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Will the Real Dietary Guidelines Please Stand Up?

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The official low-fat dietary guidelines of the last 30 years has turned into quite a train wreck. Do you have any doubt that they are now in the process of completely unravelling? If so, check out this amusing post:

Eathropoly: Will the real Dietary Guidelines please stand up?

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Reversing Diabetes by Ignoring the Guidelines


4.9 out of 5 stars5 star95%4 star2%3 star0%2 star2%1 star0%47 ratings1,532 viewsCan you reverse diabetes by ignoring the guidelines? That’s what Dr. Sarah Hallberg says, and she should know because she has lots of experience helping her patients do just that.

Above is a small segment of an interview I did with Dr. Hallberg during Low Carb Vail 2016.

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Reversing Diabetes by Ignoring the Guidelines – Full Interview

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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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Reversing Diabetes by Ignoring the Guidelines

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Can you reverse diabetes by ignoring the guidelines? That’s what Dr. Sarah Hallberg says, and she should know because she has lots of experience helping her patients do that.

Hallberg’s wildly popular TEDx-talk has quickly been watched more than 680,000 times.

Recently, I sat down to interview her and talk about her work, the reactions she got after the TEDx-talk and her best tips for people who want to reverse their diabetes. This interview is now online on the member site:

Reversing Diabetes by Ignoring the Guidelines

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“The Canada Food Guide Is Killing You”

Why did the obesity epidemic start when we were advised to eat less fat and more grains? More and more people are coming to the same conclusion: it’s not a coincidence. The same thing can be said about the skyrocketing levels of diabetes.

Here’s another great article on why we urgently need to change our food recommendations, to stop people from needlessly getting sick and dying:

National Post: The Canada Food Guide Is Killing You: ‘The Obesity Epidemic… Began with Our Dietary Guidelines’

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Study Shows That Low-Fat Products Contain More Sugar Than Regular

The usual low-fat hoax

The usual low-fat hoax

It’s official. A systematic comparison shows that low-fat products contain more sugar than regular products. When manufacturers take away the fat the flavor disappears too, so they use more sugar to make it taste ok.

Bottom line? Don’t buy low-fat products. Eat real food.

Nutrition & Diabetes: A systematic comparison of sugar content in low-fat vs regular versions of food

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Ooops, We Made People Fat

Correlations do not by themselves prove causation. That being said, this chart does not just look awful. There are also strong scientific reasons to believe that the dietary guidelines actually may have been part of the cause of the obesity epidemic.

For example, low-fat diets like these have been shown to be the worst option for weight loss.

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Why a Low-Fat Diet is Bad for You


4.6 out of 5 stars5 star76%4 star10%3 star6%2 star4%1 star2%47 ratings3,511 viewsHere’s why a low-fat diet is likely bad for you – and why you can’t outrun a bad diet.

This is a short segment from a longer interview with the fantastic Dr. Aseem Malhotra. Watch the full 22-minute interview on the member site (free trial available).

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New US Dietary Guidelines “A Recipe For Disaster” and “An Evidence-Free Zone”

Are the new US Dietary Guidelines “an evidence-free zone”?

Why are the new US Dietary Guidelines still issuing warnings about saturated fat in 2016? And why are they still mumbling about cholesterol, even after removing the limit and even after their own preliminary report clearly said cholesterol is “no longer a nutrient of concern”?

Even more disturbingly, the guidelines pretend to have scientific support when in fact there is little to no evidence supporting them. A prominent cardiologist writing in the prestigious Annals of Internal Medicine yesterday even calls the guidelines “an evidence-free zone”!

Pretty remarkable, and it shows how non-existent the consensus behind the guidelines is.

Just forget about the saturated fat phobia. It’s a relic of a past age, and there is no real evidence to support it.

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Why We Fear Fat


This is how it all began. How we started to fear natural fat with no real scientific evidence.

Many decades later the fear of fat is on life support and most people realize it’s been a mistake. American guidelines have now stopped advising people to eat less total fat and (just this week) dietary cholesterol. And more and more people realize the remaining restriction on saturated fat is just an old relic that needs to go too.

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