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New Study: High-Fat Diet Reversed Obesity and Improved Risk Factors


Has the advice to reduce natural fats, in order to lower the risk for cardiovascular disease, really been rightful? Or could it be the other way around – that we’d be better off eating more healthy, natural fats?

That’s what a new Norwegian intervention study examined. What were their findings? That a diet with more butter, cream and cold-pressed oils – with fully 73% of energy from fat – resulted in weight loss and improvements in several markers for heart health.

Don’t fear fat. Fat is your friend.

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Top 5 Keto Crack Slaw Recipes


Crack slaw, a very popular kind of cabbage stir-fry, allegedly got its name because it’s so good it’s more addictive than crack. Whether you believe that to be true or not, it’s an amazing low-carb dish.

If you’re new to the low-carb or keto way of eating this is a great go-to recipe. It’s easy to prepare, you can flavor it in many ways and the ingredients are affordable. Here are the top 5 versions of it – which will be your favorite?

Top 5 Keto Crack Slaw Recipes


What Do Low-Carb Athletes Eat During a Long Race?

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What do low-carb athletes eat during a long race? Watch the answer above (transcript).

Many more questions regarding low-carb and ketogenic diets and performance are answered in this Q&A session from the Low Carb USA conference, featuring Peter Defty, Johnathan Edwards and Alessandro Ferretti. The full 30-minute Q&A session is available (with captions and transcript) with a free trial or membership:

Q&A About Low Carb and Performance – Peter Defty, Johnathan Edwards and Alessandro Ferretti

Here are the other questions that are answered:

  0:11  Does resting heart rate increase on low carb?
  2:30  What should you eat before and during an endurance race?
  5:24  What does cyclist Romain Bardet eat on a low-carb diet?
  8:55  Are there benefits for cartilage on a ketogenic diet?
12:27  How do you figure out what foods affects heart rate variability?
16:09  Why is my recovery faster when running with a tilted head?
16:50  Gastroparesis, neuropathy and heart rate variability
18:32  What happens with heart-rate variability on a caloric deficit?
22:58  Is it possible to stay fat-adapted when on military duty?

Start your free membership trial to get instant access to this and over 175 other video courses, movies, interviews, or presentations. Plus Q&A with experts, etc.

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The First International Low-Carb Event in Europe


Do you live in Europe? And have you longed for an international low-carb conference to take place here? Then you shouldn’t miss out on the upcoming event in Puerto Sóller, Mallorca, called The Low-Carb Universe.

off-to-mallorca_newThere’s a great lineup of speakers already – like Dr. Eric Westman, Dr. Sarah Hallberg, Jimmy Moore, Darryl Edwards, Sam Feltham och Jamie Caporosso.


You can make your reservation and buy your ticket at

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How Can You Live Life Without Sweet Tastes?


What should I do if I’m gaining weight on low carb?

The answer to this and other questions – for example, how can you live life without sweet tastes? And should you count fiber as carbs? – in this week’s Q&A with Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt: Continue Reading →


New Meta-Analysis: Meat Intake Does NOT Appear to Increase Risk of Heart Disease

Humans have been eating meat for millions of years, and so we should be well adapted to it. Nevertheless, some people still believe the somewhat absurd theory that eating meat can produce diseases like heart disease.

The flimsy scientific support for this idea is mostly based on selected observational studies (i.e. statistics), that are unable to prove cause and effect. And even these weak studies are highly conflicting. For example it’s been shown that – adding all studies together – people in Asia who eat more meat get significantly less heart disease, a finding clearly incompatible with the theory.

Now the first, to my knowledge, meta-analysis of higher-quality studies (RCTs) has been published. It finds zero evidence for any negative effects of meat on risk factors for heart disease, including cholesterol.

AJCN: Total Red Meat Intake of ≥0.5 Servings/d Does not Negatively Influence Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors: A Systemically Searched Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

I’m not surprised. Still, this should kill the bizarre idea that humans could get sick from eating real food like meat.

Brink on the juicy steaks. Especially from grass-fed animals, to make the meat good for the climate too.

Related low-carb myths

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The Legal and Political Challenges with Low Carb

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How can we change public health policies around the world? What natural industry allies does the LCHF movement have? And what mistakes can we not afford to make?

Antonio Martinez, JD, answers all these questions in this talk from the Low Carb USA conference, and presents a very different angle on the challenges which we face.

Martinez has reversed his own type 2 diabetes using a low-carb high-fat approach.

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Watch a new 2-minute highlight above, (transcript). The full 34-minute presentation is available (with captions and transcript) with a free trial or membership:

The Legal and Political Challenges with Low Carb – Antonio Martinez, JD

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Should You Eat Slow Carbs to Feed Your Gut Bacteria?

4.7 out of 5 stars5 stars83%4 stars7%3 stars2%2 stars5%1 star1%90 ratings4,245 viewsShould you eat slow carbs to feed your gut bacteria? It’s a controversial topic, especially at a low-carb conference.

This did not stop the star of the BBC show Doctor in the House, Dr. Rangan Chatterjee. In this presentation he discusses the differences between low carb and slow carb. And what the microbiome could do for our health.

This talk is from this year’s Low Carb Vail conference, and has only been available for our members before (check out our free trial), but now everyone can watch it above.

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Carb vs. Fat Metabolism – The Dr. Ted Naiman Hydraulic Model


What happens in your body when you eat fat or carbs? Here are more awesome and simple illustrations from Dr. Ted Naiman, an “über-geeky mechanical hydraulic model of metabolism”.

Above you can see what happens when you eat a low-carb, high-fat diet. Your body gets its energy from the vast fat stores (in blue, to the right).

But what happens when you add carbs? Continue Reading →