Lynn Dorman, Ph.D. // 


February 8  

I no longer get frustrated when the world caches up with me : -)

For years I have said that the low fat and no fat foodstuffs were at best no help and at worst bad for you. Well the “no help” research has come out. Turns out that in a major research project it was found that low fat diets did not reduce the risk of breast cancer or colon cancer – nor did the diet high in fruit and grain prove to reduce risks.

My take is that the rate of obesity keeps pace with the number of low and no fat foods we have in the supermarket. Why? We need fat in our diets and taking it out means we eat more of the bad stuff in an attempt to appease our bodies – which seem to know they are lacking something – but our brain says NO NO NO to fat because the media has told us it is BAD BAD BAD and so we ignore our body’s real message.

We all need a mix of carbs, fat and protein… I took a dietary assessment and I need to have 50% of any meal to be protein….others need 50- to 60 % be carbs. There is never going to be one type of diet fits all – we all come from different types of ethnicities.

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About the Author

Native of NYC who moved a lot, got several degrees, and has been a lifelong writer and reader... I am interested in many things - and I write [and teach] about them - especially the human lifespan and healthy aging

Lynn Dorman, Ph.D.