http://takecharge.thewatersedge.com You Are What You Eat. Dr Brian Dixon, PhD, explains how we are composed of the food we eat, whether a nutrient dense appl... (Nutrient dense food all the way! Thanks for sharing Deanna!
Men's Journal Paleo's Latest Converts Men's Journal Paleo guru Mark Sisson, former Ironman triathlete and author of the bestselling 'The Primal Blueprint,' used to think that it wasn't possible to be a world-class endurance athlete on a paleo diet...
This article provides a lot of background and a lot of links related to the problems related to finding easily accessible sources of good food --- their short-hand way of saying "food from a specific farm, that you know how it was raised."
Much of the background to this article is related to the work of Weston A. Price, a pioneering nutritionist from the 1930s: "Dr. Price traveled the world studying societies who for generations had withstood the onslaught of modern degenerative diseases like tooth decay, diabetes, stroke, cancer and coronary heart disease. ... He also noted that the distinguishing characteristic of all these groups, regardless of the actual specifics of the diet (which varied greatly depending on geography which affected the availability of food), was the daily use of raw animal foods of some sort, without exception. And in a further politically incorrect observation, Dr. Price commented that the premier health food around the world was…butter!"
This sounds somewhat different from what we hear today, huh? The article goes on to discuss the problem of getting raw milk. We can buy raw beef. We can buy raw eggs. Why can we not buy raw butter? Not surprisingly, much of the answer goes back to bad science, money, and the government getting involved when it shouldn't.
Dr. Uffe Ravnskov describes what the research really tells us about cholesterol.
This article starts with the eye-catching statement "People with high cholesterol live the longest." What? How can this be? This is some quack! Everyone knows that isn't true!
Well, Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD wrote this article and it is jam-packed with many, many research studies covering many years and thousands of people. It's true. High cholesterol is not something that you should be worried about.
Here is another quote: "Now consider that more than 90% of all cardiovascular disease is seen in people above age 60 also and that almost all studies have found that high cholesterol is not a risk factor for women. This means that high cholesterol is only a risk factor for less than 5% of those who die from a heart attack. ... But there is more comfort for those who have high cholesterol; six of the studies found that total mortality was inversely associated with either total or LDL-cholesterol, or both. This means that it is actually much better to have high than to have low cholesterol if you want to live to be very old."
I dare you to read this article and walk away with any conviction at all that high cholesterol is something to be worried about.
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