The Heart Association’s Junk Science Diet

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This article published in The Daily Beast is written by a board certified cardiologist and Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. It looks at the increasing evidence that a low-fat diet is unhealthy for your heart and questions why the American Heart Association continues to recommend it. Her conclusion is that it is hugely profitable.

How the Western Diet Has Derailed Our Evolution

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This article from Nautilus looks at how a Western diet and lifestyle has drastically altered our ancestral gut microbiome. By failing to adequately nourish key microbes, the Western diet may also be starving them out of existence and the microbial die-outs are compounding across generations. The hope is that beneficial microbes can be separated from the dangerous ones, and that “good” ones can soon be restored.

World Health Organisation, meat & cancer

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Zoë Harcombe looks at the recent report from the World Health Organisation linking red meat consumption and cancer and provides five reasons why it’s safe to ignore it. “Nothing has changed from my fundamental belief that human beings should eat real food (especially grass-fed, naturally reared meat and naturally preserved meat).”

Coca-Cola’s sneaky, evil politics: How Big Soda twisted race and used the Koch Brothers to fight a tax

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There’s no doubt Coca Cola has had a bad year; sales are dropping, ‘Coca-Cola Life’ has been a failure and the cat’s out of the bag in terms of Coke funding biased scientific research. But never under estimate Coke. Here’s a great article that outlines the tactics the company is willing to employ to maintain their market share at the expense of our health.

Coca-Cola Funds Scientists Who Shift Blame for Obesity Away From Bad Diets

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The New York Times reports that Coca Cola has been busted for funneling millions into scientific research that promotes a lack of exercise as the main contributor to obesity, rather than the consumption of sugar sweetened beverages and calories. The group’s website also omitted mention of Coke’s backing until Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, an obesity expert at the University of Ottawa, wrote to the organization to inquire about its funding.

Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants

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TYPEONEGRIT is a Facebook group where adults and parents of children with Type-1 Diabetes share the science and provide support for managing the disease using a Low Carbohydrate diet. It can be very difficult going against the mainstream advice of Endocrinologists, Diabetes Educators and Dietitians and in this post Marty Kendall says thank you to some brave individuals.

Ketogenic Diets to Treat Cancer

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Drs. Richard David Feinman and Eugene J. Fine have created a www.booster.com campaign to raise funding for further research into the use of ketogenic diets to treat cancer. Pledging $17 to the campaign will get you a very cool ‘ketone bodies’ t-shirt and aid their research.

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