The following is not my words, but the words of Christine Cronau, the author of the book The Fat Revolution. She’s been living the LCHF lifestyle the last twelve years and she is working hard to spread the word about how the Low Fat craze has been the biggest health blunder in history. Enjoy the read and check out her boks if you want to know more.
Eventually, health authorities will have to change; it is inevitable. The more public this information becomes, then the more egg they will appear to have on their face. The cholesterol myth is truly pervasive, but once people start questioning it, they will quickly realise there is nothing behind it.
Simply regurgitating the fact that “everyone knows saturated fat and cholesterol cause heart disease” is not evidence, and it will no longer be good enough.
I have spent hours trawling through the standard health advice to locate this so called strong evidence they claim to have, and I have never been able to find it. For example, the lipid management guidelines say, “There is strong evidence that lipid-modifying treatment reduces CHD progression, morbidity and mortality for people who are at high risk of CHD events” but then later they say, “It is noteworthy that most patients who develop CHD have cholesterol levels which are NOT MARKEDLY ELEVATED”
Then, the same document references the Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial (MRFIT), and says that it, “shows a continuous positive curvilinear relationship between plasma cholesterol concentration and rates of death from CHD.” BUT, the researchers of the actual study themselves stated that there was a “statistically nonsignificant difference” between the intervention group and the other group for deaths from CVD and concluded that “the overall results do not show a beneficial effect on coronary heart disease or total mortality from this multifactor intervention.”
They also reference the Framingham study. Now this study has truly tried over the last 20 years to prove the cholesterol hypothesis, but they simply haven’t, and have made many statements in their findings over the years, such as, “There is no indication of a relationship between dietary cholesterol and serum cholesterol level. If the intake on animal fat is held constant there is still no relation of cholesterol intake to serum cholesterol level.”
And, in their own position statement, the NHFA says, “The National Heart Foundation of Australia’s (NHFA) review of the relationship between dietary fat and cardiovascular disease (CVD) while finding good evidence of a link between the amount of saturated fat in the diet and CVD risk, found LITTLE evidence demonstrating that coronary events or death are linked to the amount of total fat in the diet.” What??!!
Once people realise they are losing loved ones to bogus dietary advice, and that the bottom line is money instead of our health, there will be some massive class action law suits. I want to see our health authorities providing guidelines that DO NOT GIVE PEOPLE HEART DISEASE. I want people to know the truth.
I am often asked if I think health organisations know what they are doing when they offer the wrong dietary advice—advice that, to be blunt, makes us sick and causes MANY premature deaths. In other words, do they have the science and deliberately keep it from us? Or, are they just innocent bystanders simply given the wrong information. I certainly think that there are many working for these organisations who are none the wiser, but certainly at a higher level, they know exactly what they are doing.
Here is a perfect example. In the early 1980s, the Surgeon General’s office in the U.S. strongly recommended that the public lower their fat intake to protect themselves from heart disease. They proceeded to conduct a review to examine ALL THE AVAILABLE EVIDENCE to PROVE the cholesterol hypothesis once and for all—probably to quieten people like me.
After eleven years, they cancelled the project, because they couldn’t do it. When interviewed later, Bill Harlan said ‘The report was initiated with a preconceived opinion of the conclusions, but the science behind those opinions was clearly not holding up. Clearly the thoughts of yesterday were not going to serve us very well.’
The results were pretty clear. THEY COULD NOT PROVE THE DIET-HEART HYPOTHESIS. But did they let us know? Did they say they were wrong and make things right? No. No report was released. No adjustments to their dietary recommendations were made.
And here we are decades later still following the same misguided recommendations—with devastating consequences.
It is definitely time for a change. I think we will follow in Sweden’s footsteps. They have well and truly embraced LCHF, and they now have around six LCHF magazines. It is now such a movement that the government has adjusted their guidelines in the right direction—to include less carbs and more fat.
Like Dr Eenfelt says, “The idea to eat less fat and less saturated fat was certainly a mistake. Inadvertently that advice may be the biggest reason behind the epidemics of obesity and diabetes. More and more people realize this. It’s time for a health revolution.”
In fact, several countries in Europe are embracing LCHF. In Denmark last year they experienced a butter shortage, and because of extreme taxes on imported butter, it was being sold on the black market!
It is definitely time for a revolution—a fat revolution.
What do you think? Is low fat really the best for us? Or should we eat more fat and stop buying low fat products? Leave a comment below with your opinion 🙂