Vinnie Tortorich has been in the health and fitness industry for over forty years. He made a documentary, directed by Peter Curtis Tardini, entitled FAT which was released in 2019. Currently (02/07/20) it’s free to watch with Prime membership on Amazon Prime in US and UK.
The documentary delves into the history behind the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and includes footage of Senator McGovern, as well as Ancel Keys talking about his Diet-Heart Hypothesis. It gives an example of Keys’ rubbishing of Professor John Yudkin, who wasn’t a quack, but actually Professor of Nutrition at Queen Elizabeth College, University of London. Unless you’ve read Professor Yudkin’s book Pure, White and Deadly: The Problem of Sugar, this will probably be news to you.
Dr Andreas Eenfeldt (Diet Doctor), Dr Eric Westman (Duke University, Atkins), Dr Gary Fettke, Nina Teicholz (Nutrition Coalition, New York University) and Gary Taubes (NuSI) are participants in the documentary.
The talking heads are mostly known, but the footage of Ancel Keys and Professor Yudkin, and the nitty gritty of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans is really interesting and makes FAT worth watching, just for this.
FAT certainly adds something to the LCHF movement.
Here’s the trailer..
You can read more about Vinnie Tortorich, his NSNG (No Sugar No Grains philosophy) and podcasts, on his website Vinnie Tortorich #NSNG
FAT: A Documentary was released in 2021. Although both documentaries are available to buy or rent from Amazon (and other retail outlets), neither is available free on Amazon Prim in the UK..