A summary of my talk from Low Carb Universe, Mallorca, 2018 where I shared my research on the Evolution of the Plant-Based Dietary Guidelines and the profound influence of Vested Interests and Ideology that have shaped them into strict Rule-Books promoting the Garden of Eden diet - pro-cereal/grains and anti-meat.
What an amazing experience! Thank you to Hanna and Bitte, organisers of #LCU18 for the opportunity to speak with so many Low Carb thought leaders. The setting was incredible, attendees were engaged and we enjoyed their company, and the food - a perfect way to immerse people in the health benefits of a Low Carb lifestyle.
There is 'no one size' fits all. Our dietary and health guidelines need to be flexible. They cannot become strict rule-books subject to regulation, nor be manipulated by industry for their benefit ever again. The solution is simple. Health professionals/practitioners need a toolkit that enables them to support individual choices and improve health outcomes with a range of options including High Fibre/Carb, Moderate Fibre/Carb and Low Fibre/Carb. #wecantwait