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Food for Thought
am 3. November 1997
I can't believe no one has submitted a review of this book! Well, Dr. A's at it again, and about time. We've all been trying to keep the fat down, eat lots of those great carbohydrates, follow the new food pyramid. And since his original Diet Revolution, obesity in the US has risen from around 25 % to well over 30 %, or so I read.
Personally, I've tried all the AMA-correct diets, including Weight Watchers, balanced calorie-counted diet, and the McDougall/Pritikin very low fat essentially vegetarian diets. And I weigh 30 pounds more than I did before. (Light bulb!) I have had every symptom of hypoglycemia for decades. Maybe Dr. A is just right, after all. Or at least on the right track.
I just read this book, and a lot of what he says makes a great deal of sense. His analysis of the claims of the medical establishment re the low-carb diet, and the research on which they are based, is straightforwardly presented, with references cited. Some of this was a big eye-opener for me, since I've read all the Pritikin/McDougall claims about the bad effects of protein and fat. If, as Dr. A states, most cultures studied for dietary evaluation purposes show an approximate 90% correspondence between sugar and fat intake, then any analysis that claims bad effects based on fat intake levels alone must be inadequately founded, unless they have gone further in their research to separate effects of fat intake from those of sugar intake.
Bottom line, we may (once again) be facing lies from the medical establishment. (What a surprise... hard to believe this establishment considers itself "scientific".) It appears possible that some or much of the deterioration in our health over this century may be more closely related to increase in intake in sugars and refined starches, rather than in increase in fat intake.
Worth a read for anyone interested in improving their health, or just wondering why we keep getting fatter even though we're eating less fat.