I have three brand new copies of Nina Teicholz’s new best seller “Big Fat Surprise” sitting on my office desk. Thanks Nina for giving them to me. She’s done a great job, in the Gary Taubes “Good calories, bad calories” genre. Its really readable and a great reference for the future. This is really really well researched, and is cutting edge science and politics in a lay reader form.
Here’s the deal for my New Zealand and Aussie readers.
I will give you a copy – mailed direct to you for free. All you have to do is be in the first three people to send me a decently written “success story” you have enjoyed on LCHF and be happy that I work with you and publish it on my blog in the next month or tow. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
There was a nice little piece in NZ magazine “The Listener” last week – the cover story no less looking at Nina’s book and some of our views on the matter – see here “The Fats of Life” – unfortunately its still behind a paywall folks, might be fee in a week or two?
Here’s the publisher’s summary
In The Big Fat Surprise, investigative journalist Nina Teicholz reveals the unthinkable: that everything we thought we knew about dietary fat is wrong. She documents how the low-fat nutrition advice of the past sixty years has amounted to a vast uncontrolled experiment on the entire population, with disastrous consequences for our health.
For decades, we have been told that the best possible diet involves cutting back on fat, especially saturated fat, and that if we are not getting healthier or thinner it must be because we are not trying hard enough. But what if the low-fat diet is itself the problem? What if the very foods we’ve been denying ourselves—the creamy cheeses, the sizzling steaks—are themselves the key to reversing the epidemics of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease?
In this captivating, vibrant, and convincing narrative, based on a nine-year-long investigation, Teicholz shows how the misinformation about saturated fats took hold in the scientific community and the public imagination, and how recent findings have overturned these beliefs. She explains why the Mediterranean Diet is not the healthiest, and how we might be replacing trans fats with something even worse. This startling history demonstrates how nutrition science has gotten it so wrong: how overzealous researchers, through a combination of ego, bias, and premature institutional consensus, have allowed dangerous misrepresentations to become dietary dogma.
With eye-opening scientific rigor, The Big Fat Surprise upends the conventional wisdom about all fats with the groundbreaking claim that more, not less, dietary fat—including saturated fat—is what leads to better health and wellness. Science shows that we have been needlessly avoiding meat, cheese, whole milk, and eggs for decades and that we can now, guilt-free, welcome these delicious foods back into our lives.