30 October, 2005
Reprinted from Galstones
Yahoogroup with author permission.
Well, Brian, one thing we agree upon is that the Standard
American Diet (SAD) is SAD indeed. Americans are dying like flies
from EVERYTHING. We've fallen to the 29th-37th (depending on what
statistics are used) healthiest country in the
world. The topic of fat is just one of many issues affecting this,
and it is indeed a hugely multi-faceted disease epidemic. America
is enduring a holocaust of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and chronic
disease. The annual 600,000+ cholecystectomies in the US alone is
just one grim signpost along the road to oblivion for our country.
REGARDING FAT INTAKE, as Dave sez, it's more about the types of
fats we eat as well as the the quality of the fat being eaten. It
has virtually nothing to do with excess quantity as you state. The
satiety levels of both natural (not man-made) protein and natural
fat shut off one's ability to over-consume them. Yet, Americans
are saturated with TRANS fats and, thanks to the huge vegetable
oil cartels such as Cargill, we are innundated with nasty vegetable
fats to the extent that our ratio of essential fatty acids, Omega
6:Omega 3 has reached the shocking ratio of 25:1 in spite of the
fact that traditional cultures are around 1:1 or 2:1.
These outrageous levels of Omega 6 create the inflammatory prostaglandin
cascades which are the root of almost every inflammatory disease,
not the least of which is cholecystiasis.
The argument about fat is far, far too time consuming to debate
in this format but I will wager you that the modern fat-phobic nutritionists
such as Pritikin and Ornish (and now Weil has been bought) will
soon be shown to be the "fad" foodists that they really
are. (See the staggering "Nutrition and Physical
Degeneration" by Weston A. Price)
---If you read truly scientific epidemiologists from the 1930's
such as Price, Pottenger and others you would see why I know the
full fat diet to be the only true path to health and happiness.
Incidentally, I DO lust for fatty foods. It's natural to do so too!
Here's a handful of concepts to ponder....
~~Before 1920 coronary heart disease was rare in America, so rare
that when Dr Paul White introduced the German EKG machine to his
collegues at Harvard they laughed and advised him to switch to a
more profitable form of medicine. He
searched for years for a patient with clogged arteries. Today it
causes 40% of the deaths in America.
~~From 1910-1970 traditional animal fat consumption dropped from
83% to 62% with butter going from 18# a year to 4#. During the same
period consumption of vegetable oils in the form of margerine, shortening
and refined oils increased 400% and sugar and processed foods increased
by 60%. Americans today
consume an average of 57 teaspoons of sugar a day (2/3 hidden in
food). (See Sally Fallon's "Nourishing Traditions" for
a real eye opening)
~~The Japanese, who have the longest life span of any nation eat
very little dairy fat so some assume it is a low fat diet. Careful
analysis shows their cholesterol intake to be HIGHER than Americans.
This is due to moderate amounts of eggs, pork, chicken, beef, seafood,
shellfish and organ meats. What they don't eat is much vegetable
oil, white flour or processed food (white rice consumption and junk
food intake is now increasing, of course and the death rates are
~~The Swiss live almost as long as the Japanese, and tied for third
are Austria and Greece, all of whom live on the fattiest diets in
~~Ever been to France? They low fat gurus here refer to their heart
attack rate (1/3 that of the US) as the "French Paradox"
because it screws up their faulty studies.
~~The Framingham study (of which I am one of 500,000 subjects)
had been widely touted as corroborating evidence for the hideously
flawed Lipid Hypothesis. Then, after 40 years of study, the director
states (direct quote) "The more saturated fat one ate, the
more cholesterol one ate, the more calories one
ate, the lower the person's serum cholesterol...we found that the
people who ate the most cholesterol, ate the most saturated fat,
ate the most calories, weighed the least and were the most physically
active". (See Al Watson's "21 Days to a Healthier Heart"
for a full analysis)
Recent studies that completely debunk Ancel Keys beloved Lipid
Hypothesis of cardiovascular disease have been squelched by the
medical and processed food industry (and their government lackeys).
Keys tracked 22 countries and published results only from the 7
countries who's dots lined up on a graph. His studies
are crap. (See The Cholesterol Myths, Uffe Ravnskov for the complete
destruction of Keys work).
This list could go on and on for page after page.
It's irrefutable that the American "Diet Dictocrats"
have created a completely BOGUS MYTH about fat consumption. Government
"health" officials trot out a new pyramid every few years
(funny how their "truths" change?!) and university research
hacks churn out boxcar loads of bogus research, all FUNDED by the
powerful grain cartels, the vegetable oil producers and the massive
processing industry. The medical industry, now turned in to soulless
hacks, survive by preying cannibalistically on the flesh of their
victims, I mean, patients. Me and you! The pharmaceutical industry
is the second largest industry in the
Sadly, the faddist Diet Dictocrats and the Politically Correct
Nutritionists don't even need to sell you on their "cooked
book" research themselve, they have fleets and squadrons of
Junior Leaguer lay people regurgitating their sick, obsolete and
dead wrong advice in self-published books, websites, and, yes, even
discussion groups. People who are STILL perpetuating the Lipid Hypothesis
---and the Low Fat Diet Model--- have to have their heads buried
in the sand for at least 15 years.
Virtually every single gall bladder patient is a victim of this
horrible nutritional advice. It's time to get back to reality. It's
time to get back to real food, real exercise, real stress levels,
and to work together for a cleaner environment. Throw the bastards
out of office (start with DR "BLIND TRUST" FRIST!)
If you wait for The Government, Corporate America or any other
Big Brother to do it for you, well, have a nice funeral.
Will in Minneapolis