In this quick, easy-to-read 144 page book, Alan Watson sheds new light on how greed and slippery science are making our children sick - causing what the late Dr. Robert Atkins called "diabesity." Cereal Killer is an indictment of "Big Food" industries who enjoy huge profits as Americans of all ages suffer from failed "low fat" Dietary Guidelines and record levels of chronic disease. Cereal Killer answers the question, "Has low fat failed the test of time?"
“It is with great pride that we help promote this important and excellent book.”-Joan Grinzi, RN, Executive Director, Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation
“... Cereal Killer...is a look at the plague of diabetes and obesity that is becoming a huge problem among all age groups of children. Cereal Killer is well worth the read for those concerned with the health of a nation.”-Midwest Book Review
"Cereal Killer is really well done - the scholarship is outstanding, the organization is impeccable, and what Watson has to say is alarming and "explosive" as the back jacket promises. Additionally, this book comehttp://www.dietheartpublishing.coms at an ideal time in our history, when parents, educators and government officials are scrambling for new answers to old persistent problems..."-Writer's Digest - 17th Annual Self Published Book Awards
Cereal Killer answers: "Has the low fat diet failed the test of time?"
Cereal Killer takes on the unproven hypothesis that saturated fat and dietary cholesterol cause coronary heart disease. Instead, Watson identifies the real culprits: Excess carbohydrates and the highly processed vegetable oils that have replaced our traditional, wholesome more saturated animal and tropical fats.
Cereal Killer, Part I, is a short history of the low fat era that began in 1961 when the American Heart Association officially endorsed a low fat diet. Part 1 answers the question, “Has low fat failed the test of time?”
Cereal Killer, Part II, Life in the Fat Lane, is a positive analysis of dietary cholesterol and saturated fat – combating decades of fat-bashing by doctors, dietitians, university nutrition departments, and the federal government.
Watson says the problem with the American diet has nothing to do with fat, cholesterol or eating too many calories. Instead, the underlying common denominator of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease is the emphasis on carbohydrates in the official Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
For 40 years, advised to cut dietary cholesterol and saturated fat, Americans had to increase something and that something has been carbohydrates. As a result, obesity and diabetes have become serious public health issues and heart disease has not gone down as promised.
Cereal Killer is a rallying cry for revising the federal 2010 Dietary Guidelines in favor of a higher fat, whole foods traditional American diet – foods that George and Martha Washington ate at Mt Vernon. Cereal Killer contains two sections, ten chapters, two appendices, and a comprehensive one-of-a-kind lipid glossary.
In March 2009, Midwest Book Review said “Cereal Killer is well worth the read for those concerned with the health of a nation…”
Reviewed by Writer's Digest
21 Days to a Healthy Heart offers a radical perspective on heart health that challenges the status quo opinions in the medical field. The content of this book is revolutionary—and it is relevant information for a considerably large audience of individuals who have heart problems in their family or who are keen on living a heart-healthy life. The book answers the question, “Is cholesterol really the culprit?” 21 Days to a Healthy Heart identifies the real causes of heart disease and provides a detailed, easy-to-follow plan to prevent and reverse it.
1. Most people who die of heart disease have low or average blood cholesterol. (Ancel Keys ignored this key finding from the Framingham Heart Study, conducted by Boston University for the National Institutes of Health.)
2. Lowering your cholesterol below 200 will not protect you from a heart attack. (According to the American Heart Association Journal Circulation, the all cause death rate increases when total cholesterol falls below 180 mg/dl. Low cholesterol is strongly associated with death from accidents, cancer and even suicide.)
3. Eggs and butter do not raise blood cholesterol. (In retirement, Ancel Keys, “Father of the Low Fat Diet,” confessed that “Dietary cholesterol doesn’t raise blood cholesterol and we’ve known that all along.”)
4. Easily absorbed carbohydrates such as sugar, flour, commercial bakery products, soft drinks, and chips and snacks — not cholesterol— cause heart disease. (The common denominator of obesity, diabetes, and coronary heart disease is elevated blood sugar and high insulin levels – prompted by excess easily absorbed carbohydrates in the standard American diet.)
5. Low fat diets increase the risk of obesity and diabetes. (During the low fat era (1980-2009), the incidence of obesity and diabetes in all age groups has doubled. During “low fat,” the consumption of grains and high fructose corn syrup increased sharply while our consumption of animal fats and cholesterol declined.)
6. Excess highly processed vegetable oils and trans fatty acids in margarine and vegetable shortening increase the risk of cancer and heart disease. (In the Nurses Health Study, conducted by Harvard University, the nurses who consumed the most vegetable oil had the highest risk of both cancer and heart disease.)
7. Strenuous exercise may increase your risk of a heart attack. (The number one cause of death among marathon runners is coronary heart disease. Excess strenuous exercise can be deadly. Moderate daily exercise and social activity – not extreme or strenuous exercise – are associated with optimum heart heart and longevity.)
"A terrific book about heart disease - every family should have a copy!"
-Dr. Anne Frank Adukaitis, Glenview, IL.
"Wow! -you have done your homework!"
-Dr. Verna Mackey, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
“I am a weight loss coach and nutrition educator and I have used this book more than any other in my library. I quote from it almost weekly in my classes. It is based on fact rather than political agenda and very well written and easy to read.
-Jill B, Madison, MN.
"Alan Watson’s book offers a radical perspective on heart health that challenges the status quo opinions in the medical field. The content of this book is revolutionary"