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Low Carb, High Fat Diets are Dangerous

I continue to read ad nauseam about Keto this, and Paleo that, and Atkins this. I know that we love to hear good things about our bad habits, but none of the high fat, low carb diets are sustainable. In fact, the data has shown for many years, that these diets are not only unhealthy, but that they shorten lives too. I have a family member who continues to eat the Standard American Diet (SAD), and for a few years at least, was an advocate/follower of the Atkins diet. This fifty something year old individual was recently diagnosed with leukemia, and is now resigned to being on prescription drugs for the rest of his life. Dr. Robert Atkins made lots of money (apparently, over $400 million), and he also made a lot of people sick too, including himself. According to his autopsy report, Dr. Atkins was obese, and suffered from a history of heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and hypertension.

Shit happens. Even if we are doing everything right such as eating a plant based diet, not smoking, exercising, and maintaining a healthy body weight, anyone of us can still get sick. Having said that, if you meet the criteria that I just mentioned, you will reduce your risk of developing a chronic illness by close to 80% (click here for more information).

If you would like to learn more about the risks of these low carb, high fat diets, please check out Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s excellent book called “The Low Carb Fraud.”

For the record, I also have five aunts who were all diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, and as far as I know, ate the Standard American Diet (SAD). There are other people in my family too who continue to eat the SAD (diet), and are now dealing with chronic and autoimmune diseases, and a lifetime of prescription drugs as well.

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