Before, I get into the research, I have to tell you the reason for the lack of posting the last 5 days..whether it may have been noticed or not, lol. I have had recipe bomb after recipe bomb as of late!! Frustrating. Really frustrating. But that’s what happens when you experiment, and you can’t always have home runs. I wanted you to know, too, so that you know I only post what actually is worthwhile….and sometimes there is a bunch of not worthwhile….I would eat it, just so not to waste, but I wouldn’t serve it to anybody. My really great guy has been kind saying ‘it’s really not that bad’…I appreciate this. It does make me feel better. …Don’t worry, though, this too shall pass and a fabulous recipe is on the horizon…I can feel it 😉
A clip from The China Study, by T.Colin Campbell
‘….A group of doctors took a group of patients with advanced heart disease and put them on a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet. They found these patients died at a rate four times lower than patients who didn’t follow the diet.
It was now clear that heart disease wasn’t the inevitable result of old age. Any discussion of diet, however was narrowly focused on fat and cholesterol. These two became the bad guys. We now know that this was misguided. The possibility that no one wanted to consider was that fat and cholesterol were merely indicators of animal food intake. This study suggests that the more animal protein you eat, the more heart disease you have. In addition, dozens of studies show that feeding rats, rabbits and pigs animal protein dramatically raises cholesterol levels, whereas plant protein dramatically lowers cholesterol levels and eating plant protein has even greater power to lower levels than reducing fat or cholesterol.
Somehow animal protein has remained in the shadows while saturated fat and cholesterol have taken the brunt of the criticism. These 3 nutrients ( fat, animal protein and cholesterol) characterize animal-based food in general. So isn’t it perfectly reasonable to wonder whether animal-based food, and not just these isolated nutrients, causes heart disease?
Of course no one pointed a finger at animal based foods in general. It would have led immediately to professional isolation and ridicule. The status quo boys didn’t like it. The unfortunate association of meat with physical ability, general manliness, sexual identity and economic wealth all cloud how the status quo scientists view food, regardless of the health evidence…’
To be continued