When something has been around as long as the Diet Heart Hypothesis has (yes blame Ancel Keys who was originally on the Board of the American Heart Association) and can be proven wrong with a capital ‘W’…… you can be certain that there will be stiff opposition to this contrary evidence – as published in reputable journals.
More and more people are finding out that current health directives, to eat much less saturated fat, consume more seed oils, as in PUFA’s and consume multiple servings of grains every day – just does not cut it, either health wise (as in disease) or obesity wise, as in weight just seems to pile on and on and with it comes tiredness, lethargy, diabetes, heart disease etc. They are taking responsibility for their own actions, rather than following blindly – the guidelines as put out by the Nation’s so called ‘health experts’, and changing the balance of what it is they consume.
Their ancestors ate fat right off the beast and lived long healthy lives. Butter was the spread of choice on bread as was lard. When a beast was caught and killed, every part of it was used in the family food chain. Nothing was wasted. Fruit was a seasonal gift, to be enjoyed and savoured. The grains that we grown by their ancestral families were from natural, non modified seeds.
But today everything has been turned on its head. Things that were known to be natural and healthy have become stigmatized as dangerous and killers. Butter and Lard have been thrown on the dust heap of poisonous fats (according to the government health authorities). Young children are taught from primary school that saturated fat is bad for you. So the fat from the beast, which raised and nourished generations of our ancestors has suddenly become a KILLER.
But wait, if you, like me and many others have decided it is time to look into this more closely. Have gone down the path of self help with your own health and healing, you will already have come face to face with staunch opposition to what you are doing.
It might have been a doctor, a nutritionist, a dietician, a family member who ‘only has your best interests at heart’, or a best friend…… who has turned on you, some times viciously. You will have been told that you are killing yourself, that there is no evidence this ‘diet’ of yours will work, and much good solid evidence that it won’t.
You may feel lost and at your wit’s end, knowing in your heart that you are on the right path, but feeling frustrated at not being able to share with and convince them otherwise. Don’t give up. You are on the right path, and if your so called ‘advisors’ will only listen to scientific studies, then this is your lucky day. Send them the following link which is ‘stacked’ with solid scientific studies backing up your stance. Then let them worry about all the wrong things they have said to you!
Know you can trust yourself. Your health is improving isn’t it? Your blood glucose levels are normal now aren’t they? Your blood pressure is normalising isn’t it? And best of all your tape measure is singing your praises…… alleluia we found your waistline
Stay firm in your conviction….. YOU DONE GOOD!