Saturated Fats and Health: A Reassessment and Proposal for Food-based Recommendations

The recommendation to limit dietary saturated fatty acid (SFA) intake has persisted despite mounting evidence to the contrary. Most recent meta-analyses of randomized trials and observational studies found no beneficial effects of reducing SFA intake on cardiovascular disease (CVD) and total mortality, and instead found protective effects against stroke. Although SFAs increase low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol, …

Let Them Eat Dirt – Why Dirt & Microbes Could Be Good for Us

Have we become too clean? Brett Finlay discusses whether we have taken our war on germs a step too far, the research on tailored diets to address diabetes and obesity, fecal transplants for IBS, how microbes play a part in atherosclerosis, heart disease, strokes, depression, body odour, even jet lag. The gut-brain axis, autism, ADHD, …

To The Low Carb Naysayers – Fat Is Not The Problem

I was asked recently how I managed to lose so much weight and reverse diabetes, but during my enthusiastic explanation of the LCHF diet I was interrupted with the usual question "But all that fat will put your cholesterol through the roof!, you obviously need to take statins?" My response of "No, its actually carbohydrates …

The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet

Red meat, eggs, and whole milk should never have been vilified and belong in our diet. This thoroughly researched and captivating expose of the dietary guidelines first introduced in the USA and later adopted by the UK flies in the face of the dogma we are subjected to on a daily basis and proves, without …

The French Paradox

“They [the French] are annoyingly thin. If you go to France and see an obese person, it’s probably an American on vacation” Dr David Diamond- Demonisation and Deception in Cholesterol Research The French Paradox, a term coined in the 1980’s began the quest to answer the enigma that French people, despite consuming more wine per capita …