Fat for Fuel

Fat for Fuel

A Revolutionary Diet to Combat Cancer, Boost Brain Power, and Increase your Energy

Book - 2017
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For over a century, we've accepted the scientific consensus that cancer results from genetic disease due to chromosomal damage in cell nuclei. But what if cancer isn't a genetic disease after all? What if scientists are chasing a flawed paradigm, and cancer isn't a disease of damaged DNA but rather of defective metabolism as a result of mitochondrial dysfunction? What if that startling truth could revolutionize our understanding of other diseases as well--and show us a radical new path to optimal health? In this groundbreaking guide, the first of its kind, author and leading natural-health practitioner Joseph Mercola explains how nearly all disease is caused by defective metabolic processes. Then he reveals what's really causing your metabolism to go haywire: damage and dysfunction in the mitochondria, thousands of which are at work in nearly every cell in your body, generating 90 percent of the energy you need to stay alive and well. When mitochondria become damaged in large numbers, it is impossible to stay healthy. Dr. Mercola shows you that you too can to take control of your health simply by giving your body the proper fuel--and it's not what you've likely been led to believe. Aketogenic diet, very low in carbohydrates and high in healthy fats, is the way to optimize the biochemical pathways that suppress disease and support healing. And the benefits can be astonishing--not only in treating or preventing serious illness, but in boosting your brainpower, increasing your energy, helping you lose weight and keep it off, and much more. As you read this book, you'll learn in clear, rational terms how your body works at a molecular level. You'll finally understand the type of fuel it's designed to burn in the most efficient way possible. You'll find detailed guidelines for starting and sticking with a ketogenic eating plan. And you won't have to wait a decade or two for metabolic mitochondrial therapy to make its way into the mainstream. You can build a healthier body and brain at the cutting edge of this exciting new discipline, starting right now.
Publisher: Carlsbad, California :, Hay House, Inc.,, [2017]
Edition: 1st edition
ISBN: 9781401953775
Branch Call Number: 613.2 MER
Characteristics: xxiii, 339 pages ; 24 cm

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nickarrizza
Jul 24, 2017

This book is built on a false/erroneous premise that the low fat diet initiated by the USDA in the 1960's based on the results of Ancel Keys (that saturated fat intake was directly correlated with heart disease risk), was a "miserable failure" according to the author. What he (doesn't tell you and) calls the "low fat diet" actually turns out to be the Standard American Diet which consists of daily fat calories between 30-70%. We all know that this "diet" largely based on animal proteins, fats, oils and processed carbohydrates is responsible for the epidemic of obesity, heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and many of the other chronic diseases known on this planet. The author then goes on to promote a high fat diet on anecdotal research studies that lack in scientific credibility.

The only true low fat diet (natural experiment) which is never mentioned by the author is that employed by Seven Day Adventists (Seven Day Adventist Study-2) in Loma Linda, California, rural Chinese as researched in The China Study by T. Colin Campbell PhD and in the Blue Zones Research highlighted by Dan Buettner (in his book of the same name where he found the healthiest and longest lived civilizations on the planet) who subsist on essentially a whole plant based diet where daily fat calories of 10-15%. In these populations many of the chronic western diseases are rare to nonexistent.

Much better and truthful reads are: The Starch Solution, Whole, The Food Revolution, The Cheese Trap, The Healthiest Diet on The Planet, The China Study, Prevent And Reverse Heart Disease; all promoting the amazing power of a whole plant based diets to halt and even reverse many current chronic diseases as well as make our food supply one that will no longer brutally mistreat and slaughter innocent animals as well as help reverse climate change.

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