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by David Sandstrom 

May 22, 2024

Discover the shocking truth about seed oils and the diet heart hypothesis. This episode blows the lid off the saturated fat controversy using the Framingham Heart Study, Minnesota Coronary Experiment, and more.

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Show Notes


Today's Guests...

  • I'm flying solo on this episode

Topics Discussed...w / Time Stamps

  • 4:54 The history of food production and the impact of new technologies on the industry.
  • 10:30 The history of heart disease research and the influence of Ancel Keys.
  • 20:29 Limitations of Seven Countries Study, a flawed observational epidemiology study on saturated fat and heart disease.
  • 24:43 Flaws in the diet-heart hypothesis, including ignored mortality data.
  • 34:03 Dietary heart hypothesis study with unexpected results.
  • 38:40 Reducing seed oil intake for better health.

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For decades, we've been told that saturated fat is bad for our health and causes heart disease. But in this groundbreaking episode, the real culprit is exposed - seed oils. Get ready to have your mind blown as the evidence against the diet-heart hypothesis is laid bare.

Using a fascinating historical narrative, you'll learn howiningful researcher Ancel Keys' determination to prove his theory led to cherry-picked data and flawed studies like the Seven Countries Study. The suppressed results of the well-designed Minnesota Coronary Experiment are finally revealed, showing that replacing saturated fats with vegetable oils rich in linoleic acid failed to reduce heart disease and actually increased mortality rates.

But this is just the tip of the iceberg. Landmark studies like the Framingham Heart Study and Anti-Coronary Club trials are re-examined, exposing how the true findings of increased death rates with lowered saturated fat were buried or ignored by researchers blinded by confirmation bias. You'll be shocked at how powerful institutions like the American Heart Association based decades of dietary advice on mere observational studies lacking scientific rigor.

With meticulous research and captivating storytelling, this episode systematically dismantles the diet-heart hypothesis while revealing the the pursuit of prestige, power and profit that fueled the saturated fat mythology. But it doesn't stop there - you'll also get practical tips to eliminate toxic seed oils from your diet and embrace the health benefits of nutrient-dense saturated fats. Prepare to have your beliefs shattered in this insightful look at one of the biggest medical reversals of our time.

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David Sandstrom

I want to help you maximize your health potential so you can look and feel your best at any age. We do this by aligning our lives more fully with God's natural design for our spirit, mind, and body. I've been helping people maximize their health potential since 2005.

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