What if everything we’ve been told about saturated fat is fiction? FAT FICTION is a feature length, documentary film that examines the history of the U.S. Dietary Guidelines and questions decades of dietary advice insisting that saturated fats are bad for us.
I grew up in the “low fat” era. Like everyone else, I had it drilled into my mind that “eating fat makes you fat” and that saturated fat will kill you. As a news reporter and special projects producer for a network news station, I interviewed many mainstream nutritionists who warned of the grave dangers of eating saturated animal fats like meat, butter and lard. I interviewed patients struggling with Type 2 Diabetes while our own government preached they consume 6-11 servings of grain a day and the food industry showered them with so-called “healthy” low fat foods that were really just carbs loaded with sugar. When those same patients struggled to take control of their health, they were told their disease was their fault, that they were eating too much and not exercising enough.
So when I learned how little scientific evidence exists to support our nation’s own Dietary Guidelines, it first surprised me and then angered me. The more I researched, the more I understood how weak science combined with academic bias had kicked off a vast, uncontrolled experiment on the entire nation. Fast forward 50 years and we face a staggering public health crisis, worse than big tobacco. As a filmmaker, I realized this topic had to be shared with the public.
FAT FICTION is a feature length documentary film and is narrated by Functional Medicine physician, Mark Hyman. The film features interviews with the following journalists, nutritionists, physicians and multiple patients who have reversed their Type 2 Diabetes by ignoring what mainstream medicine told them for decades. www.fatfiction.movie
FAT FICTION – Expert Interviews:
- Dr. Sarah Hallberg, Obesity Expert has reversed Type 2 Diabetes in hundreds of patients by ignoring the guidelines and prescribing a high fat, low carb nutrition plan.
- Dr Jason Fung, Nephrologist and author of The Obesity Code, a book for reversing Type 2 Diabetes with LCHF and Intermittent Fasting.
- Professor Tim Noakes, author of the Lore of Running.
- Dr. Rob Lustig, Pediatric Endocriniologist at University of California, San Francisco
- Dr. Bret Scher, Cardiologist and Lipidologist practicing in San Diego
- Dr. Eric Westman, Director of the Lifestyle Medicine clinic at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina
- Dr. Brian Lenzkes, Internal Medicine Doctor
- Jonny Bowden, Nutritionist and author of The Great Cholesterol Myth
- Dr. Zoe Harcombe, phD obesity researcher who wrote her thesis on the lack of evidence behind the US Dietary Guidelines
- Professor Andrew Mente, McMaster University and researcher on the PURE Study
- Alyssa Gallagher, Registered Dietician, Certified Diabetes Educator at Humphries Diabetes Center in Boise, Idaho
- Nina Teicholz, Journalist and author of the Big Fat Surprise.
- Gary Taubes, Journalist and author of Good Calories, Bad Calories and The Case Against Sugar.
- Doug Reynolds, Founder of LowCarb USA