- eating the USDA’s recommended amount of carbohydrates
- a sugar or alcohol addict
- getting a lot of grains in your diet
- alarmed by the incidence of childhood obesity
- an athlete who wants to improve performance
- a person who regularly consumes processed foods and drinks
- exhibiting markers for or wishes to avoid metabolic syndrome
- eating an excess of the omega-6 type of vegetable oils as recommended by the USDA
- a health professional or educator who advocates a low-fat diet
- a health professional or educator who believes the root cause of obesity is gluttony or sloth
- a person who still believes the calorie-is-a-calorie myth
- a person that does not know why carbohydrates are not essential macronutrients
- a medical doctor that recommends bariatric sugery
- a government administrator who permits a “heart healthy” stamp on foods that create a high glycemic load
- a person who takes statin drugs
- a person with cancer
- experiencing oral health problems
- frequently feeling low in energy
- eating foods cooked in heat-processed vegetable oils
- avoiding quality saturated fats such as coconut oil
- a person who shares USDA MyPlate Facebook posts when they show a delicious looking picture of a stack of “healthy” whole grain pancakes?
If so, review the following references and the references cited by the references. Also, please see the blog posts, books, and videos listed on this website. These have interested me.
1. Book by Neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition Dr. David Perlmutter – Grain Brain
2. This podcast with author Dr. David Perlmutter is worth listening to, even if you’ve read Grain Brain: Underground Wellness podcast with Dr. David Perlmutter
3. Blog post by Peter Attia, M. D. : How do some cultures stay lean while still consuming high amounts of carbohydrates?
4. This includes good information about blood test metrics: Insulin Resistance: Disease or Ancestral Perfection
5. Scientific publication: Flaws, Fallacies and Facts: Reviewing the Early History of the Lipid and Diet/Heart Hypotheses
6. Article by Kris Gunnars: Grass-fed Butter is a Superfood For The Heart
7. Article from Dr. Mercola: Bromines: Avoid This if You Want to Keep Your Thyroid Healthy
8. Article, The Journal of Nutrition: Dietary Intake of Saturated Fat Is Not Associated with Risk of Coronary Events or Mortality in Patients with Established Coronary Artery Disease
9. Book by cardiologist Dr. William Davis: Wheat Belly Total Health
10. This discusses a book that explains how the major chronic diseases have become epidemic in just the last 50 years: Book Review, The Wall Street Journal: ‘The Big Fat Surprise’ by Nina Teicholz
11. Pharmaceutical companies that sell LDL lowering drugs label LDL “bad”. People need to know that what is bad is high triglycerides and no drugs are needed to lower triglycerides. This article is from Dr. David Permutter: LDL is Your Friend
12. Here is more evidence that carbohydrate restriction improves HDL levels from Dr. Perlmutter: Lower Carbs – Better HDL
13. This BMJ article by Richard Smith gives an overview of how medical myths have become institutionalized: Are Some Diets “Mass Murder”?
14. Avoid polyunsaturated vegetable oils – not saturated fats: The Action of Peroxyl Radicals, Powerful Deleterious Reagents, Explains Why Neither Cholesterol Nor Saturated Fatty Acids Cause Atherogenesis and Age-Related Diseases
15. Carbohydrates can contribute to cardiovascular disease: High Dietary Glycemic Load and Glycemic Index Increase Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Among Middle-Aged Women: A Population-Based Follow-Up Study
16. Each fact about sugar is presented here with a supporting reference: 146 Reasons Why Sugar Is Ruining Your Health
17. An article by Kris Gunners of Authority Nutrition summarizes comparison studies: 23 Studies on Low-Carb and Low-Fat Diets
18. Brehm BJ, et al. A randomized trial comparing a very low carbohydrate diet and a calorie-restricted low fat diet on body weight and cardiovascular risk factors in healthy women. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 2003
19. Article by Dr. Joseph Mercola, Saturated Fat: The Forbidden Food You Should Never Stop Eating
20. Article by Donald W. Miller, Jr., MD, Enjoy Saturated Fats, They’re Good for You!
21. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition; Beyond weight loss: a review of the therapeutic uses of very-low-carbohydrate (ketogenic) diets
22. US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health; Carbohydrate restriction has a more favorable impact on the metabolic syndrome than a low fat diet.
23. In this excellent blog, Ivor Cummins ignores mainstream consensus and draws conclusions from real data: The Fat Emperor Blog
24. Smash the Fat LCHF evidence page: 25 Randomized Controlled Trials Between Low Carb & Low Fat – Full Table of Results Including Health Outcomes & Adherence Rates
26. Your Brain On Ketones How a high-fat diet can help the brain work better. Post published by Emily Deans M.D. on Apr 18, 2011 in Evolutionary Psychiatry
27. Ask Prof Noakes Podcast: How to become fat adapted to run a race like the Comrades Marathon
29. In the following study, admission lipid levels were documented in 136,905 patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Before admission, only 21.1% of the patients were receiving lipid-lowering medications. Mean lipid levels were LDL 104.9, HDL 39.7, and triglyceride 161 mg/dL. Almost half of the patients were admitted with fairly low levels of LDL 100 mg/dL. Notes regarding cholesterol metrics are reviewed in the page titled “Jeff’s Basic Health Notes“. The study: Lipid levels in patients hospitalized with coronary artery disease: An analysis of 136,905 hospitalizations in Get With The Guidelines Sachdeva, Amit et al. American Heart Journal , Volume 157 , Issue 1 , 111 – 117.e2
30. Article related to Reference 29 from Ivor Cummins’ The Fat Emperor Blog: LDL – It’s not the “Bad Cholesterol” – That’s Simplistic Foolery in Light of 21st Century Science
31. The following study indicates that, having low triglycerides is important because, in addition to coronary artery disease risk, high triglerides can increase risk for dementia. As Mayo Clinic and other sources have stated, lowering triglycerides can be achieved through exercise and reduction of carbohydrates. The study: Plasma lipids and cerebral small vessel disease, Sabrina Schilling, Christophe Tzourio, Carole Dufouil, et al. Neurology 2014;83;1844-1852
33. Prof. Noakes obliterates the low-fat consensus of opinion. This article will interest anyone concerned with health. I believe it is a MUST READ for health professionals: PROF TIM NOAKES – THE OLD MUTUAL HEALTH CONVENTION PRESENTATION SUMMARY
35. There is no clear relationship between total or saturated fat intake and CHD events or death. Skeaff CM, Miller J. Dietary fat and coronary heart disease: summary of evidence from prospective cohort and randomised controlled trials. Ann Nutr Metab. 2009;55(1-3):173-201. PMID: 19752542.
36. This is from Osama Hamdy, M.D., Medical Director, Obesity Clinical Program, Director of Inpatient Diabetes Management at Joslin Diabetes Center, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School: Nutrition Revolution: The End of the High Carbohydrates Era for Type 2 Diabetes Prevention and Management
37. This is a good list of recent LCHF articles and research from Ditch the Carbs: NEW YEAR NEW YOU – PART 2 -ARTICLES AND RESEARCH
38. This article by Dr. David Perlmutter references a review of 39 studies: Sugar Risks Go Beyond Weight Gain
39. Avoid processed seed oils such as soybean oil, sunflower oil, corn oil, canola oil, cottonseed oil, and safflower oil. Here is why: 6 Reasons Why Vegetable Oils Are Toxic; Kris Gunnars
40. Article by Kamal Patel, MPH, MBA: What the Evidence Really Says About PUFAs – Another look at the supposed benefits of corn oil.
41. Scientific study published by the American Society for Nutrition: Meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies evaluating the association of saturated fat with cardiovascular disease concluding that, “A meta-analysis of prospective epidemiologic studies showed that there is no significant evidence for concluding that dietary saturated fat is associated with an increased risk of CHD or CVD.”
43. Lipolytic suppression following carbohydrate ingestion limits fat oxidation during exercise (so try not to fall off the wagon too often…)
44. Hepatobiliary Surgery and Nutrition: Carbohydrate intake and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: fructose as a weapon of mass destruction
45. Do not drink water with fluoride or use fluoridated toothpaste. US Government Admits Americans Have Been Overdosed on Fluoride
46. Dietary carbohydrate restriction as the first approach in diabetes management: Critical review and evidence base Feinman, Richard D. et al. Nutrition , Volume 31 , Issue 1 , 1 – 13
47. Article: Endurance Runners on Low-Carb Diet Burn Fat; American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 62nd Annual Meeting: Abstract 1799. May 28, 2015 (Link requires Medscape membership.)
49. Article by Stephan Guyenet, PhD regarding the weak association between habitual saturated fat intake and blood cholesterol: Does Dietary Saturated Fat Increase Blood Cholesterol? An Informal Review of Observational Studies
50. Lower LDL cholesterol levels are associated with increased risk of in-hospital mortality so ignore the pharmaceutical and medical industry’s push to lower cholesterol. See Relationship between serum low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and in-hospital mortality following acute myocardial infarction (the lipid paradox).
52. This is good article about blood markers by cardiologist Dr. William Davis: Nutritional Lipidology.
53. Dr. Berg gives important information about iodine. He suggests getting it from plant sources such as sea kelp: Iodine, the Ultimate Healing Trace Minerals for Cysts, Thyroid, PCOD and more.