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Fat vs. Sugar – Who’s the Villain in Heart Disease?

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Is fat or sugar the enemy when it comes to overcoming heart disease? CBC Radio examines this question in an episode, featuring experts such as Gary Taubes, Nina Teicholz and Dr. David Ludwig.

Even Professor Walter Willett at Harvard is coming around, saying this:

Saturated fat, interestingly, is not nearly the terrible villain that many people have made it to be.

The conclusion? Fat is not the villain, insulin is. It is the hormone that, in excess, is the number one predictor of heart disease according to the expert Barry Sears. And we all know what’s causing insulin secretion. Fat or sugar? It’s sugar.

Listen to the program:

CBC Radio: Fat or Sugar, Part 1

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“The Government’s Carb-Heavy Healthy Eating Guide Could Be CAUSING Obesity”

eatwellplate2In March the latest version of the official UK Eatwell Guide was publicized, recommending people to base their meals on bread, rice, pasta and potatoes. Dietary expert Dr. Zoe Harcombe has this to say:

I would call this the “EatBadly” plate rather than the “EatWell” plate.

The Government’s most recent recommendations could lead to both weight gain and type 2 diabetes according to Dr. Harcombe. And she points out that there is no credible evidence supporting the Eatwell Guide.

On a side note almost half of the reference group that assisted in designing the graphic for the Eatwell plate were representatives of the food industry.

MailOnline: The Government’s carb-heavy healthy eating guide could be CAUSING obesity and type 2 diabetes, nutritionist claims

Prima: Healthy eating guidelines come under fire again

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Nina Teicholz’s Best-Seller “The Big Fat Surprise”: How the Low-Fat Diet Was Introduced to America

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Are you ready for The Big Fat Surprise?

Nina Teicholz’s bestselling book about the mistakes behind the fear of fat reads like a thriller. It was named one of the best books of the year by a number of publications (including the #1 science book by The Economist).

All the inconvenient attention has made Teicholz’s name sound like Voldemort to fragile egos in the nutritional world.

If you have not read it yet we have a treat for you. Teicholz has agreed – for the first time – to share several sections of the book with the readers of Diet Doctor.

Here’s the first of three sections, about how the low-fat diet was introduced to America, and Ancel Keys’ magic year of 1961: Continue Reading →

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Great New Interview with Professor Noakes

Here’s a great new interview with Professor Noakes. What is all the controversy about low-carb, high-fat diet advice really about? Professor Noakes explains it eloquently.

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Ancel Keys and Why We Fear Fat


4.6 out of 5 stars5 star83%4 star3%3 star5%2 star3%1 star3%54 ratings2,102 viewsEverybody in the low-carb world has probably heard about Ancel Keys. He’s the man that contributed more than anyone to the fear of natural fat that is still (sort of) alive today. But who was he really?

Here’s a segment from Dr. Cate Shanahan’s recent presentation at Low Carb Vail. Transcript

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Practical Lipid Management för LCHF Patients – Full presentation

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Dr. Michael Mosley: ‘I’m Proof Low-Fat Diets Don’t Work’

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Eat more fat, said a UK health charity earlier this week. This got them huge headlines and attacks from conventional experts clinging to old ideas.

But they get strong support from Dr. Michael Mosley. He says he’s proof that low-fat diets don’t work.

The Telegraph: 5:2 Author Michael Mosley: ‘I’m Proof Low-Fat Diets Don’t Work’

Dr. Mosley recommends a lower-carb, higher-fat diet as well as intermittent fasting. Two good ideas for sure.

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Public Health England: Advice to Eat More Fat ‘Irresponsible’

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We must urgently change the message to the public to reverse obesity and type 2 diabetes. Eat fat to get slim, don’t fear fat, fat is your friend.

– Dr. Aseem Malhotra

Not everyone agrees with yesterday’s truth-telling from Dr. Malhotra and the Public Health Collaboration. Some people got very upset:

BBC: Public Health England: Advice to eat more fat ‘irresponsible’

The Guardian: The fats and the furious

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Massive Headlines in the UK: Eat More Fat

Most of what we’ve been told about healthy eating is wrong – and we should be eating more fat. This according to a new report from a UK health charity. Clearly they are right.

The report resulted in lots of massive headlines in the UK today:

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Learn more about the Public Health Collaboration and their report here:

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PHC UK: Eat Fat, Cut The Carbs and Avoid Snacking To Reverse Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes

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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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