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23 Packets of Sugar in One SMALL Soda??

Here’s an entertaining video, in which Coca-Cola’s European president is hard pressed by a British journalist. Even though he’s media-trained he gets thrown way off track.

The Coca-Cola president is desperately trying to move away from the comparison with tobacco. You will always need to eat and drink, while you don’t have to smoke, he says. True. But as the beginning of the video makes clear, there’s also no need for a single gram of added sugar from Coca Cola either! It’s completely lacking in nutritional value and only contributes excess energy in the midst of an obesity epidemic.

In short: Each Coca Cola you drink makes you fatter.

In the introduction of the segment the impressive and eloquent Dr. Aseem Malholtra is interviewed. He attended the LCHF conference in South Africa in February.

What do you think about the Coca-Cola clip above? Is the journalist being unnecessarily harsh and hard on the president, or is he getting what he deserves? Is he trying to wriggle out of his responsibility for the obesity and disease that his company is spreading?

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How Kellogg Lost Breakfast

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Manufacturers of processed sugar- and wheat-flour products are doing poorly in today’s increasingly enlightened climate. Kellogg which in the middle of an obesity epidemic makes its living by selling extremely sugary breakfast cereals (candy for breakfast) is an excellent example.

The cover story for the latest issue of the magazine Bloomberg Business is about their major problems:

As Americans become more health-conscious, they’re shying away from the kind of processed food baked in Kellogg’s four U.S. cereal factories. They tend to be averse to carbohydrates, which is a problem for a company selling cereal derived from corn, oats, and rice. “They basically have a carb-heavy portfolio,” says Robert Dickerson, senior packaged-food analyst at Consumer Edge.

Full article here: Who Killed Tony the Tiger? How Kellogg lost breakfast

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The Launch of the Amazing LCHF Conference

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Here’s the introduction to the LCHF Conference – yesterday – by the fantastic professor Tim Noakes. There are around 650 people in the audience, all that the room can take. Most are medical professionals, fantastically enough.

The slide is well chosen. Dr Christiaan Barnard performed the first heart transplant here in Cape Town in 1967. Closer to the end of his career he spoke these wise words:

I have saved 150 people through heart transplantations. If I had focused on preventative medicine earlier I could have saved 150 million people.

Modern medicine is mostly great. But it does not focus on prevention through life style change. Compared to drugs and surgery there’s almost no money to be made in life style change, unfortunately.

This fantastic LCHF conference is a big step in the right direction though. Hopefully there will be another similar conference next year in Europe – there are already some plans in that direction.

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The Greatest Gathering of Low-Carb Experts Ever?

What a gathering. The picture is from the night before the start of the LCHF conference in South Africa. Among many other low-carb experts you can see professor Tim Noakes, Dr Aseem Malhotra, Dr Eric Westman, Dr Jeffrey Gerber, Dr Michael Eades, Dr Mary Eades, Dr Jay Wortman and professor Stephen Phinney. And Zoë Harcombe who wrote the article about saturated fat that made headlines around the world last week. The next day Gary Taubes turned up as well.

Likely there has never been a greater gathering of LCHF experts in the same place before.

I’m happy to be here. You probably understand the lack of updates recently on the blog. I’ll be back soon with new energy and new insights.

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The Sugar Industry Is Paying Obesity Experts in the UK

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Yet another example of how the sugar industry is trying to hinder efficient dietary guidelines and legislation. According to a report the person who is probably the UK’s foremost advisor on obesity issues has received funding from the sugar industry:

RT: Big Sugar’s scandalous sweetheart deal with public health experts exposed

Why does the UK do so little to reduce the consumption of added sugar, an expert in the article wonders. Yes, why?

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Headlines All Over the World: The Fear of Fat Was a Mistake from the Beginning

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Butter, healthy again

The advice from the 1980’s about avoiding butter lacked evidence. The entire Western world received dietary guidelines that had never been shown to do any good.

This may be old news for the regular reader here, but now the knowledge is spreading faster and faster around the world.

A new scientific review shows that the advice completely lacked evidence of any benefit when it was first introduced. This hit the big headlines around the world yesterday:

The old fear of fat is dying out. Those who are still afraid of natural fat today haven’t yet managed to update their knowledge. Unfortunately, this includes quite a few older experts who govern our official dietary guidelines.

Getting over the fear of fat is absolutely necessary to return to honest, real food, which is needed to get away from calorie obsession and starvation dieting. It’s necessary to turn round the epidemics of obesity and diabetes and other related disorders. It is necessary and it can’t wait.

Fortunately, repeated headlines like these show that the Food Revolution continues, all around the world. Continue Reading →

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More on the Biggest LCHF Conference Ever

Here’s a new promo video for the biggest conference ever on LCHF diets, happening in Cape Town in two weeks. Just about every major expert on the subject will be there. The late additions include Gary Taubes.

More about why you too deserve a trip to summer-warm Cape Town: World’s Biggest LCHF Health Summit Coming Up!

PS

I’m going to be in Cape Town too, giving two talks. Our video expert Simon Victor will also be there. We’re going to bring lots of video equipment and set up a studio for interviewing some of the experts.

Are you going to be in Cape Town too? Do you have a success story you’d like to share? Please e-mail me at andreas@dietdoctor.com.

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