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The Low Carb High Fat Diet

Americans, and in fact billions of people around the world, have experienced an explosion of obesity and disease over the past several decades.   Diseases such as t ype 2 diabetes, Alzheimers  (sometimes referred to as type 3 diabetes),  cardiovascular/heart disease, cancer, and ADHD / ADD are just a few of the diseases that have moved from being relatively rare as recently as the 1950s and 1960s to being very common.   What has changed?  In a word, diet.  The modern western diet, not to put too fine a point on it.  In the mid 1950s there were was a flawed study called the Seven Countries Study by Dr. Ancel Keys which proposed a hypothesis that saturated fat leads to cardiovascular disease.  Now, in retrospect and with additional study, we know that this is simply not true, but the damage was done.  The US government got on board and acted in multiple ways: 1. subsidizing sugar production 2. subsidizing corn production and utilization (high fructose corn syrup) 3. created the FDA foo