A Message From Our Sponsors

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The American Heart Association fraudulently recommends that people eat a high-carb, high-grain, low-fat diet. Here is a snapshot of its website (below) showing just a couple of the AHA’s many sponsors: Novartis and Schering-Plough. Got a clue yet? The only ad I use to sponsor the paleo (real food) diet is the photo at the right.

Also, there’s my latest Lipid Highlight Reel for which some Big Pharma’d doctor would put me on Lipitor without ever looking at my overall picture: the amazingly low triglycerides number, my fantastic HDL, and my very healthy (and necessary) 125 LDL.

Weight @ 111
LDL=125.8 (I was shooting for 120-130, up from about 90 or so)
VLDL = 11.8
Triglycerides = 59
Cholesterol/HDL = 2.18
Vitamin D 25-Hydrox = 77 (In Feb in Michigan)

Hat tip goes to Hank from “My Low-Carb Journey.” And here’s Chris Masterjohn on the state’s war against your healthy cholesterol.

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10 Responses to A Message From Our Sponsors

  1. Iluvatar says:

    February 24th, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Yea man! Those #’s look good. Here are my #’s (and I am an old FART too! – you 30-something!):

    Weight @ 165
    LDL=122 (I was shooting for < 100 OPTIMAL)
    VLDL = N/A
    Triglycerides = 44!
    Cholesterol/HDL = N/A
    Vitamin D 25-Hydrox = 51.4 (In Nov in MD; and the doc said that it was TOO good (wtf?))

    Looks like a tie, or mebbe I won? (it's a race after all! – hahahahahaha!)

    Diet: raw vegetables (minerals, vitamins, and MOST importantly ENZYMES!!! (sprouted, podded, & seeded veg's IN THAT ORDER)) 5 days/week, cheese (about a 1/2 pound/day) 5 days/week, meat in the evening, and then some random fasting on the weekend while I prep cook for the next week.

    Oh, btw, the kids are RIPPED as well.

    And High Fructose Corn Syrup? – Ain't spoken in this household! (MF!!)

    I call this the "perimeter diet".

    You limit your food buying to the perimeter of the food store! (hahahahaha!).

    Only exceptions are those HATEFUL legumes like – Garbanzo beans, kidney beans, red beans, black beans (Goya), and the frozen vegetables (peas & green beans), oh and also the KerryGold butter. Cheese is located on the perimeter (the good cheese that is) in the Deli section.

    Hah! The perimeter!

    Rock on! I love simple directions! (hahahaha!)

  2. Iluvatar says:

    February 24th, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Oh btw, did you see cereals & grains on my list? Hey that is a clue, man!

  3. Jeannie Queenie says:

    February 25th, 2011 at 12:22 am

    AWESOME numbers there Karen. How on earth did you ever get your triglycerides down so low? I’ve always had fairly high cholesterol levels and we were taught that was NG…and now they are reversing that train of thought and telling us they’re not so bad after all. I learned this about regulating your hdl to lkl sometime ago. Niacin (in form of niacinamide) is a safe and effective non-prescription “supplement” taken in theraputic doses (1000 to 2500 mg daily) greatly reduces LDL, raises HDL, and nearly decimates Triglycerides. So do you take niacin to get your triglycerides so low? Last month Dr Mercola ran a piece on sat fats versus others. He lists these here as the best to eat….would love to know where

  4. Jeannie Queenie says:

    February 25th, 2011 at 12:26 am

    got cut off above….must have hit send button…sorry! At any rate, here is the list he suggests as the best fats for our diet. Grass-fed organic beef and beef fat
    Naturally raised lamb
    Organic raw dairy products (butter, cheese, milk, cream) and
    Coconut oil. I know that Mark Sisson often mentions Coconut oil. Do you use this on a regular basis, and if so, how? Sure would be great to be able to buy naturally raised lamb.

  5. Karen De Coster says:

    February 25th, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Jeannie – 100% approval to what you just mentioned that Mercola said (all of it). Mercola keeps getting more radical. Coconut oil? I hoard it. I cook everything in it that others use vegetable oil for….Also, I use bacon grease, which is a precious resource for me. Instead of steaming veggies, I usually sautee them in bacon grease (and braise them). Sometimes I think I make bacon just for the grease. I top off a lot of my food items with melted kerrygold butter. I pour it on.

    I am working on a ‘truther’s guide to cholesterol’ (new article) to clarify the lies and myths (especially about LDL). Should be out next week?

    I take no supplements to get these numbers. At all. I take pretty standard supplements, but only haphazardly. The key to triglycerides is clean food (no processed) and little to no grains.

  6. Iluvatar says:

    February 25th, 2011 at 5:28 pm



    And yes coconut oil (olive oil for boiling stuff) and bacon grease. All 3 R good!

  7. Craig says:

    March 14th, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    I’m one of those folks who has struggled with metabolic syndrome.  My HDL was in the 35-42 range for a long time.   After going low carb, and then upping my fat intake, I recently hit 57, and with good ratio of Total to HDL.   But that still pales with what you have reported.  So I got busy with google to see if I could find the secret to super high HDL.   In the process, I stumbled on a rare subset of people who seem to have genetically high HDL (>125).   Many were concerned that this might actually be a problem.   The conventional wisdom is that higher is better.  But there were a few comments in some of the linked medical studies to the effect that if you get very high, it might also be a risk factor for heart disease.  One paper even referred to this as a paradoxical finding.  One commenter (with an HDL of around 150, but a family history of heart disease) posted that, despite his high HDL, he had just been diagnosed with a 60-75% blockage of one coronary artery.

    So I wonder if anyone really knows for sure whether it is good or healthy when you start seeing such really high numbers?

  8. Karen De Coster says:

    March 14th, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    A high HDL is no risk for heart disease (more pop-culture B.S.), and, no, I do not have gifted genetics. The conventional wisdom does not care about HDL – it only looks at total cholesterol and calculated HDL. No birth magic here: I take care of myself and eat real food, and that means eating what our ancestors ate: meat and fat.

  9. Iluvatar says:

    March 15th, 2011 at 12:18 am

    + raw vegetables for enzyme health for OUR guts (==> immune system) (we used to get our healthy bacteria from the RAW food we ate – now we have to do other games for the health of our GI tracts, aka guts)

    BUT, when we do so! Hallelujah! Our immune systems get in TOW as well! – which means not only NOT getting sick anymore but also (a lemma) growing YOUNGER! (resveratrol)


  10. Health Tips From the American Disease Association « LewRockwell.com Blog says:

    May 9th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    [...] Indeed, I have a fondness for attacking the fraudulent health and wellness paradigm, especially those omnipotent, quasi-government organizations that parade around claiming to be America’s health saviors while they are, in reality, the shameless whores of the corporate-socialist medical establishment, Big Food, and Big Agra. Here is my most recent post on the intellectually bankrupt American Heart Association and their corporatist Big Food-Big Pharma sponsors. [...]

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