Changing The Game And The War On Fat
In part 1, Ending The War On Fat, we focused more on the story most Americans and their doctors bought into about diet. Talking about fat isn’t a fun topic. If I said, the word, ‘food’ more people would jump to read these articles. However, more than a 1/3 of America is obese, not just overweight.
These articles are for everyone who eats that includes you! They help you take a fresh look at your ability to live longer and healthier if you chose. You’ll be able to stop eating low fat diets and enjoy food the way your grandparents did.
In part two, we’re going to talk more about what happened when people started going low fat and eating low cholesterol foods. Why are we one of the sickest and fattest people living on planet earth?
Part 3 is what you can do to feel better, live longer, and be healthier. Before we dive in, is modern medicine talking about this issue? What are the results of this big experiment on human beings?
Low Fat Diet Doesn’t Stop Obesity
The director of New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center, housed at Boston Children’s Hospital, Dr. David Ludwig stated, “There’s an overwhelmingly strong case to be made for the opposite,” when asked if cutting back on fat to lose weight or prevent heart disease is a good idea.
With obesity up there’s a new war, a war on fat people. Only a few centers’ like New Balance are looking at the cause and changing people’s diets.
LDL and Low Cholesterol Foods
Eating low cholesterol foods robs your brain of LDL that’s called ‘bad cholesterol’. Guess what your brain needs to thrive and think. LDL cholesterol it turns out isn’t bad at all! According to Dr David Perlmutter, in his book, Grain Brain, “LDL isn’t a cholesterol molecule at all, good or bad. It’s a low-density lipoprotein. The purpose of LDL in our brain is to capture life-giving cholesterol and transport it to neurons, where it performs critically important functions. “LDL is only ‘bad’ for you when it becomes oxidized. One of the most common ways to do this is to add glucose sugars [corn syrup, table sugar, etc.] into the diet.
Most grocers offer a Low Cholesterol Foods List. Look at the back of these packages at the grams of sugar and type. You will be surprised.
Why Your Doctor Loves The Low Fat Diet
Even with all the evidence against low fat diets, many doctors are slow to change. My experience in speaking with three area specialists’ is keep eating a low fat diet to be healthy. When I pointed out the volumes of research from their community on the topic, their own colleagues were called quacks. For me, my own remarkable health is evidence.
Besides weight loss, is big business. Farming incentives for grain crops to produce vast quantities of corn for sweetener makes it hard for many to grow other crops. Corn syrup, the worst form of sugar is in nearly every food on your local store shelf.
It makes the instant meal taste better. It replaces the rich flavor our bodies’ crave from fats with a sweet tooth that is hard to please.
Health benefits of butter were buried. The public is asking is butter healthy? According to the British Medical Journal saturated fat, is not the issue when it comes to heart disease.
What Your Brain Eats – End The War On Fat
Reason one, is our body is craving fats because our brain needs it to think and our body needs it to use energy. Second, corn syrup and artificial sweeteners are addictive.
The war on fat changed our culture and business. To change how America eats means to change industry one mouth at a time.
The problem is the research is mounting and our economy or medical professionals don’t really know how to ease into this new paradigm.
There are changes happening though. We know fats in vegetables and fish are good for us. Salmon for instance is known as the heart protector in alternative medicine circles. Coconut oil once a bad fat has whole books dedicated to how to use it.
New York University’s professor of nutrition and public health, Marion Nestle says, “The thinking went that if people reduced saturated fat they would replace it with healthy fruits and vegetables.” He goes on to point out, “Well that was naïve.”
What does this new research say and should we be quick to listen once again?
On the later, the evidence isn’t new. There are thirty-five year studies with whole towns researched over three generations. Studies that are more recent involve large numbers of people with various genetics for as long as a decade. Even with all the evidence the war on fat continues.
A good book to buy is, Brain Grain by David Perlmutter, MD. Once you finish reading part 3 of this series, grab a copy for more evidence and tools to help you make the dietary changes.
Part 3 of ending the war on fat will go into some ways to get started eating for wellness.
other references – http://time.com/2863227/ending-the-war-on-fat/
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