Skip to comments.Why Is Common Sense So Controversial?
Posted on 04/26/2017 5:55:38 AM PDT by NOBO2012
How much obesity has to be created in a single decade for people to realize that diet has to be responsible for it? - Dr. Robert Atkins, the much maligned early advocate of the low carb diets.
There may be other things more important but Im more interested in junk science this week; I blame Earth Day, Climate Change and Trump. In any event I thought you might like to know about this article related to your health and diet: Vegans Suck at Science. Heres Proof. It debunks several decades long myths about meat such as Meat Eating Leads to Heart Disease!
That study suggests that the metabolism of the amino acid L-carnitine to TMAO accelerates artery clogging. This adds to a previous study posted two years prior in the same journal showing that high levels of TMAO equated to an increased risk of heart disease.
Fortunately, it's not as straightforward as it sounds. There's no need to drop the steak. The initial experiment was an observational study on just six people (five meat-eaters, one vegetarian) and the second study used an isolated carnitine supplement on mice.
In other words all the studies and conclusions drawn from them were junk science, or post-normal science if you will. Quelle surprise!
Meanwhile, In other nutrition news some of the additional food items weve been warned against for years - butter, cream and cheese arent the culprits either:
The doctors, led by cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra, said the widely held belief that saturated fats clog the arteries is misguided.
Apparently the scientists were just wrong:
One thing that's very clear when you look at the totality of the evidence: saturated fat does not clog the heart arteries. And sadly, for many years for decades, in fact this has been the primary focus of treatment of heart disease and public health advice. Malhotra said in an interview.
And its not just your heart that suffered from the medical communitys decades long campaign against saturated fat; insulin levels were impacted as well:
More and more type 2 diabetes, diagnosed at younger and younger ages: whats up with that?
As a result of warnings about saturated fat, some people shifted their diets towards carbohydrates. But an excess of processed carbs and refined carbs also plays a part in developing cardiovascular diseases.
Eating too much white bread, pasta and potatoes raises blood glucose rapidly, Malhotra said. Our bodies respond to those carbs by producing too much insulin.
When insulin levels are chronically high, the hormone stops being able to do its job of getting glucose into cells to provide energy.
When the body becomes resistant to insulin, an inflammatory response is triggered, said cardiologist Dr. Michael Farkouh, who is the chair of multinational clinical trials at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at Toronto General Hospital and was not involved in the editorial.
Good grief, 100% wrong again? Shocking! Of course there is a catch; you do have to exercise moderately.
Coronary artery disease is a chronic inflammatory disease and it can be reduced effectively by walking 22 minutes a day and eating real food. There is no market to help spread this simple yet powerful intervention.
Dr Malhotra said doctors have become obsessed with fat reduction, whereas the real culprits are processed food and ready meals.
Operative phrase here is There is no market to help spread this simple yet powerful intervention. The low-fat high carb junk snack food market is yuge, walking is free. Which is exactly the problem Dr. Atkins ran into 50 years ago when he began promoting a low-carb rather than a low-fat diet. Not only was he bucking the consensus of scientists that carbs were good and fat was bad for you, but he was bucking the big foods diet industry.
Although I note that the heirs to Dr. Atkins estate and legacy have tried to rectify that:
Capitalizing on an essentially free concept. Ive tried a couple of these; dont waste your money.
Heres the diet/lifestyle recommendations in a nutshell: generally avoid white (!) foods (potatoes, rice, pasta, bread, sugar) and processed foods, cook your own food and using whole-fat dairy, meat and unprocessed fruits and veggies.
A perfectly healthy meal
Oh, and dont forget to go for a walk once a day. Be sure to take your best friend.
Thats right, its hump day.
I didn't realize I was going to be fighting the whole world. Dr. Robert Atkins
I know somebody who knows exactly how Dr. Atkins felt:
Q. Why is common sense so controversial? A. Because, Liberals.
Posted from: Michelle Obamas Mirror
Because it is the truth? What’s that Orwell quote?
Because common sense is like deodorant. Those that need it the most don’t use it.
Not sure all that it has to do with food, but, see my long-time tagline:
Wife and I have dropped a lot of weight thanks to no/low carb diets. America’s problem is that food that’s good for us is expensive and requires preparation. We also view “dieting” not as a lifestyle change but as a temporary condition to get us to a point where we can go back to our old ways.
“Why is common sense so controversial?”\
Apply common sense, and these people won’t feel so superior to you anymore - oh, and as a side benefit, they will have to get real jobs.
The poorest people are now the most likely to be obese. I dont think this has ever happened before, it’s like something out of Swift. Its hard to imagine them choosing the hardship sustained civil unrest would bring, at least while these conditions exist.
This explains it rather well:
...Diversity is an anti-religion, and anti-ideology, a nepotism which promotes everything except one’s own family.
Diversity therefore equals the destruction of any and all religions and of all positive ideologies.
Because Diversity can only be destructive: whatever IS is insufficiently or inexactly diverse.
Whatever IS must therefore be destroyed in order to make it MORE Diverse.
And there is no conceivable or measurable end to it. Yesterday’s Diversity is today’s intolerable lack of Diversity.
Diversity is the destruction of Good; and it is the destruction of all types of Good - however defined. All are chewed up and spat out by Diversity.
Diversity is the promotion of chaos by the destruction of Good; and then there-naming of chaos as Good.
Because The Left has worked hard over past 8 years to get rid of it?
Most fruits and some vegetables have lots of carbs.
...& THAT is darn good. Thanks for posting it.
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