Big Fat Lies

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:

  • we've only been farming and eating grains since about yesterday and even in this short time we are shorter and fatter.
  • we only started eating processed vegetable oils since about 10 minutes ago and that has resulted in heart disease becoming our #1 killer.

Sugar and Starch in Your Body

This exerpt from 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.

How the Typical American Diet Makes Us Sick

Jack La Lanne "Sugarholics"

How Does Sugar Affect the Brain?

The Benefits of Fruits and Vegetables

Why It's Hard to Lose Weight

Diets and Hunger

Does Sugar Cause Heart Disease? -- The Doctors

Why We Get Fat

CoreLife Lesson: Health Starts with a Healthy Gut