Monthly Archives: April 2007

Cholesterol Truths

Dr. Malcom Kendrick is a lifesaver.

Cholesterol If you’re a personal trainer, nutritionist, doctor, RD, etc., it’s a must read.

If you think your low cholesterol level is healthy, it’s a must read.

If you’re about to go on statins per your doctor’s orders, it’s a must read.

If you think the establishment has got it right in any way, it’s a must read.

If you think the establishment has got it wrong, it’s a must read.

If you think what you eat has anything to do with heart disease, it’s a must read.

If you are resistant to reading it after what I’ve said, it’s REALLY a must read.

In short, if you care anything at all about your health or the health of your family, READ IT.

Here’s the link. (It seems that Dr. Kendrick’s book is now linked with another great book on Amazon ‘The Cholesterol Myth’ by Uffe Ravnskoff M.D., Ph.D. Get both.

When you’re done reading it (or them), send me a note thanking me for the suggestion. (Wink, wink.)

Propaganda!!

This video is a hoot. Ignore everything they say about saturated fat because they are wrong.

And who are they you ask?

The American Heart Association.

Badfatsbrothers

God help us all.

After you have had enough of this one, go here.

Regina Wilshire does it again. She is good!

From the AHA WEBSITE

Breakfast On The Go

AMOUNTS AND % OF YOUR LIMITS

Calories Total Fats Saturated Fats Trans Fats Cholesterol
Instead
of a:
Glazed_2 Glazed donut (2)
3.6 oz (104g)
400

15%

24g

27%

6g

29%

8g

267%

10mg

3%

Try a:
Bagel_butter Plain Bagel w/ soft margarine
4.6 oz (131g) bagel and .5 oz (14g) margarine
360

13%

10g

11%

1.5g

7%

0g

0%

0mg

0%

MARGARINE!? 

Might Makes Right

A woman who weighs in at 140 pounds decides she wants to lose weight successfully.

She eats right and strength trains properly and loses 10 pounds of fat and gains 12 pounds of muscle.

Now what does she weigh?

Was she successful?

3 Hour Diet for Teens by Jorge Cruise

Jorge Cruise, the self proclaimed expert/diet guru of AOL fame has published another book called The 3 Hour Diet for Teens.

In the chapter on nutrition, Jorge states that protein and fat are important nutrients for fat loss and building the body.

Here he’s right.

But then he gets it wrong – really wrong.

He states that if you eat too much protein (he doesn’t say how much or cite any references) you’ll damage your kidneys and liver and give yourself Osteoporosis.

He then goes on to flat out state that saturated fat is bad fat and that it is known to cause heart disease and raise cholesterol levels.

This is utter NONSENSE and causes undue alarm. It might even make a teen not eat enough fat and protein for her growing body.

There is no danger to the kidneys from protein. There is, however, some inconclusive evidence that increased meat intake can steal calcium from the bones but only if you do not eat fruits and veggies at all.

Meat is acidic (as are most grains) and this acid has to be buffered.  The buffering agent is calcium. It is possible that the bones could be canniblized for the calcium needed, but this will only happen if meat and grain is all you eat. Diets high in grain products are just as bad if you neglect your fruits and vegetables.

Almost all fruits and vegetables are alkaline, so as long as you are eating veggies and some fruit, the acidity of the meat is not a problem – it certainly will not lead to osteoporosis.

In fact, according to my co-author Dr. Michael Eades, there was a large study done not too long ago – the Rancho Bernardo study – that evaluated a ton of parameters in a large population of elderly people. One of those parameters was bone density. Turns out that  the subjects who ate the most animal protein – not just the most protein, but the most animal protein – had the greatest bone densities of the study population.

I am APPALLED that a person of Jorge’s fame and influence (a NY Times bestselling author) did not do his homework in order to give children the correct information on nutrition something so vital to their health and well being.

I’m not one to berate people, but when it comes to messing with children, shame on you Jorge. You sell 2 million books and you can’t afford to go to www.Pubmed.org?


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