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Video: Diet, Health and the Wisdom of Crowds

Published on December 20, 2013,

Here’s a great new video on YouTube from Fat Head The Movie’s Tom Naughton of a talk he recently gave describing how the dietary wisdom of crowds was replaced by advice from the so-called experts, which is now being replaced again by the wisdom of crowds…

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See more at the Fat Head blog: Speech: Diet, Health and the Wisdom of Crowds

And Jimmy Moore at his Livin’ La Vida Low Carb blog has an excellent list of all the links mentioned in Tom’s talk:

VIDEO: “Diet, Health And The Wisdom Of Crowds” by Tom Naughton


Obesity Is Not A Disease, It Can Be A Symptom Of Disease But It Is Not The Disease itself

Published on July 4, 2013,

Tom Naughton from Fat Head The Movie was interviewed on Canada’s Sun News Network about the recent classification of obesity as a disease. In a short but fascinating discussion Naughton  explains his concerns as the classification of obesity as a disease and why the focus should be on blood sugar management rather than weight…

To view the video click on the link at the bottom and it will open a direct link (unable to embed directly in this page):

obesity over-reaction

Here are some of the highlights:

- Obesity is not a disease, it can be a symptom of disease but it is not the disease itself.

- It is not the fault of fat people – it is the fault of the bad advice people are given – in particular, the bad advice to go on a low fat diet which usually results in people eating far too many carbohydrates and effectively going on the same diet farmers use to fatten their pigs.

- The discussion moves onto BMI – body mass index – and its limitations and the potential role of the pharmaceutical companies in pushing for obesity to be classified as a disease.

- Tom’s parting message is that it is not the weight that makes you sick but the high blood sugar and it is the high blood sugar that can in turn make you fat. Don’t worry about your weight – worry about switching to a diet that keeps your blood sugar under control and if you do that the other things will fall into place.

See more at: Obesity Over-Reaction

Video: Introducing Fat Head Kids’ Club For Junior Low Carbers

Published on June 20, 2013,

Fat Head The Movie documentary maker Tom Naughton’s delightful daughters are obviously keen to follow in their dad’s footsteps and are launching a new series of videos about being low carb from their point of view. The first introductory video is now out and this could be a great resource for other young low carbers…

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Read more at the idea at: Fat Head Kids’ Club

They don’t seem to have their own YouTube channel yet – I’m sure it will come – but here’s the link to their dad’s channel where the first video appears.

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