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Ancel Keys’ Cholesterol Con. Part 10 – 1978-1979

1978. The identification of dietary trans fats as uniquely damaging to human health. When in 1 Proctor and Gamble employed the German chemist E.C.Kayser to produce the hydrogenated “vegetable” oil from cotton seeds, a product that would become known as Crisco (1), they had no legal requirement to prove that their novel industrially-produced food product [...]

December 6th, 2021|

Low Carb and Low-Processed Food: Health impact of 100 Days of Dietary Change. A personal journey (Part I)

Summary In this document I describe how, over a period of just over 100 days, I lost 14% of body weight and improved key blood measures, on a low-carb, low-processed food diet. This document covers the period of June 5th 2021 to Oct 3rd 2021. I describe the food intake, model calorie consumption vs weight [...]

November 17th, 2021|

Ancel Keys’ Cholesterol Con. Part 9 – 1976-1977

1976-1977. The McGovern US Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs releases its Dietary Goals for the United States. A key event that drove the global adoption of the Diet-Heart hypothesis was the 1972 US Presidential election in which the incumbent Richard Nixon was confronted by a losing war in Vietnam, rising food prices, [...]

October 11th, 2021|

Ancel Keys’ Cholesterol Con. Part 8: 1970-1974

1970. Report of the Inter-Society Commission for Heart Disease Resources relating to the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and the Primary Prevention of the atherosclerotic process.  At the same time that the NHLBI Task Force on Atherosclerosis was meeting under the chairmanship of Fredrickson, Keys’ principal acolyte Jeremiah Stamler was convening another Commission to address the [...]

September 29th, 2021|

World Alzheimer’s Day 2021

  Source of infographic information: https://www.brightfocus.org/alzheimers/article/alzheimers-disease-facts-figures Alzheimer’s is a severe neurological disease that can cause impairment of normal daily functions. The disease has been showcased in numerous films over the years, think of The Notebook, Aurora Borealis or the newly released The Father with Anthony Hopkins. Hollywood movies tend to dramatise situations and evoke emotion [...]

September 20th, 2021|

#NoakesDay 2021

Every year on the 8th of June, The Noakes Foundation commemorates and honours the inspiring legacy of Prof Tim Noakes and his contributions towards the LCHF mandate to reverse years of improper nutritional teachings, insufficient treatment, and outlook on Type 2 diabetes globally, along with other non-communicable diseases of lifestyle. #NoakesDay is a significant occasion [...]

June 8th, 2021|

Ancel Keys’ Cholesterol Con, Part 5

1957: First Results From Framingham Reported The first findings in the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) were reported nine years after the study had been initiated as a result of President Truman signing the U.S. National Heart Act into law. I’ve presented some of those findings in an earlier column (1); here I review the important [...]

May 27th, 2021|

World Hypertension Day – 17 May 2021

World Hypertension Day was created by the World Hypertension League in 2005 in an attempt to bring awareness to the condition. High blood pressure affects millions of people globally. It is vital to create awareness and educate the populace of its dangers, as well as informing them on how to effectively prevent and manage the [...]

May 17th, 2021|

Fasted Fat Fuelled Freedom Run 23rd-27th April, 2021

The Fasted Fat Fuelled Freedom Run is a project undertaken by a group of runners to show the human body is adequately fuelled by fat and does not require carbohydrates as a fuel source. In order to prove this, a handful of runners undertake to complete a 160 km run over the course of five [...]

April 22nd, 2021|

Ancel Keys’ Cholesterol Con. Part 3. by Prof. Tim Noakes

How an insecure and unproven hypothesis became a global unchallenged dogma. The ultimate victory of commerce over science. The sequence of events that produced one of the greatest scams in the history of modern medicine. Table 1 in the previous column (1) lists the sequence of events that, I will argue, were critical in directing [...]

March 29th, 2021|
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