Heart of the Matter – ABC Catalyst

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation Catalyst program series produced a 2 part program collectively titled Heart of the Matter. The programs are titled Dietary Villains and Cholesterol Drug War. These programs were aired in October 2013.

The presenter and co-producer is Dr Marianne Demasi. The medical experts interviewed include Dr Michael Eades, Dr Jonny Bowden and Dr Stephen Sinatra. Science and medical writer Gary Taubes was also interviewed.

The views presented are based on popular books stating that we has been following the expert medical advice for the past 20 years (or 30, 40 or 50 years) and we are unhealthy than ever. They claim that there is a conspiracy to hide the truth concerning health, fat and cholesterol. These popular views are based on myths, fabrications and a distortion of the facts.

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The Truth About Soy Myth

Soybean plantA widely distributed article Tragedy and Hype : Third International Soy Symposium written by Sally Fallon and Mary G. Enig in March 2000 documents a series of issues relating to soy consumption.

They claim that “Soy is the next asbestos”, that of contains “anti-nutrients”, causes dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, reproductive problems and much more.

The book The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of America’s Favorite Health Food is written by Kaayla Daniel is another source of strong criticism of soy. Sally Fallon was the editor of the book. According to the book,

Soy is not a health food, does not prevent disease and has not even been proven safe. Epidemiological, clinical and laboratory studies link soy to malnutrition, digestive problems, thyroid dysfunction, cognitive decline, reproductive disorders, even heart disease and cancer.

Sally Fallon and Mary Enig are co-founders in 1999 of the Weston A Price Foundation. Kaayla Daniel is also a board member of the Weston A Price Foundation. Joseph Mercola, a board member of Weston A Price foundation, is another strong critic of soy.

One of the longest lived people on earth are from the Okinawa archipelago in southern Japan who consume large amounts of soy products.

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The Low-Carbohydrate Diet Myth

A fundamental argument that is made at the beginning of many low-carbohydrate articles, books and websites is that the we has been following the expert medical advice for the past 20 years (or 30, 40 or 50 years) and following a low-fat diet. Despite, this we are fatter than ever. Many of these articles claimed that there is a conspiracy to hide the truth concerning fat and cholesterol.

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