Do you think that …
- … eating fat will make you fat, or cause your arteries to clog?
- … you should avoid fat in general and saturated fat in particular?
- … whole grains are good for you?
- … cholesterol is bad for you?
- … there is “good” and “bad” cholesterol
- … you should take statins to lower your cholesterol?
…then please watch The Big Fat Fiasco (immediately below) by Tom Naughton. (By the way, refuse statins like your life depends on it – it does! Statins will destroy your health and your life like very few drugs can, with “side effects” including muscle pain and weakness, neuropathy, heart failure, dizziness, memory loss, and cognitive impairment, cancer, pancreatitis, sexual dysfunction, and depression, just to mention a few.)
(Parts 2 -5 down below)
The decades old INCORRECT reasoning that eating fat = high cholesterol = heart disease is the result of the perfect storm of bad science combined with bad public policy hammered into American culture through congressional legislation (think food pyramid recommending avoiding saturate fat and eating 5-6 servings of grains, breads and pasta every day); and making matters even worse, the enormous corruption and influence of the pharmaceutical industry driving doctors toward recommending statins.
The correct formula for heart disease (and obesity, diabetes and cancer) is:
+ eat sugary foods (donuts, jellies & jams, candy, ice cream, “fruit” juices)
+ eat foods that act like sugar (bread, cereal, pizza, pasta, and bagels, etc.)
+ eat foods made with processed vegetable oils (chips, crackers, cookies)
+ sedentary lifestyle
= inflammation and insulin resistance
= obesity, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.
If you want to understand why the majority of Americans (maybe you?) are overweight, and plagued by heart disease and diabetes, this fantastic presentation by Tom Naughton, maker of the documentary, Fat Head will set you on the correct path.
Want more info?
The Cholesterol Myths, Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD
The Cholesterol Myth That Could Be Harming Your Health, Joseph Mercola, MD. (Huffington Post)
Fat is Good
The Big Fat Fiasco - Part 2
The Big Fat Fiasco - Part 3
The Big Fat Fiasco - Part 4
The Big Fat Fiasco - Part 5