The Origin of The Low-Fat Diet

The history of the low-fat diet recommendations is rich with interesting characters, powerful institutions and twisted studies. A funding explosion In the 1940s, the American Heart Association (AHA) went from a small unfunded group, to an extremely well funded one, when Procter and Gamble (P&G) awarded them a million dollar prize, the equivalent of $17 millionContinue reading “The Origin of The Low-Fat Diet”

The People Who Thrived On Meat Only Diets

The Inuit of the Arctic A Harvard trained anthropologist, Vilhjalmur Stefansson, was the first to study the Inuit, eating their diet while he did so. They survived on almost exclusively caribou, salmon and eggs, about 70–80% fat. The Inuit prized the fattiest parts, throwing lean meat to the dogs. He saw no signs of disease,Continue reading “The People Who Thrived On Meat Only Diets”