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Big FAT Lies… The Lipid Hypothesis

By on April 20, 2011

liesThe Lipid Hypothesis is based on a 50 year lie that almost no doctor, dietitian or nutritionist has even thought about disputing.  The basic theory of the Lipid Hypothesis created by Biochemist Ancel Keys in 1956 goes like this… eat a bunch of dietary fat and you will get high cholesterol and high cholesterol clogs your arteries and gives you heart disease.

Pretty solid point and easy to understand except that his theory and results were absolutely bogus.

So we as a society took what the media fed us and decided to stop eating fat and start consuming more wheat and polyunsaturated fats in the 1970’s. Instead of heart disease going down it became one of the top 3 causes of death in America.

Man has evolved over millions of years eating foods high in fats and high in protein, and the more recent introduction of agriculture has given us a huge change in the way we buy and consume food… and not so much in a good way.  Certain vegetables are good and so are fruits but too many grains and the increased consumption of trans fats and polyunsaturated fats are far more dangerous. Although all the evidence and scientific research points to fats being healthy for you, especially in the assimilation of fat soluble vitamin, keeping hormone levels in check and helping to actually reduce fat on your frame, people are still being led to a deadly well.

Take a look at this short clip below from the movie “Fat Head” and you will see in humorous way how we have been duped by so called scientific research.  As always leave a comment if you so desire.

Misty says:

It’s all about the money isn’t it…..

Yes… and no. Back in the 50’s it was more about fame and notoriety and becoming a leading authority on something he knew nothing about. What really sucks is that 50 something years later people still believe the bull shit.

G says:

These highly refined man-made trans-fats are what is causing heart disease by interfering with, and depleting your body of, essential omega-3 fatty acids, among other things. If you have an omega-3 versus omega-6 fatty acid imbalance in your body, you will always have elevated cholesterol levels. (we need a one-to-one ratio) And a severe omega-3 fatty acid deficiency can lead to sudden cardiac arrest. “Hydrogenated” oils, “partially hydrogenated” oils, highly refined polyunsaturated vegetable and seed oils, and other highly refined man-made synthetic fats are the source of the problem. If man made it, don’t eat it. The belief that saturated fats cause heart disease is a myth. Cook with unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil and use “cold-pressed” pure 100% extra virgin olive oil in your salads.

Good sources of omega-3 fatty acids are “free-range” or “cage free” eggs, organic butter from grass-fed cows, grass-fed goat milk, grass-fed dairy products, wild caught salmon, grass-fed beef, free-range pork, grass-fed lamb, wild venison, free-range or grass-fed buffalo, avocados, walnuts, organic peanut butter, flaxseeds, etc. It’s not only in fish like many are led to believe. Increase your omega-3 fatty acids and it will automatically lower your cholesterol, and it may just save your life.

Whitney says:

If high cholesterol doesn’t cause heart attacks, then what does?

Matthew says:

Can you list the oils we can eat and what constitutes good fat and bad fat?

Aaron says:

What really disgusts me is the USDA has known about this since the 1980’s and still allowed all the trans-fats, polyunsaturated fats and fake fats such as carrageen and guar gum into our food supply. When is it going to stop?

Tyler says:

I’ve watched the movie and I think it should be recommended viewing for everyone that puts food in their mouth. What I really thought was unbelievable was Time Magazine put Ancel Keyes on their cover for creating a bogus theory… only in America.

Dannica says:

For years I used canola oil, safflower oil and vegetable oil as well as margarine to keep my fat intake low and it seemed like it never helped. The less fat I put in my body the fatter I got. What’s your take on Coconut oil?