I have read a fair amount about Traditional Foods and strive to follow that kind of diet. I have a friend on fb who is vegan and constantly posts things about that kind of diet. I get that there can be different perspective/points of view on what foods to eat but why is there so much opposing science. At the end of the day, how do you really know what to believe? I am starting to feel confused by it all.
Here are some of the recent things she posted:
https://www.facebook.com/Dr.Esselstyn/posts/177379485683594 (post about how you should not consume ANY oil, of any sort)
My friend, along with the health scientists/doctors/whatever that she is following, claim that oil of any kind is very bad and you should not consume it. I could say, well they just don't understand the role fat/healthy oils play in our bodies. But what gets confusing is when they back up their claims/recommendations with 'science' and tell you what exactly is going on in your body when you consume oil, and why it is damaging (ie. saturated fats immediately injures the endothelial lining of the arteries when eaten).
The one link above is from a book written by Dr. Esselstyn called Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease and apparently he has been incredibly successful reversing heart disease through exceptional nutrition. He thinks that you should not consume any oil and that most people should also avoid nuts/avocados, and those that can include them should only eat small amounts.
Could there be some truth to any of this or are these recommendations of no oil based on poorly done science/research behind these theories? How could some be well educated and yet not realize the bad science? Or are adherents to traditional foods the ones missing something/following poor science/research?