Shocker: Eat Fat, Avoid Food Pyramid, Lose Weight

Sunday, February 22, 2015
Posted in category Food Politics

This headline is deemed “jolting”: A change in heart, cholesterol may not be as bad as once thought. This headline, in my mind, is couched in a way that insulates the guilty. It should say, “The government and its minions in Big Food-Big Ag and the medical-governmental-pharmaceutical-nutritional complex have been lying to you to further their political and special interest agendas.

The “change of heart” from the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee is getting a whole lot of attention from the media. The web of medical-nutritional authoritarians can only fight so many battles at once, and hence, they are finally (partially) backing off in their long-time war on cholesterol.

At a December meeting, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee discussed its decision to no longer deem cholesterol a “nutrient of concern,” according to the Washington Post.

Don’t celebrate just yet, as the warmakers are not completely backing off on the lies and politicized junk science about “bad cholesterol” and the link between cholesterol and heart disease. They are retrenching and trying to come up with a better story that’s more palatable to the legions of believers amongst the masses who have gotten fatter and sicker – or dead – on 4+ decades of catastrophic political decrees disguised as science and “good medicine.” The government and its nutritional dictators are in a reaction mode in an era where people have fingertip access to a world of self-education and dissenting opinion and facts.

I promise that the 2015 dietary guidelines, which will come out at the end of this year, will reflect the Led Zepplin song, “The Song Remains the Same.” In fact, with the new guidelines decrees you can expect an uptick in the war(s) on salt and meat, more falsehoods regarding saturated fat, and further recommendations for Big Agra’s subsidized (“whole“) grains. For a primer on the wizards behind the curtain, I recommend you read Denise Minger’s Death By Food Pyramid: How Shoddy Science, Sketchy Politics, and Shady Special Interests Have Ruined Our Health.

 

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2 Responses to Shocker: Eat Fat, Avoid Food Pyramid, Lose Weight

  1. weak stream says:

    April 23rd, 2015 at 6:32 am

    I wonder when Dr. Robert Atkins will get his due credit for this. According to Wikipedia he appeared on the Tonight Show in 1965 to promote his high fat/protein low carb diet and Vogue Magazine published it in 1970. It came to be known as the Vogue Diet. The political/Big Food criminals have done a stellar job burying this to the extent they have. It’s a scandal.

  2. Mark H says:

    July 14th, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    I could not care any less what the government espouses for nutritional advice these days. I’ve read “The Big Fat Surprise” by Nina Teicholz and watched Dr. Robert Lustig’s The Skinny on Obesity YouTube series. These people are refuting 50 years of bogus government nutritional advice based on hypothesis that were never proven with SCIENCE.

    Think about it… Big Food creates and sells us cheap, highly profitable ‘food’, which causes all kinds of health issues (metabolic syndrome, anyone?); Big Medicine is there to treat all the health issues caused by the Big Food crap, and Big Medicine is also very highly profitable. Next we have Big Pharma, another highly profitable industry, that’s in place to supply Big Medicine with the meds needed to treat the health issues brought on by the Big Food junk.

    Where’s the profit motive those three industries to help us be healthy? There isn’t any profit motive. It’s up to you and me to do the research, ignore the bought-and-paid for government’s ‘advice’ and take responsibility for our own health. 

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