Vegetable oils (A.K.A seed oils) are pro-oxidative, pro-inflammatory, toxic, and nutrient-deficient. And they are virtually everywhere–used for cooking meals in restaurants, in our processed foods, condiments, and more. These oils create mitochondrial dysfunction that inevitably leads to different health conditions, including obesity, coronary heart disease, cancers, type 2 diabetes, dementia, Alzheimer’s, age-related macular degeneration, autoimmune conditions, and more.
Dr. Chris Knobbe, author of “The Ancestral Diet Revolution,” sounds the alarm that seed oils are the primary driver of these health issues. He points to countless studies and data that make this case. And he also offers solutions, pointing out what foods to avoid (like pork and chicken from Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, for example, and certain nuts and seeds) and other strategies to help reduce omega-6 fatty acids in the body and restore our health.
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Vegetable oils are the primary drivers of chronic disease. At times, we blame sugar. At other times, we blame the laziness that keeps us from working out but it’s the vegetable oils that we ingest that are making us very sick. This is episode 425 and our guest is Dr. Chris Knobbe, a physician, researcher and the author of The Ancestral Diet Revolution. Chris points to research that indicates that vegetable oils more appropriately called seed oils are pro-oxidative, pro-inflammatory, toxic and nutrient-deficient. They create mitochondrial dysfunction that inevitably leads to all sorts of conditions including obesity, coronary heart disease, cancers, Type 2 diabetes, dementia, Alzheimer’s age-related macular degeneration, autoimmune conditions and more.
Chris Knobbe sounds the alarm that seed oils are the primary driver in all of these health issues. Happily, he also offers solutions by pointing out what foods to avoid, like CAFO, pork and chicken, for example, even nuts and seeds. What we want to do, he suggests, is to reduce the omega-6s in the body and restore our health.
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Welcome to the show, Chris.
Thanks very much, Hilda. It’s nice to be on the show.
This is such an important topic. I hope that some relatives of mine who went to a fast-food chicken restaurant read this because the changes that we might see from seed oils don’t happen overnight. Just because they don’t see an immediate effect on their bodies, they eat it without understanding that seed oils can indeed be dangerous. Do you agree with that statement?
I agree 100%. It’s a very slow process. Seed oils or highly polyunsaturated vegetable oils, I call them chronic metabolic biological poisons. They are chronic. These are not acute toxins. They take a long time to build up in your body and they take a long time to get rid of them if you drop them from your diet. In general, you won’t have this overnight improvement in your health eliminating seed oils. It’s going to take some time. Although, people do experience dramatic benefits in weeks.
What is your hypothesis based on that these seed oils are the cause or can lead to obesity and other chronic conditions?
It’s so many things, Hilda. It’s based on the history, epidemiology, biochemistry, pathophysiology and animal studies that we see in the labs. I’ll hit these in brief. For example, we know that in the United States, we didn’t have any seed oils in the diet up through the American Civil War. They entered the food supply in about 1866. They were poorly received because it was cotton-seed oil. Americans knew that cotton-seed oil was used as lamp oil and machine oil up until that time primarily. There was a very slow uptake.
In 1909, soybean oil was introduced. In the next few decades, we got all the other vegetable oils. We’ve got soybean, corn, canola, cottonseed, rapeseed, grape seed, sunflower, safflower and rice bran. We went from zero consumption up through the American Civil War ending in 1865 to 2010, and this is our published data, 80 grams per person per day in the United States.
What was the driver? Why did these seed oils invade the food supply?
It was all about manufacturing. This is all part of the financial goals of the industrial revolution. They took something worthless initially, cotton seed, which had no use, whatsoever. They began to realize that they could crush that cotton seed and extract oil out of it. They then began to try to purify it in a way that they could put it into the food supply. Americans didn’t want this so what they did was they combined it with butter or lard but probably butter to create margarine first. People weren’t wanting to consume cotton-seed oil so they adulterated olive oil with cotton-seed oil. That was very substantial by 1880.
Eventually, when that began to take a foothold, the other industrialists realized that there was lots of money to be made. There are big profits because they could easily outsell butter and lard, which are much more expensive, the animal fats. They snuck them into the food supply in a sense by putting them into butter, lard and/or olive oil. Eventually, after mostly decades of that, then they began to sell these directly and people consumed them directly.
How was it that the public didn’t wise up to what was happening? Why did they buy the marketing campaign? Was it partially because they demonized lard and butter as old-fashioned and this is the modern way of eating and living?
Are you saying why did Americans allow this?
Particularly, with Procter & Gamble’s Crisco, they sold the idea that these so-called vegetable oils, a term coined in the early 20th century, are not from vegetables. These so-called vegetable oils are healthy. They promoted them as clean, beneficial and easy to digest, making your children smarter and cleaner kitchens. It’s his idea that animal meats are dirty and bloody. There’s fat involved and splatter. They sold us this by picturing these oils and particularly Crisco as this nice, clean, edible fat that is good for you and will even make your children better children. It was all about marketing. There was never any science behind it. This came in a day and age when there wasn’t a lot of science about fats at that point.
I feel like there’s this resurgence of interest and understanding around these oils because people are waking up to the fact that these oils are insidious. We’re not just consuming them, spreading some margarine or fake spread on our bread. However, these oils are found in so many of our foods and people are realizing they’re not serving them well. Do you think that’s the case or are we still hoodwinked by the marketing and the company’s initiatives in this realm?
People are waking up to it. It’s slow and coming. This is the reason that I got into this area of research. It’s because, by 2018 and 2019, I was so fantastically convinced that the highly polyunsaturated vegetable oils or mostly seed oils, as they should be called, were the primary drivers of all this chronic disease. Let me go back and say for people that don’t know that obesity, coronary heart disease, cancers, Type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, age-related macular degeneration, autoimmune diseases, the list goes on and on, all of these diseases were rare in the 19th century or pretty close to it. As the vegetable oils gradually supplanted and replaced animal fats mostly lard butter and beef tallow, we gradually got sicker.
The highly polyunsaturated vegetable oils are mostly seed oils. They are the primary drivers of chronic diseases.
This didn’t happen overnight. This was the perfect way to bring vegetable oils in because very slowly, we got sick over decades and more like a century. It’s escalated phenomenally as we see that the whole world has taken the advice of our most esteemed institutions telling us that we should be consuming vegetable oils. The very thing that is so high in this omega-6 fat that drives a destructive biological milieu. That milieu is that these are pro-oxidative, pro-inflammatory, toxic and nutrient deficient. You put those four pillars of hazard together and you have the recipe for disaster.
We are told by the American Heart Association, Harvard School of Public Health, the nutrition department at Tufts University, the nutrition department at Mayo Clinic, the Cleveland Clinic Nutrition Department and all these organizations are telling us to consume vegetable oils because they are “heart-healthy.” It doesn’t help matters at all. The public has to learn that from people like myself and a few of the others like the Weston A. Price Foundation which has been preaching this for decades.
Sally did a video series called The Oiling of America. She was warning people about this omega-6 apocalypse. Yet it takes a long time to turn the tide. I remember years ago walking down a supermarket aisle and seeing the shelves of these vegetable oils labeled heart healthy. I was so confused. 1) I was asking myself, “What vegetables do these come from?” 2) “Which should I buy?” I usually bought whatever was on sale because I didn’t see the problems you mentioned. Can you reiterate those four issues? You said pro-oxidative, pro-inflammatory, toxic and nutrient deficient.
We’re told first of all that they’re healthy because they do indeed lower our LDL cholesterol so does arsenic. People think it’s good that we laugh because it’s so absurd to think that this is the only reason that they’re touted as good. I can’t find any other reason in all of the scientific literature that these organizations can tell us that these oils are healthy except that they lower LDL cholesterol. The reason that they do indeed lower LDL cholesterol is because they oxidize the LDL cholesterol. That is the cholesterol that is taken up in our arteries and begins and propagates atherosclerotic plaques. It’s the very so-called hardening of arteries that makes us ultimately have heart attacks, strokes and vascular occlusions, peripheral vascular disease and so forth.
These oils that are high in omega-6 cause oxidation, which is by far and away the worst possible thing of those four categories of hazards. Why? It’s because it is like we’re rusting. Oxidation is the equivalent of metal rusting. When you’re inside your body and you begin to eat lots of omega-6 fat, you will begin to fill up your fat cells, cell membranes and inner mitochondrial membranes with omega-6 linoleic acid and other omega-6 fatty acids. Omega-6, linoleic acid or LA is 90% of those. Those are unsaturated fats. The unsaturated fats are the most likely to oxidize. In other words, they’re rusting. This causes what I call a catastrophic lipid peroxidation cascade.
These vegetable oils are high in omega-six and cause oxidation, which is the worst out of those four categories of hazard. Oxidation is the equivalent of metal rusting.
Ultimately, what this does is this drives mitochondrial dysfunction because it damages the inner mitochondrial membrane, which causes failure of the electron transport system. You have the inflammation, the pro-inflammatory response I talked about. These omega-6 fats drive pro-inflammatory eicosanoids, thromboxanes and leukotriene. These ultimately drive a milieu that was built on vasoconstriction, inflammation and clotting. You will have trouble inside your body physiologically within hours of consuming these.
Third, they’re toxic and this is because they’re also oxidative. They break down the metabolites of omega-6 fats and are advanced lipid oxidation in products. These are dangerous molecules. For example 4-hydroxynonenal, malondialdehyde, carboxyethyl pyrrole, acrolein and hundreds of others. These are the ones that have names that we know well. These components like Advanced Lipid Oxidation Endproducts or ALEs are collectively cytotoxic, genotoxic, mutagenic, carcinogenic, atherogenic, thrombogenic, obesogenic and diabetogenic.
Everything you can think of that is related to all of these chronic diseases, from heart disease to cancers, metabolic disease, stroke, macular degeneration and obesity are all connected through these pathways. I can explain all of this based primarily on omega-6. When you combine high omega-6 oils, like these vegetable oil or seed oils, with a processed food-laden diet, mostly refined flour and sugar, you have not only nutrient deficiency but you’ve got this enormous toxicity. You put those two together and now you have the ultimate recipe for disaster.
I can see why you’re so passionate to get this information across. What was crossing my mind is even if we can’t wrap our heads around all of the technical terminologies you used, if we simply looked at images of people in the early 1900s, looking at how well they’re moving about and engaging with one another in conversation. The images that we see of those people compared to people now are a stark contrast. You can discern what vibrant health looks like pre the introduction of these vegetable oils.
One of those is that in the 19th century, a lot of people don’t realize this. Obesity in the United States in men aged 18 to 80 was 1.2%. That was Scott Alan Carson’s work. This was taken from men that were imprisoned in the 19th century in Texas and Nebraska primarily. Everybody looks back and thinks we were fantastically healthy in 1960 when our obesity was about 13%. By then, obesity had risen eleven-fold. It rose in exact correlation to vegetable oils.
Obesity as of 2018 was 42.5%. Obesity has risen 35-fold. We have 42.5% of Americans obese and another 31.4% overweight. The total overweight in obese in the United States is 74%. One-fourth of Americans are not either overweight or obese based on BMI. The important thing is it’s not the sugar. The reason I know that it’s not sugar is because we have all the data. If we were looking at the data, we could see that there’s almost no correlation at all between sugar consumption, obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome. I’ll give you four pieces of data here. In 1935, sugar consumption in the US was 22.5% of calories.
That’s higher than I would’ve expected.
We’ve got the data. Stephan Guyenet’s got the data. It all comes from the same sources, both published. 22.5% of our consumption in 1935 was sugar. Obesity was probably around 3%. Diabetes was 0.37%. Metabolic syndrome was unknown, essentially. Macular degeneration was rare. I could go on but by 2016, sugar consumption was 24%. It’d only gone up 1.5% as a percentage of total calories in 2016. As an absolute number, sugar went up by 1.5% in the diet between 1935 and 2016.
Vegetable oils, on the other hand, were 7.5% of calories in 1935 and 29% of calories in 2016. They went up 21.5%. In other words, think of this. 1.5% of the diet was additionally sugar between 1935 and 2016. 21.5% of the diet became vegetable oils in that same period. In other words, 1/5 of every plate is made up of vegetable oils at least and many are much higher than that. Along with this, you see an explosion of obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
Since 1999 or 2004, depending on two different data sets, sugar has been going down in the US. Between 1997 and 2013, carbohydrates have been going down in the US. Since 1999 or 2002, right in there, total calories have been going down in the US. Guess what’s going up? Vegetable oils. With that explosion, we’ve had the worst increases in obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome since 2000. Why? While sugar, carbohydrates and total calories all go down, I’ve got similar evidence that backs this up in Australia, the United Kingdom, Israel and Japan. Even in the world data, we see sugar and carbohydrates virtually flat but the vegetables are going up. We see the obesity, body mass index and diabetes all going way up.
Coming up, Chris talks about how long seed oils remain in the body after you consume them. He covers what dietary shifts to make to lower the omega-6 fatty acids in the body.
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It’s undeniable. Solid data from five different countries backs this up. It’s not just the US. We see it all over. As anybody can see, I’m a data junkie. I live by data. You cannot prove any of this based on studies. People always say, “Where are the randomized controlled clinical trials?” There’ll never be one. The reason there’ll never be one is that you cannot control diets in people entirely for long periods.
The longest study I’ve ever seen in humans that controls the diet is six months because you have to put these people into a metabolic ward. You have to control everything they eat. They can’t leave. They’re prisoners of the ward. It’s extraordinarily expensive to control their diets, measure everything and analyze it all. It costs millions of dollars. Generally, you can only do it for days or maybe a few weeks because of cost limitations and the fact that people are not going to live in a prison essentially to do this.
I want to take it in a personal direction because you’re saying how hard it is to control the diets of these people. Sometimes it’s hard to control our own diet. I have a friend who told me that seed oils or vegetable oils keep wreaking havoc for a number of years in the body after you stop consuming them. Is that true, Chris?
Absolutely. That’s disappointing. The reality is that the half-life of omega-6 linoleic acid, the primary omega-6 fat in vegetable oils is 600 to 680 days. It’s roughly two years. That means if you stop consuming all oils and all high omega-6 foods and there are others, we can get into that, it’s probably going to take you quite a few months, if not 2 or 3 years, to get these entirely out of your system. I would say three years to be safe.
To do that, you’ll have to be sure that you have no vegetable oils in your diet. If you want to get these down the fastest way, what I would do is get all the oils out of your diet and make sure you’re not consuming CAFO-raised pork and chicken because those will have higher omega-6. Don’t eat nuts and seeds because they’re high in omega-6. You have to avoid those things and then your omega-6 will rapidly be into reduce. I’m trying to make people feel good. There’s a whole peer and there is. I’ve seen people say, in 2 or 3 months, had drastic improvements in their way, health and metabolic disease. Metabolic syndrome and Type 2 diabetes are reversible with an ancestral diet that eliminates those.
Are there others in the scientific community or maybe more likely in the alternative health community who see things the way you do? This seems quite radical to me in terms of an important message for the public to know but I don’t think the word is getting out.
A couple of the other people that have been very outspoken proponents of this is Tucker Goodrich, who’s done lots of good research in the private sector. Cate Shanahan similarly is a family practice physician. Both are my friends and have done lots of good work in this area. I’m much more of a data-type person. I began several years ago digging into data to try to prove this hypothesis. We looked at data in 25 nations against macular degeneration and all 25 nations supported the hypothesis. Macular degeneration is primarily about vegetable oils.
Was that your entryway into this field, the problems of oils? You are an ophthalmologist by training.
It was. That’s how I entered the public sphere. People think that I began investigating macular degeneration first and that’s not the way it was at all. The way I got into this was first of all my suffering and then I came across Weston A Price’s book in 2013. Price vilified sugars, refined flours and vegetable oils. He called them vegetable fats. Everything I do is based on the work of Weston A. Price.
He’s the lens. I see everything through and it always works for me. I had to understand how processed foods and vegetables were driving all this chronic disease first. I then focused on macular degeneration for several years. I went back broad again because I could see there was so little talk, especially in science regarding vegetable oils, obesity and all this chronic disease.
Let’s say I’m a person who’s motivated by the data that you’ve brought forth and I want to start eliminating these seed oils from my diet. You talked about pulling them out first of the kitchen cabinets. Secondly, avoid things like CAFO pork and chicken, which are high in omega-6s. What other shifts should we make?
I’d greatly reduce nuts and seeds oils because they’re also high. You have to eliminate those. People tell me, “I don’t use any vegetable oils at home.” I’m saying, “Neither does anybody else. They’re already getting the food.” Most people are not pouring vegetable oils into their food. They get it from processed food, restaurant food and fast food. It’s all cooked in vegetable oils. Look at every packaged box and canned food. They’re all vegetable oil. None of them have butter or lard. Almost none of them do. You can go look at thousands of products and you won’t find animal fats in those but that’s what they should be. That’s what they would’ve been through all of history until about after the American Civil War for the most part.
I was thinking about how I was asking you about the word getting out to the general public. I believe there is an initiative to stop the word from getting out to the general public because I’ve seen that some social media platforms are beginning to censor anti-vegetable oil information. It doesn’t fit their community guidelines but on what basis does this not fit what they want the public to hear?
Certainly, because we no longer live in a society of freedom of speech. Secondly, if you differ from mainstream allopathic medicine and big pharma in your belief systems and if you don’t tout the dogma that lowering your LDL is heart-healthy, then you could be banned, removed or your information could be deleted. They’re calling that misinformation. The authorities in those areas are making themselves the gatekeepers for what they consider misinformation.
Where are they getting their interest in censoring this from? In other words, I’m thinking of certain social media platforms. They don’t have doctors on their staff. Why are they saying this information isn’t good for the public? Who’s pulling the strings?
I’m probably not the best person to answer this but it ultimately is coming from the fact that big food and big pharma are the big media players. They’re driving all of the media. The media then is at their beck and call because that’s where their funding is coming from. My dad always said, “If you don’t know why somebody does something, follow the money.” It’s true. You look back at who’s funding this? Big food and big pharma are always there.
This goes against big food because as Sally Fallon said many years ago, I didn’t understand it. She used the term commodity agriculture. It took me years to understand fully what she meant by the term to understand the simple thing that agriculture is not about healthy food. It’s about profit. To big food and big pharma, they’re only about profit. That’s the answer.
Agriculture today is not about healthy food.
Let’s go back to the data. You are convinced that these oils are worse for us than sugar. Are there other studies you can point to? You looked at other countries’ information as well.
I’ll throw this out and there’s a bunch of these. This is one I haven’t talked about yet. China, for example. China has the eighth lowest sugar consumption in the world. Their sugar consumption in the last few decades has been only about 60 to 80 calories a day. Compare that to Americans, which is over 500. The World Health Organization says, “Do not consume more than 10% of your calories as sugar.” In China, their maximum sugar consumption was 2.5% of their calories. Their sugar consumption’s almost negligible but their vegetable oils are going up. Their vegetable oils went from around 30 calories per day up to on average more than 200 calories per day since 1960.
Here’s the data I want everybody to know. Their total overweight and obesity climbed from 15.3% in 1991 to 42% in 2016. It approximately tripled. The cancer went up. In 1991, it was from 495 per 100,000 people with cancer incidents, up to 1,587 per 100,000. That’s an increase of approximately 3.2-fold. While sugar is negligible, vegetables are going up. We’ve got obesity and cancer. I didn’t give you the data but their diabetes is going way up and other cancers are going way up.
Once again, it’s not the sugar. I’m not here to defend sugar. People get angry about this. As long as I’ve ever spoken and written my first book on this, sugar is part of the problem. I’m trying to give perspective. Sugar and refined flours are nutrient-deficient foods. The more you fill up your food calories with those, the greater problems you have because you don’t have nutrients there. The worst-case scenario is to fill up your daily calorie supply with sugars and refined flour. On top of that, throw in the vegetable oils. This is the ultimate recipe for disaster. In no way, shape or form am I here to defend sugar. I’m here to paint real-life, real-world perspectives.
People say correlation is not causation but you have to have correlation to prove causation. That’s what I’m showing here over and over in many countries and the whole world. You always see vegetable oils going up in relation to all these diseases, including obesity, diabetes, cancer and heart disease even. You don’t see the sugar going the same way or even the calories going the same way. They can be going down while these other disorders increase.
I’ve been in some of the most remote regions in the world and people who traditionally cooked with lard and beef tallow are using jugs of seed oils because it’s cheaper and available even in far-flung corners of the earth. It’s quite distressing because soon enough, there will be this cataclysm for their health.
The Pacific Islanders were the perfect example. The early explorers said the Pacific Islanders like Kitavans, Tokelauans, Melanesians, Polynesians and many of those islands had almost God-like physiques. One explorer said he felt like he was transported into the Garden of Eden. These people were so beautiful and extraordinarily well-built. We’ve convinced them that they shouldn’t be consuming coconut oil, which is the healthiest oil there is. If you’re going to consume one, it’s 2% linoleic acid compared to 56% linoleic acid in soybean oil. We’ve convinced the Pacific Islanders that they should be consuming our vegetable oils, mostly soybean and canola.
The Pacific Islanders have had the worst health transition in the world. They are the most obese nations in the world. They have the highest diabetes rates in the world. The United States has the highest obesity of all the developed nations but of all nations, it is all the Pacific Island, 4 or 5 of them are Pacific Island countries that have the most obesity and their diabetes rates are extraordinarily like 30 to 40%. They’re extremely sensitive to these oils and processed foods. It’s a tragedy and a travesty.
Thank you for opening our eyes. I started by saying I have relatives who eat those things but I have to admit, these little oils are insidious. They’ll sneak into my diet with the occasional French fry or condiment that has it in there. I need to do my best and I guess we all do to avoid this plague because they are something of one.
Here’s the thing. If you’re on a good ancestral diet and you don’t have any of these in your diet for a long period and then all of a sudden, let’s say you had French fries three times, you’re not going to change your body fat linoleic acid by doing that over a short period. It’s very slow to change. That’s the good news. It’s hard to get it right but it’s not going to change rapidly. I try to keep all vegetables out of my diet entirely but I’m not dogmatic about it. If I’m in Israel or Egypt, I need to eat. I know I’m going to get some of these but it’s going to be short-term. I’m going to try to do my best to avoid them but I’m not going to starve myself to death to do it.
I want to keep seeing you. I don’t want you to starve yourself to death. We have to wrap up. I’m so thankful for all that you’ve brought forth. I want to pose to you the question I like to pose at the end. If the audience could do one thing to improve their health, what would you recommend that they do?
Get rid of all vegetable oils. I’ve said it over and over. That’s the number one thing to do.
Get rid of all vegetable oils.
It’s a fitting way to close. Thank you so much for your time, Chris. It’s been a pleasure.
Thank you, Hilda. It’s been a pleasure and an honor. I appreciate you so much.
Our guest was Dr. Chris Knobbe. You can visit his website, Cure AMD to learn more. Visit my website, Holistic Hilda. For a letter to the editor. “My article, Stepping Out Of The Box: Switching To Nutrient-Dense Foods Saves Money, was published in Wise Traditions, the Winter 2022 issue. I want to update readers on the current costs of nutrient-dense foods. I looked back over the meal plan and compared costs since the totals were calculated in July 2022. I expected all of the prices to increase but I was shocked to find out that several real food grocery store items had held their price or decreased in price.”
“The food items that went down in price were olive oil, onions, cheddar cheese, organic potatoes, celery, raw apple cider vinegar, coconut oil and oatmeal. Brown rice and garlic were the only food items that remained the same price. The biggest price increase was in the organic food category but the processed food category was a close second. While those of us who cook from scratch have seen price increases in our whole foods, those foods are the same quantity and are not affected by shrinkflation. The processed foods, in contrast, have not only gone up in price but they have shrunk in size, which forces families to buy more products, raising the total cost of meals.”
I’ve included a chart here for you to compare the prices in July 2022 to the prices in February 2023. The results were still the same with a total of 100% processed food meals being higher than purchasing 50% organic ingredients and cooking those same meals from scratch. I hope this letter encourages everyone to keep cooking from scratch and realize that not everything is rising with inflation. Whole Foods still win.” This is a letter from Crystal Labrake from the Abundantly Blessed Homestead in South Dakota.
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About Chris Knobbe, MD
Chris Knobbe, MD, is a physician, researcher, ophthalmologist, and Associate Clinical Professor Emeritus, formerly of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He is the author of “The Ancestral Diet Revolution.” Dr. Knobbe is known primarily for his research, publications, and presentations connecting Westernized diets to numerous chronic diseases, including coronary heart disease, hypertension, stroke, cancers, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, autoimmune diseases, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Dr. Knobbe’s research has focused greatly on ‘vegetable oil’ (seed oil) dangers and their unequaled contributions to Westernized disease.
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