|Fruits and vegetables, rich in vitamins, potassium and fiber, represent an important feature of hunter-gatherer diets. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
I bought the journal for a dollar and read it aloud to my friend. As far as I can tell, the author, Harlan Jacobsen, is not a doctor, a dietician or any other of the titled “knowledgeable” people in medicine. He is a patient who developed diabetes and took it upon himself to read everything he could find on the subject. And he found what some of us in medicine have lately discovered – classic medicine and the dieticians have got it wrong.
After reading the works of Weston A. Price and many others outside the purview of “groupthink” medicine, Jacobsen changed his diet to one of high-fat natural foods, and his diabetes has disappeared. He eats essentially a Paleolithic diet: Grass-fed meat with its fat, nuts and berries, a few vegetables and little of the new, high-sugar hybridized fruits, and he supplements with fish oil and Vitamin D. He is 81, and not on prescription meds.
A few of his quotes are great: “Check your acquaintances. Bet every fat friend eats nothing but low fat, (high sugar) …”
“Your body was made to run on fat.”
“You have bought into the ‘big lie.’”
“Most of my high school buddies are at least 50 pounds overweight. Many have had either a hip or knee replacement [or] bypass surgery.”
“Personally, I feel lonely as the only one not on any prescription drugs.”
“Eliminate sugar, flour, eat all the animal fat, olive oil, coconut oil and protein you want: