also talks about getting heavily criticized by the British Dietetic Association for giving “dangerous” advice, despite solid scientific support and the fantastic effects on his patients.

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The full interview is now available (with captions and transcript) for members:

What’s It Like Being a Low-Carb Doctor on TV? – Dr. Rangan Chatterjee

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The Big Fat Fix Is Finished

Can diet and lifestyle be powerful in preventing disease? What misconceptions have caused the obesity and diabetes epidemics? How are we wrong about treating and preventing Western diseases?

On the 22th of July the low-carb movie The Big Fat Fix (featuring the great Dr. Aseem Malhotra and Donal O’Neill) will attempt to answer these questions. The movie was funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign and will also show you how to become more “heart healthy” in just 21 days.

Watch the trailer above. To watch the entire movie before everyone else, go to the movie website and enter your email. This will also give you free access to the great low-carb movie Run on Fat:

The Big Fat Fix

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“Why I Supported High Carb”

4.1 out of 5 stars5 star57%4 star10%3 star21%2 star7%1 star3%28 ratings1,421 viewsProfessor Tim Noakes has made a huge impact in South Africa, helping tens if not hundreds of thousands of people to transform their lives – losing weight effortlessly and reversing diabetes – on LCHF diets (or Banting, as it’s often called in South Africa).

But Professor Noakes was not always a low-carb supporter. For decades he used to be a major international proponent of high-carb diets, especially for athletes. Then he changed his mind, famously ripping a segment out of his own textbook on the subject.

So why did he support high carb earlier? And why did he change his mind completely? He told it all in his presentation at the LCHF Convention in Cape Town.

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Watch a segment above (transcript).

You can buy access to the entire LCHF convention for $49 from the organizers. Or you can watch the full 61-minute presentation on our member site:

Why I Supported High carb – Full presentation

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Diet Advice That’ll Keep You Slim and Happy


What’s the best way to keep overweight and disease at bay according to Karen Thomson, author and great-granddaughter of pioneering South African heart surgeon Dr Christiaan Barnard? Eating fewer carbs, eliminating sugar and upping fat intake.

She got a huge article published in the print edition of Daily Mail yesterday:

DailyMail: Cut Carbs, Quit Sugar, Feel Fabulous, Says Karen Thompson

By keeping carbs low and simultaneously eating more fat, you’re able to feel full longer and beat fattening sugar cravings. By switching bread, pasta and potatoes for veggies you increase the nutrient density of your diet immensely, keeping diseases away.

Chances are that you’re not surprised by this advice if you’re visiting Diet Doctor. But maybe you know someone who would be?

If you want to know more Karen Thomson’s new book Sugar Free has just been released in the UK, and it’s already a bestseller:

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