Follow the Money… Corruption is Cheap
Read this article: http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/health-and-wellbeing/nutrition/how-the-sugar-industry-shifted-blame-to-fat-20160912-greutt.html
When something doesn’t seem quite right, follow the money trail… $$$
Apparently, it only took paying around $50k of today’s money to an academic of one of the most well-regarded educational institutions in the world, to corrupt the global scientific consensus, warp the food industry, misdirect the “healthcare” and medical industry, and led generations, and many hundreds of millions of people into an obesity crisis.
From a capitalist perspective, the sugar industry and the “healthcare” industry have the perfect market; the possibility of almost every human on earth being highly addicted to a cheap, legal substance, leading to a raft of chronic diseases in many major body systems that require ongoing care and treatment, which produces consistent and ever expanding revenue streams. It is much like smoking or alcohol, but FAR more insidious and destructive. Nobody has gone to jail over this, yet we have a lifestyle disease “epidemic” that has probably led to the premature deaths of millions, with related consequential chronic illness overriding the “healthcare systems” of the “developed” world.
Don’t ever hold the “scientific method” to such high regard as to think that whatever you are told to be commonly accepted by research is completely infallible. Do your own research before worshipping the findings of someone else like it is some sort of deity. Educate yourself. Find your own truth, as much as you possibly can, for the good of society. We have all the resources to do that. There is plenty of corrupt research around.
“For many decades health authorities encouraged Americans to improve their health by reducing their fat intake, which led many people to consume low-fat, high-sugar foods that some experts now blame for fuelling the obesity crisis.”
“Marion Nestle, a professor of nutrition, food studies and public health at New York University, wrote an editorial accompanying the new paper that said the documents provided “compelling evidence” that the sugar industry initiated research “expressly to exonerate sugar as a major risk factor for coronary heart disease.”
Real Health vs Western Medicine
In response to the article “The Healthiest Old Person on the Planet.”
Real health lies in optimising the vastly under-utilized, yet essential and natural areas of diet and fitness, not western medicine, which should ideally be reserved primarily for dealing with circumstances of last resort, and less as a system of sustaining chronic illness. There is a significant lack of interest in implementing preventive lifestyle measures in public health and correcting the overall physical robustness of the population.
I’ve worked on my diet, worked on getting as functionally fit as possible, worked on correcting my posture, worked on correcting psychological issues, and worked on improving the quality of my social circle and environment over the last few years, among other things. I recently had an eye test, my eyesight has improved slightly. I look as young or younger than I did ten years ago. I am a superior being to what I was before.
In our most basic state, we are merely animals with opposable thumbs and slightly thicker cerebral cortexes; we must respect our primitive nature, and connection to nature, in order to maximise our potential. The key factors essential to our health, at the centre of our primitive nature, is how we connect to our sources of food, and the mobility of our physical bodies.
#Health #diet #fitness #ageing #westernmedicine #preventivehealth#personaldevelopment #selfimprovement
THE PRECISION-ENGINEERED BREAKFAST
(From my Facebook Fitness page – https://www.facebook.com/ByronLeePT)
Good morning all.
This is my standard breakfast, and my favourite meal of the day (I like to wake up and be excited to have breakfast):
Oats, psyllium husk, peanut butter (full fat), greek yoghurt (full fat), honey, blueberries.
Black coffee is optional (depending on your opinion on the benefits of coffee, timing of coffee during the day etc.)
I would also suggest adding a glass of water.
This breakfast should theoretically provide:
– high energy with low GI
– balanced macronutrient profile (carbs, natural fats, natural protein)
– satiety to keep you full through the morning
– fibre, probiotics
*As a fitness trainer and former medical practitioner with no formal dietary education, I am required to inform you that these ideas represent my opinion only, and for definitive dietary advice you should seek the services of a professional registered dietician.
MORE ON SATURATED FAT
Great article on the historical basis of half a century of misleading dietary guidelines from the Wall Street Journal.
What I learned from this article was:
– how easily the general population can be influenced to believe whatever they are told
– how much power those in the know, have over those who aren’t
– how easily money, politics, egos and self-interest can lead to perpetuating falsehood as truth
– how easily scientific studies can be manupulated and promoted as gospel despite not being scientific
– how easily misleading ideas can be perpetuated through generations and through the population
Stay vigilant, do your own research, educate yourself, and ask the right questions for your sake and the community’s sake.
STATINS – CHOLESTEROL LOWERING DRUGS AND A PARADIGM SHIFT
Wow, even those doctors are starting to wake up to a generation of misinformation from the “healthcare” and pharmaceutical industries. It appears that cholesterol is not the enemy, nor saturated fat. This brings into question the wisdom of the widespread propagation of statin use.
“Just lowering cholesterol with drugs without sorting out the dietary and lifestyle factors that actually cause heart disease is nonsensical. Besides, there are plenty of other, more reliable indicators of heart-disease risk.”
“Many experts now believe that sugar is emerging as a true villain in the heart-disease story; while after decades of demonisation, saturated fat has been acquitted of causing heart disease by a recent “meta” analysis of 70 studies by Cambridge University.”
“For men, high cholesterol was associated with heart disease and death from other causes. But so, too, was low cholesterol — below 5mmol/l. Again, this is only an association, not a causal link. A range of between 5mmol/l and 7mmol/l was the optimum level. Guess what? This is already the national average. In addition, numerous studies have linked high cholesterol levels with increased longevity in the elderly.”