I'm posting this lecture as a complement to FissionSurplus's excellent thread The
Biggest Lie in Medicine: The Cholesterol Conspiracy. It's a bit lengthy at about 2 hours, but is densely packed with info. It really lays
bare and leads you through the history of when, why, and how it was we were diverted from eating health promoting saturated fats (like butter, lard,
tallow, etc..) to the health destroying vegetable/hydrogenated oils (margarine, soy, corn, etc...). She also covers how measuring cholesterol came to
be used as a metric in heart disease, and how doing so instantly created an avalanche of "patients" (re: customers) whose cholesterol need to be
"controlled" with medication (and, thus, a huge windfall for all players involved).
Again, can't recommend it enough. Don't worry if you don't have the time to watch it all at once, just try to make it through piece by piece (like
The Oiling of America
And, when you're done with that, here's another lecture that's just as good:
How Bad Science and Big Business Created the Obesity Epidemic
S&F What a great thread topic. No wonder we are among the fattest people on the planet. People just don't want to know or you would be getting more
stars and flags. I find it telling many other countries demand American Mfg send them food products MINUS the harmful chemicals and additives they
allow to be used in ours, here in the USA. We are like a great test and control group. It is shameful, criminal and needs more attention. People
aren't even aware that Supreme Court Judge Clarence Thomas has a vested interest in MONSANTO. He worked for Monsanto and always rules in their favor.
Just shows how naive and gullible we are.
Glad to hear you're making the switch! One thing you're gonna wanna try to do is be on the look-out for "Grass-fed" versions of those things (or
"pasture-raised," in terms of the eggs). I get my eggs, meat, and milk (raw milk...meaning full-fat, unpasteurized, and unhomogenized) from a local
farm that utilizes a technique known as "management-intensive grazing" popularized by a guy named Joel Salatin. Here's a quick rundown of his
closed-loop, biomimetic (i.e. following nature's methods/wisdom) system:
The only reason I'm willing to drink that as "raw" milk is because of those techniques, the grass-diet, and the excellent care. Industrial/factory
farmed raw milk consumption would be dangerous, and the only reason it's slightly edible is because they pasteurize it. Here's a great video from
one of the top farmers in the raw milk business:
In terms of butter, here's a great/comprehensive infograph that was recently released:
And, remember, the "low-fat" version is not healthier.
Thanks for the excellent comment, and it's absolutely criminal how much damage has been (and continues to be) done! Like you said, it's a good
thing we can start exposing their lies and manipulations. Hopefully the message spreads far and wide!
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