Uncle Sam’s #1 Health LIE!
There are about 320 million people in the United States right now — and our government owes an apology to each and every one of them.
Because for years they tried to beat TERRIBLE advice into our heads about how cutting saturated fats would help us avoid heart disease, diabetes, obesity and cancer.
And if you tried to stand up to this indoctrination (you know, with actual facts) Uncle Sam and the mainstream medical establishment called you a quack.
Well, a new study has confirmed—again—that cutting down on saturated fat doesn’t do a darned thing to protect against heart disease.
In other words, we’ve been getting wrong (and dangerous) advice.
Am I surprised? OF COURSE NOT!
The premise that saturated fat caused heart disease was built on a foundation of sand, and it was bound to crumble sooner or later.
One of my favorite health experts, Dr. William Campbell Douglass, used to say, “Fat doesn’t make you fat.” That was 40 years ago, so a sentence like that landed him squarely in the “quack” category.
But Dr. Douglass was ahead of his time. And now, 40 years later, the mainstream is realizing just how right he was.
In this article, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, the authors point to an important study that showed that there was no association between eating saturated fat and coronary heart disease, dying from coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, or all-cause mortality!
That’s just one of numerous other studies that bust the diet-heart hypothesis. For example…
- The giant, $725 million dollar Women’s Health Initiative, which followed 20,000 women for an average of 8 years, found NO LINK between fat intake and cardiovascular disease risk.
- A meta-analysis published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2010 pooled all of the trials with reliable data and concluded there was NO EVIDENCE of increased risk of coronary heart disease with increased saturated fats in the diet.
- The same journal reported on a study of over 58,000 Japanese people which found that those with more saturated fats in the diet had 31% less strokes and 18% less cardiovascular disease.
If lowering cholesterol was truly the answer to heart disease, shouldn’t the numbers be going down—not up? Yet heart disease remains the number one killer of Americans, with recent numbers showing it’s only getting worse.
A better predictor of heart disease risk is a ratio of total cholesterol to good cholesterol (HDL). And do you know the best way to get that ratio back in better balance?
You guessed it… EAT MORE FAT!
Studies show that replacing refined carbohydrates with high-fat foods like fish, nuts, and olive oil—along with some lifestyle changes like more exercise and less stress—reduces the ratio between total and HDL cholesterol.
These foods are loaded with omega-3s, polyphenols, and alpha linoleic acid—nutrients proven to reduce inflammation and improve overall health.
In fact, one study even showed that a high-fat diet led to a 30 percent reduction in cardiovascular events compared to a low-fat diet. Again and again studies show that making the switch to a high-fat diet reduces heart attacks and death.
So here’s my advice to you today: eat more fat!
I get plenty of saturated fats in my diet from tropical oils like palm and coconut. Butter is one of my favorites—but it’s best when organic and raw.
Animal fats are also a good source of saturated fats, again these should be organic as toxins are usually fat soluble and will be concentrated in the fat of an animal. Grass fed animals also have less omega 6 fats than grain fed ones.
To a brighter day,
Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
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