♥ Book Title : The Big Fat Surprise
☯ Full Synopsis : "Challenges popular misconceptions about fats and nutrition science, revealing the distorted claims of nutrition studies while arguing that more dietary fat can lead to better health, wellness, and fitness."Article| Nina Teicholz| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : The Big Fat Surprise
☯ Full Synopsis : "A New York Times bestseller Named one of The Economist’s Books of the Year 2014 Named one of The Wall Street Journal’s Top Ten Best Nonfiction Books of 2014 Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Books of 2014 Forbes’s Most Memorable Healthcare Book of 2014 Named a Best Food Book of 2014 by Mother Jones Named one of Library Journal's Best Books of 2014 In The Big Fat Surprise, investigative journalist Nina Teicholz reveals the unthinkable: that everything we thought we knew about dietary fat is wrong. She documents how the low-fat nutrition advice of the past sixty years has amounted to a vast uncontrolled experiment on the entire population, with disastrous consequences for our health. For decades, we have been told that the best possible diet involves cutting back on fat, especially saturated fat, and that if we are not getting healthier or thinner it must be because we are not trying hard enough. But what if the low-fat diet is itself the problem? What if the very foods we’ve been denying ourselves—the creamy cheeses, the sizzling steaks—are themselves the key to reversing the epidemics of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease? In this captivating, vibrant, and convincing narrative, based on a nine-year-long investigation, Teicholz shows how the misinformation about saturated fats took hold in the scientific community and the public imagination, and how recent findings have overturned these beliefs. She explains why the Mediterranean Diet is not the healthiest, and how we might be replacing trans fats with something even worse. This startling history demonstrates how nutrition science has gotten it so wrong: how overzealous researchers, through a combination of ego, bias, and premature institutional consensus, have allowed dangerous misrepresentations to become dietary dogma. With eye-opening scientific rigor, The Big Fat Surprise upends the conventional wisdom about all fats with the groundbreaking claim that more, not less, dietary fat—including saturated fat—is what leads to better health and wellness. Science shows that we have been needlessly avoiding meat, cheese, whole milk, and eggs for decades and that we can now, guilt-free, welcome these delicious foods back into our lives."Article| Nina Teicholz| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Big Fat Surprise
☯ Full Synopsis : "In The Big Fat Surprise, investigative journalist Nina Teicholz reveals the unthinkable: everything we thought we knew about dietary fat is wrong. For the past 60 years, we have been told that the best possible diet involves cutting back on fat, especially saturated fat. But what if the low-fat diet is itself the problem? What if the very foods we’ve been denying ourselves — the creamy cheeses, the sizzling steaks — are the key to reversing the epidemics of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease? In this captivating, vibrant, and convincing narrative, based on a nine-year-long investigation, Teicholz shows how the misinformation about saturated fats took hold in the scientific community and the public imagination, and how recent findings have overturned these beliefs. She explains why the Mediterranean diet is not the healthiest, and how we might be replacing trans fats with something even worse. With eye-opening scientific rigour, The Big Fat Surprise makes the ground-breaking claim that more, not less, dietary fat — including saturated fat — is what leads to better health and wellness. Science shows that we have been needlessly avoiding meat, cheese, whole milk, and eggs for decades, and that we can now, guilt-free, welcome these delicious foods back into our lives."Article| Nina Teicholz| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Intelligent Medicine
☯ Full Synopsis : "A complete health manual that examines each system of the aging baby-boomer's body, discussing how to prevent problems, ways to avert them, and what to do if they are already full blown"Article| Ronald L. Hoffman| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Big Fat Surprise by Nina Teicholz - A 30-minute Instaread Summary
☯ Full Synopsis : "PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary of the book and NOT the original book. The Big Fat Surprise by Nina Teicholz - A 30-minute Instaread Summary Inside this Instaread Summary:Overview of the entire bookIntroduction to the Important people in the bookSummary and analysis of all the chapters in the bookKey Takeaways of the bookA Reader's Perspective Preview of this summary: Introduction The author had the luxury of approaching the nutritional science field as an open-minded individual with no affiliation or funding from any institutions or persons with deeply entrenched views. The result is some alarming information about the ways that nutrition has been misinterpreted for decades. The supposed health hazards of saturated fats found in butter, eggs, and meat have not been substantiated by reliable science. Science supports the fact that the body is healthiest on a diet rich in fat. Chapter 1 Vilhjalmur Stefansson was an anthropologist who lived with the Canadian Arctic Inuit in 1906, eating almost nothing but meat for an entire year. He later wrote the controversial book, Not by Bread Alone, in which he explained that the Eskimos seemed to be the healthiest people he had ever encountered despite their sedentary lifestyles and diets almost void of vegetables and carbohydrates. In 1928, he and a co-worker began a drastic experiment together. They vowed to consume only meat and water for a year. At the end of the year, both men were said to be in perfect health. In the early 1960’s, doctor and professor of biochemistry, George Mann, took a team from Vanderbilt University to Kenya to study the Masai people who ate and drank nothing but meat, blood, and milk. Fat from animal sources was the source of 60 percent of their calories. The blood pressure and weight of these warriors was 50 percent lower than men of the same age in the United States. If American beliefs about animal fat were true, Mann should have seen an epidemic of heart disease among the Masai. However, he found little evidence of heart disease among them. For decades, the American Heart Association (AHA), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and other expert groups have recommended obtaining daily calories from fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. The public has been advised to minimize animal fats and eliminate red meat from their diets despite Mann’s findings and similar evidence from other studies. In the early 1900’s, Sir Robert McCarrison was the director of nutrition research for the British government in the Indian Medical Service. He wrote in detail about the fact that the Sikhs and the Hunzas of northern India did not suffer from cancer, appendicitis, or ulcers like the Western nations did. He also noted that their great health stood in stark contrast to other groups in the southern part of India who lived on mainly white rice and little dairy or meat. Anthropologist Ales Hrdlicka studied the Native Americans of the Southwest between 1898 and 1905. He observed that they ate mainly buffalo, were extremely healthy, and lived very long lives without suffering from malignant diseases. A detail of these early studies often buried, or overlooked, is that humans today eat the muscle of the animal, but this was not always the case. Early humans preferred the fat of the animal over its muscle meat. These viscera are higher in saturated fat. It is hard to even imagine eating this way when contemporary standards advise the public to do the opposite."Article| Instaread Summaries| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Big Fat Lies
☯ Full Synopsis : "Offers a plan for metabolic fitness while debunking height-weight tables, fat consumption, yo-yo dieting, exercise, and the relationship between health and obesity."Article| Glenn Alan Gaesser| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Bad Food Bible
☯ Full Synopsis : "Physician and popular New York Times Upshot contributor Aaron Carroll mines the latest evidence to show that many "bad" ingredients actually aren't unhealthy, and in some cases are essential to our well-being. Advice about food can be confusing. There's usually only one thing experts can agree on: some ingredients--often the most enjoyable ones--are bad for you, full stop. But as Aaron Carroll explains, these oversimplifications are both wrong and dangerous: if we stop consuming some of our most demonized ingredients altogether, it may actually hurt us. InThe Bad Food Bible, Carroll examines the scientific evidence, showing among other things that you can: �Eat red meat several times a week:The health effects are negligible for most people, and actually positive if you're 65 or older. �Have a drink or two a day:As long as it's in moderation, it will protect you against cardiovascular disease without much risk. �Enjoy a gluten-loaded bagel from time to time: It has less fat and sugar, fewer calories, and more fiber than a gluten-free one. �Eat more salt:If your blood pressure is normal, you should be more worried about getting toolittle sodium than having too much. Full of counterintuitive lessons about food we hate to love, The Bad Food Bible is for anyone who wants to forge eating habits that are sensible, sustainable, and occasionally indulgent."Article| Aaron Carroll| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Lore of Nutrition
☯ Full Synopsis : "In December 2010, Professor Tim Noakes was introduced to a way of eating that was contrary to everything he had been taught and was accepted as conventional nutrition ‘wisdom’. Having observed the benefits of the low-carb, high-fat lifestyle first-hand, and after thorough and intensive research, Noakes enthusiastically revealed his findings to the South African public in 2012. The backlash from his colleagues in the medical establishment was as swift as it was brutal, and culminated in a misconduct inquiry launched by the Health Professions Council of South Africa. The subsequent hearing lasted well over a year, but Noakes ultimately triumphed, being found not guilty of unprofessional conduct in April 2017. In Lore of Nutrition, he explains the science behind the low-carb, high-fat/Banting diet, and why he champions this lifestyle despite the constant persecution and efforts to silence him. He also discusses at length what he has come to see as a medical and scientific code of silence that discourages anyone in the profession from speaking out against the current dietary guidelines. Leading food, health and medical journalist Marika Sboros, who attended every day of the HPCSA hearing, provides the fascinating backstory to the inquiry, which often reads like a spy novel. Lore of Nutrition is an eye-opener and a must-read for anyone who cares about their health."Article| Tim Noakes| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : What the Fat?
☯ Full Synopsis : "It's time to flip the pyramid and break free of fat phobia. Once you understand the emerging science behind reducing carbs and embracing healthy fats - illuminated in friendly fashion by a Professor in fat research, a whole-foods Dietitian & a Michelin-trained Chef - you'll discover a new way of eating that offers wellness, fitness, and satisfaction. Complete with nearly 70 recipes that will start you on the road to metabolic harmony (plus an overview of the therapeutic potential of extreme carb restriction, or fat-burning ketogenic eating), What The Fat? is a book that will truly change your life. For good. -- back cover."Article| Grant Schofield| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Fats that Heal, Fats that Kill
☯ Full Synopsis : "Fats that Heal Fats that Kill presents the most current research on common and lesser known oils with therapeutic potential: flax, hemp, olive, fish, evening primrose, borage, blackcurrant, and even the much maligned snake oil. Here the author exposes the manufacturing processes that turn healing fats into killing fats, explains the effects of these damaged fats on human health, and discloses the information that enables you to choose health-promoting oils."Article| Udo Erasmus| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Big Fat Secret
☯ Full Synopsis : "John Mckenna brings all his scientific and medical training to the fore in writing this book which deals with certain critical issues facing western society. He explains in simple language how the statistics are showing that all of us are slowing gaining weight. He explains that this sudden increase in weight can be traced back to two decisions made by politicians in the US in the mid-1970s. These politicians altered the way in which food was manufactured and in so doing altered the health of everyone on a western diet. As a result we now have an obesity crisis in many western nations. John goes on to explain how these changes in processed foods have altered how the body handles food and leads to a fatty liver, diabetes and obesity. He also explains why the authorities are silent about the real cause of obesity and why the medical approach of "eat less fat and exercise more" has had no effect on the epidemic. The book goes on to explain effective treatment in the form of diet and explains which supplements are helpful. There is also a chapter dealing with how one' s emotional state has a direct impact on the progression of the disorder. To the point, insightful and informative - The Big Fat Secret will provide the answers to your questions and change the way you look at certain foods... for good!"Article| John Mckenna| Statement ..."