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Tuesday, 26 April 2011

The carb war has been won, now it's fat wars !

As is often said, we are all different, ain’t that a fact. It’s also a sad fact some diabetics, follow to the letter the NHS dietary information regarding carbs, but eventually, many see the light, and dump the carbs big time. The same enlightenment cannot be said for fats. They, like the medics, have totally brought into the extremely flawed, and fraudulent data provided by Ancel Keys. Last year The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported the following:

This statement referred to 5–23 years of follow-up of 347,747 subjects.

 A meta-analysis of prospective epidemiologic studies showed that there is no significant evidence for concluding that dietary saturated fat is associated with an increased risk of CHD or CVD. More data are needed to elucidate whether CVD risks are likely to be influenced by the specific nutrients used to replace saturated fat.”

What amazes me, is so many people are quite rightly angry, when they realise the medics have sold them a crock regarding carbs, but still believe the medics know what they are talking about re fats. The fats I am talking about here, are the fats found in avocado, coconuts, extra virgin olive oil, fresh meat and fish, nuts, cheese and butter etc. The fats man has been eating for hundreds of thousands of years. Did these foods, ate since the beginning of time, cause obesity and heart disease and pre/diabetes type 2, in over a third of the adult population back then? No way, the human race would not have survived.

Look around an average supermarket, take out all the food that was not around 100 years ago, and more than half the food, (or chemically produced poisoned junk sold as food) would disappear. There will be meat, fish, eggs, cheese, cream, vegetables, some seasonal fruits and nuts etc. So what’s the problem !

Plenty, the foods left are very time and labour intensive, margins are low, the big money is in the junk, made in 7 day a week, 24 hour a day food factories, that look more like petro chem. installations, than a place for healthy food to grow and be nurtured.

OK, many reading this will think so what’s new, what is this guy telling us we do not already know. A fair point, but looking around my supermarket, and looking at the obese shoppers, and the sort of diets being recommended by the NHS and dietitions, looking at the escalation in heart disease, obesity and type 2 diabetes, a lot more people need to be told. This all sounds so simple doesn’t it, the fact is, it is, it really is that simple. Eat the food your great grandmother ate, before the industrial chemists and marketing mob got their hands on it.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Eddie,

I note that my posts over a Ken's were put on a different locked thread for awhile but have since disappeared altogether. I also notice that he is still selectively quoting from my posts to refute advice I have given. The issue of salt, for example, where he is ridiculing my advice to add salt to replace that which is lost due to the natriuretic effect of a low-carb diet. Most people will retain salt when eating carbs and release it when they cut carbs. Failure to add sufficient salt to the diet at that point will result in the common side effects - constipation, headache, weakness, fatigue, low-blood pressure, cramps, etc. Advising people on low-carb to continue to restrict salt and to drink lots of water is exactly the wrong thing to do. It will make their problems worse. This along with his absurd advice on low-carb/low-fat, makes it look like Kenny is deliberately trying to sabotage people in their attempts to sustain a low-carb diet.

Is he on the payroll of Big Pharma, perhaps? If not, he should be as he is doing a bang-up job for them.