The Diet-Heart Hypothesis – Hormonal Obesity XXXV

With the publication of Dr. Key’s Seven Country Study, the origins of the Diet-Heart Hypothesis were laid down.  The major problem was that this was all observational data, and as such, was subject to severe interpretation.  There is nothing more … Continued

Fat Phobia – Hormonal Obesity XXXIV

“It is now increasingly recognized that the low-fat campaign has been based on little scientific evidence and may have caused unintended health consequences” It has been over a decade since the influential Harvard researchers Drs. Frank Hu and Walter Willett … Continued

The Atkins Onslaught – Hormonal Obesity XVIII

The low carbohydrate diet long preceded the infamous Dr. Atkins.  Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755 -1826) wrote the influential textbook “The Physiology of Taste” in 1825. Sometimes considered the father of the low carbohydrate diet, he wrote: “The second of the … Continued

Part VI – Dietary Villains: Fat Phobia

In this 6th part of the series, we discuss dietary fat, cholesterol and health. We discuss how we became so fat phobic and its implications for health, the scare about saturated fat and how vegetable oils are toxic. Download Lecture Slides & Notes

Part IV – The Fast Solution

This lecture examines how the rising consumption of carbohydrates, especially refined carbohydrates, have lead to dramatic increases in obesity and diabetes.  Also, we discuss how the time-honoured tradition of fasting can help reverse many of the symptoms of metabolic syndrome. Download Lecture Slides & Notes

The Odious Dietary Guidelines 1977 – Hormonal Obesity II

Click here for Hormonal Obesity part I. This is how we understood obesity in the 1950′s.  Certain foods made us fat.  Those were the sugars and the starchy foods.  Sweets and desserts made us fat.  So did bread, cereal, and pasta. … Continued