My Big Fat Diet – Documentary

So I was browsing the web as usual looking for interesting programs or speeches on LCHF, and came across this moving CBC Documentary from 2008 called My Big Fat Diet.

The documentary is based on the Namgis who are First Nation people of Alert Bay in Northern Canada. It is well documented that the indigenous population of Canada suffer from high rates of obesity and diabetes, and according to mainstream health experts this is due to a sedentary lifestyle and a diet rich in fat.

However Dr. Jay Wortsman does not believe that this is the case and says that carbohydrates, sugar and junkfood are to blame and persuaded the community of Alert Bay to take up a dietary challenge that returned them to a traditional style of eating for one year, and to see what the results were.

I really enjoyed watching this documentary and following the progress of this community over a year. It was very moving and touching as you saw how people’s lives generally improved with this new way of eating. However this documentary was aired in 2008 (slightly dated) and I cannot find any new information on how the community is doing today – I really hope that they do a follow up program!

http://vimeo.com/32234815

What really struck me about this documentary is that it shows that the LCHF diet is not just some fad diet coming out of Sweden, but rather Dr’s and scientists all over the world are coming to this conclusion. Our health care professionals need to start looking at this way of eating more seriously – why are we still wasting time with a method that just doesn’t work!!

I hope you enjoy the video!

Petter Attia’s TED Talk: What if We are Wrong About Diabetes

When I first started to get interested in the LCHF lifestyle, I spent hours trawling the web, reading blogs, trying to find out as much information as I can on the subject. It was during this pursuit, I came across Dr. Petter Attia and his blog The Eating Academy. I really enjoyed his way of writing and how incredibly thorough he was in his research.

So today, when I saw that he had given a TED talk – I was excited. I really enjoyed the talk, unlike many of his articles which are very fact and scientific driven, I felt this his TED talk was personal and heart-felt (even got a bit emotional towards the end – which I wasn’t expecting).

Also what I liked about it is the fact that he honestly admits that he does not have the answers! None of us have the answers at the moment when it comes to nutrition – but something is wrong. Something is wrong when we have such a huge increase in obesity and diabetes in our societies. Somthing is wrong when a seemingly healthy man can suddenly develop diabetes in his 20s.

We need to re-examine why this is happening, and if cutting out sugar and carbs and regulating our insulin levels is the key, we need to research this!Here is the talk in case you are interested in watching it:

Petter Attia: What if we are wrong about diabetes