Dr. Salim Yusuf and the PURE study

Saturated fat isn't bad for you

If you’ve been following a low-carbohydrate diet for any length of time and have experienced the changes in weight and energy levels, the reductions in blood sugar and blood pressure, and the improvement in GERD that typically accompany such diets, you may wonder why the mainstream doesn’t jump aboard.  I know I did. When I […]

The Cholesterol Myths

  Danish physician, Dr. Uffe Ravnskov, has for years been at the forefront of the movement to de-demonize cholesterol. Not only has he written three popular books on the subject, he has published over a hundred articles in the medical and scientific literature and spoken at academic conferences the world over. In addition, he founded […]

Cholesterol and heart disease: Where is the science?

In 1957 one of the first studies testing the idea that substituting polyunsaturated fat for saturated fat in the diet would lower cholesterol and protect against heart attacks was launched in New York. The results of this study have foreshadowed the results of just about all the cutting-cholesterol-reduces-heart-disease studies since. This study is one of […]

Cholesterol levels: Are they really that important?

Is cholesterol the villain it is made out to be by the medical authorities?  Does too much cholesterol cause heart disease?  Will it shorten your life?  Should you avoid saturated fats to stay free from heart disease?  The answers to these questions are not the ones most people would anticipate.  The video below provides a […]

Eat less, move more, die anyway

Mainstream medicine’s latest multimillion dollar effort to prove the effectiveness of the low-calorie, low-fat diet once again blew up in their collective faces, but that’s not what this post is about. This post is about how mainstream medicine deals with data it doesn’t like. How instead of presenting the data for what it is, mainstream […]

The Big Lie

If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.* Joseph Goebbels (pictured left) Reich Minister of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda The history of our race, and each individual’s experience, are sown thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill and that a lie […]

Rooting out more anti-low-carb bias

In an example of more brain damage from the mainstream medical press, a recent online article from heartwire savaged the low-carb diet as a treatment for diabetes along with one of its main academic proponents.  This piece, when read critically, provides a blueprint for how to subtly (and not so subtly) disparage an idea that […]

You Bet Your Life: An Epilogue to the Cholesterol Story

The first Dietary Goals for the United States (DGUS) were released in 1977 to not a lot of fanfare.  At that time, the great unwashed masses hadn’t really heard much about the word cholesterol, a substance the DGUS recommended that we should limit to 300 mg per day.  Doctors didn’t routinely screen for it, and […]

Saturated fat and heart disease: studies old and new

A study appeared this week sure to drive members of the low-fat and vegan tribes sprinting for their Protexid. Ron Krauss and his group published a paper in the Articles in Press section of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) stating there is no evidence that saturated fat intake increases the risk for heart […]

Four patients who changed my life

In the early 1980s MD and I were laboring away in anonymity in our clinics in Little Rock, Arkansas.  By that time I had gone through my thin-to fat-to thin again metamorphosis, and I was starting to treat patients for obesity.  My own transformation had been fairly striking, a fact not lost on many of […]