"I think that we’ve been brainwashed to think that fat is bad, but really, it’s what’s going to make you feel fuller, longer."
says actress Vanessa Hudgens, explaining her commitment to a ketogenic lifestyle.

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

  1. Last week in The Globe and Mail, Gary Taubes asks if anecdotal evidence of the efficacy of low-carb diets should be taken more seriously, especially given the unfortunate across-the-board lack of rigorous science in the realm of nutrition.
  2. Life expectancy in the US declined for the second year in a row. Opioid overdoses are behind this year's decline, but the diabetes epidemic's impact may be underestimated.
  3. In The Dallas Morning News, Dr. Jake Kushner asserts "Government is helping to feed the diabetes crisis in Texas," by perpetuating out-of-date, low-fat dietary advice. Kushner writes, "Despite all the new research exonerating fats and implicating carbohydrates, leading nutritionists refuse to reconsider entrenched norms of a healthy diet." Indeed.
  4. A new RCT published in Nature documents that an ad libitum (no calorie counting) very-low carb diet outperforms a calorie restricted moderate-carb diet in overweight adults with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes.
  5. New meta-analysis published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine shows no significant association between total fat or saturated fat consumption and coronary heart disease deaths.


Help fund the new film-to-be, Kale vs. Cow: The Case for Better Meat. Or help fund the Nutrition Coalition's crusade to reform the dietary guidelines.

Read about and be inspired by these three women, who have had great success with keto: Jamie (down 145 pounds), Samantha (down 125 pounds, and maintained for 7 YEARS), or Shandra (down 90 pounds and IBS under control). Or read about how this sixty-three-year-old ER doc lost 55 pounds and shaped up with a low-carb diet and weight lifting. #itsnevertoolate

Check out the Boston Globe's (mostly) positive coverage of keto diets. Or this list of the 7 health benefits of Silicon Valley's favorite diet. Or Newsweek's story about healthy fats at the center of your weight-loss plate.

Should you try an FBomb? Or Keto Chow? Are you ready for cauliflower crust pizza, available nationwide early in 2018 at California Pizza Kitchen? Or how about Rebel Creamery's LCHF ice cream? Do our bodies have an internal weight-sensing system? Will drinking more water improve your health? Is keto sustainable for years? Why are lard and tallow on-trend for 2018? Did NAFTA make Mexicans obese (with more access to cheap, highly processed food)?


  • Oreo launches new "Fruity Pebbles" flavor. Yabba Dabba Yuck.
  • Post expands its "dessert for breakfast" offerings with launch of Nutter Butter and Chips Ahoy breakfast cereals. #WrongDirection
  • Kraft sponsors patronizing "it's hard being a parent" ad (and Kraft Mac and Cheese can help with that...)
  • I can't believe they found a buyer. Unilever unloads its spreads business (including I Can't Believe It's Not Butter). KKR to purchase for $8.1 billion. Now that's a lot of fake butter.
  • America's corn crop, visualized. Acres of corn grown for sweeteners (like high fructose corn syrup) would cover all of New Jersey.


Blender butter. Fancy butter. "Glue Stic" butter. Cowboy butter. Old-fashioned butter. Smoked butter. Book on butter. Butter cuisine.

Happy January,

The Moms @ Eat the Butter

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