Physician, Heal Thyself: Disease And Modern Diet

The latest SOTT Talk radio, with special guest Dr. Dwight Lundell.

Physician, Heal Thyself: Disease And Modern Diet

Over a century ago, a ‘scientific breakthrough’ ushered in radical dietary changes that saw the US, and eventually most of the world, put on a low-fat diet. The discovery that high cholesterol levels were associated with coronary heart disease led to saturated fats, particularly animal fats, being singled out for elimination from meals. In theory, they told us, people will get less heart attacks and become healthier.

But what actually happened?

Rates of coronary heart disease rose to today’s staggering levels. Some 75 million Americans currently suffer from heart disease, 20 million have diabetes and 57 million have pre-diabetes. Today, nearly half of all Americans can expect to get cancer at least once.

This week we’re going to be talking with Dr. Dwight Lundell, who spent 25 years performing over 5,000 heart surgeries before realizing that the theory he believed in and promoted was not just wrong, it significantly contributed to the explosion of disease.

One-third of Americans attempting gluten-free diet

One-third of Americans cutting back on gluten consumption

More US residents are trying to avoid consuming gluten, the protein responsible for the condition known as celiac disease, than are dieting, according to recently released research conducted by market information firm NPD Group.

Furthermore, in January 2013, approximately one-third of all American adults said they are attempting to reduce or eliminate the substance in their diets. According to The NPD Group’s latest report, that’s the highest percentage since the group began asking American consumers about gluten consumption four years ago.

So, it’s getting to be mainstream. You can count on snake-oil salesmen to show up with all kinds of “gluten-free” products that are NOT.