What’s “good” and “bad” in the name of health? Three accomplished physicians (Frank Lipman, Mark Hyman, and Joel Kahn) duke it out over the right way to eat for optimal health.
David Diamond on the Demonization and Deception in Cholesterol Research
For the past 60 years there has been a concerted effort to demonize saturated fats, found in animal products and tropical oils, and cholesterol, in our food and blood. Despite the well-established health benefits of diets rich in cholesterol and saturated fat, flawed, deceptive and biased research has created the myth that a low fat, plant-based diet is ideal for good health. Poorly conducted epidemiological research, U.S. government intervention and misinformation conveyed by contemporary lifestyle researchers have contributed to the current state of confusion on dietary influences on health. The public must educate themselves on how to optimize their diet and cardiovascular health.
Doctors regularly prescribe statin drugs to treat high cholesterol, telling patients 1) high cholesterol causes heart disease and 2) statin drugs are the best way to treat high cholesterol. This practice has come into serious question. Does research support our long-held beliefs in cholesterol? No. Not only has this belief not helped in reducing heart disease, but the belief that a low-fat diet combined with statin drugs may actually be doing harm. After all, most low-fat foods are high in sugar, and we now know that sugar is the real multi-purpose-poison.
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This article claims that low-fat beats low-carb.
Confusing? Yes! The real answer is if you are on a carb diet you will never be satisfied. Always hungry . However in a high fat diet you’ll will be satisfied and not hungry. The answer is Leptin, the hormone that turns off the switch to full. It’s what they don’t tell you that’s important, not what they do tell you. Is America fat and sick or thin and healthy.