The fear of fat goes into free fall


The food revolution continues and the credibility of the old theory that butter is harmful is in free fall. Here’s a real slaughter of the fear of fat in one of the leading scientific medical journals, The British Medical Journal. It’s written by an expert on evidence-based medicine, one of the leaders of the Cochrane Collaboration.

The conclusion? The advice to eat less fat was a gigantic mistake from the beginning, new science show that it isn’t beneficial. Instead it may have led to an increased intake of bad carbohydrates, which is likely fueling today’s epidemics of obesity and diabetes.

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It’s time for all authorities still recommending low-fat replacement products to wake up.


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  1. Randal L. Schwartz
    "The Big Fat Surprise" is really shaking up those that were on the fence. It's not doing much for the entrenched, but Nina Telcholz's seminal book may be the straw that broke the camels back, finally.
  2. Nate
    Yes, free fall! This is an interesting point in the paradigm shifting process. I've heard of the denial stage, the angry stage, the cover-up stage, the 'I already knew that' stage, etc. But never the free fall stage.

    I'm in the middle of watching the Savory Institute's 'Putting Grasslands to Work' on You Tube. One of the speakers makes the point that you cannot change someone's mind by just beating them with facts. Instead, you need to create a new space in their brain for new info. I'm hoping that this free fall stage is doing just that.

  3. Dacy
    Yup, you sure can't.I have noticed the fat phobia continuing here and it finally hit bacon..The fat ends are being removed from USA bacon..Not sure why they waited till now to do it,but I pretty much stopped eating it for that reason. maybe this is their last gasp before they go into free fall? I hope so.
  4. erdoke
    Well, it is just a review of The Big Fat Surprise. That is kind of a big fat surprise.
    Reply: #5
  5. Boundless
    I have to agree that the article is really just a book review. That it's in a medical journal is unusual. But then, the truth about what to eat has always been in med pubs. Typical MDs don't read nutrition papers.

    Although LCHF is turning up frequently in the press, I'm not detecting a free fall.

    Where consensus diet IS in free fall is out in the general public. People who ditch grains, dial down the carbs, dial up ancestral fats, and make a few other tweaks, are getting results that cause them to permanently abandon the insane late 20th century consensus diet.

  6. Nate
    Yes, Boundless. I just talked to an old friend. She had been vegetarian since I first met her 40+ years ago. Recently she got off grains and sugar because her acupuncturist had advised that. Well, she could not stop talking about how great the results were. In fact, I told her about some of the books I've got and she wants to read them all.

    I think the most powerful promotional tool for LCHF is the wonderful feeling of good health after years of pain and suffering. And for my friend, she felt validated after years of doctors telling her it is all in her head. It is so refreshing and even energizing. I'm waiting for her kids to start doing Paleo. And the beat goes on.....

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