As part of a heart-healthy diet, I advise my cardiac patients to enjoy full-fat cheese, along with olive oil and vegetables. You should see the look on their faces when I tell them.
– Dr. Malhotra
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Donal is the brain behind the movie Cereal Killers which has been called “One of the top 10 movies that could change the world”, and Dr. Aseem is known as “a leading global voice in the fight against obesity.”
Now they’ve teamed up and the result is a great independent movie – financed via a successful Kickstarter campaign. I highly recommend it.
The movie goes way beyond the benefits of low-carb and high-fat diets, into other lifestyle factors that are also important for a long, happy, healthy life.
You can buy it for streaming ($4.99) or download here:
Can eating more fat make you healthier and increase your chance of staying disease free? Probably.
A new combined analysis of all earlier studies shows that a Mediterranean diet with unlimited amounts of fat may reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, obesity, breast cancer and type 2 diabetes:
Dr. Aseem Malhotra, cardiologist, says that “It is high time we in the UK moved towards food based guidelines and lift restrictions on dietary fat from nutritious foods.”
When do you think that the guidelines will truly reflect these facts?
Can diet and lifestyle be powerful in preventing disease? What misconceptions have caused the obesity and diabetes epidemics? How are we wrong about treating and preventing Western diseases?
On the 22th of July the low-carb movie The Big Fat Fix (featuring the great Dr. Aseem Malhotra and Donal O’Neill) will attempt to answer these questions. The movie was funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign and will also show you how to become more “heart healthy” in just 21 days.
Watch the trailer above. To watch the entire movie before everyone else, go to the movie website and enter your email. This will also give you free access to the great low-carb movie Run on Fat:
Trying to avoid fat is a waste of time. A new study shows that compared to a low-fat diet, people lost more weight by eating a higher-fat Mediterranean diet. This after 5 years of follow-up.
In a comment on the study, Professor Dariush Mozaffarian writes that it is now “time to end our fear of fat”. He’s absolutely right.
- Daily Mail: Counting Calories IS a Waste of Time: Mediterranean Diet Rich in ‘Good’ Fats ‘Is the BEST Way to Lose Weight’
- CNN: High-Fat Mediterranean Diet, Not Low-Fat One, Is How You Lose Weight
- EurekAlert!: The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology: Mediterranean Diet High in Healthy Fat Does Not Lead to Weight Gain, According to Randomized Trial
- The Lancet: Effect of a High-Fat Mediterranean Diet on Bodyweight and Waist Circumference: A Prespecified Secondary Outcomes Analysis of the PREDIMED Randomised Controlled Trial
- Comment on the study: “Food and Weight Gain: Time to End Our Fear of Fat”
4.8 out of 5 stars5 stars86%4 stars12%3 stars0%2 stars0%1 star2%50 ratings3,235 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.
The Kickstarter for The Pippi Protocol is a success, with 3 more days to go. The movie is funded and production will start right away, with a planned release in June.
You can still back the project until the deadline, if you want to be a supporter and get the movie etc. Any extra funds beyond this will allow the filmmakers to make an even better movie:
Why did the famous British cardiologist Dr. Aseem Malhotra start telling his heart patients to eat MORE fat? What convinced him that it’s the right thing to do? Here’s a great new article from him in Men’s Health – consider sharing the link:
Dr. Malhotra’s crowdfunded – and thus free from commercial influence – documentary The Pioppi Protocol is now 72% funded with 6 days to go. Support it.