I Saw the Future in Yesterday’s Post

Okay, it only took a day – and I’m sure it had nothing to do with what I wrote – but yesterday I said fat wasn’t the problem, sugar was.

And today, the really big internet news site Business Insider reports on a new study that says the advice of a lowfat diet…

…not merely needs review; it should not have been introduced.


I’ve been saying this for years. And I was nowhere near the first…

The Framingham Heart Study, which began in 1948 and continues to this day, has followed the health of more than 15,000 people for almost 70 years. According to Sally Fallon in Nourishing Traditions, the study director admitted in the late 80’s:

We found that the people who ate the most cholesterol, ate the most saturated fat, ate the most calories, weighed the least and were the most physically active.

This isn’t the first time mainstream diet knowledge missed the boat, by the way.

Here’s a partial list, off the top of my head, of things my friends and family thought I was crazy about:

The bads
Hydrogenated oils
Diet/sugar free/artificial sweeteners
Mercury fillings

The goods
Healthy fats and oils
Grassfed beef

Many of these I’ve been talking about for over a decade. And now the mainstream press is finally catching up on all of them.

It just goes to show you: the truth will out.