Nutritional Myths, Distortions, and Lies
That Will Destroy Your Health
News You Can Use
Are these foods we are told to eat making us sick? Yes, absolutely.
USDA Food Guide Pyramid and FDA Recommended Daily Allowance
Carbohydrates = 60%, Fats = 30%, and Protein = 10%
Warning! This diet will cause many diseases when eaten for 20 years.
The professional dietary and medical advice given by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) have been an utter failure. The USDA has published the official diet in the form of an icon called the USDA Food Guide Pyramid. The USFDA has published the official USFDA Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for carbohydrate, protein, and fat. However, therein lays a big flaw. Neither the Food Guide Pyramid nor the RDA is based on scientific facts. If you follow the Food Guide Pyramid as your daily nutritional guide, you will encounter many related degenerative diseases like diabetes, heart disease, cancer, bowel disease, autoimmune diseases, and many more. The USDA Food Guide Pyramid and FDA Recommended Daily Allowance are solely responsible for the current high incidence of adult onset Type II diabetes which has tripled in the last 30 years. Type II diabetes is becoming common among teenagers, who were once thought to be excluded from this "age related" disease. People with diabetes have a significantly increased risk of cancer. Now the USDA has the gall to tell us it was our fault for not exercising enough. They were wrong then, and they are wrong now. Exercise will not prevent the escalating health care crisis.
USDA - Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2005.
The new 2005 USDA Food Guide Pyramid adds more confusion by having many different pyramids from which you must make a selection. This system will cause the current obesity, cancer, diabetes, and heart disease epidemics that were caused by the previous Food Guide Pyramid to become more severe.
Many people think the Atkins’ low-carbohydrate diet is lacking essential nutrients because it doesn't match the results of the Food Guide Pyramid. Their reference is the US Food & Drug Administration (USFDA) Nutritional Guide for Daily Values (DV) as shown on all nutrition labels. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Guide Pyramid was developed by vegetarians with an agenda. Nathan Pritikin and Senator George McGovern were a major influence—if not the perpetrators. There is no science behind the Food Guide Pyramid. It was a scam from the beginning - a make-believe nutritional plan to limit the consumption of animal products. The results have been rampant heart disease, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, intestinal diseases, and a medical handbook full of other ailments. The USFDA Nutritional Guide is based on the Food Guide Pyramid. This is easy to prove. Simply go to a food count book or http://www.fitday.com and enter a 2000-calorie diet exactly according to the pyramid. The results will show every nutritional requirement to be perfectly achieved. It’s all a scam. There is no hard science behind the establishment of the USFDA daily nutritional requirements. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic fatty acid (DHA) omega-3 fatty acids—commonly called fish oils—are essential nutrient in the human diet. You will die without them. Yet they are not even listed on the US Food & Drug Administration Nutritional Guide for Daily Values. Grab a food package and look at the nutritional label. They are not there. The amount of saturated fat is given, but saturated fat is not an essential nutrient. There is no minimum requirement. They give a maximum requirement of 10% but that value is wrong. It is not based on proven science.
Professional nutritionists argue to the death in support of these myths but will supply no solid science to support them. Their arguments are based on theories, conjecture, or outright lies. Unbiased research, the study of primitive societies, and eating a low-carbohydrate diet easily proves these myths are fraud and ignorance. As an example, nutritionists say that fresh meat contains no vitamin C, and medical societies claim that a vitamin C deficiency causes scurvy. Books that list the amount of vitamins and minerals in typical foods do not list vitamin C in meat. Professional nutritionists and USDA health publications claim that fruit and vegetables must be eaten to prevent scurvy. These claims are easily proven to be false. The Eskimos lived for centuries on an all-meat and animal fat diet of seal, polar bear, caribou, fox, wolf, whale, fish, and fowl without developing any sign of scurvy. White men lived with them for many years in the early 1900s without showing signs of scurvy, thus proving the absence of scurvy was not racial. In fact, sailors on whaling vessels often cured their scurvy by eating fresh meat. Fresh meat is the only food that provides complete nutrition. The concept that a healthy diet requires eating daily from four or five food groups is pure nonsense without any scientific basis. Nutritional and medical societies simply ignore the scientific facts.
Vitamin and mineral food count books cannot be trusted to give the correct amount of vitamins and minerals contained in various foods. Meat is typically ignored as a recommended vitamin or mineral source in favor of fruits and vegetables. In truth, red meat, fowl, fish, and other seafood are packed with vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, and essential amino acids. Meat has every requirement needed in the human diet. Meat is the perfect food.
Vitamin B12 is only found in meat. When explorers discovered the North American Plains Indians and Eskimos, they found them to be in excellent health even though their diet consisted almost entirely of meat. Nutritionists of that day and modern nutritionists cannot concede the fact that these people did not suffer from scurvy because of a deficiency of vitamin C. The explorers found that fresh meat and pemmican not only prevented scurvy, but it cured scurvy in those already suffering from the disease. The Indians and Eskimos lived in excellent health on an all-meat diet. The Eskimos who lived in Northern Canada on the Mackenzie River Delta ate a diet almost entirely of salmon, caribou, and seal. The North American Plains Indians lived primarily on pemmican, a mixture of lean buffalo meat, dried, shredded, or pounded fine and mixed with melted fat. The fat was half internal hard fat and half external soft back fat. This diet grew tough, strong, and perfectly healthy children. The content was 80% fat on a calorie basis contrary to the erroneous statements made in numerous books that the Indians ate lean meat. These writers came to this hasty conclusion because buffalo muscle is leaner than beef. The Indians added 50% fat on a volume basis to make the pemmican. The fat was found in thick slabs on the animals' back between the hide and the flesh.
The Hudson Bay Company and North West Company (fur trappers and traders) purchased pemmican from the Indians by the ton to supply the fur trappers. The United States Government later moved the Indians to reservations where the Government provided them with grain, flour, and sugar as food instead of meat. The high-carbohydrate diet supplied by the Government destroyed the health of the Indians—causing an epidemic of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer that continues to this day.
Beginning in 1906, arctic explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson and his companion, Karsen Anderson, spent several years living with Eskimos in Northern Canada. They lived on an all-meat and fat diet of seal, polar bear, caribou, and fish. Doctors and nutritionists insisted that was impossible. The Eskimos had no carbohydrates and no fiber in their diets but suffered no detectable health effects. In fact, their health was excellent with absolutely no dental caries, no heart disease, no cancer, and excellent bone health. To prove his statements were true, both men entered Bellevue Hospital in New York City to live for a full year on a supervised diet of meat and fat only. At the end of the year both men had improvements in health as measured by all the tests available at the time.
For centuries the Eskimos lived on the Arctic ice north of Canada in the winter (not summer), spearing seals through their breathing holes in the ice. The diet of the people and dogs was 100% seal meat and seal fat. The diet was about 80% fat and 20% protein. Their carbohydrate intake was zero, none. They did not have problems maintaining blood sugar levels. Dietary carbohydrate (glucose) is not needed for the brain, heart, or any other body organ. The body can make glucose from fat and protein. The blood sugar level is maintained perfectly well naturally.
When an Eskimo woman gives birth, her milk has the same composition as that of any other mother, 58% fat, 12% protein and 30% carbohydrates (lactose or milk sugar). The weaned infant eats the adult Eskimo diet of 80% fat, 20% protein and zero carbohydrates. This diet grew tough, strong, and perfectly healthy children.
Stefansson 1 - Eskimos Prove an All Meat Diet Provides Excellent Health.
Captain Robert Falcon Scott RN (June 6, 1868 - March 29, 1912) was a British Naval officer and Antarctic explorer. Having narrowly failed to be the first to reach the South Pole, beaten by Roald Amundsen and his party. Scott and his party died on the Ross Ice Shelf while attempting to return to the safety of their base. Scott has become the most famous hero of the "heroic age" of Antarctic exploration. The Scott party died because they carried the wrong food with them. They brought cooked and salted lean meat that was prepared in England. The meat was low in fat and lacked the calories needed for such an expedition. The natural vitamin C in fresh meat was destroyed in the processing. The explorers suffered severely from scurvy because of vitamin C deficiency. They would have been well fed had they prepared dried, fresh, lean meat with an equal amount of rendered fat, similar to pemmican made by the North American Plains Indians. They would have also been well fed had they packed the sleds with fresh penguin or seal meat. The penguins were practically walking around between their legs when they landed at the Antarctic. They were literally stumbling over excellent food and didn't know it. The Eskimo of the Arctic lived in excellent health on a diet of 100% fresh seal meat and fat.
Many large food manufacturing organizations have lobbied the US Congress and pushed money into newspapers, books, universities, nutritional organizations, and medical organizations during the last 60 years to convince the consumer these myths are true. You can test yourself to see the degree of brainwashing that has crept into your thinking. Extensive study and searching are required to get past the lies and distortions of these organizations, politicians, and religious vegetarians in oreder to reach the facts presented here for your benefit.
This web site will prove the most healthy diet for humans is:
70% total fat on a calorie basis
31% saturated fat
7% polyunsaturated fat
25% monounsaturated fat
7% other fats
3% carbohydrates (20 gm of which 3 gm or less is fiber).
Myth No. 1 - Saturated Animal Fats Cause Heart Disease and Cancer.
This myth is so widespread and often repeated that it is believed by most people without question. However, a quick review of the health and diet of people in 1900 easily shows they ate a very high level of saturated fat from meat, butter, and lard but had virtually no heart disease or cancer. Proponents will cite a study which shows an increase in saturated fat in the diet will raise the blood cholesterol level, a claimed precursor to heart disease. Other studies claim saturated fats increase the risk of breast cancer in premenopausal women. These studies always include a large portion of carbohydrates which are never blamed. They will cite studies which show some country that eats a higher amount of saturated fat than another country and has a greater incidence of some form of cancer while ignoring a vast amount of other differences between the two countries. These are big fat lies backed by slick schemes to distort the truth. They call one study the French paradox because the people of France ate a diet very high in saturated fat but had a heart disease rate only one third that of the United States. The French people have a much lower intake of carbohydrates and a higher intake of saturated fats, which are the true reasons for their superior health. The French are noted for the high amount of cheese in their diet. Cheese has no carbohydrates but is high in saturated fats. Cheese is a perfectly healthy food as the French have proven.
Proof Saturated Fats Are Healthy - News You Can Use.
Feeding the Irrational Fear of Cholesterol.
eggs does not cause heart disease.
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Framingham Study has been ongoing since 1948. According to NHLBI Director Dr. Claude Lenfant, This study suggests that obesity is an important risk factor for heart failure in both women and men." The study found a small correlation between heart disease and elevated LDL cholesterol and total cholesterol; however, these are dependent variables because high cholesterol is associated with obesity. The Framingham study also found that those who ate the most saturated fat, the most calories, and the most cholesterol were the most physically active. They also weighed the least and had the lowest levels of serum cholesterol. The people who ate the most saturated fat were the most healthy and had the lowest risk of heart disease.
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LDL cholesterol lowering is not supported by changes in calcified plaque progression.
NHLBI Framingham Heart Study.
NHLBIs Framingham Heart Study Finds Strong Link Between
Overweight/Obesity And Risk For Heart Failure.
There are two major reasons people lie about saturated fat.
Vegetarians don't want other people to kill animals and eat the fatty meat.
The edible oil industry wants people to buy more of their vegetable oil products.
Vegetarianism is a religion falsely disguised as a healthy way of eating. True vegetarianism is the worship of animals. These people place animals on the same value level as human beings and sometimes above that of the human race. The result of their spreading myths, distortions, and lies about healthy eating has lead to a dramatic surge in obesity, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, heart disease and cancer, not found in low-carbohydrate, high-fat, meat-eating societies. The low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet of the last 40 years has caused the early deaths of millions of people and untold suffering, both of which continue unabated to this day.
Learn the truth about the terribly unhealthy vegetarian diet at:
The Myths of Vegetarianism by Dr. Stephen Byrnes, ND, RNCP.
The Naive Vegetarian.
Vegan vs High-Protein Diet Debate.
Vegetarians develop high cholesterol and can't correct it.
Beyond Vegetarianism - Raw Food, Vegan, Fruitarian and Paleo Diets.
Animal Rights Terrorists Strike Again?
The edible oil industry produces omega-6 polyunsaturated vegetable, seed, and grain oils such as corn oil, soybean oil, Canola oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil, and cottonseed oil. These oils are highly suspect as one of the leading causes of heart disease and cancer, both of which increased in concert with increases of omega-6 fatty acids in the diet. Omega-6 fatty acids are pro-inflammatory and proven to cause or contribute to a long list of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, Crohn's disease, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, and many others.
"RESULTS: Saturated fat and the omega3-omega6 fatty acid ratio were not related to increased risks, but positive trends were seen for total (p = 0.031), monounsaturated (p = 0.002), and polyunsaturated fat (p = 0.0009), especially omega6 fatty acids and the polyunsaturated-saturated fat ratio (p = 0.004). With mutual adjustment for different types of fat, an elevated risk remained significant in the highest omega6 fatty acid quintile (RR= 2.08, 95% CI 1.08-4.01)."
The above study proves that saturated fat and omega-3 fat as found in red meat and fish were not associated with an elevated risk for breast cancer in postmenopausal women, but monounsaturated omega-9 fat as found in olive oil, and polyunsaturated omega-6 fat as found in grains, seeds, and nuts increase the risk of breast cancer, especially omega-6 fat as found in grains, seeds, and nuts. These excellent results are just the opposite to the false claims promoted by vegetarians and manufacturers of high-carbohydrate foods. Beef, lamb, and pork with saturated fats are very healthy foods. Oils in whole grains, seeds, and nuts are proven to be inflammatory and contribute to the increase in breast cancer.
The edible oil industry also produces hydrogenated forms of these oils which make them more saturated. These hydrogenated oils are known by their opponents as the "deadly trans fats."
Secrets of the Edible Oil Industry.
Natural saturated fats don't cause heart disease or cancer and never did. It has all been a big fat lie.
Twisting a study to produce a lie is very easy. These fraudulent studies use a high-carbohydrate diet as the base and increase the saturated fat as the variable. The results will always show an increase in the triglycerides and LDL cholesterol. They blame the saturated fat when the real cause is the excessive amount of carbohydrates in the diet. Saturated fat in a low-carbohydrate diet improves cholesterol ratios. Triglycerides are lowered while the good HDL cholesterol is increased.
Saturated fat in the diet is necessary for healthy body cells. Saturated fat produces strong cell walls that would otherwise be soft and floppy. The saturated fat resists penetration of the cell by invaders, oxidation, and attack by free radical molecules, ions, and elements. "Unsaturated free fatty acids (FFAs) stimulated the proliferation of human MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells, whereas saturated FFAs inhibited it and caused apoptosis (process limiting growth of tumors)."
Saturated fatty acids induced apoptosis in MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells.
We are told in government diet and health publications to reduce our intake of saturated fats while increasing the intake of unsaturated fats as found in whole grain, nut, and seed oils. This approach increases the risk of breast cancer as found in the above study. History has proved the connection as well. Breast cancer has become epidemic. Women worry and panic at the thought of seeing their annual mammogram report.
Dr. Robert C. Atkins
"Saturated fat has gotten a bum rap. The real enemy of your health is trans fat, which lurks in many processed foods. Many people mistakenly think all fats are nutritional villains responsible for everything from coronary artery disease to obesity. To the contrary, many health problems may actually be caused by deficiencies of certain fatseven the much maligned saturated fats. Fats serve an array of important functions, including cushioning our organs against shock and insulating vital tissues against cold. They also influence body temperature regulation, pain sensitivity, appetite control and cognitive performance."
"Saturated fats, found in large proportions in meat, butter and other animal products, as well as in such tropical vegetable oils as palm and coconut, are usually solid at room temperature. Numerous studies show that these fats play many beneficial roles in our bodies, such as enhancing the immune system, protecting the liver and helping build healthy bones."
Know Your Fats by Dr. Mary G. Enig.
The Complete Primer for Understanding the Nutrition of Fats, Oils and Cholesterol.
The harsh criticisms of red meat and saturated fat are not supported by scientific research or anthropological surveys.
Weston A. Price, DDS, traveled worldwide in the 1930s to investigate the health of primitive peoples who could not obtain foods of the western world. He and his wife found that all of these primitive groups ate a diet very high in fat. Some primarily ate animal meat and fat while others primarily ate seafood. Their diets did not make a difference in their health. They were all extremely healthy, strong, robust, and had almost no dental cavities. They all had a broad dental arch (jaw shapes), and the women had very easy childbirths because of the broad pelvic structure. Children of these people who moved to a modern society area developed crowded teeth with many cavities, and the women suffered difficulties in childbirth similar to our present western society. The "civilized" Indians of northern Canada also suffered greatly from tuberculosis and were sent back to live with the primitives, where they were cured of their disease by the primitive diet which was nearly 100% meat with the fat.
A TV documentary was produced in the country of Georgia (formerly part of the Soviet Union) by a Professor from the University of Colorado in Boulder. The Georgian people who were visited live on the high Caucasus mountain slopes at about 8,000 feet elevation on small farm plots surrounded by high peaks. The terrain was similar to that of people living on small farms high in the Swiss Alps, as reported by Dr. Weston A. Price. Their diet is identical to that of the Swiss people. Reaching the area was very difficult even with the use of a four-wheel drive Jeep. The amazing characteristic of these people is their longevity -- they commonly live to 100-years of age. The people raise farm animals and grow hay, vegetables, and some grain. They had no fruit because of the high elevation, and they had no imports because of their remote location. The animals were protected from the harsh winters on the ground floor of the house which served as a barn. The people lived on the second and third floors. The commentator said they ate meat, butter, and high-fat yogurt with every meal. The commentator described it as "very un-Boulder" in reference to the liberal college community of Boulder, Colorado, where a low-fat, vegetarian diet philosophy is rampant. They made good use of their farm animal products, eating lots of meat, saturated fats, butter, and saturated fats. The remaining food was a small amount of bread made from coarsely ground whole grain and a few seasonal vegetables. They did not import high-carbohydrate foods such as sugar, honey, white flour, orange juice, or fruit. They did not grow potatoes. They did not have omega-6 vegetable oils, trans-fats, or hydrogenated oil. They are lucky people. Their food supply is a perfect example of the Atkins' low-carbohydrate diet. The long-term health benefits of the low-carbohydrate diet are clearly demonstrated by these mountain people of Georgia. A study of Georgian people found those who ate the most meat and fat lived the longest. The Long-Living of Soviet Georgia by G.Z. Pitskhelauri.
Universities are centers of higher brainwashing.
Are left-wing liberal professors mentally nuts? Well, yes. An eminent psychiatrist claims those who possess a liberal ideology are suffering from a clinical mental disorder.
"Based on strikingly irrational beliefs and emotions, modern liberals relentlessly undermine the most important principles on which our freedoms were founded," says Dr. Lyle Rossiter, author of the new book, "The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness." "Like spoiled, angry children, they rebel against the normal responsibilities of adulthood and demand that a parental government meet their needs from cradle to grave."
French women have the lowest rate of heart disease in the Western world. They eat high levels of butter, cheese, and animal fats. France is reported to have 265 brands of cheese typically containing 45% to 50% saturated fats. They are more healthy because of their high level of saturated fat and low level of sugar and refined carbohydrates in the diet. This high level of saturated fat with a low heart disease rate has become known as the French paradox by the confused low-fat dietitians. Unfortunately, the French are turning away from their natural foods to manufactured high-carbohydrate foods.
The peoples of Thailand are another paradox. They have a very low level of heart disease and diabetes but consume exceedingly high levels of saturated fat in coconut oil and pork lard.
The Grecian Mediterranean Diet has been touted as healthy because of the consumption of olive oil and fish. Indeed, olive oil and fish are healthy foods, but the people of Greece have a high consumption of saturated fat in feta cheese, butter, lard, and poultry fats. Those who claim the Mediterranean Diet is low in saturated fats are liars.
The Okinawa Diet has been falsely presented in books claiming the seafood, fruits, and vegetables gave the people their extra longevity as the "longest-lived people." The fact that the Okinawians consume a lot of pork, lard, and saturated fat from coconut oil is hidden and distorted.
The people of Sweden have a high level of heart disease which is erroneously blamed on dairy products, especially butter. The real reason for their heart disease rate is obvious - sugar. They consume a very high level of sugar in the form of sugar-laden desserts.
Don't believe the myths, distortions and lies propagated against saturated fat. Saturated fats actually heal the body and are highly resistant to oxidation and attack from free radicals. Saturated fats help prevent diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and bowel diseases.
People buy lean cuts of meat and avoid the fatty cuts like ribeye steaks only because they are brainwashed into thinking fat is unhealthy. It is intuitively obvious and proven from the study of primitive tribes that humans and carnivorous animals prefer and eat the fattiest meat. Ribeye steaks are delicious, but lean round steak requires a high fat dressing to make it palatable. Most dressings contain unhealthy omega-6 fatty acids as described in Myth No. 10 below rather than healthy animal fats.
Myth No. 2 - Carbohydrates are Healthy and Needed for Energy.
This myth that carbohydrates are an essential in the diet is stated over and over in health and diet articles, books, and web sites. High profile nutritionists and doctors claim that carbohydrates must be eaten to provide the energy needed by the body. This claim is scientifically false and easily proven to be false. Every person who goes on the low-carbohydrate diet quickly proves the fallacy of this myth by experiencing a big surge in energy because they are not eating carbohydrates. The lower the amount of carbohydrates in the diet the healthier one becomes. Carbohydrates cause many diseases which take years to develop and have come to be called "age related" diseases, a convenient excuse.
The anti-meat vegetarians are trying to justify eating unhealthy carbohydrates by saying, "There are bad carbohydrates and good carbohydrates." This is untrue. All carbohydrates are bad, but simple carbohydrates like sugar and white flour are killers. Complex carbohydrates cause debilitating age-related disease also. It just takes longer. There are no healthy carbohydrates.
are bad carbs and good carbs is a lie.
The standard recommendation states that 60% of calories in the diet should come from carbohydrates. Textbooks on human anatomy and physiology may accurately state that carbohydrates are not one of the scientific essentials to human life but erroneously stress they are highly recommended for good health. The United States Department of Agriculture Food Guide Pyramid recommends a high level of carbohydrates in the diet as shown in the pyramid graph above. The sweetener and grain lobbies are powerful organizations whose members infiltrate universities, government, and nutritional organizations to ensure that their high-carbohydrate products are strongly recommended. They twist and distort scientific studies to justify their products.
All of the claims that carbohydrates are scientifically required by humans or that they are necessary for energy or good health are absolutely false. The body can easily create the required amount of glucose from protein and fat without causing the insulin rush that occurs when carbohydrates are eaten. As an example, the author was on a highly restrictive low-carbohydrate diet for several months. A blood test was scheduled that restricted all food during a 12-hour fast in preparation. This was the typical early morning schedule without eating breakfast. The blood test showed a perfect blood glucose level of 92 MG/DL which was midrange in the desirable range of 65 to 109 MG/DL. The common claims that carbohydrates are required in the diet to maintain a proper blood glucose level is a myth. Eating carbohydrates places the body in a continual blood sugar control crisis that is very unhealthy.
The body can maintain a perfectly normal level of blood glucose by gluconeogenesis of either dietary protein or fats. The process is reversible and can go either way in order for the body to maintain the proper blood glucose level without eating any carbohydrates. The following quote proves that the "experts" know this, and the figure in the reference book shows the entire process in graphic form.
"Both triglyceride molecules and protein molecules may be broken down and converted to glucose in the liver. The process by which new glucose is formed from noncarbohydrate sources is called gluconeogenesis. In the process of gluconeogenesis, glucose is formed from lactic acid, certain amino acids, and glycerol portion of triglyceride molecules (Fig. 25.10)." Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, Seventh Edition by Gerard J. Tortora and Sandra Reynolds Grabowski, page 835.
It is an embarrassment that highly-educated doctors and nutritionists still insist that a healthy diet requires a high level of carbohydrates. Dr. Wolfgang Lutz in his book, Life Without Bread, labels carbohydrates as pathogenic. Carbohydrates cause flatulence when the gut bacteria feed on the undigested carbohydrates. Some of the byproducts produced by the bacteria are toxic, and pathogenic bacteria flourish because their favorite foods are plentiful—carbohydrates and fiber. The colon resists the presence of undigested carbohydrates and triggers a constipation reaction in an attempt to keep the carbohydrates from entering. Over time the colon reverses this defense measure and triggers diarrhea in an attempt to flush the undigested carbohydrates from the body. The excessive consumption of carbohydrates leads to a whole host of intestinal diseases and autoimmune diseases like asthma and rheumatoid arthritis.
Absolute Scientific Proof Carbohydrates Are Pathogenic.
Bowel Diseases and Candida - News You Can Use.
College textbooks are a prime location to read the myths, distortions, and lies about carbohydrates in the diet. As an example, Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews: Biochemistry by Pamela C. Champe and Richard A. Harvey, Ph.D., claims that dietary carbohydrates are "protein sparing," which means the body will cannibalize muscle protein when carbohydrates are not eaten. This concept is absolutely ridiculous since many body builders use a low-carbohydrate diet which they call the Ketogenic Diet, to build highly muscular bodies. The high-protein, high-fat, and low-carbohydrate diet is called the Anabolic Diet because it places the body into a state of building up muscle and other body structures. All body-building diets are very high-protein diets with various levels of carbohydrate restrictions.
Ketogenic Diets for Bodybuilders.
The vegetarians of Southern India eat a low-calorie diet very high in carbohydrates and low in protein and fat. They have the shortest lifespan of any society on Earth, and their bodies have an extremely low muscle mass. They are weak and frail, and the children clearly exhibit a failure to thrive. Their heart disease rate is double that of the meat-eaters in Northern India. HL Abrams. Vegetarianism: An anthropological/nutritional evaluation. Journal of Applied Nutrition, 1980, 32:2:53-87. The optimal diet for humans can be determined by anthropological research studies that show humans have primarily been meat-eaters. Anthropological Research Reveals Human Dietary Requirements for Optimal Health by H. Leon Abrams, Jr., MA, EDS
Carbohydrates cause obesity. A diet high in refined carbohydrates has been directly linked to obesity and disease. Obesity has been shown to greatly increase the risk of diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and intestinal diseases. The high-carbohydrate diet is widely accepted by the public because they have been brainwashed with the false claim that dietary fats caused obesity. The low-fat, low-cholesterol mania propagated for the last 40 years has resulted in the current epidemic obesity trend. The public is blamed for the explosion in obesity by being accused of not exercising enough. One hundred years ago people were thin and never ran unless it was an emergency. Jogging would have been looked at as ridiculous, unnecessary work. They ate a high-fat diet with generous portions of pork lard, beef suet, chicken fat, and butter. Their diet was relatively low in carbohydrates because sugar was scarce and fruit was seasonal. Grain products in boxes—cereal—was nonexistent. Breakfast consisted of fried eggs and meat that would register on a food analysis at 70% fat on a calorie basis. This is the same diet as promoted in this web page.
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Carbohydrates cause diabetes. Carbohydrates have been solidly linked to diabetes because the body reduces all carbohydrates to simple blood glucose. The excess glucose causes high levels of insulin and eventually insulin resistance in cells and failure of the pancreas. Diabetics suffer a much higher incidence of heart disease, cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and osteoporosis.
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Carbohydrates cause intestinal diseases. Complex carbohydrates are not healthy as is often claimed. They appear to be healthier for the hypoglycemic because they do not cause the sharp glucose and insulin spikes, but they lead to bowel diseases like Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Complex carbohydrates only delay the onslaught of full-blown diabetes for a few years. Government health departments have been calling for people to eat less dietary fats and more complex carbohydrates. This is not the answer for our current surging diabetes and irritable bowel disease epidemic. These diseases have triple or quadrupled since the low-fat diet craze started 40 years ago.
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Carbohydrates cause osteoporosis, bone loss, hip fractures, and degenerative disc disease. Carbohydrates raise the insulin hormone level to an extreme as people become insulin resistant and hypoglycemic from eating too many carbohydrates. The body reacts by increasing the levels of cortisol and adrenalin hormones, both of which demineralize the skeleton.
Osteoporosis, Bone Loss, Hip Fractures, and Degenerative Disc Disease.
Carbohydrates cause cancer. Carbohydrates cause cancer by invoking intestinal diseases, reducing the effectiveness of the immune system by the stimulation of cortisol hormone, and generally causing degenerative diseases. Carbohydrates in the diet displace protein and fat. The immune cells in the body needed to fight cancer are all made from polypeptides, a complex molecule of amino acids. Meat is the best source for the entire complex of amino acids needed to build immune system cells. Meat in the diet helps the body to destroy cancer cells. This is why arctic explorers Vilhjalmur Stefansson and Karsten Anderson during their two explorations of 1906 to 1912 never observed a single case of cancer among the Eskimos who ate a 100% meat diet.
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Carbohydrates cause heart disease. Carbohydrates cause heart disease by raising the blood level of the bad triglycerides and lowering the level of the good HDL (high density lipoproteins). Diabetics are a good example. Heart disease kills diabetics at a rate of 85%, which is several times greater than other people.
Absolute Scientific Proof Carbohydrates Are Pathogenic.
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"High triglyceride levels, in conjunction with high LDL and low HDL, significantly increase the risk for developing cardiovascular disease. Controlled carbohydrate nutrition effectively lowers triglycerides while raising HDL cholesterol. Lowering the LDL to HDL ratio in conjunction with lowering triglycerides will significantly reduce the risk of coronary heart disease."
Triglyceride, LDL and HDL Cholesterol Concentrations on Coronary Heart Disease Risk.
High levels of blood glucose in the presence hyperinsulinemia cause polysaccharide chains to attach to serum proteins, artery proteins, and LDL molecules in a process called glycation. The glycated protein and LDL form a fatty deposit called atherotic plaque. The serum molecules and the fatty deposits become sticky. White blood cells called macrophages ingest the glycated proteins and glycated LDL. The macrophages swell to form foam cells that attach to the sticky artery walls to narrow the artery and restrict blood flow. These conditions are caused by a diet high in carbohydrates. The process occurs rather suddenly in people who are hyperglycemic/hypoglycemic or diabetic. Clear arteries can become plugged and thereby cause a heart attack in as little as one year. This is commonly seen in people who have an artery bypass operation, but the replaced artery becomes plugged within a year.
Carbohydrates cause dental and bone diseases. Tooth decay—caries—occurs when plaque bacteria turn carbohydrates into acids. These acids attack tooth enamel. Carbohydrates feed bacteria in the mouth where the weaken enamel allows entrance. This combination eventually results in cavities. Carbohydrates cause the dental arch—shape of the mouth—to be narrow which crowds teeth and makes them come in crooked. Carbohydrates cause the pelvic arch to be narrow—making childbirth more difficult. All of these conditions were solidly proven nearly 80 years ago by dentist Weston A. Price, DDS, who traveled the world with his wife in the 1920s studying the health of isolated people and tribes. He found that all those who lived on a low-carbohydrate diet had excellent dental health and bone formation. His studies are well documented in his book, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration.
The damage caused to bones and joints by a high-carbohydrate diet was discussed previously but is worth repeating. Repetition may help to remove some of the brainwashing that has swamped the nutrition-health debate for the last 60 years.The excessive consumption of carbohydrates leads to high insulin that in turn leads to high cortisol. The cortisol causes the body to extract high-tensile strength collagen protein fibers from bones, remove the mineral matrix by demineralization, and weaken connective tissue at the joints. The protein loss is accelerated by a low-protein diet, and bone minerals that are lost in the urine. Cortisol literally causes a person to pee his/her bones away. The result is a rapid and shocking diagnosis of osteoporosis and degenerative disc disease in which the spine can lose as much as one inch (25 mm) in height in as little as one year. Bones fracture more easily, and the dreaded hip fracture is much more likely to occur. This sudden appearance of osteoporosis has been described by the author as the Instant Osteoporosis Cycle (IOC).
Carbohydrates cause eye diseases. Insulin causes eye diseases. Cataracts are caused by insulin and the high-carbohydrate diet as proposed by the USDA Food Guide Pyramid. Cataracts are not genetic as claimed. Eating pasta, cereal, bread, and cakes is genetic because people cook and eat the same foods as their parents. Carbohydrates cause people to develop diabetes, and the diabetic has a high risk of developing retina pigmentosa, retinal macular degeneration, and optic nerve damage leading to blindness.
Carbohydrates cause Alzheimer's disease in mice studies.
"Mice with the mouse model of Alzheimer's disease show improvements in their condition when treated with a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet. A report published today in the peer-reviewed, open access journal Nutrition and Metabolism, showed that a brain protein, amyloid-beta, which is an indicator of Alzheimer's disease, is reduced in mice on the so-called ketogenic diet."
"The report, by Samuel Henderson, from Accera, Inc, Colorado and colleagues from Belgium runs counter to previous studies suggesting a negative effect of fat on Alzheimer's disease."
Carbohydrates in the form of starches damage the liver.
"A diet rich in potatoes, white bread and white rice may be contributing to a "silent epidemic" of a dangerous liver condition. "High-glycaemic" foods - rapidly digested by the body - could be causing "fatty liver", increasing the risk of serious illness. Boston-based researchers, writing in the journal Obesity, found mice fed starchy foods developed the disease. Those fed a similar quantity of other foods did not. One obesity expert said fatty liver in today's children was "a tragedy of the future"."
The universally-accepted concept of a "balanced diet" is without any basis in fact or science. We are told to eat high quantities of fruit and whole grains, but we should avoid red mead and saturated fats. A high percentage of the populations in English-speaking countries follow this dogma without the slightest question. Mankind has lived thousands of years with very little or no fruit or grain in the diet. Primitive people never had fruit available year round, and many lived in a climate where fruit was never available. Many people are fructose intolerant, and fructose causes insulin resistance which contributes to diabetes and heart disease. Today 75% of the space in the fresh fruit and vegetable sections of the typical supermarket in the USA is loaded with high-carbohydrate fruits and starchy vegetables like potatoes and yams. Only 25% of the space is allotted to the healthy low-carbohydrate vegetables. Shopping carts can be observed loaded with fruit and products made from grains as the obese customer waddles to the checkout area pushing their "balanced diet."
Carbohydrates have caused the epidemic of Metabolic Syndrome
It is a scientific fact that fructose sugar in fruit causes insulin resistance that increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, and diabetes. See the following truthful study that proves fructose as found in abundance in fruit and fruit juice is one of the root causes for metabolic syndrome, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and Alzheimer's disease.
The "balanced" Mediterranean Diet is another big scam. The older women of Greece and Italy are as wide as a barn door and obesity is rampant. The diet does not stand a close investigation. The people of Greece and Italy are suffering an epidemic of obesity, diabetes, heart disease. and cancer. The health claims for the diet are all scams supported by book sellers, olive oil salesmen, and animal rights advocates—people who are against eating red meat. The real test is to feed the Mediterranean Diet to elderly people who already have diabetes, heart disease, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. It will not help them. In fact, it will make them worse.
Obesity and disease are increasing as more diet and health information is made available because people believe the "balanced-diet" lies.
Grains are new as a human food source. Many people are gluten intolerant or have other allergies to grain products which lead to many different bowel diseases. The "balanced diet" concept is a myth that will harm your health rather than make it better. The current epidemic of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and bowel diseases has proven the "balanced diet" of the USDA Food Guide Pyramid will make you sick and shorten your life. The balanced diet concept is a myth and a lie.
Do not eat honey. Honey is pure carbohydrate sugar consisting of fructose and glucose, sucrose, maltose, isomaltose, maltulose, turanose, kojibiose, erlose, theanderose, and panose. It is very confusing why people worship honey. Many people are wrong on this point. They claim it is acceptable because ancient cavemen may have eaten it and somehow became adapted to honey as a healthy food. That is an incorrect conclusion. Ancient Paleo man may have eaten it once in a lifetime, but probably not. They didn't want to be stung by bees any more than we do, and they didn't have any protective netting.
Carbohydrates are highly addictive, and many people have lived their entire life with an insulin rush from an excessive glucose intake. Insulin is the body's most powerful hormone and makes it extremely difficult to resist carbohydrates. Many would rather be sick than give up their fruit with the high levels of fructose, the second most addictive carbohydrate. These addictions must be broken in order to be healthy.
All carbohydrates are turned to glucose (blood sugar) during digestion. This blood sugar zings the baby's metabolism. The result is a hyper-metabolism which may be the root cause behind the epidemic rise in childhood Autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Unfortunately, official health organizations don't have a clue about the cause or cure for these problems.
Other infants start on the road to insulin resistance when given the standard high-carbohydrate diet. This has been proven to be the root cause of childhood and adult obesity, diabetes, allergies, and heart disease. The high-carbohydrate infant foods are setting the child up for a lifetime of health problems.
Scientists are scrambling to save the low-fat, high-carbohydrate food pyramid diet by making up bogus excuses. Two major scapegoats have been selected as the fake blame for the current epidemic of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, fibromyalgia, inflammatory bowel disease, and autism. These are:
Your bad health is caused by your bad genes. These are false claims. They are convenient to use, and fraudulent studies of the genes are extremely difficult to expose. Don't believe these lies. Very few disease have a genetic cause.
Your bad health is caused by your failure to exercise. This is a false claim as well, but the government agencies will never fund studies to expose the fraud.
Myth No. 3 - Fiber is Healthy and a Requirement in the Diet.
The myth that fiber is required in the diet is so widespread and universally accepted that even many low-carbohydrate proponents believe the lie without hesitation. The fiber theory was generated by the low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet supporters to combat the symptoms of constipation and diarrhea caused by eating carbohydrates. They recommend a high-fiber diet as the solution for both constipation and diarrhea, but these symptoms are the result of an excessive amount of carbohydrate in the diet. They claim fiber increases mobility of the material in the intestines as a positive; however, much of the bulk in the stool is live and dead bacteria which are produced in mass by the carbohydrate and fiber. The high-carbohydrate diet promotes the overgrowth of bacteria and yeasts which becomes a serious problem as mobility slows. Many of these are unhealthy pathogenic bacteria. The pathogenic bacteria cause irritation of the gut and eventually lead to "leaky gut syndrome," bowel diseases, and other autoimmune diseases. Fiber is a cellulose that cannot be digested as a human food because we lack the cellulace enzyme; however, bacteria feast on fiber, especially in the colon where they wreck havoc.
Fiber is not required in a low-carbohydrate diet because gut bacteria are restricted by the lack of a food source - carbohydrates. High-fiber foods like grains, seeds, and fruit are also very high in carbohydrates. Grains are the product most used as the raw material for the manufacture of high-carbohydrate foods. The grain lobby is very powerful in promoting their products, and their resources to do so are almost limitless. They claim fiber reduces diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and intestinal diseases, but it is a well-proven fact that high-carbohydrate diets cause these diseases as explained in the book,
Leaky Gut Syndrome.
A study of ancient societies who lived on a high-fiber, high-carbohydrate diet easily proves the unhealthy effects. Ancient Egyptians are a perfect example. Their diet was based on a high percentage of whole grains, fruit and vegetables. The fiber content was very high. The diet was low-fat. They did not eat refined sugars. These Egyptians of the times of the Pharaohs ate a highly vegetarian diet. The results were disastrous. Their writings and the study of mummies show they had a high incidence of diabetes, heart disease, intestinal diseases, arthritis, osteoporosis, and poor dental health. Their high-fiber diet, which had no refined carbohydrates, did not produce the good health as promised by all of our modern dietary references and professional medical and nutritional associations. The tens of thousands of well-preserved Egyptian mummies give us the absolutely solid scientific proof the high-fiber, high-carbohydrate diet is very unhealthy.
The common advice that one should have several bowel movements each day is a myth. The low-fat, low-protein, high-carbohydrate diet usually produces several bowel movements per day. Chronic constipation and chronic diarrhea are common body reactions to the constant bombardment of the digestive system by fiber and carbohydrates. Sufferers attempt to correct the condition by added fiber supplements as recommended by their doctor only to discover they are not effective. The low-carbohydrate, low-fiber diet will produce normal stools with bowel movements that sometimes skip two days and frequently skip one day. The intestinal tract becomes calm and bowel movements are natural. One should not expect several bowel movements each day which is typical of the disease-causing high-fiber, high-carbohydrate diet.
Bowel Diseases and Candida - News You Can Use.
Fiber absorbs vitamins and minerals and discharges them from the body. Fiber leaches calcium from the digestive tract and discharges it in the stool, when it is desperately needed to prevent osteoporosis, bone loss, hip fractures, and degenerative disc disease.
Comparison of the influence of dietary fibre sources with different proportions of soluble and insoluble fibre on Ca, Mg, Fe, Zn, Mn and Cu apparent absorption in rats.
Mineral contents of brans passed through the human GI tract.
Preventing Osteoporosis, Bone Loss, Hip Fractures, and Degenerative Disc Disease.
Do not take fiber supplements. Do not take psyllium seed husks which are very abrasive to the digestive system. Do not eat wheat bran or rice bran. Fiber is a bad dude. While dietary fiber may not be digestible by the healthy individual, it certainly is digestible by pathogenic gut bacteria and yeasts. Fiber is the perfect time-release food for bad gut bugs and one of the worst things you can eat for good health. These bacteria and yeasts ferment the fiber to produce alcohol, acetaldehyde, lactic acid, acetic acid, and a host of other toxic chemicals as they break down the fiber. Intestinal gas is a sure sign fiber and/or sugars are being fermented. The vegetarian concept of turning the gut into a fermentation tube is ridiculous. Avoid all whole grains, brown rice, fruit, and dried beans, as they are high in both fiber and complex carbohydrates, a double blow to the digestive system. The reason many gastroenterologists recommend a high-fiber diet is based on the faulty logic of Dr. Dennis Burkitt, a British surgeon working in Africa more than half a century ago. Dr. Burkitt's theory that barley bread prevented irritable bowel disorders was seriously flawed. The Africans were simply showing the benefits of not eating fruit and refined carbohydrates like sugar and flour. Their barley grain was probably not ground very well, and thus the fiber was difficult for the gut bacteria to attack, saving them from the health hazards of eating fiber. Our finely ground grains of today do not produce the same result. Fiber not only does not prevent or cure irritable bowel diseases, it actually makes them worse. Studies of many other primitive or remote societies have proven a very low-fiber diet prevents intestinal diseases and cancer as proven by Weston A. Price, DDS, in his book Nutrition and Physical Degeneration and arctic explorers Vilhjalmur Stefansson and Karsten Anderson during many years of living with the Eskimos. Most current doctors and nutritionists simply ignore their more extensive studies proving a zero-fiber diet produces excellent health and prevents colon cancer. New scientific studies are also ignored that prove fiber may raise the risk of colon cancer, not prevent cancer as erroneous claimed by most modern-day professionals.
Eskimos Prove An All Meat Diet Provides Excellent Health.
Do not fall for the "colon cleanse and detoxification" scam. The colon does not contain a lining of putrid material that looks like "chunks of debris that resemble cooked liver, long black twisted rope-like pieces." A colon cleanse and/or a detox program of harsh herbs and fiber products only serves to create more problems that may lead to leaky gut syndrome.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has established a Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of 25 grams of fiber per day, yet there is no scientific basis for this value and research studies on fiber are scant. No studies support the requirement for fiber, but many expose health hazards associated with fiber. The low-carbohydrate diet contains about three grams of fiber from non-starchy vegetables.
The Eskimos observed by Arctic explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson clearly proved that eating a diet totally devoid of fiber is perfectly healthy. In fact, it is healthier than eating a diet with fiber.
Stefansson 1 - Eskimos Prove An All Meat Diet Provides Excellent Health.
Fiber is strongly advocated by vegetarians because of its high content in grains, legumes and fruits and its low content in meat. The Bran Wagon article by Barry Groves, PhD, exposes many of the common myths about high-fiber foods. Dietary fiber actually causes or increases the severity of many diseases.
Myth No. 4 - Red Meat like Beef, Lamb, and Pork is Unhealthy.
The claims that red meats like beef, lamb, and pork are unhealthy are myths with absolutely no basis in scientific studies or logical nutritional data. The reverse is actually true. Red meat with its natural fat is a very healthy food and heals the body of many diseases. These meats do not contain unnatural levels of hormones as stated by the numerous myths, distortions, and lies. Any hormone given to a steer is eliminated naturally by the animal's body well before slaughter. These meats do not contain unhealthy levels of pesticides. Any pesticide which may have been on the animal's food or sprayed on the animals to control pests is eliminated naturally by the animal before slaughter. Laws and meat inspections prevent the sale of red meat with any unhealthy level of hormones or pesticides.
Myths, Distortions and Lies About Beef.
Studies Prove Beef Is A Safe And Healthy Food.
The design of our digestive organs and digestive enzymes shows that mankind is basically a carnivorous (meat eating) species with the ability to digest carbohydrates from fruit and vegetables. Health is damaged when carbohydrates make up a large percentage of our diet. Meat does not putrefy in the gut as falsely claimed by vegetarians. The stomach secretes a large amount of acid and enzymes to break down the protein into individual amino acids for absorption in the small intestines. Your body was designed to digest meat and does so with the aid of "good" bacteria in the intestines, often referred to as probiotics (for life).
The North American Plains Indians are a prime example of a society that lived for centuries on the red meat of the buffalo. The Indians made pemmican, which was a mixture of dried, crushed, and shredded buffalo meat mixed with heated buffalo fat at a 50% rate. The fat content was about 70% on a calorie basis. Protein was 30% with no carbohydrates or fiber. Dried berries were sometimes added, which provided a small amount of carbohydrate. The lean meat was best for drying, but the fat and fatty meat was favored for immediate consumption. The pemmican would keep for years and provided complete nourishment. The Hudson Bay Company (fur traders) purchased pemmican from the Indians by the ton and even had a specification whereby they would pay a higher price for premium pemmican made with bone marrow fat. The Indians and European explorers to North America also preferred the buffalo tongue for consumption after a kill due to its high-fat content. There is no documented data that this primarily red-meat diet had any adverse health effects on the Indians. The opposite is true. They were extremely healthy until the white man gave them high-carbohydrate foods. Now the Pima Indians of Arizona have the highest diabetes rate in the world and a very high level of obesity. Many Indians are returning to the red meat pemmican of their ancestors in order to regain their health.
In 1933, Weston A. Price, DDS, reported excellent health among the Indians of Northern Canada east of the Rock Mountains in his book Nutrition and Physical Degeneration. These Indians lived almost entirely on "animals of the chase." They were nomadic wandering tribes following the moose and caribou herds as their source of food. They had no access to the ocean or river-running salmon. They had no dairy animals and no source of grains, seeds, nuts, or fruits. They obtained vitamin C from the flesh, adrenal glands, and other organs of the animals. Those Indians who lived in the settlements of the white man had access to carbohydrate foods. As a result, they suffered a sharp drop in health. Many Indians in these settlements suffered from tuberculosis. They were healed when they were sent to live with the primitive Indians where they consumed the red-meat diet.
Highly-processed meats have been linked to colon cancer. Early results of a major new study suggested that eating lots of preserved meats such as salami, bacon, cured ham, and hot dogs could increase the risk of bowel cancer by 50%. When it came to fresh red meat - beef, lamb, pork and veal - there is no link. Previous studies have linked a high-meat intake to colorectal cancer, but these studies grouped fresh and processed meats together and gave a distorted result.
Study Links Processed Meat to Cancer.
Nutritional books and reference resources consistently understate or neglect to state the high vitamin and mineral content of meat. Fruits and whole grains are generally listed first as a source to give the impression that they are preferred. Primitive Indian and Eskimo tribes have proven that a meat-only diet is healthy and that it will also cure many diseases. Vitamin B-12 is only available from animal sources, so vegetarians are at a constant risk of deficiency.
Red meat does not cause or contribute to diabetes, heart disease, and cancer as claimed or advocated by the myths, distortions, and lies of its opponents.
The key to cancer prevention is awesome health and a robust immune system.
Cancer is caused by a combination of free radical damage to normal cells and the lack of body-building amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. A growing number of professionals believe that another major cause of cancer is the excessive consumption of carbohydrates in the form of sugars, grains, fruits, and starchy vegetables. The third major cause for cancer is believed to be the consumption of hydrogenated vegetable oils (trans fats) in the diet.
Cancer is NOT caused by eating animal products and natural saturated fats.
Instead, meat and natural fats are just the foods which promote health and prevent cancer. The rate of cancer has risen in all populations with an increased consumption of carbohydrates such as grains, sugars, and fruit. Our modern diet, as recommended by the USDA Food Guide Pyramid and other health organizations, has replaced the healthy, natural animal fats with carbohydrates and unhealthy omega-6 vegetable oils. The result has been a very high level of cancer even though many have stopped smoking. The harsh criticisms of red meat and saturated fat are not supported by scientific research or anthropological surveys.
Studies Prove Beef Is A Safe And Healthy Food.
Proof Saturated Fats Are Healthy.
Animal Rights Terrorists Strike Again?
Facts about Fats - The Skinny on Fats by Dr. Mary G. Enig and Sally Fallon.
Myth No. 5 - Organic Fruits, Vegetables, Eggs, and Meat are Healthier than Nonorganic Food.
Organic fruits and vegetables are more likely to contain bacterial contamination than conventionally grown foods and are therefore less healthy. The sale of organic fruits and vegetables is a scam because many of these products could only be grown using pesticides. Those big, beautiful, perfectly-formed "organic" apples in the store are a fraud because worm-free apples are absolutely impossible to grow without pesticides. Organic producers are driven by outrageous profit margins to support their propaganda.
"Researchers are still looking for the first human death from pesticide residues, fifty years after DDT was introduced and thirty years after its use was banned in the United States, but manure is apparently claiming lives almost daily through bacterial contamination of organic food."
"What most people don't realize - and activists try to hide - is that organic farmers are allowed to use a wide array of natural chemicals as pest killers. Moreover, these natural poisons pose the same theoretical (but remote) dangers as the synthetic pesticides so hated by organic devotees."
Imported meats and most of our winter fruits and vegetables come from foreign countries in Central America or the Southern Hemisphere. Some come from local hot houses. Growers can be growing plants of illegal drugs in one field and animals, fruits or vegetables in another. They will quickly sell their meat and produce with the fraudulent claim that it is "organically grown" in order to get the larger premium price. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Not only are they using pesticides, antibiotics, and hormones to get the most productivity, but many products have been found to be contaminated with chemicals which are illegal in all English-speaking countries. The word "organic" is almost meaningless because of cheating in the food industry. Buying organic products is a foolish waste of money that only serves to encourage and benefit the cheaters.
No studies have proven that organic fruits and vegetables provide any health benefit. The assumption is purely conjecture based on assuming non-organic foods contain unhealthy levels of pesticides or herbicides. To the contrary, studies have consistently shown no discernable health difference between organic and non-organic foods.
Organic Food: Food for Thought?
by David M. Klurfeld, Ph.D., American Council on Science and Health.
"On February 4, 2000, the ABC News show 20/20 presented a report about organic foods by John Stossela report that asked these questions about cleanliness, nutritional value and environmental impact of organic versus conventionally grown produce.
The 20/20 investigators examined produce for cleanliness by measuring the bacterial count in water used to wash it, as well as the presence of pesticide residues. They found that only about five percent of all food samples were contaminated with bacteria. But, organic produce had more bacterial contamination than conventional products. Specifically, sprouts and precut salad greens from organic suppliers had more bacteria. One-third of all sprouts sampled had E. coli bacteria on them and organic ones had twice the number of bacteria as the nonorganic vegetables. E. coli bacteria are markers of fecal contaminationprobably due to the use of manure as fertilizer.
Interestingly, there were not any pesticide residues on any of the produce sampledorganic or conventional, collected in two states. This is an important point. Relatively small percentages of produce have detectable levels of pesticides. This same result was found by Consumers Reports in March 1999, but that publication emphasized the presence of the pesticides which came from only a few products.
If we look at these results on cleanliness in terms of current risks, it is important to note that we have an estimated 5,000 - 10,000 deaths a year in the United States from food-borne bacteria but none from pesticides.
What about the nutrition issue? There is no evidence that organic food is more nutritious or healthier for people even though they pay a high premium. Not a single published study has shown any difference in the nutrient content of organic versus conventional farm products.
Organic crops do not score better than traditional ones in terms of safety, nutrition, or the environment. In fact, sometimes they may not be as safe and they almost always cost more."
Dr. Klurfeld is Scientific Advisor to the American Council on Science and Health, and Professor and Chair of the Department of Nutrition and Food Science at Wayne State University.
Organic foods do not taste better than conventionally grown foods. Taste is a matter of freshness and being allowed to ripen before harvest.
Organic fruits and vegetables are much more likely to be contaminated with unhealthy E. coli and other bacteria. Many deaths have been traced to fruits and vegetables from an outbreak of E. coli bacteria. Conventionally grown vegetables have been shown to be more healthy because they contain less bacterial contamination.
Organic Foods: Will Certification Protect Consumers?
The Contamination of Organic Produce by Human Pathogens in Animal Manures.
Many people have become so paranoid about pesticides that they think they will surely develop cancer if conventionally farmed produce is eaten. This is a myth because present-day pesticides are tested extensively for safety. As a teenager on a farm, the author was literally drenched in pesticides including DDT, Malathion, and two others. My father put four different pesticides in the tank of a heavy-duty sprayer that was pulled behind the tractor. The sprayer had a 1" (25 mm) diameter hose and a pump discharge pressure of 400 pounds per square inch (27.6 bars) that would literally drench a full-grown apple tree in seconds. The high-pressure, high-volume spray created a cloudy mist of overspray which left me with a pure white coating of pesticides as the moisture evaporated. The pesticide remained on my arms, neck, and face for several hours until spraying was completed. I received more pesticide in each spraying than the average person receives in a lifetime. This was repeated for many years with spraying done several times each year. My mother was not exposed to the pesticide to any significant extent but died of cancer at age 50. Neither of my sisters was exposed but both have had cancer. One sister also had an appendectomy and gallbladder removal. She is diabetic and has irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Her height has decreased a full inch (25mm) and she appears to have degenerative disc disease. The other sister has also had an appendectomy, a heart attack, and a candida yeast infection, yet I continue to be in perfect health with absolutely no discernable effect from the pesticide overdose. Maybe the pesticides prevent cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and IBS. Organic food is a scam.
The myth that a "free-range" chicken egg is healthier is related to the beef scam concerning omega-3 fatty acids. The plea to eat eggs only from "free-range" chickens is a scam. Keeping chickens and turkeys in cages is perfectly fine. Chickens and turkeys must be the dumbest birds in the world, as those who have raised them can attest. Commercial "free-range" chickens may be given an access to an outside area, but it is usually nothing but barren dirt where they rarely go. The idea they are walking around in the grass eating insects is simple ignorance. When given the chance to be free, they will return to their cage. Chickens would certainly stop laying eggs if the cage caused them to be under stress, but they lay eggs even more frequently. The omega-3 egg is also a scam. Oh, certainly they could have a tiny bit more omega-3 fatty acids if the producer is not cheating. Eggs should not be depended upon as your source for omega-3 fats because all eggs are inadequate in omega-3 fats. It is much less expensive to buy regular eggs and eat some cold water fish or take cod liver oil as mentioned below. A reader sent comments about "free-range" chickens.
"I agree with you the "free range" idea is bunk. I have been to a "free range" farm. It consisted of huge barns of chickens (10,000 per barn) that were meandering across concrete floors. That's what free range means here in New England."
Cows are about as dumb as chickens. A cow kept in a beautiful grassy pasture will lie down in its own excrement. Free-range chickens in the same pasture will scratch and pick in the excrement for lunch. Animals do not have human emotions or concerns because they are stupid animals.
One tablespoon of cod liver oil has more omega-3 fatty acid than four (4) dozen eggs.
Look for Carlson's Lemon Flavored Cod Liver Oil and avoid the capsules. Omega-3 fats become easily oxidized and rancid as identified by the smell. Food processors remove them from their products to increase shelf life and eliminate the need for refrigeration. A shopper at the local Whole Foods market was observed buying half a dozen (6) brown, organic, cage free chicken eggs for $2.49. She could have purchase five dozen (60) regular eggs at the nearby Costco Wholesale store for $2.89. She paid 8.6 times or 760 percent more for eggs that are no different than the regular eggs (2006 prices). The organic food craze has reached the level of mass delusion.
Myth No. 6 - Cholesterol Causes Heart Disease.
This myth may never go away. The profit motive behind specialty foods, prescription cholesterol-lowering drugs, blood testing, and doctor visits results in billions of dollars of business each year. The amount of money spent to keep this myth going is astronomical. The United States has spent hundreds of millions of dollars funding studies to support this myth only to fail in proving any connection between cholesterol and heart disease. Half of the people with heart disease have normal cholesterol levels. The only connection is among people with hypercholesterolemia which is a rare disease of extremely high cholesterol.
Feeding the Irrational Fear of Cholesterol by Owen Richard Fonorow.
There are strong indications that low HDL cholesterol is related to an increase in heart disease, and this is common in people with low total cholesterol readings, not high cholesterol. Eating a low cholesterol diet does not reduce blood cholesterol because the liver simply produces more. The liver produces cholesterol which is necessary for the transport and storage of body fat.
The International Network of Cholesterol Skeptics.
The Cholesterol Myth by Thomas J. Moore ( pdf file ).
The Cholesterol Myths by Uffe Ravnskov, MD, Ph.D.
Low cholesterol increases the risk of cerebral hemorrhage (stroke), gallbladder disease, and many types of cancers. Two major factors in the cause of heart disease are lipoprotein, Lp(a) and homocysteine, neither of which is normally checked by doctors. A lipoprotein reading of 20 mg/dl is normal and above 30 mg/dl is elevated. Homocysteine readings below 13 micromoles/L are normal.
"For almost forty years, the lipid hypothesis or diet-heart idea has dominated medical thinking about heart disease. In broad outlines, this theory proposes that when we eat foods rich in saturated fat and cholesterol, cholesterol is then deposited in our arteries in the form of plaque or atheromas that cause blockages. If the blockages become severe, or if a clot forms that cannot get past the plaque, the heart is starved of blood and a heart attack occurs.
Many distinguished scientists have pointed to serious flaws in this theory, beginning with the fact that heart disease in America has increased during the period when consumption of saturated fat has decreased. The diet-heart idea, said the distinguished George Mann, is the greatest scam in the history of medicine. And the chorus of dissidents continues to grow, even as this increasingly untenable theory has been applied to the whole population, starting with low-fat diets for growing children and mass medication with cholesterol-lowering drugs for adults."
Anthropological Research Reveals Human Dietary Requirements for Optimal Health
by H. Leon Abrams, Jr., MA, EDS
"Michael DeBakey, world renowned heart surgeon from Houston, who has devoted extensive research into the cholesterol coronary disease theory, states that out of every ten people in the United States who have atherosclerotic heart disease, only three or four of these ten have high cholesterol levels; this is approximately the identical rate of elevated cholesterol found in the general population. (10) His comment: “If you say cholesterol is the cause, how do you explain the other 60 percent to 70 percent with heart disease who don’t have a high cholesterol?” In 1964 DeBakey made an analysis of cholesterol levels from usual hospital laboratory testing of 1,700 patients with atherosclerotic disease and found there was no positive or definitive relationship or correlation between serum cholesterol levels and the extent or nature of atherosclerotic disease."
Myth No. 7 - Dietary Protein Requirement is 10% on a Calorie Basis.
This statement is absolutely false even though it is the official position of the USDA Food Guide Pyramid.
Protein, especially from red meat, is falsely labeled as causing heart disease, colon cancer, and kidney disease. These claims are myths, distortions, and lies.
"If you are a long-standing diabetic and are frustrated with the care you've received over the years, you have probably been conditioned to think that protein is more of a poison than sugar and is the cause of kidney disease. I was conditioned the same waymany years ago, as I mentioned, I had laboratory evidence of advanced proteinuria, signifying potentially fatal kidney diseasebut in this case, the conventional wisdom is just a myth."
"Non-diabetics who eat a lot of protein don't get diabetic kidney disease. Diabetics with normalized blood sugars don't get diabetic kidney disease. High levels of dietary protein do not cause kidney disease in diabetics or anyone else. There is no higher incidence of kidney disease in the cattle-growing states of the United States, where many people eat steak every day, than there is in the states where beef is more expensive and consumed to a much lesser degree. Similarly, the incidence of kidney disease in vegetarians is the same as the incidence of kidney disease in non-vegetarians. It is the high blood sugar levels that are unique to diabetes, and to a much lesser degree the high levels of insulin required to cover them (causing hypertension), that cause the complications associated with diabetes."
Actually, natural unprocessed fresh beef and other natural meats are used by the body to heal and prevent disease. The human immune system is composed of protein molecules made from meat. A diet high in meat will provide a robust immune system which prevents and cures diseases. Animal protein does not cause osteoporosis, reduce bone density, or cause kidney stones as claimed by many vegetarians and others who propagate lies.
High-Protein Diets: Separating Fact From Fiction
Stephen Byrnes, Ph.D., RNCP
"It is excessive carbohydrate intake, not protein or animal protein intake, that can result in heart disease and cancer (1). Readers should note that the type of diet Gilbert advocates in her article is a high-carbohydrate one because that is exactly what diets that are low in protein and fat are. Furthermore, the idea that animal products, specifically protein, cholesterol, and saturated fatty acids, somehow factor in causing atherosclerosis, stroke, and/or heart disease is a popular idea that is not supported by available data, including the field of lipid biochemistry (2)."
"The claim that animal protein intake causes calcium loss from the bones is another popular nutritional myth that has no backing in nutritional science. The studies that supposedly showed protein to cause calcium loss in the urine were NOT done with real, whole foods, but with isolated amino acids and fractionated protein powders (3). When studies were done with people eating meat with its fat, NO calcium loss was detected in the urine, even over a long period of time (3). Other studies have confirmed that meat eating does not affect calcium balance (4) and that protein promotes stronger bones (5). Furthermore, the saturated fats that Gilbert thinks are so evil are actually required for proper calcium deposition in the bones (6)."
"The reason why the amino acids and fat-free protein powders caused calcium loss while the meat/fat did not is because protein, calcium, and minerals, require the fat-soluble vitamins A and D for their assimilation and utilization by the body. When protein is consumed without these factors, it upsets the normal biochemistry of the body and mineral loss results (7). True vitamin A and full-complex vitamin D are only found in animal fats."
"If the protein-causes-osteoporosis theory teaches us anything, it is to avoid fractionated foods (like soy protein isolate, something Gilbert would no doubt encourage readers to consume given her zeal for soy) and isolated amino acids, and to eat meat with its fat. New evidence shows that men and women who ate the most animal protein had better bone mass compared to those who avoided it (8) and that vegan diets (most likely also advocated by Gilbert) place women at a greater risk for osteoporosis (9)."
"The claim that protein intake leads to kidney stones is another popular myth that is not supported by the facts. Although protein restricted diets are helpful for people who have kidney disease, eating meat does not cause kidney problems (10). Furthermore, the fat-soluble vitamins and saturated fatty acids found in animal foods are pivotal for properly functioning kidneys (11)."
This book shows how the connection between high carbohydrate consumption and cancer is becoming more evident.
"After carbohydrates are consumed, the levels of sugar and glucose in the blood rise. The body responds by releasing insulin from the pancreas into the bloodstream. The carbohydrate theory of cancer is simple:
"Too much insulin and glucose in the blood can cause cells to dedifferentiate, just as they do in cell lines, and thus can be a primary cause of dietary-related cancer." Pages 169-170.
"There have been many studies done, in animals and people, that indicate that fat content in the diet is not responsible for breast cancer or any other cancer. We know there's a tendency to blame dietary fat for just about everything that goes wrong, but that's just a lazy way out. Time after time, the studies show it just isn't true." Page 173.
"The Eskimos who ate only fat and protein never had any cancer in their population until a Western (high-carbohydrate) diet was introduced. Why don't we ever hear of cancer of the heart? Probably because the heart uses almost all fat for energy, thus cancer does not have a chance to develop in those cells. We hope that researchers will take the next step and start looking at what has been known for a long time. Dietary related cancer is a sugar metabolism disease just like all the others." Page 177.
"WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- A common type of fat found in red meats and cheeses may prevent diabetes, according to a research team from Purdue University and The Pennsylvania State University."
A high-protein diet boosts healthy antioxidant levels, while low protein induces oxidative stress.
Myths, Distortions and Lies About Beef.
High-protein Diet Found Beneficial.
Study Links Processed Meat to Cancer.
A large study published by the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research shows both elderly men and women who consumed the most animal protein had the lowest rate of bone loss, while those who consumed the least amount of animal protein had the highest rate of bone loss. A study by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has shown that postmenopausal women who consumed the highest amount of animal protein had the strongest bones and the lowest percentage of hip fractures. Diets lowest in meat required a longer time for healing of a bone fracture and the slowest recovery time for illnesses in general. Eating meat improves healing and health.
Preventing Osteoporosis, Bone Loss, Hip Fractures, and Degenerative Disc Disease.
Myth No. 8 - Dietary Fat Should Be No More Than 30% of Calories.
This myth seems so true, innocent, wonderfully healthy, and wholesome that most people swallow it without question, but it is the most deadly myth of all dietary dogma and lies. The fat phobia is the result of worldwide brainwashing. One does not have much choice but to increase carbohydrates in the diet to replace a reduction in fats, and therein lays the road to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and the entire medical book of autoimmune diseases. Carbohydrates are slow in their destruction of the body, but they eventually prove to be extremely deadly. The delay between the start of a high-carbohydrate diet and disease has been labeled as the "20-year rule."
Dr. David's low-fat diet has caused his hypoglycemia, heart disease, and degenerative disc disease.
This is the true story of an acquaintance who has been living according to the recommendations of the American Medical Association (AMA), American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Diabetic Association (ADA), but still got hypoglycemia at age 52, plugged heart arteries at age 59, and degenerative disc disease at age 62. There are millions of these cases each year in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia. This is the story of a real person.
David is a doctor employed at the local hospital. His wife, Susie, also works there. They have followed the AMA and AHA recommended low-fat diet religiously for most of their adult lives. They always picked the low-fat selections in the grocery store and ate lots of "healthy" fruit and whole grains. They did recognize the necessity of eating meat, but they always selected the low-fat cuts, removed the visible fat on their plates, and always removed the skin from chicken.
Dr. David and Susie were "health nuts." They jogged several times a week until it damaged Susie's knees. The switch was then made to hiking the mountain where they live and riding bikes on the mountain roads. Exercise was a major priority. They ran the local 10K race every year. When Susie could no longer run because of her knees, David continued to run the race religiously. It was the highlight of their health activity.
Neither Dr. David nor Susie was ever fat or overweight. They never went on yo-yo diets because it wasn't necessary. They never smoked or drank alcohol which was very much against their religion and health rules. They didn't eat many simple carbohydrates like sugar and white flour. They presented bodies that appeared to be the optimum in health, but inside they were sick, sick, sick.
By age 52 Dr. David was having blood sugar metabolism problems. His blood sugar would surge when he ate his normal high-carbohydrate meals but plunge later giving the typical symptoms of someone who is pre-diabetic. Being a doctor, David followed the recommendations of the American Diabetic Association (ADA) by snacking on peanut butter and crackers between meals in order to keep his blood sugar stable. Dr. David's biggest disadvantage was being a doctor because he believed the nonsense put forth by the above professional societies. The low-fat diet is always high in carbohydrates and produces high blood insulin levels. Dr. David is suffering because he believed the "big fat lies" about the low-fat diet.
Dr. David was complacent about learning nutritional facts and didn't question recommendations put forth by his professional societies. He didn't do his own research into the history of heart disease. If he had, he would have discovered that heart disease was so rare in 1900 it was not listed in the medical books. He didn't realize the cookbooks of the era show people eating lots of saturated fat in the form of pork lard, beef suet, butter, eggs, and coconut oil. Eating the skin from chicken and turkey was considered the "best part of the bird." Dr. David still doesn't realize the low-fat diet is an attempt by vegetarians to discourage the eating of animals and has nothing to do with healthy nutrition. He doesn't realize how deadly carbohydrates like fruit, bread, whole grains, cereals, sugar, flour, rice, legumes, potatoes, and soy really are.
Dr. David and Susie were proud that they considered themselves health and diet extremists. They followed the popular exercise and diet recommendations to the letter. They still think the USDA Food Guide Pyramid is a healthy way of eating because it is fully supported by his professional medical societies.
Dr. David is now forced to decide which mechanical method to use to unplug his heart arteries. He doesn't believe diet and exercise can help. What can he eat? He has been on the recommended low-fat diet for many years. His exercise has been unrelenting. His lifestyle was in perfect accordance with all the recommendations. His doctors will no doubt recommend the same diet for the cure when actually it was the cause of his heart disease. Dr. David is in big trouble. What does a doctor do now? His erroneous training had double-crossed him, and he doesn't even know it.
The dual keys to the prevention and removal of artery plaque are to keeping insulin low and HDL cholesterol high. This is only possible on the low-carbohydrate diet.
Dr. David's declining health hasn't stopped there. He developed degenerative disc disease in his back that required the fusing of two vertebrae. He and Susie still eat lots of fresh fruit, dried fruit, and yogurt with fruit as recommended by his profession for healthy bones. Now she has been diagnosed with cancer and has had a heart pacemaker implanted in her chest. They do not realize their high-carbohydrate diet is slowly killing them.
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) conducted the Framingham Study over a period of 20 years starting in 1948. According to NHLBI Director Dr. Claude Lenfant, This study suggests that obesity is an important risk factor for heart failure in both women and men." The study found a small correlation between heart disease and elevated LDL cholesterol and total cholesterol. The Framingham study also found that those who ate the most saturated fat, the most calories, and the most cholesterol were the most physically active. They also weighed the least and had the lowest levels of serum cholesterol. The people who ate the most saturated fat were the most healthy and had the lowest risk of heart disease.
NHLBI Framingham Heart Study.
NHLBIs Framingham Heart Study Finds Strong Link Between
Overweight/Obesity And Risk For Heart Failure.
Former President Bill Clinton has the "best" health care in the world, and it is absolutely free. So, why did he suddenly develop quadruple heart artery blockage requiring bypass surgery? The answer is simple. His doctors don't know that insulin causes heart disease. They blame it on saturated fat. Clinton is just one of millions of people suffering from the AMA, AHA and USDA high-carb diet. President Clinton was very fond of Asian Indian vegetarian foods.
Sick Willie and his heart of the matter - The Times of India
The low-fat Diet Causes Gallbladder Disease.
"The gallbladder resembles a pouch and collects green bile fluid as it drains from the liver through the common bile duct. This bile fluid is made, in part, to help with digestion (the salts in bile make it easier for you to digest fats). However, bile also contains some waste products including bilirubin (generated when old red blood cells are destroyed to make room for fresh ones) and cholesterol. Gallstones form when cholesterol or bilirubin particles begin to cluster together into a solid lump. The stone grows in size as the bile fluid washes over it, much like a pearl can form inside an oyster."
Gallbladder Disease and Gallstones.
The gallbladder collects bile fluid but does not discharge it all when a low-fat diet is eaten. This bile fluid stagnates, and gallstones are formed from the precipitates. The gallstones get large enough to plug the discharge of the gallbladder bile duct. A single meal of fatty food can set off a gallbladder attack when the gallbladder attempts to discharge its contents, including the stone or stones. Doctors generally remove the gallbladder rather than attempting to remove the stones. The common bile duct at the junction of the liver bile duct and the gallbladder bile duct cannot be removed when plugged; therefore, the stone must be removed.
A high-fat diet prevents gallbladder disease by causing the gallbladder to discharge the bile fluids for the digestion of the fats. The system remains healthy on the high-fat diet. Gallbladder disease has become epidemic as more people have switched to the low-fat diet during the last 40 years. One woman on a nutritional message board stated, "Several friends and I decided to go on a low-fat diet. We didn't lose any weight, but we all lost our gallbladder."
Myth No. 9 - Soy Products are Healthy Foods.
The money and power behind the soy industry are monumental. Soy sales are growing at a tremendous rate and heavily advertised, but soy has a sick nutritional foundation. Soy is not a healthy food. Soybeans in their natural state are not an edible food for animal, birds, or man. The raw beans are highly processed in order to make the hundreds, if not thousands, of products based on a vegetable source of protein for the vegetarian market. However, this processing cannot remove all of the inherent unhealthy nutritional features of the products. Science is finding serious problems with soy products on a regular basis.
Soybean plants are the most genetically modified organism (GMO) in the United States' food supply. As of January, 2006, the percentage of soybeans that have been genetically modified is estimated to be 75% and growing fast. Virtually all products on supermarket shelves that contain any soy or soy protein have all been contaminated. Just because a soy product is labeled "organic" does not mean it is GMO free. Vegetarians gorge themselves on soy products such as soy milk and soy burgers. Vegetarian foods such as breads, bagels, cereals, crackers, pastas, and energy drinks have all been fortified with soy protein made from GMO-contaminated soybeans.
The push behind the sale of soy products began with soybean oil as a substitute cooking oil for animal fats, but soybean oil is an omega-6 fatty acid which has been scientifically proven to be pro-inflammatory and contributes to many diseases (see Myth No. 10 below). It is highly suspect in contributing to heart disease and intestinal diseases. Soybean oil is widely used for deep frying in fast-food restaurants. The manufacturers of soybean oil were left with a soy meal after extraction of the oil. This meal was a waste product that the manufacturers wanted to sell. Soy meal is high in protein, and the push was on to sell this protein as a substitute for meat and fish. However, soy products contribute to many health problems. Soy products are full of isoflavones, the mega-doses of phytoestrogens that disrupt normal sex hormone functions, cause hypothyroidism, and disrupt endocrine functions. Unfermented soy products contain enzyme inhibitors and unhealthy phytates that are not deactivated by cooking. Phytic acid combines with minerals in the intestines and prevents absorption. Beware of the health and nutritional myths, distortions, and lies behind the soy recommendations.
Truths & Myths About Soy.
Environmental estrogens affect sperm. More bad news about soy.
Do not eat any soy products unless fermented or sprouted. Miso, tempeh, and natto are acceptable in very limited quantities. Better yet, don't eat any of those either because you never know if the required long-time fermentation process was used. It probably was not because of our current hurried manufacturing processes. Do not use soy protein powders, but whey protein powders are acceptable. Soy protein is missing several of the amino acids, one of which is classified as an essential. Do not eat soy products as a substitute for eating meat, fowl, fish, and seafood. Do not eat soy protein chips or cereals. Tofu made from soybeans has been shown to shrink the brain and cause cognitive impairment (brain fog).
Soy Online Service Home Page.
The Weston A. Price Foundation - Soy Alert!
The Third International Soy Symposium - Tragedy and Hype.
Myth No. 10 - Omega-6 Vegetable, Seed, and Nut Oils are Healthy.
Absolutely avoid omega-6 polyunsaturated vegetable, seed, nut, and grain oils made from corn, soybean, Canola, safflower, sunflower, cottonseed, almond, apricot, grapeseed, hazelnut, peanut, poppyseed, rice bran, sesame, teaseed, tomato seed, walnut, and wheat germ. These are high-volume and high-profit oils. The companies involved strongly support the myths, distortions, and lies about their unrealistic and incorrect health claims. Although omega-6 fatty acids are essential in the diet, the amount obtained from meat, fish, and fowl far exceeds the requirement. The dietary goal must be to obtain adequate omega-3 fatty acids. Take one tablespoon of Carlson's Lemon Flavored Cod Liver Oil twice a day as the best source for omega-3 fatty acids because it contains no omega-6 fatty acid as found in flax seed oil, and it is a great source for vitamin D. Omega-6 fatty acids are pro-inflammatory. The omega-6 oils cancel the benefits of the good omega-3 fat. Flax is not the best omega-3 fat because your body must convert the shorter fat ALA in flax to EPA and DHA before you will receive major benefits, and most of us don't do that very well. Flax seed oil also contains a high level of omega-6 fatty acids which should be limited. Do not take flax seed oil or eat flax seeds. The following links are to studies which should be read.
Fish oil fatty acid supplementation in active ulcerative colitis: a double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study.
Dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids and inflammatory mediator production.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Inflammation and Autoimmune Diseases.
n-3 fatty acids and the immune system in autoimmunity.
Polyunsaturated fatty acids, inflammation, and immunity.
Dietary modification of inflammation with lipids.
Secrets of the Edible Oil Industry.
The most commonly used unhealthy polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acids are:
Safflower Oil (80%)
Sunflower Oil (68%)
Corn Oil (57%)
Soybean Oil (53%)
Cottonseed Oil (53%)
Peanut Oil (46%)
However, omega-6 gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) is the bright spot in the omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid family. A person should supplement with omega-6 gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) by taking one capsule of borage oil twice a day with a meal. Borage oil contains a greater amount of GLA than primrose oil. The body does not produce essential fatty acids. They can only be ingested through food. GLA and omega-3 fatty acids together produce a type of prostaglandin, called E1 series. This type of prostaglandin helps reduce inflammation and aids in digestion. Solid scientific research shows omega-6 fatty acids are highly inflammatory and should never be eaten by anyone with a bowel disease, heart disease, arthritis, or any other autoimmune disease. Healthy people should seriously limit these omega-6 fatty acids. Dr. Robert C. Atkins' in his book, Age-Defying Diet Revolution and Dr. Michael Eades in his book, Protein Power Lifeplan both have long sections describing the unhealthy effects of these oils.
Bonus Myth No. 11 - People Are All Different.
This myth is so rampant that it just had to be added to the list of ten. The scientific design of the human body is held within very tight restraints. People are not different in the manner often claimed. Humans react in the very same way when they are given the same environment, same beginning health condition, and same nutrition. People only appear to be different because some have health conditions which restrict their normal body functions. A typical example is the diabetic who attempts to go on the low-carbohydrate diet or eats a large piece of high-sugar cherry pie with a glass of orange juice. They react much differently than a healthy person. People think everyone is different because someone developed a disease while another family member does not. They don't realize that people in the same family can sit at the same table and eat completely different meals as defined by protein, fat, and carbohydrate content. A person can go into a restaurant and eat a low-carbohydrate dinner while others at the same table are eating a very high carbohydrate dinner.
Many people use a common cliché to side-step scientific absolutes by saying, "Oh, that may work for them or for you, but that doesn't work for me at all." This is the typical logic people use, not realizing that the case in point violates universal laws of science. This excuse should be challenged or dismissed immediately, but instead, it is readily accepted by almost everyone. The myths and nonsense about nutrition and health go on and on.
People search for an excuse to continue their high-carbohydrate addiction. Claiming that all people are different is one of the most popular excuses given in order to continue in their addictive lifestyle without providing justification. These people are deceiving themselves.
People seem to go ballistic when told they are the same as everyone else. The excuse for their obesity or disease is snatched away by the scientific truth that everyone is basically the same. They know they must hang onto the excuse that they are somehow different. They want a scapegoat for their problem. They maintain, "It's not my fault. People are different." They want to blame their condition on anything but their diet. When every other excuse has been exhausted, they resort to nonsense that can't be readily disproved, "It is in my genes."
Reference Books and Online Support Groups:
This is a must-read book. Gary Taubes is an award-winning scientist who has specialized in exposing misleading, incorrect, or fraudulent science. His seven-year research in every science connected with the impact of nutrition on health shows us that almost everything we believe about the nature of a healthy diet is wrong. For decades we have been taught that fat is bad for us, carbohydrates are better, and that the key to a healthy weight is eating less and exercising more. Yet with more and more people acting on the advice, we have seen unprecedented epidemics of obesity and diabetes.
Taubes argues persuasively that the problem lies in refined carbohydrates (white flour, sugar, easily digested starches) via their dramatic effect on insulin -- the hormone that regulates fat accumulation -- and that the key to good health is the kind of calories we take in, not the number. There are good and bad calories. Taubes traces how the common assumption that carbohydrates are fattening was abandoned in the 1960s when fat and cholesterol were blamed for heart disease and then -- wrongly -- were seen as the causes of a host of other maladies, including cancer. He shows us how these unproven hypotheses were emphatically embraced by authorities in nutrition, public health, and clinical medicine in spite of how well-conceived clinical trials have consistently refuted them. He also documents the dietary trials of carbohydrate restriction which consistently show that the fewer carbohydrates we consume the leaner we will be.
With precise references to the most significant existing clinical studies, he convinces us that there is no compelling scientific evidence demonstrating that saturated fat and cholesterol cause heart disease; that salt causes high blood pressure; and that fiber is a necessary part of a healthy diet. Based on the evidence that does exist, he leads us to conclude that the only healthy way to lose weight and remain lean is to eat fewer carbohydrates or to change the type of carbohydrates we do eat and, for some of us, perhaps to eat virtually none at all.
TNT DIET - Targeted Nutrition Tactics
by Jeff Volek, Ph.D., RD and Adam Campbell, Men's Health Magazine
The explosive new plan to blast fat, build muscle and get healthy.
The TNT Diet is a great book for bodybuilders and everyone else who wants to preserve and build lean muscle while controlling body fat. This book is a must read for anyone on the low-carbohydrate diet.
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Life Without Bread is an important addition to the growing body of literature on the benefits and importance of low-carb diet. Written by Christian Allan, Ph.D., and Wolfgang Lutz, M.D., the book is based on Dr. Lutz's experience using carbohydrate restricted diets with thousands of patients for more than 40 years. It is based on extensive research in the medical and scientific literature and provides ample references. The book presents a unified theory of how high (and even moderate) levels of dietary carbohydrate cause or exacerbate various health problems and how carbohydrate restriction can help people to recover from those problems.
The book Life Without Bread by Christian Allan, Ph.D. and Wolfgang Lutz, M.D. has a chapter on gastrointestinal diseases. Don't be mislead by the title to believe the cure is the simple elimination of bread. Mr. Lutz's older book is out of print but has essentially the same information. It may even contain more detail than his new book above. Fortunately, Chapter VII: Gastro-Intestinal Tract of the older book can be read online.
The Atkins' New Diet Revolution is the best book for an initial dietary change and quick weight loss, reduced blood pressure, and reduced cholesterol. Look for the companion book for recipes. It has some very interesting case studies from the doctor's patients. It includes data from past civilizations proving the low-carbohydrate diet is the most healthy.
Robert C. Atkins, M.D. ISBN: 006001203X.
This is Dr. Atkins newest book. The main topics are the cause, prevention, and cure for diabetes and heart disease which have become major health concerns in the United States and many other developed countries.
Robert C. Atkins, M.D. with Sheila Buff ISBN: 0312251890.
This is the best book for determining the correct vitamin and mineral dosage for therapeutic (disease curing) effect, excessive dosage amounts, and normal recommendations. Dr. Atkins' Vita-Nutrient Solution discusses the vital function of vitamins and nutritional supplements and then provides a list of diseases and complaints that the supplements can help cure or alleviate.
This book by Dr. Michael and Dr. Mary Dan Eades has an excellent chapter on "Leaky Gut Syndrome" which describes the cause of bowel diseases and autoimmune diseases.
Why Stomach Acid is Good for You
This groundbreaking book unleashes a brilliant new plan for permanently curing heartburn by relieving the root cause of the problem -- low stomach acid. The fact is that heartburn is caused by too little stomach acid -- not too much, as many doctors profess. Book by Jonathan V. Wright and Lane Lenard.
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