- Finally, the truth is out about fatty food
- How the media and the food industry made us fat
- Time to fight back with the People’s Doctor
Finally, finally, FINALLY…
The truth is out!
But boy, it took a long time to hit the mainstream press.
I don’t know if you were reading the papers or looking on news websites at the beginning of February, but the story was everywhere…
Research criticising 1980s fat guidelines misguided, say scientists [The Guardian]
Yes, it turns out that the advice to cut down on butter, cream, full fat milk, fatty meat and other “dangerous” foods in the early 80s was totally wrong.
Worse, it sparked an obesity epidemic…
How the media and the food industry made us fat
Based on flimsy scientific evidence, the new guidelines launched in 1983 recommended reducing dietary fat consumption to 30% of your total energy intake and reducing saturated fat to 10%.
Things like bacon, cream, cheese, steak, avocados, brazil nuts… these were all to be avoided.
So instead of eating natural whole foods, the western world became terrified of fat…. based on WRONG science.
Instead we began munching on low fat, carbohydrate-heavy processed ‘healthy options’ that made millions for the food industry while making us fatter.
The new study says:
“It seems incomprehensible that dietary advice was introduced for 220 million Americans and 56 million UK citizens, given the contrary results from a small number of unhealthy men.”
Yes, it may SEEM incomprehensible.
But think about it…
Here was an opportunity to tell British people to avoid natural whole foods direct from farmers and instead eat commercialised, synthesised and expensive foods made in factories.
Hmm… wonder who stands to gain the most from that?
In that situation in 1983 it was very, very profitable indeed for vested interests to seize upon this science and present it as undisputable FACT. And ever since then it’s only really been challenged by ‘alternative health’ writers and naturopaths.
…conveniently, these people are constantly smeared and labelled as “quacks”, “conspiracy theorists”, “trouble-makers”, “snake oil salesmen” and many other things besides.
Time to fight back with the People’s Doctor
The thing is, despite this latest myth busting study being splashed all over the papers, this is not new information.
Naturopaths, nutritionists, alternative therapists and keen media watchers like the team at People’s Doctor have known about this truth for years.
When I started working in alternative health publishing back in the early 2000s, there were lone voices crying out that something was terribly wrong with mainstream dietary advice – and they were shouted down as ‘dangerous’ because they suggested that it might be carbohydrates, not fat, that people should avoid.
Will we get an apology?
Of course not.
But you and I can fight back. If we keep researching and providing you with myth-busting revelations… and you keep reading… we can bypass the hype, nonsense and misdirection in the media, led mainly by PR companies for the food industry.
Instead, you can eat more of the foods you enjoy, with less guilt and panic, and still feel healthy, lose weight and enjoy youthful energy.
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We’ve got some great stuff coming up – for instance, in the next issue I’m going to show you how food can improve your brain and help ward off the threat of dementia and forgetfulness in old age.
Until then, stay happy and healthy!
The People’s Doctor