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Comic Critique of the Heart Disease Consensus
2/18/2008
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Clips posted on You Tube reveal how the cholesterol/saturated fat theory of heart disease took hold, despite the evidence

by Craig Weatherby


We want to alert you to two amusing videos that make some serious points.


Both are excerpts from an unreleased food-and-diet documentary “Fat Head” by former health writer Tom Naughton, who is now a comic and filmmaker:

The clips relate, very briefly, how the US government came to advocate some bogus hearth-health advice... you will likely come away surprised and appalled.

We found out about these cogent clips thanks to food author and blogger Nina Planck. NIna is a champion of traditional foods and small farmers, and writes a wonderful blog.


Her acclaimed book, Real Food: What to Eat and Why, (now in paperback) is about why beef, butter, eggs, and other traditional foods are good for you. She’s working on a new book about traditional diets for fertility, pregnancy, nursing, and weaning.


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