Many people believe dietary fat increases cholesterol and that this leads to heart disease. In the medical establishment this is known as the Lipid Hypothesis. A growing number of research scientists now believe this hypothesis is oversimplified and mostly wrong. Despite this, most doctors still advocate a low-fat diet rich in wholegrain along with a preference for vegetable oils over animal fats.
Chris Masterjohn has made a name for himself on the blogosphere by addressing common misconceptions about cholesterol. In this article he analyses the available literature on the topic, and gives his view on what the real truth is.
Ask your doctor to read this if he or she has concerns about the fat content of a Primal diet.
Here is also a brief video primer:
This just became my new favourite YouTube video!!
Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt shares the horrifying statistics for obesity in the western world as well as the latest scientific evidence on the causes. He then goes through the extraordinary story of Dr. Annika Dahlqkvist’s fight with Swedish medical authorities to get low-carb nutrition recognised as a legitimate approach to addressing obesity and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Dahlqkvist won the case, and as a result, low-carb living is becoming mainstream in Sweden.
This video is well worth 55 minutes of anyone’s time, in my humble view!