GEORGE BROWN COLLEGE SYMPOSIUM
At the recent symposium at George Brown College, the speakers were an esteemed group including amongst others a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Michael Moss, an endocrinologist who is a professor at Harvard medical school, Dr. David Ludwig, and a cardiologist, epidemiologist from Tufts, Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian.
Michael Moss’s book “Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us” and Dr. David Ludwig‘s book “Always Hungry?: Conquer Cravings, Retrain Your Fat Cells, and Lose Weight Permanently” have both been on the New York Times best selling list. Their information was compelling.
Dr. Ludwig’s decades of ground breaking but little known research has culminated in his evidence based approach to obesity. He targets the root cause of obesity. Insulin is stimulated by the processed carbohydrates in our diet – not just added sugar, but also processed carbs like bread, white rice, pasta, potato products, cookies, crackers, and “fat-free” snacks and desserts. That’s why he recommends a higher fat diet, which is the fastest way to lower insulin levels and jump-start weight loss. Recent systematic reviews confirm that, contrary to what we’ve been told for 40 years, high fat diets are more effective than low fat diets for weight loss. And the types of fat we emphasize – those present in nuts, olive oil, avocado, fish, and dark chocolate – are especially good for the heart. But you don’t have to eliminate all carbohydrates to get these benefits.
LAST FIVE(5) MONTHS
I have been on a high fat diet for the past 5 months and I have never felt better. I have more mental clarity and am never hungry as he states in his book. And I get to put butter or Béarnaise on my vegetables! Fat is good for your brain. I’m a happy gal!
Dr. Ahmed El-Sohemy of the department of Nutrigenomics at the University of Toronto discussed that there were genomes that identified individuals who’s blood pressure is affected by salt intake, who’s health is adversely affected by coffee, etc. We don’t all have to give these up as they do not affect us. Genetic testing is available for individuals who wish to find out their personal results. Interesting….
I explained to Dr. Ludwig how my food blog is attempting to give people delicious tasty food that is healthy and give information on nutrients and their affect on their bodies in order to encourage them to eat these foods. He liked my title “Simply Splendid food”
Dr. David Ludwig’s book “Always Hungry?: Conquer Cravings, Retrain Your Fat Cells, and Lose Weight Permanently” is a welcome addition to my culinary library!