Sunday, April 4, 2010
As the title implies, this book is all about traditional foods. It is largely based on the work of the dentist Weston Price, who traveled the world and found that those who ate their traditional diet were far healthier than our modern diet.
The book attempts to debunk the so-called "myths" surrounding the saturated fat, cholesterol and heart disease theory. The author throws a billion studies at the reader. But the author strikes me as a gal who was already convinced of her own perspective and sought evidence to convince readers into thinking the same.
Many writers are convinced that saturated fats and cholesterol have no bearing on heart disease. I guess I cannot fathom how so many doctors and so many studies could be that incorrect. But it happened with margarine, so I guess it is highly possible.