One common thing I've heard from people is something like the following, "I did Atkins/Low-carb/etc. and felt-great, lost tons of weight, etc. but then I gained it all back and then some when I stopped." Often they'll add in, "I tried it again a second or third time and it never worked as well," or, "it didn't work at all."
The Univerity of California's television station, UCTV Prime, is releasing a series of videos on obesity and health titled, "The Skinny on Obesity." These videos have been about the best thing I have seen for quickly explaining why sugar and carbohydrates are at the root of today's health epidemics. Definitely worth watching!
I was pleasantly surprised to find out that 60 Minutes did a piece on how toxic sugar can be (especially in the amounts that most people eat). Good information that is sure to get some people rethinking some things. The information is getting out there—slowly, but surely! Click "continue reading" to watch video.
Statins, a greater than $27 billion dollar per year cash cow for pharmaceutical companies, are nearing the end of their patents. So what can the drug companies come up with next to continue to cash in on the fat-phobia that has been so carefully planted and cultivated in our collective minds? The answer: PCSK9 Blockers. A drug currently under development, designed to get that dreaded cholesterol number even lower (and keep the money train climbing higher and higher).