The Big Fat Lies video covers three major myths that have been created around nutrition and health.
First there is the issue of what is considered nutrition in today's modern world.
Second are the myths surrounding the cause of heart disease and the many factors that are considered to contribute to heart disease like: high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis , high cholesterol, HDL and LDL mismatches, lipid levels and so on.
Here is a brief summary:
If we were to pack all of human history into one year:
This exerpt from Fathead-Movie.com discusses the negative affects of sugar and starch in our diets.
There is no natural or native diet in all the world that mimics the amount of carbohydrates recommended by the US government in the standard american diet. Starting in the late 70s and early 80s Americans were encouraged to consume less fat and more carbohydrates.
It is within this same time-frame that adult onset diabetes (now known as Type 2 diabetes) shot up at an alarming rate.