Chapter 1

Escape the Diet Dogma:The Science Behind the Ketogenic Lifestyle

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We Westerners have been harming our health for decades. How? By following dietary recommendations based on bad science. We’ve been avoiding saturated fat and cholesterol for fear of increasing our risk of heart disease. We’ve been told that eating five small meals a day is better for you than eating three regular meals. We replaced saturated fats with carbohydrates, and we’ve started eating breakfast cereals instead of eggs in the mornings. And you know the rest of the story: we ended up with an obesity epidemic, plus an increase in diagnoses of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular ...

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