Controversial Thoughts: Why the ancient Egyptians really got fat and sick

08.20.2021 - By Fundamental Health with Paul Saladino, MD

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Was it carbs? Aliens? Or something else...   I love these historical detective stories!    Looking back at what we know of the last 5 thousand years, the ancient Egyptians appear to have suffered from many of the chronic diseases we see today, yet they didn't have processed foods like donuts, cakes, cookies, or twinkies...   Most everyone agrees that processed food is at the root of our chronic disease pandemic (yes, the really important one and biggest pandemic we currently suffer), but what is it about these processed foods that makes them so bad?    Is it that they cause us to overeat? Partially, yes- stay tuned for next week's Controversial Thoughts for more on this!   Is it something they contain that appears to be bad for us?    I believe the answer to the second question is yes, and it's not carbohydrates per se.    What is it? Our old nemesis seed oils again, perhaps?    Did the ancient Egyptians eat seed oils?? Could this have been what gave them manboobs and obesity?    Find out in this week's video!   #theremembering 

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