I don't know. It's not as much of a conspiracy as it is about big pharma making large profits. Is that a conspiracy? Maybe.
I have a problem with a doctor referring a nutritionist or dietetic. I mean, it only takes 4 years of study, which is 2 years of basics and 2 years
of specifics. Most of those college courses are full of outdated and false information. From what I understand, they aren't taught Nutrient
Biology, the study of how nutrients interact with the body.
I know, I know. If you can't refer someone to a professional in the given industry, who can you trust? Well, I like to trust myself. Which is why
I research the subject myself, listen to many different opinions and then form my own based on my findings.
I'll give a few examples:
American Diabetes Association
Fat is basically concentrated energy. It has double the calories of carbohydrates or proteins. Too much can make your child overweight. It can also
clog her blood vessels, which is bad for her heart. Fat is found in butter and margarine, oils, most meats, eggs, whole milk, chocolate, and any foods
cooked in butter or oil.
Yes, 1 gram of fat is 9 calories, compared to about 3 calories for carbs and protein. But here is where this statement gets out of hand. Too much of
any food can make you overweight if your caloric intake is more than your caloric expenditure.
The problem is this, this paragraph alone is enough to scare people away from fat. People don't want to be fat, so they avoid fat. People don't
want heart disease, so they avoid fat and cholesterol. Dietary fat does not translate into body fat. You have to understand how and why the body
stores fat and it's not by eating fat.
# Consume 3 or more ounce-equivalents of whole-grain products per day, with the rest of the recommended grains coming from enriched or whole-grain
products. In general, at least half the grains should come from whole grains.
# Consume 3 cups per day of fat-free or low-fat milk or equivalent milk products.
Here is the USDA recommending a diet with lots of carbs and fat-free milk. This is a recipe for weight gain and disease. Low-fat and fat-free milk
have been shown to cause weight gain in children while whole milk does not. Hmmm?
Lately, more and more studies have been published on the effects of low fat diets. Precisely, how ineffective they are.
Scientists and doctors who are at the forefront of research don't agree at all with guidelines such as the ones given by the American Diabetes
Association and the USDA. In fact, it's quite the opposite.....
Stanford Diet Study
The case for low-carbohydrate diets is gaining weight. Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have completed the largest and
longest-ever comparison of four popular diets, and the lowest-carbohydrate Atkins diet came out on top.
This was one of the most recent and best studies conducted that compares low-fat and low-carb diets. Obviously, low-carb came out on top as far as
What really caught my eye, and many others by the way, were the cholesterol levels.......
Of the more than 300 women in the study, those randomly assigned to follow the Atkins diet for a year not only lost more weight than the other
participants, but also experienced the most benefits in terms of cholesterol and blood pressure.
Why are they recommending these low fat diets to improve cholesterol? SO what you have to ask yourself is; Should I believe Medical Doctors and
Nutritionists preaching old school mantras, or are you going to believe the studies conducted by reputable scientists?
It's your health, so it's ultimately your call. I just hope everyone is smart enough to not believe a doctor or nutritionist word for
word......Just because of the title.....
Take responsibility for your own health.