Shocking News… NOT.
It only makes sense that a healthy diet is a healthy diet for everyone and not just for sick people. I point out this new research because there is still this unfounded belief in the standard medical world that low carbohydrate high fat diet (LCHF) is only a fad diet for obese diabetic people. Many doctors still think LCHF diet is only safe to do for a short time or that it is not sustainable in the long term. Most doctors tell pregnant women to avoid a healthy LCHF diet. This research published in “Molecular Psychiatry” helps dispel some myths that I would like to call out here:
First: “A low carb high fat diet will harm the pregnant mother and fetus.” This makes no sense. There is such thing as an essential carbohydrate because our body can make all of the carbohydrates it needs from amino acids. On the other hand, there are many essential fatty oils and amino acids that our body has to get from the diet because we can’t make enough of them on our own. This research highlights that these essential fats and amino acids help build a stronger brain and body for mother and baby.
Second: “Cholesterol lowering medications are safe to use in children.” As mentioned above, our developing brains need essential fatty acids to build strong brains that are resistant to future diseases like Alzheimer’s. It is well documented that children given cholesterol lowering medications or a low fat diet will have lower IQ and lower intellectual ability in life as well as increased risk for neurological brain diseases. Eating sugar and carbs makes the body fat while killing brain cells. Being an obese child is not the same as eating healthy essential fats and oils.
Here is a sad example… I had a new client teenager who was placed on a cholesterol lowering medication because her doctor at a prestigious US university hospital system noticed slightly high cholesterol on a checkup. This child developed migraines and emotional issues after taking the cholesterol lowering medication. To make matters worse, this child was prescribed a dose that was double the manufacturer’s maximum suggested safe dose. I can’t understand what the doctor was thinking in using a dangerously high dose of medicine that is known to cause brain damage in children even at normal doses one 16th as strong as what this child was prescribed.
Let’s face it… We need to stop the fat bashing and get off the addiction to sugar. I wonder why the manufacturers for cholesterol lowering medications offer doctors sugary donuts every day, while they teach them that fats are bad.