Tag: diabetes

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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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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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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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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Illustrated History of Heart Disease 1825-2015

| August 19, 2012 | 65 Replies
Illustrated History of Heart Disease 1825-2015

   1825  French lawyer and gourmand Brillant-Savarin publishes The Physiology of Taste, in which he says he has identified the cure for obesity:  “More or less rigid abstinence from everything that is starchy or floury.”   1830  Sugar consumption in the US is 15 pounds per capita (much of it molasses). Today:  150 pounds per capita […]

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