So there’s a study out claiming that a low-carb diet is better for weight loss and heart health than a low-fat diet.
It’s making major headlines, but apparently most folks haven’t actually studied the study.
In today’s vlog I discuss this hilariously bad piece of…scientific research.
One more thing I inadvertently left out. Dr Dean Ornish and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn have both published studies demonstrating that a healthy, low-fat, plant-based, whole foods diet can clinically reverse advanced heart disease. To my knowledge, there are no comparable studies showing a reversal of advanced heart disease with a low-carb diet.
And if you or someone you care about has heart disease, buy his book!
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Am I biased toward a lower fat diet?
Yeah you could say that. For a few reasons. Fat only comprises about 23% of my daily caloric intake, and those are primarily fats from almonds, walnuts, flax, chia, hemp, avocados, the occasional coconut, and little to no oils. So I’m thriving on a diet that is pretty low in fat. Beyond that, the vast majority of people I know who healed cancer with nutrition did it with a whole foods plant-based diet that was low in fat as well. A prime example is The Gerson Therapy, which is one of the most effective time-tested nutrition protocols to heal cancer, and is also very low in fat. No oils are allowed except flax oil.
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