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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Carbohydrate Induced Lipemia – John Gofman Story

| January 13, 2013
Carbohydrate Induced Lipemia – John Gofman Story

In 1950, medical physicist John Gofman, University of California, published an article in Science pointing out that, as a guide, total cholesterol was “false and highly dangerous” – a poor predictor of heart disease risk. Using a one-of-a-kind ultra-centrifuge, Gofman identified the various lipoproteins and concluded that fat (triglycerides) carried in the blood by VLDL […]

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Scientific Proof: Why Dr. Robert C. Atkins was right all along

| January 8, 2013 | 7 Replies
Scientific Proof: Why Dr. Robert C. Atkins was right all along

In April 2003, walking to work at age 72, Dr. Robert Atkins slipped on an icy New York sidewalk, cracked the back of his head open, developed a blood clot – slipped into a coma and died several days later. His untimely death came just as some members of the Medical Establishment were finally beginning […]

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the essential nature of cholesterol

| December 18, 2012 | 6 Replies
the essential nature of cholesterol

“Cholesterol is absolutely vital for our existence.         Peter Attia, MD There’s no such thing as ‘good and bad’ cholesterol. As shown below, cholesterol is a single natural substance – the grandmother steroid – featuring a four-ring structure of carbon atoms. All steroid hormones (such as Vitamin D) are made from cholesterol, but cholesterol is […]

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Should Women take Statin Drugs – ever?

| November 27, 2012 | 2 Replies
Should Women take Statin Drugs – ever?

A true story… In 1987, Mevacor, the first statin cholesterol-lowering drug, was introduced in record short time. Within a decade, Zocor, Pravachol, Lescol, Lipitor and Baycol were added. In August 2001, after 31 deaths from a muscle-destroying side effect, Bayer of Germany withdrew Baycol. While clinical studies have demonstrated a small benefit among people with […]

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Do we know why we are stuck in a diabetes epidemic?

| November 20, 2012 | 4 Replies
Do we know why we are stuck in a diabetes epidemic?

How about low fat Dietary Guidelines that have been sweet on sugar for 35 years! Even though elevated blood sugar is the common denominator of obesity, diabetes, and diet-related heart disease, the words  “blood sugar” do not appear in the federal government’s official 2010 Dietary Guidelines. During Day 2 of the first meeting of the 2010 […]

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This woman is suffering from cellular starvation!

| November 8, 2012 | 1 Reply
This woman is suffering from cellular starvation!

Flat in the ’60s and ’70s, obesity only began to increase after 1980, the year the “low fat” Dietary Guidelines for Americans became the “Cornerstone of U.S. nutrition policy.” But if you limit fat and foods that contain fat – like red meat – you must eat more of something else and for a majority of Americans […]

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21 Frequently asked questions about heart disease

| November 8, 2012 | 4 Replies
21 Frequently asked questions about heart disease

Question: We have more heart disease today because we’re living longer? _________________________________________________________________________ Answer: No – Adult life expectancy was the same in 1910 as it is today. Average life expectancy was 45 years in 1910. But factor out (1) infant mortality and (2) young women who died giving birth  and the remaining surviving adults were just […]

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True or False? – questions about fat

| November 2, 2012 | 3 Replies
True or False? – questions about fat

We’ve been told to remove chicken skin because it is saturated fat? True – that’s what we’ve been told, but chicken fat is 70 percent unsaturated fat! Chicken fat is dominantly monounsaturated oleic acid, the dominant fat in olive oil (and in our bodies). Chicken fat is also our best source of antimicrobial palmitoleic acid, a monounsaturated […]

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Dr. Robert C. Atkins: Five Stages of Diabetes

| October 8, 2012
Dr. Robert C. Atkins:  Five Stages of Diabetes

  In his book 2000 book, Age-Defying Diet Revolution, the late Dr. Robert Atkins warned us that the emphasis on carbohydrates in the U.S. Dietary Guidelines will be a costly mistake. Dr. Atkins describes how Type II diabetes inflicts blood vessel damage as it progresses through five stages. Five Stages of Type 2 Diabetes Stage […]

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Value of Fat – especially saturated fat

| September 17, 2012 | 4 Replies
Value of Fat – especially saturated fat

Even the Paleolithic or Stone Age diet went low fat. Jean Carper’s version of a Stone Age Salad includes “mixed greens, garbanzo beans, and skinless chicken breasts.”2 Not backed by any reference to lipid biochemistry – we’re told to remove skin from the chicken in the mistaken belief that it’s got to be saturated fat. […]

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