Weekend Watching: Fat Fiction

Somehow I had missed this outstanding documentary when it was released last Feb. 27.

But then, nothing really was going on at that time that might have distracted me, right?

Although I missed it until a couple of weeks ago, please don’t make the same mistake I did.

Fat Fiction features 11 of my Health Sherpas, including:

These are my peeps!

It also introduced me to a few new fellow travelers, who have become members of my Health Sherpas list (which you also should follow) as of today, including:

I watched Fat Fiction free on Amazon Prime a couple of weeks ago, but you can buy or rent it on Vimeo, Google Play, or several other sites. Here’s a a complete list of where you can view it.

Director/Writer Jennifer Isenhart does an amazing job of summarizing arguments for a low-carbohydrate, high (healthy) fat eating pattern.

And healthy fat isn’t what you might think it is.

Here’s an appetizer through the official trailer:

In writing this post, I just rewatched Fat Fiction to make sure I gave a shout-out to all of my featured Sherpas.

It’s so inspiring to hear the stories of several of Dr. Lenzkes’ patients who reversed their type 2 diabetes and are now off insulin using a low-carb diet.

He had never had a patient on a low-fat diet reverse diabetes.

Dr. Westman and Jennifer Gallagher’s patient stories were amazing, too.

And while I’m generally proud to be a Minnesotan, this documentary highlights why Ancel Keys is not our favorite son, and the scientific fraud in suppression of the Minnesota Coronary Survey’s real findings is absolutely maddening.

If you’ve wondered what’s behind the grassroots surge in popularity of low-carb/ketogenic eating diets, Fat Fiction will tell you that story.

It runs just under 1:45 and is totally worth your time.

It will probably blow your mind, and could change your life significantly for the better.

Watch it this weekend.

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Author: Lee Aase

Husband of one, father of six, grandfather of 14. Chancellor Emeritus, SMUG. By day I'm the Director of the Mayo Clinic Social Media Network. Whatever I say here is my personal opinion, and doesn't reflect the positions of my employer.

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