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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


“Pass the Butter: The Experts Were All Wrong”


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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Professor Robert Lustig and Dr. Peter Attia Discuss Sugar, Obesity and Longevity

Here’s a new discussion panel with two of my absolute favorite nutrition experts in the world: Professor Robert Lustig and Dr. Peter Attia.

They talk about sugar, obesity and metabolic syndrome (Lustig) and how to live longer (Attia) among other things. Worth watching if you’re interested in these topics.

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The Case for Nutritional Ketosis

Are you interested in ketosis, the result of a strict low-carb diet? Do you wonder how best to use it to lose weight, reverse type 2 diabetes or potentially improve physical endurance?

Here’s a great presentation on this by Professor Stephen Phinney, from the recent Low-Carb Vail conference.

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More Vegetable Oils and Lower Cholesterol = More Death


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


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


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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Is the Mediterranean Diet Healthy or Just Hyped?

4.9 out of 5 stars5 star88%4 star11%3 star0%2 star0%1 star0%17 ratings1,863 viewsIs the Mediterranean Diet healthy or is it just hyped?

Best-selling author Nina Teicholz has spent a lot of time researching the subject, and last year I sat down to talk to her. This interview has only been available on our member site but now everyone can watch it above.

Table of contents

   0:15  How was the Mediterranean diet defined?
  2:53  The Mediterranean diet and the olive oil industry
  5:30  Food is part of our cultural heritage
  7:24  Olive oil has never been shown to be heart protective

Some people don’t want Teicholz to be heard – she just got disinvited from a nutrition panel. Probably because the other participants did not want to debate what we actually know about nutrition and what is just dogma. Another reason to listen to Teicholz.

We need new ideas, because after 30 years of the obesity and diabetes epidemics getting worse every year one thing is absolutely clear: what we’re doing is not working.

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Everything That’s Wrong with the New UK “Eatwell” Guide


Here’s everything that’s wrong with the updated UK “eatwell” guide:

Zoë Harcombe: Eatwell Guide

Hint: an enormous 71% of calories are from starchy foods and junk food. The obsolete fat phobia is still alive, strangely enough. So this updated guide will hardly move the UK from the current top position as the most obese country in Europe.

Also note that behind the experts behind the guide lie enormous conflicts of interest. The junk food industry has had plenty of influence:

Zoë Harcombe: Eatwell Guide – Conflicts of Interest

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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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