Monthly Archives: February 2014


Great article from Business Insider:  “The 11 Most Destructive Nutrition Lies Ever Told”

Some of my favorites:  2. Saturated Fat is Bad For You;   3. Everybody Should be Eating Grains;  5. Low-Fat Foods Are Good For You;  6. You Should Eat Many Small Meals Throughout The Day;  7. Carbs Should Be Your Biggest Source of Calories.  All of these are persistent lies that have made it into the mainstream conventional wisdom, and this article debunks them, giving links to actual scientific studies.

To be clear, I don’t think a “very low-carb” diet is appropriate for everyone, but I DO believe strongly that low-fat diets are universally terrible.  I really think that low-fat diets are killing people, in the thousands each year.  Telling someone with metabolic issues to go on a low-fat diet is like handing a gas can to someone whose clothes are on fire.