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Why Is The American College of Cardiology Distorting The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans?

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) have finally been released and I’m sure that most of you could care less what they say. You may think that they can’t be trusted because you believe the original science-based recommendations have been altered by political, food and agribusiness forces.   652 more words

The Skeptical Cardiologist Gives Dietary Thanks

On this fourth Thursday of November, 2015 the skeptical cardiologist would like to record some Thanksgiving thanks.

  • I’m thankful I’m not a turkey today.

I hear Americans consume 45 million turkeys on Thanksgiving, one sixth of the total during the year. 507 more words

Cardiovascular Disease

Dietary Guidelines 2015: Why Lift Fat and Cholesterol Limits But Still Promote Low Fat Dairy?

When the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA2015) are finally issued they will likely follow the recommendations of the DGA committee. The DGA report ( 525 more words

Cardiovascular Disease

Happy Thanksgiving: UpToDate Says Don't Worry About Saturated Fat Consumption

Despite mounting evidence to the contrary, mainstream nutritional guidelines have, for the last 30 years, instructed Americans to reduce fat and, more specifically, saturated fat in their diets. 681 more words

Cardiovascular Disease

Trends in Fat and Yogurt Consumption: We Eat Less Fat yet Get Fatter

A recent paper in JAMA and a Seinfeld episode shed some light on the change in diet and fat consumption in Americans initiated by national nutritional recommendations beginning in the 1970s. 411 more words


Do You Know What Margarine Was Designed For??? You Butter!!!

This may be the most interesting thing you learn all week…

Margarine was originally manufactured to fatten turkeys. But when it killed the turkeys, those who had put all the money into this research wanted a return on their investment so they put their heads together to figure out what to do with this product.  413 more words

Coronary Heart Disease

Saturated fat: A necessary component for health.

Sally Fallon Morrell of the Weston A. Price Foundation shared the following in a speech in 2010: (source – http://www.westonaprice.org/mentalemotional-health/nutrition-and-mental-development)

Now, if we look at the fats in the brain, the two major fats are saturated fat and a fat called arachidonic acid.   234 more words