This article looks at new research that has drawn a possible connection between the increase in the rate of autoimmune diseases and the increasing amount of food additives used in certain processed foods. Glucose, salt, emulsifiers, organic solvents, gluten, mTG and nanoparticles are being extensively and increasingly used by food manufacturers however all of these food additives increase intestinal permeability.
Written by Dr. Phil Maffetone, this article looks at the changes that came about in 2015 to finally kill-off the credibility of the low-fat diet message. Specifically he notes that The Journal of the American Medical Association printed a comment that it “tacitly acknowledges the lack of convincing evidence to recommend low-fat, high-carbohydrate diets for the general public in the prevention or treatment of any major health outcome, including heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, or obesity.”
British cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra succinctly explains his low carb journey and reveals why you need to let fat be your medicine. “In my opinion a perfect storm of biased research funding, biased reporting in the media and commercial conflicts of interest have contributed to an epidemic of misinformed doctors and misinformed patients. The result is a nation of over-medicated sugar addicts who are eating and pill-popping their way to years of misery with chronic debilitating diseases and an early grave”.
This article written by Michael F. Jacobson looks at the “Snackwell effect” which posits that back in the 1980s and 1990s, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans told everyone to eat less fat and the American public responded by replacing fat with more refined carbohydrates, especially sugar. Jacobson argues that this story is wrong on the facts and is a damaging distraction that obscures the real causes (and solutions) for diet-related, preventable disease.
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.
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.
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).”
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.
Dr. Troy Stapleton has spoken about his experiences at a number of our Low Carb Down Under events and inspired many people with Type-1 Diabetes to go Low Carb.
He has recently returned from six days hiking in the Tasmanian wilderness. Here’s how he did it.