Becoming Younger has the primary goal of recommending lifestyles to prevent disease, rather than waiting to get a diagnosis that could be fatal, such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and more.
The knowledge is based on self-discovery over more than 20 years, as well as university study into wellness, nutrition and genetics from 2012 to 2016 - and ongoing.
The ideas have become more simple to adopt and adhere to as the years have passed. For many years I adopted a low fat and mostly raw diet, and quite regularly fasted. I also attended health retreats (30 times in less than 10 years) and they also taught low fat, vegan diets.
These are the sort of diets that have been recommended by the American Heart Association since the early 1960's and by the US Dietary Guidelines since 1980. Various other organisations, such as the Diabetes Associations, have also recommended these low fat, high carbohydrate diets. Yet since the 1960's, our disease rates have only become worse, and obesity has become a huge problem. The rates escalated even faster after the US dietary guidlelines were establish in 1980. In the US, about 2/3 are overweight or obese. And that has happened on the recommendation of consuming a low fat and high carbohydrate diet.
In 2014 while I was studying nutrition, I became aware that the US dietary guidlines are set by the US Department of Agriculture. That to me appeared a huge conflict of interest. They are under the influence of powerful and wealthy corporate lobbiests, who want the farmers to produce more food and inputs like chemicals, and therffore they want consumers to eat more. Consumer health has been a low priority, and then the medical and pharmaceutical industries make more money with their drug approach to diguising the disease symptoms.
The high carbohydrate diets and high consumption of vegetable oils has proven to be a total failure, and is bankrupting government subsidized health systems.
The high carbohydrate appoach has led to increasing rates of metabolic syndrome, and this has a high correlation with heart disease, diabetes and cancer. It also tends to be an inflammatory condition.
Metabolic syndrome is defined as failing at least three of five factors:
I have struggled with many of these factors myself for many years. My parents and grandparents did too, and most died much younger than they should have.
A low fat, high carbohydrate diet makes all these metabolic factors worse, unless you are very careful about your consumption which tends to make you feel hungry all the time. The processed food industry a major benficaries too, because they make products with more sugar, flour and toxic vegetable oils.
On the other hand, a low carb, high fat diet improves all the factors and many diabetics are able to cut their medication or eliminate it altogether. Blood pressures also drop. People lose weight and their HDL's and triglycerides improve too. So for about 55 years, our dietary advice seems to have been wrong and many large agribusiness and pharmaceutical corporations have made enormous profits at the expense of community health and government finances (from taxpayers). This sick system needs to change. Our health departments are not healthy at all. They should be renamed "sickness departments".
This year (2016), I have been studying what the hunter-gatherer diets were before we introduced flour and sugar to them - and later sugary drinks and alcohol. In all cases, disease rates escalated when these staple foods (rations) were introduced. Yet there are still a couple of Indigenous tribes in the world who live as they have for centuries (including high consumption of saturated fat), and they don't have the western diseases. These are the Maasai and Hadza's in Africa. The Inuit in Canada were also healthy on high fat diets until sugar and flour were introduced. Weston Price said the same about the Australian Indigenous people too.
Excellent books to read about this research are:
These are Kindle versions, but some can also be purchased in hard cover.
And for some great talks by various low carb, high fat experts, see