Dr. David Brownstein,  editor of Dr. David Brownstein’s Natural Way to Health newsletter, is a board-certified family physician and one of the nation’s foremost practitioners of holistic medicine. Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally to physicians and others about his success with natural hormones and nutritional therapies in his practice. His books include Drugs That Don’t Work and Natural Therapies That Do!; Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It; Salt Your Way To Health; The Miracle of Natural Hormones; Overcoming Arthritis, Overcoming Thyroid Disorders; The Guide to a Gluten-Free Diet; and The Guide to Healthy Eating. He is the medical director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, Mich., where he lives with his wife, Allison, and their teenage daughters, Hailey and Jessica.

Tags: fat | diabetes | polyunsaturated | saturated

Broken Promises on Fat

By
Tuesday, 02 April 2019 04:32 PM Current | Bio | Archive

For the last 60 years, we have been told by the powers that be — including the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture — that we had to lower our fat intake.

We were promised that lowering fat intake, particularly animal fat, would lower our risks for obesity, heart disease, and cancer, and that this low-fat diet would make us healthier.

As a society, we have significantly lowered our fat intake in the last six decades.

Furthermore, we replaced saturated fat with plant sources of polyunsaturated fats such as margarine and soy, corn, and canola oil.

What have been the consequences of making these changes? We are now the most obese people to ever roam the face of the earth.

At present, two-thirds of Americans are overweight, and one-third are obese.

In addition, we have more cases of diabetes than ever before, cancer rates are rising to epidemic levels, and heart disease is our number one killer.

Clearly, the dietary changes we made have not helped our overall health.

© 2019 NewsmaxHealth. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
Dr-Brownstein
We were promised that lowering fat intake, particularly animal fat, would lower our risks for obesity, heart disease, and cancer, and that this low-fat diet would make us healthier.
fat, diabetes, polyunsaturated, saturated
180
2019-32-02
Tuesday, 02 April 2019 04:32 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 

The information presented on this website is not intended as specific medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical treatment or diagnosis. Read Newsmax Terms and Conditions of Service.

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved