BIG FAT LIE
From England, the land of clotted cream and pork pie, comes a study supported by the National Dairy Council that questions the relationship of saturated fat to cardiovascular disease. (“Association of Dietary, Circulating, and Supplement Fatty Acids With Coronary Risk“, Annals of Internal Medicine, March, 2014). Really?! The conclusions of this flawed study (firstname.lastname@example.org) are inundating our air waves and print media and are contributing to rampant nutritional misinformation while giving permission to the confused public to eat animal foods without concern for detrimental health consequences!
Wait a minute. Decades of evidence-based medicine have proven that fat from animal sources clogs the arteries, damages the vascular system and adds pounds quickly and dramatically. Diets that include animal products are responsible for escalating obesity rates, chronic disease worldwide and global depletion of natural resources.
What can consumers do to protect themselves from this onslaught of lies? Read, study, find advocates for optimum health and weight who “walk the talk” and have not sold out to big meat and dairy. This is what I do to protect myself, my family, and my classes. Please join me by referring to the following resources:
The China Study and Whole, T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., nutritionstudies.org
Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, Caldwell Esselstyn, M.D. , heartattackproof.com.
The Starch Solution, John McDougall, M.D., drmcdougall.com.
Comfortably UNAWARE, Dr. Richard A. Oppenlander, comfortablyunaware.com.
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, pcrm.org.
The most healthful diet for people of all ages and stages of life is a Whole Food Plant-Based Diet with No Added Oil. Fat intake as it appears naturally in most whole foods amounts to 10% of total calories consumed, ideal for attaining and maintaining optimum health and weight.