The dietary guidelines fiasco It is now absolutely clear that the official dietary recommendations promulgated by WHO and many different nations are fundamentally flawed. The advice to limit the intake of fat, and saturated fat (SFA) in particular cannot be justified by substantiated by research. In fact many of the individual fatty acids are important […]
Petr Skrabanek was professor of medicine at Trinity College Dublin who according to his obituary in The Times: “exposed the claims of public health doctors, epidemiologists, dietary evangelists and others that many diseases were preventable. This was not a popular message and he evoked strong antipathy in certain circles which was more than offset by
When the dietary guidelines were devised in the 1970s/1980s one of the most important studies used to justify them was the investigation conducted in North Karelia, which is a province in Finland. Population studies were conducted between 1972 and 1992 to monitor blood cholesterol (TC), blood pressure (BP), height, weight and the incidence of smoking.
One of the greatest scandals of modern times is the advice offered by the mainstream medical and healthcare professionals to those who are diagnosed with both Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) and Type 2 (T2D). With respect to diet, they are encouraged to reduce their intake of fat and to increase complex carbohydrates. The inevitable result
Failure of public health policy Despite repeated attempts to persuade the politicians, the leaders of the mainstream medical and healthcare professions to accept that the current diabetes policy is a complete failure, there are no positive signs of any movement. The same old strategies that clearly do not work continue to be implemented. Consequently patients
The market town of Skipton is the “Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales”. It is located within commuting distance of Leeds and Bradford. Like everywhere else it has its fair share of people who have been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes (T2D). In September we had a wonderful event in The Rendezvous Hotel at which Dr.
Learning from his own experience Dr. Gary Fettke Is an amazing character I was delighted to meet, when I attended the Low Carb Summit at Cape Town in February 2015 (1). He is an orthopaedic surgeon and an ardent advocate of preventive medicine because this improves the success rate of surgery and can sometimes avoid
Background The development of the Dietary Guidelines in the USA during the 1970s and 1980s has had a huge impact on food consumption patterns ever since. Because the advice to reduce fat was enthusiastically taken up by the food industry with the promotion of “low fat” products, this message was successfully conveyed to consumers. As
Dear Mrs May, Congratulations on your appointment. I wish you every success in your new role, which will undoubtedly be very challenging. Diabetes policy I am taking the liberty of writing this letter because of my serious concerns about the national policy on diabetes. I understand from articles in the media that you suffer from
Readers of this blog will be aware that there is an overwhelming case for changing the dietary advice on official guidelines here in the UK and in many other nations. While there are compelling arguments for a complete re-vamp of these recommendations, the barriers to change must not be under-estimated as illustrated by the aftermath