August 2017

"I found that as soon as I dropped the sugar and the hard carbohydrates such as pasta, rice and potatoes, the weight just started dropping off me.”
says Justin Dott, a Scotsman who lost 140 pounds last year.

In case you missed any of these newsworthy stories, here is a wrap on the best real-food-more-fat headlines last month.

  1. Doctors Demasi, Lustig, and Malhotra put their heads together to write an opinion piece for Clinical Pharmacist entitled, "The cholesterol and calorie hypotheses are both dead — it is time to focus on the real culprit: insulin resistance." Great reading.
  2. Sugar foe Gary Taubes pens another great piece for The New York Times about why sugar and carbs are so hard to quit and how strict limits work best for him. His article: "Are You a Carboholic? Why Cutting Carbs is So Tough.
  3. Nina Teicholz, author of The Big Fat Surprise, and cardiologist Eric Thorn team up with this post to contest the American Heart Association's recent Presidential Advisory which cautions against consuming saturated fats. Teicholz and Thorn observe, "What is striking about the latest AHA Presidential Advisory is that it's such an anomaly." The co-authors demonstrate that most recent analyses find no significant relationship between dietary saturated fat and CVD mortality. More from Teicholz in her op-ed in The LA Times, "Don't believe the American Heart Assn. — butter, steak and coconut oil aren't likely to kill you."
  4. Medicare will soon fund diabetes prevention programs. Provider must deliver 9% body weight reduction in patients with prediabetes through a year long series of lectures; reimbursement is $450. But will lectures really lead to long-term weight loss?
  5. The San Francisco Chronicle reports on the battle over chocolate milk... why San Francisco schools institute a ban, just as a large LA district is reinstating the sugary beverage. Meanwhile, chocolate milk is rendered, in colored butter, at the Ohio fair because it is the official beverage of Ohio's high school athletes. Ugh.


A new video from Eat the Butter!!! Vintage Eating goes to the modern grocery store:

#JERF (aka Just Eat Real Food.) What does that look like at the grocery store? Let Eat the Butter show you in this 70 second grocery-shopping-meets-Tasty-video.

Need a good laugh? Watch sarcasm blended with astute observation as JP Sears skewers the American Heart Association's recent attack on coconut oil. 

Read The New York Times' op-ed "What Cookies and Meth Have in Common." A sample: "Nothing in our evolution has prepared us for the double whammy of caloric modern food and potent recreational drugs. Their power to activate our reward circuit, rewire our brain and nudge us in the direction of compulsive consumption is unprecedented." Amen.

Have you been hearing a great deal about a new vegan documentary, What the Health? Bravely, Robb Wolf weighs in with a lengthy response. Then Nina Teicholz fact checks the film's wild claims.

How did three wives, who helped their husbands beat diabetes, end up losing 100 pounds (collectively) themselves? Why do America's skinny pigs make such lousy bacon? How did Tasty master the online recipe video? Why is nutrition science so "wicked hard"? Why does this oncologist think a bold, bitter red wine is an excellent choice? How has cellophane changed grocery stores? If we are walking more—which we are—why don't we weigh less? (Because you can't out-walk a bad diet.) Should your supermarket receipt count calories? 



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Happy August,

The Moms @ Eat the Butter

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