Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Big Fat Lies
"Jack Sprat could eat no fat; his wife could eat no lean..." According to conventional dietary wisdom, Jack is doing things right and his wife is in for a WHOLE lot of trouble! But what if the reality of it was nearly opposite of what we've been told all these years?
Here is a little clip from the documentary "Fat Head" which is like the high-fat/low carb counterpart to "Super-Size Me". It takes to task the idea that dietary fat is the root of all evil (a.k.a the "Lipid Hypothesis"); that it causes obesity, high cholesterol, heart disease, strokes, diabetes, etc.
It's based upon the book "Good Calories, Bad Calories" by Gary Taubes and the ground-breaking work of physicians like Dr's Mike and Mary Dan Eades. Many researchers and doctors are finding out that it's the carbs, not the fats that are the real root of so many woes!
It's eye opening to see the flawed data upon which our fear of dietary fat (especially saturated fat) is based on:
For more info on fat, read this excellent article by Mary Enig, PhD. (one of the preeminent experts on the biochemisrty of fats) and Sally Fallon, of the Weston A. Price Foundation.