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  1. Scandal blows the lid off the Big Sugar lie

    Don't believe the smear campaign against fat

    For decades, health-conscious folks have put themselves on a low-fat or fat-free diet to protect their hearts and lose weight.

    Yet all the while, they guzzled fizzy drinks and chomped on candy -- because sugar wasn't the enemy. FAT was.

    Right?

    Wrong!

    You see, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco recently discovered that 50 years of nutrition and heart disease research may have been built on a lie -- and that lie was funded by the sugar industry.

    Professor of medicine Stanton Glantz found documentation revealing that the Sugar Association, known back then as the Sugar Research Foundation, actually paid three Harvard scientists the equivalent of $50,000 each in today's dollars to hammer home the link between saturated fat and heart disease, while drastically downplaying sugar's role.

    This 1967 study was published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, and it shaped our eating habits and beliefs for DECADES. And because the journal didn't disclose who funded the studies until 1984, no one knew it was funded by the sugar industry, and no one questioned it.

    And this wasn't just a one-time deal, and it wasn't just a matter of antiquated scientific reporting or accidental misinformation.

    Just last year, Coca-Cola paid influential scientists and health pros to teach the world to focus less on what you eat and more on getting exercise when trying to lose weight. That, in turn, would downplay the role that a daily can of Coke could play in your risk for obesity.

    These health experts didn't receive some token fee; they cashed in MILLIONS of dollars.

    Of course, that's what Big Sugar stands to lose if everybody were to catch on to the fact that fat isn't the enemy -- but sugar (especially the high fructose corn syrup you find in colas) IS.

    The Sugar Association has said that while they should have been more transparent, they still believe that they're doing us all a favor by funding research like this.

    Thanks but no thanks. The simple truth is: Sugar, like what you'd find in a can of soda a day, can increase your risk for high blood pressure and heart disease.

    Eating and drinking lots of sugar can increase the levels of sugar in your blood -- and high blood sugar is a precursor to cardiovascular disease, obesity, and diabetes and increases your risk of stroke. And if you've already got diabetes, having elevated blood glucose levels can make it difficult for wounds to heal.

    Now, not all fats are created equal, so not ALL fats are good -- or bad -- for you.

    As we recently discovered, the fats in processed snacks like chips, cookies, and fries can zap your energy; while quality proteins and fats can GIVE you energy and improve everything from your waistline to your brain health.

    You can take the guesswork out of choosing the right fats by following a back to basics diet like Paleo, the "Caveman" diet. Eating all-natural animal fats and polyunsaturated or monounsaturated fats from sources like nuts, beans, and avocado will keep your heart healthy.

  2. Low-carb diet conquers diabetes, heart disease

    Anti-fat phonies take it on the chin

    Let me give you a quick health tip that could add 15 years to your life. When you're looking for nutritional advice, don't trust a guy who's uglier than a monkey's armpit.

    I'm talking about that fella who's so darn bony, you could play "Taps" on his rib cage. The one whose hair is as brittle as burnt straw, and whose skin is so waxy, Madame Tussaud's ought to put him out on exhibit.

    He'd rather put a gun in his mouth than a steak -- in fact, he'll tell you it's practically the same thing.

    Well, it's time to give these malnourished "health" Nazis a piece of unfriendly advice they're going to have no trouble following.

    Drop dead.

    In fact, these anti-fat crusaders may be keeling over by the millions according to new research just published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The two-year study found that doctors who prescribe low-fat diets to diabetics aren't just sentencing them to early graves -- they're committing malpractice, plain and simple.

    Researchers divided diabetics into two groups -- those on low-fat diets, and those sticking to the protein-rich, low-carb diets I've been recommending for years. And only the delicious, low-carb diet helped REVERSE inflammation and the deadly markers of diabetes and heart disease.

    And you can bet that the low-carb folks, chowing down on tasty pot roast, grilled chicken, and fish, were a LOT happier than those anti-fat saps eating tofu-covered rice cakes.

    This study is being published just two months after researchers from Cambridge University -- you know, the academic backwater where Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin went to school -- concluded that saturated fat IMPROVES your health and can turn back the tide on literally dozens of today's deadliest diseases.

    Even the American Diabetes Association has finally seen the light and is recommending low-carb diets to folks looking to kick the insulin habit. The ADA and their army of clueless meat haters spent DECADES attacking protein pioneers like me and Dr. Bob Atkins.

    I'm still waiting for an apology -- and it's too late for Dr. Atkins to get his.

    If your doc is still a card-carrying member of the anti-fat cult, do yourself a favor and print this article for your next appointment. There's a good chance he doesn't read anything that doesn't have a Big Pharma logo on it.

    And if you're looking to control your blood sugar and give your ticker a new lease on life, start loading up on meat and tuning out the health nuts.

    Because most of them are uglier than a mud fence -- and their advice isn't much prettier.

  3. Diabetes doubles pancreatic cancer risk

    A study proves that poor blood sugar control could leave you with one of the deadliest cancers known to mankind.
  4. Packaged fruits and vegetables raise death risk 17%

    The dangerous syrups and preservatives in canned and frozen fruits and vegetables may trigger chronic disease.
  5. Energy drinks linked to teen depression, drug use

    Red Bull takes the rap for parents who can't control their kids.
  6. Candy companies smell sweet cash in cocoa craze

    Believe it or not, the inventor of Snickers and Skittles is trying to patent a pill to prevent heart disease.
  7. Food labels coming out of the shadows

    Are Americans too lazy to turn around a can of soup? The FDA may move nutrition labels to the front of food packages so chubby Americans stop ignoring them.
  8. The real cause of food addiction

    Fats don't lead to overeating. It's sugar. New research shows sugar ignites the reward center of the brain, leading to more cravings and overeating.
  9. Soda can cause brain damage

    Soda can damage proteins in the brain, specifically the proteins that play a role in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, schizophrenia and even cancer.
  10. Fight against the soda tax

    Soda taxes don't work -- they don't make people healthier. But they do open the door to taxes on other foods, including the foods you want and need.

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