Author Archive: Alan Watson

I am a Patient Advocate - an independent nutrition researcher. For 20 years, I've applied what I learned as a History Graduate to unravel the confusion and misinformation spewed from the so called low fat "experts." Also, as a two decade veteran of the herb and nutritional supplement business, I've learned that diabetes and diet-related heart disease are reversible and preventable. Al Watson

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Dr. Malcolm Kendrick – in his words – on the MONICA STUDY

| August 16, 2015
Dr. Malcolm Kendrick – in his words – on the MONICA STUDY

Sept 16 2004 Cholesterol And The French Paradox, The Swiss Paradox, The Russian Paradox, The Lithuanian Paradox…Etc… I was going to write about something else, but I couldn’t resist bringing the latest results from the MONICA study to your attention (MONItor trends in CArdiovascular disease). This study has been going on for ages now. It […]

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The 21 DAY PLAN to prevent and reverse diet-related heart disease

| March 3, 2014
The 21 DAY PLAN to prevent and reverse diet-related heart disease

21 Day Plan is based on the successful clinical experience of Dr. Robert Atkins, cardiologist and family doctor, who – during over 30 years practicing medicine – reversed obesity, type II diabetes, and coronary heart disease in thousands of patients. [The 21 Day Plan was originally published in 21 Days to a Healthy Heart – […]

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Dr. Stephanie Seneff, Senior Researcher, MIT on Cereal Killer

| October 13, 2013
Dr. Stephanie Seneff, Senior Researcher, MIT on Cereal Killer

Dr. Stephanie Seneff compares Taubes’ Good Calories, Bad Calories to Cereal Killer  I think of Alan Watson’s very inviting and easy-to-read 144-page Cereal Killer as a handbook. Taubes and Watson address a gamut of health issues, but Watson centers on cardiovascular health while Taubes spends more time on weight gain and obesity. Watson’s style is […]

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Atkins – Whitaker Debate, Spring 1997

| July 20, 2013 | 4 Replies
Atkins – Whitaker Debate, Spring 1997

In the 1990s, as general manager of Heart Foods, Inc. (we manufactured cayenne-based circulation formulas), I noticed a lot of conflicting information about diet and heart disease. As an example, Dr. Julian Whitaker said eat ‘low fat’ while Dr. Atkins said ‘high fat’ – and both were discussing heart disease. Our customers had questions; they […]

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A critical view of the “Mediterranean Diet”

| June 29, 2013
A critical view of the “Mediterranean Diet”

MONDAY, Feb. 25  (Health Day News) —- the headline read:  Score another heart-health win for the Mediterranean diet The New York Times reported the results of the February 2012 “Mediterranean Diet” study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (and funded by olive oil-producing Spain). “About 30 percent of heart attacks, strokes and deaths […]

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Triglycerides – not cholesterol – is the bona fide risk factor for coronary heart disease

| June 19, 2013 | 39 Replies
Triglycerides – not cholesterol – is the bona fide risk factor for coronary heart disease

When your doctor is visiting you about your blood work, she normally will immediately zero in on your total cholesterol (TC). If it’s over 200 mg/dl, your doctor will likely recommend a statin cholesterol-lowering drug. If you decline, expect repeated attempts to educate you about the danger of ‘high cholesterol.’ In these circumstances, it’s best […]

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Has Low Fat Failed the Test of Time?

| June 14, 2013 | 18 Replies
Has Low Fat Failed the Test of Time?

“The Dietary Guidelines are the cornerstone of federal nutrition policy…” Since 1980, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) have recommended a high carbohydrate, anti-fat diet. According to the Secretary of Agriculture, “Our Dietary Guidelines provide a way for the government to speak with one voice on nutrition and promoting […]

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West of Scotland Coronary Prevention Study – how study statistics are manipulated

| March 18, 2013 | 6 Replies
West of Scotland Coronary Prevention Study – how study statistics are manipulated

In 1995, the results of the West of Scotland Coronary Prevention Study (WOSCPS) were presented in a press release: “People with high cholesterol can rapidly reduce … their risk of death 22 percent by taking a widely prescribed drug called pravastatin. This is the conclusion of a landmark study presented today at the annual meeting […]

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“General of the Army” … your liver

| February 18, 2013 | 9 Replies
“General of the Army” … your liver

If you suffer from abdominal bloating, allergies, bad breath, coated tongue, depression, poor digestion, excessive body heat, frequent fatigue, gall bladder disease (inability to tolerate fatty foods), headaches, high blood pressure, irritable bowel syndrome, overweight, skin problems, sleep disturbances, and sugar cravings, you may want to consider a love your liver program.There is no substitute […]

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13 ways to improve your health in 2015

| January 16, 2013 | 16 Replies
13 ways to improve your health in 2015

1.  Use butter – especially from pastured cows. Butter is our best daily source of infection-fighting Vitamin A. Margarine has none. Also, use lard from outdoor-living pigs. Lard is our best daily source of infection-fighting Vitamin D. Together fat soluble Vitamins A & D fight infection as they help our bodies absorb minerals. 2. Stop […]

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