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A few tidbits to digest, just click on the blue highlighted link:




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  • Nov 11, 2016 - Possibly the worlds first Low Carb High Fat restaurant, Karibu Cafe opens in Perth Australia.
  • Sept 24, 2016 - Dr Jason Fung - Canadian doctor & author of the book "The Obesity Code" interview on Fox TV's Health Talk Show
  • Aug 7, 2016 - World Heart Federation Conference - Mexico City July 2016. Presentation from Canada's McMaster University concludes that we must reduce refined carbs and increase healthy fat intake to reduce heart disease risk.
  • June 11, 2016 - Dr Gary Fettke - Nutrition and Cancer - Time to Rethink. This youtube video walks you through the evidence for the updated knowledge on cancer as a metabolic disease.
  • May 31, 2016 - Mercola.com - How a High Fat Diet Helps Starve Cancer is a straight forward overview of the latest research as it applies to nutrition health and cancer prevention.
  • May 15, 2016 - Diet Doctor - Guess what the worlds oldest woman had for breakfast every morning?
  • May 9, 2016 - Straights Times Singapore - The rice you eat is worse than sugary drinks.
  • May 6, 2016 - Scottish doctor, Malcolm Kendrick advises: Greater cholesterol lowering actually increases risk of death.
  • Apr 19, 2016 - Time Magazine - The Case Against Low-Fat Milk is Greater Than Ever.
  • Apr 3, 2016 - The Province Newspaper (Vancouver) - Canada Food Guide is Fueling Obesity Epidemic, and we should eat more fat.
  • Mar 25, 2016 - Reebok bans carbs & sugar laden food from it's Head Office in Canton, MA. The decision was well received around the company. Check it out here.
  • Mar 19, 2016 - The United Kingdom government introduces a sugar tax in order to curb obesity. This is a bold move by Chancellor George Osborne, but the buzz is that the government was getting pushed into action by the efforts/actions of the UK health lobby & TV Chef Jamie Oliver.
  • Feb 27, 2016 - Mail & Guardian News - Government of South Africa plans to introduce added sin tax for sugar (in soft drinks) to help reduce consumption and associated costs with high obesity and diabetes etc.
  • Feb 20, 2016- Fruit that we consume today is much sweeter (high carb load) than our ancestors had access to as per this example "What Fruits and Vegetables Looked Like Before We Domesticated Them".
  • Feb 14, 2016 - Harvard Medical School nutrition expert, Dr David Ludwig recommends eating a lot more fat in this article by Rebecca Harrington
  • Dec 28, 2015 - Cholesterol Goes Up Heart Disease Goes Down report on Japanese research findings from Dr Malcolm Kendrick.
  • Dr Sun, Professor of Nutrition, Harvard says his groups research on potatoes (especially french fries) indicates they are a high risk food for diabetes due to their very high carb load.
  • Joslin Diabetes Center (worlds largest diabetes research centre) based in Boston Massachusetts head doctor, Dr. Osama Hammy has gone on the record to state: “It is clear that we made a major mistake in recommending the increase of carbohydrates load to >40% of the total caloric intake. This era should come to an end if we seriously want to reduce the obesity and diabetes epidemics.” ….now if they can just get their recommendation for carbs down to 10% (or less) of dietary intake.
  • The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans is due this month (December 2015). This "guide" is updated with the latest information every 5 years. Unfortunately the information is not driven by science, but rather by political influence and lobbying by food industry people. The resulting report is offered as "the latest science" when in fact it is nothing of the sort. Dr Michael Eades spells out the story in his recent post "Dietary Science or…?"
  • Nov 26, 2015 - BBC Documentary - Doctor In The House Dr Chattergee does overnight stay & spends 2 months observing/helping a family correct diseases of metabolic origin.
  • Nov 23, 2015 - CBC News: Butter shortage in Canada caused by consumers shifting away from margarine.
  • If carbs & sugar are so good for us, why does our body not naturally store them in their original form?
  • After swallowing, ground grain foods (bread, pasta, cookies, crackers, biscuits, bagels, cereal etc) are quickly converted, entering our blood stream as sugar.
  • Table sugar has a Glycemic Index (blood sugar level) of 59, but a slice of whole grain bread has a whopping rating of 72.
  • The disease "diabetes" used to be called "sugar diabetes".
  • Modern fruit juices are much higher in sugar content than the stuff your grandparents drank, mostly due to growers breeding new plants for higher sweetness. Check out this story about fruit juice from Mail Online UK.
  • Paleoanthropology research has uncovered the fact that humans suffered nutritionally soon after the development of agriculture.
  • People in western nations 100 years ago ate a lot more fat than we now do…..and they were a lot less obese!
  • Carbohydrates are NOT essential for survival. Our body can easily create any carbs it requires from protein through the process of Gluconeogenosis.
  • The "French Paradox" coined in the 1980's, with France's population eating a high fat diet with the benefit of having a low incidence of heart disease is now understood to be a better diet for all of us.
  • Humans have only been consuming farmed grains for around 0.4% of our time on earth (10K years vs 2.5M years), hardly long enough for our digestive systems to fully adjust to higher carbohydrate loads.
  • Skeletons from Greece and Turkey show that the average height of hunter-gatherers toward the end of the ice ages was a generous 5' 9'' for men, 5' 5'' for women. With the adoption of agriculture (now eating grains), height crashed, and by 3000 B. C. had reached a low of only 5' 3'' for men, 5' for women (Discover Magazine).
  • Humans evolved to eat nutrient dense diets high in fat & protein with a smaller digestive capacity for vegetable matter. The digestive tract (GI tract) of humans is extremely similar to that of dogs & cats (carnivores) and does not readily absorb vegetable matter due to its lengthy small colon and relatively stubby large colon. Primates such as gorillas, chimpanzees and bonobos all have long large colons that host lots of microbes to digest fibrous vegetable material.
  • Eating healthy saturated and monounsaturated fats actually improves your blood lipids by increasing HDL cholesterol and decreasing LDL cholesterol.
  • Human mothers milk is very high in saturated fat (54% in 1st world countries) to better nourish their babies.
  • To turn vegetable oil into margarine, manufacturers use a process called hydrogenation (gas pumped through oil at high temperature), which produces dangerous trans fats.
  • Gluten & grains are present in most processed foods and are therefore very hard to avoid without good vigilance.
  • The term "to bant" came from the popular diet of William Banting (1863).
  • The book "Diabetic Cookery" written by Rebecca W. Oppenheimer in 1917 recommends a Low Carb High Fat approach.
  • 10 companies that control much of what Western people eat, especially processed food (see graphic below from Oxfam) that is mostly composed of sugar, carbs & polyunsaturated fats. Click here for a larger picture.

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For a more detailed view of the 10 food companies that sell us the majority of processed pseudo food, click here.

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