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Low carb diet kicks
government's low fat guidelines in its big fat butt
(Mar 14, 2007)
high-fat Atkins diet
(explained and improved upon in the book Protein Power by Drs. Michael &
Mary Eades) gets high marks in one of the biggest, longest head-to-head
studies of popular weight-loss plans,
the Zone, the Ornish diet and
the current U.S. guidelines (meaning the government’s ridiculous low fat,
high carb diet).
Overweight women on the Atkins plan lost more weight over a year than those
on the low-carb Zone diet. And they had slightly better blood pressure and
cholesterol readings than those on the Zone; the very low-fat, high-carb
Ornish diet, and the
low-fat, high-carb diet
recommended by current U.S. government guidelines.
Stanford University researcher Christopher Gardner, the lead
author, said the study shows that Atkins -- which means LOW CARB, HIGH
SATURATED FAT, HIGH PROTEIN DIET -- may be more healthful than critics
contend. Yeah, you betchum.
And here’s why: because the real health problem is not high cholesterol;
the real problem is high insulin due to high intake of carbs, which in turn
stores fat and eventually brings about adult onset diabetes and plaque build
up on artery walls.
Taking cholesterol-lowering statins such as Lipitor is actually the wrong
way to go. Lipitor interrupts your important production of cholesterol,
without which you would die, and traps your body into a vicious circle of
more and more metabolic problems because Lipitor does not address the real
problem: hyperinsulinemia due to a high carb diet. Cholesterol is not the
bad guy; insulin is.
Why are we not surprised at these results? Think about it. Humans on
planet Earth evolved for millions of years eating a high protein diet from
hunting small animals and foraging for fruits and limited vegetation when
available. Our bodies are fine-tuned by natural selection for fat and
protein, not bread and pasta and french fries and candy bars. The
Agricultural Revolution didn't pop up until some 5,000 years ago in Egypt
and forensic pathology of thousands of Egyptian mummies whose major diet was
bread shows they suffered from diabetes, obesity, rotten teeth at an early
age and lousy bones. The U.S. high carb diet pushed by most of the doctors
in America today is killing us -- and making the Pharmaceutical companies
filthy rich. Lipitor, a cholesterol-lowering drug, is the highest money
making drug ever, except perhaps for Cocaine and Marijuana.
What do the doctors and pharmies have in store for you next? Look for
Osteoporosis pills -- Boniva, Actenol, and Fosomax -- to save everybody’s
skeletons from so-called bone mass density loss, which is again, due mostly
to the U.S. Government and AMA-recommended diet consisting of low fat and
protein and high carbs. Bone pills cost around $70-$80 per month. Eating
meat and lifting weights is a cheaper way to build or re-build bone mass.
And new studies show that Bone pill chemicals remain active in your bones
for up to 20 years after you stop taking the pills. God help you if you
start taking Acti-Boni-Fosa-Whatever and you show side effects because even
if you stop, the pills keep on ticking while you take a licking.
So, wanna get thin and stay healthy? Like the cowboy said, “Beef, it's
what's for dinner,” including all the saturated animal fat you can cram down
your gullet since fat does not metabolize to body fat. Let me repeat that:
consuming saturated fat does not make you fat; consuming carbohydrates makes
you fat. In addition, many important vitamins are only soluble in fat. So
please pass the steak and guacamole dip and skip the chips and pasta. -- FM
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