In this episode, I discuss dietary management of familial hypercholesterolemia (HeFH).
This question was asked on the Facebook Live episode from 06/16/2016, “Ask Chris Masterjohn, PhD Anything About Heart Disease,” but I was unable to get to the question within Facebook’s time limit.
Please note that HeFH is a medical issue and the purpose of this episode is not to diagnose or treat anyone with HeFH. This is educational in nature and the information should only be used to manage HeFH under supervision of a qualified health professional.
Herein, I discuss why I believe the Kitavan diet should serve as an ancestral diet on which to model dietary management of HeFH. It is a low-fat, low-cholesterol, high-carbohydrate diet where most of the fat is highly saturated because it comes from coconut, some of it is is from fish, and where the carbohydrate mostly comes from starchy tubers but some comes from fruit.
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