One-Man Tipping Point: How One Scientist is Helping His Community “Nix the Omega-6” and Improve Health
Bottom-Line: One scientist is single-handily changing the way Morgan County, West Virginia eats. His mission is to demonstrate that chronic diseases and their ensuing health costs can be significantly reduced, by lowering dietary omega-6 fats and eating enough omega-3 fats.
Background: Bill Lands, PhD, is a one-man tipping point,with a mission and a motto: “Nix the Six and Eat the Three." A concise slogan, from a scientist who can’t help but speak in polysyllabic terms when describing how heart disease and other chronic diseases could be prevented by balancing the dietary fats. And so this pioneer scientist, who recently turned 80 years old, rallied his small community and used the Count County fair as the vehicle to get his message across.