A cardiologist recommends a high fat diet and goes against convention according to the NY Times.
The health professions are very slow to absorb valid yet unaccepted in the mainstream ideas. The Atkins diet was high in fat, and many of those who followed this seemingly unnatural diet had great blood tests and did not die from heart attacks in general. We have heard about salt restrictions, carb restrictions and other restrictions that made us less healthy, fatter and seeing more doctors who prescribe more medications to manage the symptoms caused by all of this.
Now, a cardiologist is bucking the fat restriction trends and is asking us to embrace fat. There are many countries that eat fatty foods and yet, they have fewer health problems than we have so why not. The data suggests that heart attacks, arterial dissections and blocked arteries have more in common with inflammations and inflammatory foods, than they do with high fat diets, and as we restrict dietary cholesterol (an unnatural thing to do), food companies give us substitutes for the fat usually in the name of sugar, which has contributed to obesity and diabetes.
This doctor makes sense, and maybe his profession will look at how his patients are doing and take notice. His ideas are not original, but sometimes those who stray from the mainstream do because they have something of value everyone else seems to be ignoring.
Read the article here
An Unconventional Cardiologist Promotes a High-Fat Diet
By Anahad O’Connor August 23, 2016 3:56 pm
LONDON “” Every morning, British cardiologist Dr. Aseem Malhotra stirs one tablespoon of butter and one tablespoon of coconut oil into his coffee.
While it may not sound appetizing, the concoction “” also known as “œbulletproof coffee” “” is popular among people who follow high-fat diets and modeled after yak-butter drinks consumed in Tibet for centuries. The combination, says Dr. Malhotra, gives him energy and “œkeeps me pretty full.”
There are not many cardiologists who embrace butter and coconut oil as health foods. But Dr. Malhotra rejects the decades-old mantra that eating foods rich in saturated fat causes heart disease, and he has been leading a campaign to change public opinion about fats, sugar and what constitutes a healthy diet.