Regardless of whether it being advice on salt, saturated fat or sugar, health authorities are failing to stay up-to-date with the latest research:
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As Siberian tribes become exposed to instant noodles and carb-rich foods, the first signs of obesity – previously unheard of – start to show:
Going back to a traditional lower-carb diet rich in fatty fish and venison would most likely eradicate these signs, in the same way that a lower-carb diet based on real food could likely halt the obesity epidemic in the rest of the world.
4.9 out of 5 stars5 stars93%4 stars3%3 stars1%2 stars0%1 star1%63 ratings2,207 viewsThere’s a global food revolution going on. A paradigm shift in how we look at fat and sugar. Natural fat used to be feared – a terrible mistake, it turned out. Now we’re increasingly viewing sugar as the big problem.
But what advice are people with obesity or diabetes currently given? Could people lose weight and reverse type 2 diabetes by ignoring the dietary guidelines and doing the opposite instead? Eating delicious foods?
The LCHF movement is about how to empower people everywhere to revolutionize their health – before it’s too late.
One of the most intuitive facts in nutrition is that eating lots of sugar makes you fat. I don’t really think that there is all that much disagreement on this point. There is certainly some argument about why this is true. The calories people claim that this is because it is a source of empty calories. So, therefore, you could eat sugar and skip dinner and not gain weight.
These people believe that eating a plate of brownies with some multivitamins and an equal calorie portion of kale salad with salmon is equally fattening. That’s not likely to be true, as common sense would tell you.
The calories people claim that since sugar is empty calories, you will then eat more food with nutrition, as if it’s really, really hard to avoid eating nutrient dense foods like liver, calf brains and kale. Hold me back… Can’t resist… The stewed calf brain… Continue Reading →
Eating plenty of carbs and sugar during pregnancy might put your child at greater risk of becoming obese in the future, according to a new observational study:
This study doesn’t prove cause and effect, since it is merely based on statistical correlations. But it’s still interesting. Note that the amounts of protein and fat that women ate during pregnancy were not associated with markers of future childhood obesity.
So if you want to err on the safe side, I’d recommend a diet based on real food, and low in sugar and refined carbohydrates.
Americans have been following the Guidelines.
This report confirms what the last one found: In nearly every way possible, Americans have followed official dietary advice during the last few decades. In the same time period we’ve had massive epidemics of obesity and type 2 diabetes.
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The famous British cardiologist Aseem Malhotra tells the truth that others keep quiet about in this interview. Watch a segment above (transcript). The full 22-minute interview is available (with captions and transcript) with a free trial or membership:
Dr. David Ludwig recently posted a filmed conversation with author and science writer Gary Taubes on his Facebook page – and now the transcribed version is available:
We have epidemics, and although we think we know why they’re happening, the fact that we failed completely to control them in any way suggests that our fundamental understanding is incorrect.
– Gary Taubes
A recent study by FAIR Health finds a ‘frightening’ spike in obesity-related disease among children.
The findings are “frightening,” Dr. Stephen Pont, a pediatrician and medical director of the childhood obesity center at Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin, Texas, told NPR News.
“The vast majority of kids should never have high blood pressure or diabetes or sleep apnea,” said Pont. “Now we’re seeing those consequences in kids. That will result in shorter lives and lower quality of life.”
It is about time to recognize that what we’ve been doing for decades is just exacerbating problems with obesity, and truly hurting children.
Eating less and running more is rarely an effective long-term strategy – especially not for growing kids. What’s more important is the quality of the food we eat.
Kids with weight issues may be far better helped helped by real food, lower in refined carbs and sugar.
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Science journalist Gary Taubes has spent more than a decade on finding a better answer. His book Good Calories, Bad Calories (2007) became very influential and changed many people’s view on this. He’s now out with a new book called The Case Against Sugar. Here he answers questions related to obesity, sugar and low-carb diets.
The full 20-minute video is available (with captions and transcript) with a free trial or membership: