BE YOUR OWN ADVOCATE by Janice Suarez Morales
Be your own advocate!
Did you know that 50% of media headlines about medical studies are completely wrong? That many of these headlines don’t accurately match the conclusions of the studies they cover? That’s from a review published in the New England Journal of Medicine! Here’s a review
For example USA Today published an article stating coconut oil isn’t healthy.
Here’s the article https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/06/16/coconut-oil-isnt-healthy-its-never-been-healthy/402719001/
There’s no study showing that coconut oil causes heart disease. Not one. The whole case against coconut oil is based on a theory that been proven wrong. It’s the diet-heart hypothesis.
The AHA recommends eating no more than 6% of saturated fat as part of total daily calories for people who need lower cholesterol.
Saturated fat raises LDL cholesterol. LDL cholesterol causes heart disease. Anything that raises LDL cholesterol is bad. Only problem is that the data does not support this theory!
The USA Today article was based on this review in the link bellow
(http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2017/06/15/CIR.0000000000000510) by the American Heart Association (AHA). The AHA has been at the front line of bad advice for decades. They told us to eat very low fat, low cholesterol diets and to eat tons of starchy carbs. Besides the fact that AHA gets huge funding from cereal makers that put the AHA seal of approval on sugary cereals because they are “fat free” despite containing 75 percent sugar. Except now a huge amount of research has proved that idea to be dead wrong. Fact is their recommendations have killed MILLIONS of people from heart disease and diabetes. That’s why the very conservative 2015 USDA Dietary Guidelines removed any upper limits on dietary fat and eliminated any restrictions on dietary cholesterol. ( Click on the link for more information https://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/ )
In fact, after decades of telling us to avoid eggs and shrimp they said, “Cholesterol is not a nutrient of concern for overconsumption.”
The populations studied that had eaten saturated fats also were coincidentally smokers, didn’t exercise and ate unhealthy diets. The people who actually ate well, exercised and didn’t smoke (lived healthier lifestyles) also didn’t eat saturated fats because they were told not to. Studies prove that it was the well-rounded healthy habits that saved them, not less saturated fats. This is exactly why multiple recent studies have shown no link between saturated fat and heart disease.
This next study was done over 40 years ago, BUT was not published because the results contradicted the current belief that saturated fat was “bad” and that LDL cholesterol led to heart disease.
In this study they fed 9,000 people in mental hospitals butter, saturated fats or corn oil (polyunsaturated vegetable oil, which the AHA report says we should eat more of). Those who ate the corn oil had more heart attacks and deaths, despite lowering their LDL cholesterol. Yes this is real. In fact, for every 30-point drop in LDL the risk of heart attack went up 22%. Not only that a recent review from researchers of all the science on big bad butter are looking at 6.5 million patients for years of butter eating, found that butter eaters had no increased risk of heart disease, but they did have DECREASED risk of type 2 diabetes! Butter = lower risk of type 2 diabetes. And if you still need to be convinced, here’s a link to http://www.nutrition-coalition.org/saturated-fats-do-they-cause-heart-disease/ (reviews of all the best and relevant research) showing no link between saturated fat and heart disease.
The whole idea that LDL cholesterol causes heart disease is the reason we have a multi-billion dollar satin industry. One study of over 130,000 people who had heart attacks over 5 years showed that 75% had normal LDL and 50% had optimal LDL cholesterol. But only 10% had normal HDL or the protective cholesterol. And you know what raises HDL? Saturated fat. And coconut oil raises it the most of any saturated fat. And what lowers it? A low-fat, high-starch, and high-sugar diet. We need cholesterol and saturated fat for the health of every cell membrane, your brain cells, your sex hormones and more. Cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease, it is the band-aid that tries to repair the arteries when damage occurs from a low-fat, high-starch, high sugar diet. This causes pre-diabetes and inflammation from a processed food diet, environmental toxins, a bad gut from a low fiber, processed diet or anything that causes inflammation.
Before we getting off the topics of saturated fats, here’s one BIG warning. They ARE a problem if you eat them in the context of a high-sugar, high-starch, processed foods diet. It’s what some people call sweet fat. No bagels and butter. No donuts or French fries. Stick with butter and broccoli!
If you are interested in the corruption of the AHA, its funding is supported by the Pharma industry, industrial food giants (including sugary cereal makers) and industrial vegetable oil manufacturers, then read this recent blog on Medium.com https://medium.com/@kevinmgeary/is-the-american-heart-association-a-terrorist-organization-f1c8c98d28ea
With all this being said do not believe everything you hear, DO YOUR RESEARCH because what we don’t know can indeed hurt us!
Credits for this article go out to Mark Hyman, MD
Check him out at http://drhyman.com/blog/author/admin/
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