What Made The World Sick and Fat?


I continue to read about nutrition and exercise.  This area is actually my first love.   Prior to medical school, I used to work with pro athletes (mainly boxers) and then I went back to school for my Master’s in Education (Exercise Science).  Anyway, this stuff continues to be my hobby and the items listed in this article are right on target in my opinion.  That being said, the science of nutrition and exercise is very dynamic and continues to grow.  We just need to keep an open mind.   With that being said, here are the 13 items listed as nutritional lies which did not made us sick and fat (read the whole piece to understand why):

  1. Eggs Are Bad For Your Health
  2. A Calorie is a Calorie
  3. Saturated Fat is Unhealthy
  4. Eating a Lot of Protein is Bad For Your Health
  5. Everyone Should be Eating “Heart-Healthy” Whole Wheat
  6. Coffee is Bad for You
  7. Meat is Bad For You
  8. The Healthiest Diet is a Low-Fat, High-Carb Diet
  9. Refined Seed- and Vegetable Oils Are Healthy
  10. Low-Carb Diets Are Ineffective and Downright Harmful
  11. Everyone Should be Cutting Back on Sodium
  12. Sugar is Bad Because it Contains “Empty” Calories
  13. Fat Makes You Fat

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected]