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Experts: Popular Belief That Saturated Fats Clog Up Arteries “Plain Wrong”


The poplar belief that saturated fats clog up arteries is just plain wrong. That’s the message from three cardiologists in a just published editorial, summarizing the fairly convincing evidence:

BJSM: Saturated fat does not clog the arteries: coronary heart disease is a chronic inflammatory condition, the risk of which can be effectively reduced from healthy lifestyle interventions

Instead of worrying about saturated fats or cholesterol, the cardiologists advise people to eat “real food” (like a higher-fat Mediterranean diet), stop smoking and consider stress reduction and regular physical activity. See the image above.

Here’s the main message in the editorial by Dr. Aseem Malhotra and colleagues:

It is time to shift the public health message in the prevention and treatment of coronary artery disease away from measuring serum lipids and reducing dietary saturated fat.

Coronary artery disease is a chronic inflammatory disease and it can be reduced effectively by walking 22 minutes a day and eating real food.

The media is all over the message this morning. It gets criticism from some experts, and support from many others:

If you ask me the experts are likely to be right. It’s certainly time to stop obsessing about saturated fats and LDL cholesterol, as the link to heart disease in likely to be nonexistent and weak, respectively. If eating low-fat foods make you hungry and cause you to increase intake of sugar and refined carbs (as often happens) it may even be harmful.

Many experts are still stuck in an old failed paradigm, still fearing natural fats. It’s time to let it go. Fat is your friend.

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Top Heart Professor Advises Millions to Stop Taking Statins


Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs don’t lower the risk of death, according to leading heart Professor Sherif Sultan. Furthermore, the side effects often outweigh any benefits:

Prof Sultan also highlighted studies showing a link with statins and increased risk of side effects including diabetes, cataracts, renal failure, liver failure, impotence, breast cancer, nerve damage, depression and muscle pains.

He said: “People are taking this drug to prevent a problem and creating a disaster.”

Express: Statins ‘Don’t Cut Heart Deaths Risk’ Says Leading Heart Professor

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Is Low Carb Safe During Pregnancy?


Is low carb safe during pregnancy?

Get the answer to this and other questions – are the benefits of LCHF different from women with PCOS who are thin, and women with PCOS who are obese? – in this week’s Q&A with the fertility specialist Dr. Fox: Continue Reading →


Type 2 Diabetes Reversed Again


Here’s yet another proud patient of Dr. David Unwin. The 63-year-old man went low carb and practically reversed his type 2 diabetes, normalizing blood sugar, dramatically improved his cholesterol and lost 6 inches (15 cm) off his waist.

Of course he’s proud, and rightly so.

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World’s Oldest Person Dies at Age 117 – Had Three Eggs Per Day


Emma Morano

The world’s oldest person, Emma Morano, has unfortunately passed away. But she may have a few things to teach us about her longevity – attributing it to her regimen of three eggs per day:

BBC: World’s Oldest Person, Emma Morano, Dies at Age of 117

If you want to copy Emma’s regimen, then check out our top egg recipes below.

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“Within Three Months of Starting a Well-Formulated Ketogenic Diet, All Flares Were Gone!”

Human skin macro photo

Can a ketogenic diet alleviate some skin conditions, like acne and other similar conditions? It was the case for Sailor, who has not had flare ups of her Hidradenitis Suppurativa after becoming keto adapted. Continue Reading →


Is There Any Real Evidence That Diet Drinks Are Bad for You – or Is It All Just Opinion?

Ask Bitten Jonsson

Is there any real evidence that diet drinks are bad for you – or is it all just opinion? And is it normal to feel bloated when you start out on a low-carb diet?

These and other questions are answered this week by our food-addiction expert, Bitten Jonsson, RN: Continue Reading →


Sleep Is the New Status Symbol


Gone are the days when people boasted about only getting a few hours of sleep as a way to prove their hard work, because sleep is now the new status symbol.

From tech-startups to university research, the interest in sleep has sky-rocketed during the last couple of years. Here’s the implications it can have for you:

The New York Times: Sleep Is the New Status Symbol

Sleep is of course one very important pillar of health, and it is a powerful tool for reducing the risk of disease and stress, as well as being a turbo-charger for performance.

But the question is: are you making sure that you’re getting enough hours of sleep?

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Using Ketone Breath Analysers

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What are the reasons for measuring ketones – and specifically breath ketones? Michel Lundell, the creator of the breath-ketone analyzer Ketonix, shares his personal story and why he came up with it.

You can watch a segment from the presentation above (transcript). The full presentation is available on our member site:

Using Ketone Breath Analysers – Michel Lundell

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Watch the Widowmaker Movie

4.4 out of 5 stars5 stars68%4 stars15%3 stars10%2 stars5%1 star1%60 ratings2,566 viewsMore than 700,000 Americans die of heart disease each year. For many of them, death is the first symptom of the disease. Could a simple heart scan have saved many of these lives?

The Widowmaker movie reveals that a hidden battle fought inside America’s medical establishment has pitted prevention against intervention, keeping scans in the shadows while cardiac surgeries soar. The primary cause could be profits, and not what would benefit patients more.

Featuring cardiologists, heart attack survivors and lawmakers, the Widomaker movie could change the way you think about heart disease – and it just might save your life.

You can watch the trailer of the movie above (transcript). The full movie is available (with captions and transcript) with a free trial or membership:

The Widowmaker

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