To be perfectly honest, when I first read “Top 11 Biggest Lies of Mainstream Nutrition” I thought it was a joke. Many of the cited “lies” were dated and not current. Like the FDA and Co., we struggle to keep up with current nutrition facts. We crave one simple and true list. As we evolve as humans (we are not cavemen) so does our diets. With all the cancers and heart attacks linked to our growth-hormoned, antibiotic drunken , feces-saturated, GMO-fed dairy and meat supply, organic vegan is the way to go. Even if you eat grass-fed, antibiotic free, organic meat and dairy you still are exposed to the dangers that come with excessive hormones (cancer) and artery plaque (heart attacks and bypasses) .
Another shelter of truth is big beef, milk and egg lobbies that will do anything to make the public believe that their products are safe and essential for proper health. These lobbies will fund their own studies and report only the results in their favor. They will blame high cholesterol, heart disease and cancer on many “other” factors. When money is made by people bankrolling a study, it’s bogus or suspect at best. (Putting in Paranoia Here). It is likely that the author of this article (Kris Gunnars) is being paid by the meat, egg, dairy, Adkins’ diet and especially the Paleo diet people to write this piece of propaganda.
Here’s a list of Kris Gunnars “Lies” of Mainstream Nutrition.
1. Eggs Are Unhealthy
2. Saturated Fat is Bad For You
3. Everybody Should be Eating Grains
4. Eating a Lot of Protein is Bad For Your Bones and Kidneys
5. Low-Fat Foods Are Good For You
6. You Should Eat Many Small Meals Throughout The Day
7. Carbs Should Be Your Biggest Source of Calories
8. High Omega-6 Seed and Vegetable Oils Are Good For You and lie
9. Low Carb Diets Are Dangerous.
10. Sugar is Unhealthy.
11. High Fat Foods Will Make You Fat
While I’m not a negative guy but as a vegan and Nutritarian, I feel it is my duty to respond to each item in the article “Top 11 Biggest Lies of Mainstream Nutrition.” As a facebook response to this post, I responded “This is the exact opposite of what I believe to be true.” This article makes my head spin because I disagree so much.
The irony to this post is I am being the type of person that I am suggesting you avoid. Nutrition discoveries are always changing so it is important not to resort to a single source or blog (includes www.vegan-underground.com) Where do I get the truth? There are several people I trust but even they do not agree on everything. Here’s my Nutritional Knowledge Dream Team and yes, they are vegans:
Dr.Michael Greger, American physician, author, professional speaker.
Dr. John A. McDougall author of The Starch Solution: The McDougall Plan: 12 Days to Dynamic Health, diet coach and has his own line of vegan foods.
Caldwell Esselstyn, M.D. , former heart surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic Author of the book Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease
Dr. Neal D. Barnard, founder of the Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine(PCRM) – author of Tackling Diabetes explaining how a low-fat vegan diet can fight diabetes.
Dean Ornish, M.D. is the founder and president of the non-profit Preventive Medicine Research Institute research demonstrating, for the first time, that comprehensive lifestyle changes may begin to reverse even severe coronary heart disease, without drugs or surgery. Recently, Medicare agreed to provide coverage for this program, the first time that Medicare has covered a program of comprehensive lifestyle changes.
These professionals are on the cutting edge as they treat patients with nutrition instead of pills. They are not funded by big business. Most of them are a part of a group called Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine(PCRM) and most are vegans . I have read so many studies on the China Study being flawed but have never understood these critics. How can you ignore the incredibly case of prostate and breast cancer? How can you be blind to the China Study’s Cancer Maps?
Kris Gunnars is telling the people what they want to hear. Eat meat, cholesterol is harmless, fat is good. While I don’t disagree with everything (Kris still considers sugar bad and am still on the fence about hating gluten), Gunnars’ article upsets me.
Stay tuned as I start with #1 Eggs Are Unhealthy