Why a revolution?
Diet and Fat: The Biggest Health Blunder in History!
And, it makes us fat. It makes us sick. It dulls our children’s intelligence. In 50 years, we will look back and wonder what in the world we were thinking. Now is a crucial time to expose the truth. Think about it. We all know deep down that something is wrong.
I want people to know the facts so they can make informed decisions. Much to my publicist’s dismay, I often refer to other authors and books, like Gary Taubes or David Gillespie. I also make sure The Fat Revolution and my cookbook are stocked in libraries. That’s because I don’t care where people get the information; I just want them to have it. I want this food craziness to stop. I want people to know there is an easier way.
Why do I care so much? Why do I put my time and energy into this movement?
Because the MAJORITY of women (and a lot of men) struggle with weight, when I know a simple solution. When I know it isn’t difficult. When I know we are all being fattened like cattle. How do they fatten cows? With loads of fatty foods? No! With grain. We have the wrong information and it means we are always fighting a losing battle.
Because people diagnosed with heart disease receive exactly the WRONG advice. Our loved ones are dying because of misinformation. Isn’t this worth an investigation?
Because people suffer from man-made disease, chronic illnesses that are completely preventable. In Australia, 1 in 2 will get cancer, 1 in 4 currently has diabetes, and someone dies from heart disease every 10 minutes. Not to mention all the other man-made ailments cropping up like sports injuries (from connective tissue breakdown), chronic fatigue, and auto-immune diseases just to name a few. This is crazy. Is current dietary advice working? Despite medical advances, disease is growing at an alarming rate.
Because children’s natural brilliance is being dimmed. Even 10 years ago, a much smaller percentage of children suffered from learning disabilities, behaviour issues, and other problems. Today, on MASS, children struggle with gross motor skill, focus, and energy. And, I’m just going to say it; their IQ is a fraction of what it should be. And, we now have the first generation expected to die before their parents. That means, 5 to 10 years before we die, we have to watch our children die? I don’t know how you feel, but this is not ok with me!
Our looks are changing too! Our natural human blueprint is beautiful (we are all meant to be attractive). Because of major changes in western nutrition, our faces are changing. Foreheads protrude, eyes develop closer together, teeth are crooked (yes, because of nutrition), jaws protrude, etc. Adele Davis, a nutrition writer back in the 50s was the first to recognise this problem, and it isn’t getting any better. Our children should be a picture of health, but many don’t look well, and most have blue circles under their eyes. The answer is so simple, and this is so easy to change!
What’s the problem? We all are misinformed. In most cases, it’s simply a matter of mistaken consensus. We’ve all been told fat makes us fat. We’ve all been told that fat causes heart disease and stroke. What if this theory was never based on fact, but has been accepted because it’s the consensus of the majority? What if, like Gary Taubes says, “it has all been a big fat lie?”
How did this happen?
Humans have been eating fat for thousands of years, prior to it becoming taboo in the 1950s. In the 1800s, we ate plenty of fat, and heart disease was practically non-existent. It only started cropping up when we introduced sugar into our diet, so by the 1920s and 30s, it was well and truly on the rise.
The history of the biggest health mistake
In 1953, Ancel Keys came up with a theory that saturated fat intake increased risk for heart disease. His theory was never proven (with a complete, scientific study), but it started a snowball, and became the newest big thing. There were actually many scientists at the time who disagreed, but as the idea gained more and more momentum, and was taken on board by government, those who opposed were disregarded.
We now have loads of evidence discrediting the theory, however, it’s very slow for people to take it on. I’m sure nobody wants to admit to such a blunder. It’s so ingrained in our society; it would take a lot of guts to say, ‘Hey, we were wrong; let’s change our entire diet.’
In fact, many studies have been conducted over the years, and they have all proved that saturated fat doesn’t cause heart disease, but the results have been swept under the rug. The Minnesota Coronary Study was done as early as 1972 and showed that people on a cholesterol-lowering diet had significantly greater mortality than those on a regular diet. Did we hear about it? No. The results were finally published in 1989. 17 years later! When interviewing Ivan Frantz Jr, Gary Taubes asked why the results weren’t published in 1972, and the response was “We didn’t like the results.” Ancel Keys was a collaborator for the study.
In 1988, the surgeon general’s office (responsible for health mandates in the U.S.) decided to gather all the evidence linking saturated fat to heart disease, to prove the theory once and for all (probably to quieten people like me). In 1999, after 11 years of research, they were unable to prove it, and killed the project.
No report was ever released, but I spoke to Gary Taubes personally, who interviewed the responsible parties. The comment from Bill Harlan was “The report was initiated with a preconceived opinion of the conclusions, but the science behind those opinions was clearly not holding up. Clearly the thoughts of yesterday were not going to serve us very well.” In other words, the entire idea that fat caused heart disease was flawed, and in fact, completely incorrect.
Another recent study, published in 2010, was done at the Oakland Research Institute in California. The researchers pooled the data from 21 studies, including 348,000 subjects, and found no difference in the risks of heart disease and stroke between people with the lowest and highest intakes of saturated fat.
We actually have NO evidence supporting the original theory presented by Ancel Keys, and loads of evidence telling us it is wrong. But, because it is so ingrained, many people don’t even want to consider it.
Many well-known doctors, naturopaths, and nutritionists are now re-educating people that fat never was the issue, and is actually an essential nutrient. Like I said before, the real culprit behind heart disease is sugar, and anything that turns to sugar in our blood (excess carbohydrates, like grain). To see the actual studies, click here.
How does sugar cause Heart Disease?
In a multitude of ways, but here is one that we can easily understand. Diabetics often have limbs amputated because their blood vessels and arteries become so clogged that they can no longer be repaired. Excess sugar in the blood is quite sharp, so it scrapes the sides of the blood vessels; this causes holes on the inside of the vessel, which are repaired by scabs. Each scab, gets broken again by the sugar, and is replaced with a bigger scab. The process continues until the artery is completely blocked. The medical term for this process is acute thrombosis.
So, what have we done to combat heart disease? We advocate low-fat. When fat is removed, products are loaded with sugar to replace the taste. Low-fat products in the supermarket, recommended for heart health, are full of sugar. One tub of low-fat yoghurt typically contains about 6 or 7 teaspoons of sugar.
Now that you know sugar is the culprit behind heart disease, can you see what we are doing? We are giving people heart disease! Not to mention all the other disease sugar causes.
Sugar is a poison
I know this sounds extreme, but it really is the case. In addition to causing heart disease, sugar causes many other issues, including upsetting the PH of the body. The body constantly tries to correct the imbalance, but needs loads of vitamins and minerals to do so, including calcium. It eventually has to take calcium from our bones, which causes bone loss and tooth decay. Any form of tooth decay is also a sign of bone loss. There was no tooth decay in traditional human societies (pre-civilisation), and they had no tooth brushes. And, their teeth were perfectly straight; no crowding.
And, there are many delicious alternatives to sugar, so we can still enjoy our favourite foods, including chocolate, ice cream, cake, trifles, mousse, and more.
We must get over this crazy idea that fat is bad for us
Saturated fat is healthy and a natural part of our diet. In addition to other fats, our family eats over 2 kilos of butter per week, and we are all fit and healthy. At 41, people often ask me for my secrets. Eating fat is one of them. When we remove it from our diet, we get fat, we get sick, and we age much faster than we should.
And, we don’t have to exercise hard to burn it off. I love exercise, but when it comes to weight loss, it is completely unnecessary! For those who think you have to work hard to get results, think again. It is about the food we eat, not how much we do. When we constantly fatten ourselves with grains and sugars, then weight loss is hard. Weight-loss is simple and easy with the right diet.