Tuesday, August 9, 2011

"How Bad Science and Big Business Created the Obesity Epidemic"

"My doctor is now on Lipitor. I couldn't convince him to cut the carbs."



"David Diamond, Ph.D., of the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences shares his personal story about his battle with obesity. Diamond shows how he lost weight and reduced his triglycerides by eating red meat, eggs and butter."

Sounds like my plan. Some vegetables are allowed. ;)

Here's a PDF of his presentation (so you can follow along).  And here's his talk as a podcast.

I don't agree with his conclusion about sugar and smoking, btw.  He never mentions wheat and, very importantly, linoleic acid.  The chart he presents for lung cancer and smoking takes off after linoleic acid was introduced into our diet.  Cultures that don't eat a lot of linoleic acid don't have the same problems from smoking that we do.

P.S.  That's not to say, "start smoking", but rather that seed oils are toxic.  Don't eat them.  They'll make everything else worse, apparently.