The Low-Fat vs. Low-Carb Diet Debate Has a New Answer

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Time magazine looks at the recently released PURE study which involved analysis of the diets of 135,000 people from 18 different countries. “Individuals with high carbohydrate intake might benefit from a reduction in carbohydrate intake and an increase in the consumption of fats,” the study authors write.

Are You a Carboholic? Why Cutting Carbs Is So Tough

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Another brilliant article from Gary Taubes looking at how a slip can easily descend into a binge because of the addictive nature of carbohydrates. Eating fat-rich foods, “helps extinguish binge behaviour,” Dr. Ludwig says, “as opposed to high-carb foods which exacerbate it.”

Victory For Prof. Tim Noakes!

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Professor Tim Noakes has been found innocent of the charge of Unprofessional Conduct! Congratulations to The Prof, Tim’s Angels and his fantastic legal team. This is a massive win for common sense, nutrition science and LCHF!!

Why DAA May Regret ‘Sleeping With The Enemy’

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In part three of Marika Sboro’s four part investigation of the Dietitian’s Association of Australia she looks at the problems associated with self regulation and the unavoidable conflicts of interest that arise from accepting ‘Big Food’ funding. “Usually, sitting at the table with industry means that industry sets the table, chooses the menu and leaves the health organisation with the bill – and its reputation in tatters.”

Big Food vs. Tim Noakes: The Final Crusade

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This article from The Russells is an extremely detailed and well-researched exposé of the ties between dietitians and Big Food in South Africa. “To some, the Noakes trial may look like fascist speech repression in promotion of toxic products, but for Coca-Cola and its proxies, it is just good business”.

Those who promote a high fat low carbohydrate diet are silenced around the world

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The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency have issued a lifelong ruling to Dr. Gary Fettke, who despite being a qualified orthopaedic surgeon, is now no longer allowed to speak publicly on matters of nutrition. Interestingly, the ruling does not allow Gary to even do research in the area or gain further qualification because that would involve him communicating in the area of nutrition. Scottish doctor Malcolm Kendrick offers his take on the matter here.

Coke and Pepsi Give Millions to Public Health, Then Lobby Against It

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Further examples have emerged of ‘Big Soda’ using corporate philanthropy to undermine public health measures and silence calls for a soda tax. In one instance, the mayor of Philadelphia proposed a soda tax in 2010 and the beverage industry offered $10 million to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia if the tax proposal was dropped.

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