Dietary Cholesterol: What is it and is it bad for you?

Dietary Cholesterol

For over 50 years we have been told that Dietary Cholesterol causes heart disease and that the saturated fat in our diets containing dietary cholesterol should be avoided in order to maintain a healthy heart. At the time of the early research there was reason to suspect this was indeed the case but given that science has moved a lot over the past 50 years does the latest research still hold with this hypothesis? Is Dietary cholesterol a driving factor of heart disease, and if so how much of factor is it? Read More

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Calories do NOT make you fat!

Calories in, Calories out

“Calories in, calories out,” has got to be one of the simplest to understand of all health statements. I mean, it makes such obvious sense. Calories go in, you burn off as many as you can and if there is any leftover the excess gets stored as fat. The problem is that this is not how the body works. I mean, it is such a perversion of the truth as to beggar belief, but it does roll off the tongue quite easily and it is very easy to remember and that has gone a long way to making this untruth an underpinning of modern obesity control. Ironically, this complete misunderstanding of how the body works is also one the greatest causes of that self-same obesity epidemic. Read More

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