Thursday, October 08, 2015

“There is no scientific basis for current dietary advice regarding dairy... Fears [about whole milk] are not supported by evidence."

Think for yourself and question authority.  Always do your own research.  Never blindly accept government 'recommendations.'  Synthesize information.  For decades, the government steered millions away from whole milk. Was that wrong? - The Washington Post: "The “campaign to reduce fat in the diet has had some pretty disastrous consequences,”  Walter Willett, dean of the nutrition department at the Harvard School of Public Health has said. “With more fat-free products than ever, Americans got fatter.” Best-sellers such as "Good Calories, Bad Calories" by Gary Taubes and "Big Fat Surprise" by Nina Teicholz went further in their critique of the government position. "There's a large body of scientific literature to show that a high-carb diet, as recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, provokes a number of heart-disease risk factors," said Teicholz, whose critique of the guidelines appears in a recent issue of the British Medical Journal...

 "“There is no scientific basis for current dietary advice regarding dairy,” Benatar said. “Fears [about whole milk] are not supported by evidence. The message that it is okay to have whole fat food, including whole fat milk, is slowly seeping into consciousness. But there is always a lag between evidence and changes in attitude.”"

1 comment:

  1. The same manner of reactionary thinking about fossil fuels will also have us run lean before our time, if we are careless and reactionary in attitude. If I want to burn oil instead of reacting lithium, and eat seal fat, not spaghetti, I don't mind paying a reasonable carbon tax, and my own hospital bills. We need to get back to that golden age of non-equality, and away from the concepts of mono-policy that makes me and my family all of a sudden an extra drag on the environment, in theory, and the health care system, statistically, merely for being me. Us. Under a new government; new graft. I want my carbs in my carburetor, and some rejuvenating saturated fat reacting in my gut. I won't criticism anyone who drives a Nissan Leaf to 7-11 for a Slurpee. I really won't.