Healthy Eating Isn't Working

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Healthy Eating Isn't Working

by Zak » Sun Apr 26, 2015 6:07 pm

When I was at school
I didn't know of anybody suffering from asthma, diabetes, eczema, food allergies, etc

However when I left the teaching profession 45 years later
here probably wasn't a single class
which didn't have at least one child suffering from one of those illnesses.

What happened in the interim period?

Healthy eating was introduced!
Healthy eating means lots of carbohydrates and very little animal fat.

But clearly it's not working
as we can all so see that obesity is on the increase

But did you know that so is cancer and heart disease?

A Body Mass Index (BMI) of 19-25 is considered normal
People with a BMI greater than 30 you are considered obese
and yet a recent study showed that they live longer.

We're told that our cholesterol level should not rise above 5
and if it does we're fed pills (Statins) to lower it.

And yet older people with levels of 6.2 live longer.

So what's going wrong?

A lot of the 'markers' used by the medical profession are not based on scientific evidence
and neither is the healthy diet that they prescribe.

In fact scientific evidence supports eating a diet based on few carbohydrates and lots of animal fats.
The complete opposite of what we're advised to do.

For more frightening information and revelations about how we're being mis-directed
read 'Doctoring Data: How to Sort Out Medical Advise from Medical Nonsense' by Dr Malcolm Kendrick
and 'Trick to Treat' by Barry Groves.

The good news is that they point to what a true healthy diet should be.
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Re: Healthy Eating Isn't Working

by Mr Boothby » Wed May 06, 2015 3:30 pm

How do we know what to eat? first eggs are bad now ..well last week they are OK again.
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Re: Healthy Eating Isn't Working

by Helen » Wed May 06, 2015 7:59 pm

I agree, it's very difficult to know who to believe.

Barry Groves' book makes for fascinating reading
and it certainly put things into perspective for me.

A couple of questions for you

Do you believe what politicians tell you?

Are you aware that cancer & heart disease (to name only two) are on the increase?

So 'healthy' eating as suggested by the Government is not working
which means increasing drugs sales, which in turn means more revenue for the government.

I used to have healthy breakfast cereal for breakfast and by about 11am I was hungry.

Now I have eggs and don't feel hungry until the evening.

That's my BODY telling me what's best.

Where do you think the government makes most tax, from cereal or egg sales?

BUT eggs raise my cholesterol above the standard 5
which means my doctor wants to feed me statins
which means more tax for the government
and more profit for the pharmaceutical companies.

So the pharmaceutical companies continue to be based in the UK
which means more tax for the government.

And the really crazy thing is
that there is no medical evidence that a cholesterol level of 6/7 is bad for us.

Now Google 'side effects of statins' and see what you find.

I appreciate that it sounds like 'conspiracy theory'
but I'm convinced that the Government
backs the medical profession, the food industry and pharmaceutical companies
to produce tax revenue rather than to improve our health.

If that were not true then our health would be improving rather than declining.
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Re: Healthy Eating Isn't Working

by Diana Earnshaw » Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:02 pm

Hi. I'm Diana - retired RN and Clinical Nutritionist.

Over my years as a nurse, I got sick and tired of dietary advice changing. Eat polyunsaturated fats - no don't. Don't eat butter - it's bad for your cholesterol - oh no we were wrong. Avocados should be avoided to protect your heart - oh, actually DO eat them to protect your heart! And so it went on.

Barry Groves (author of the aforementioned Trick and Treat) taught me to look at nutrition from another angle - and suddenly, what we should eat became obvious. The diet we are genetically programmed for. How tough is that? The food we evolved eating is what we should be eating now.

For the sake of brevity, that is where I will leave my response but I am more than happy to answer questions on diet. For now, eat organic and YES! Eggs are FINE!
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Re: Healthy Eating Isn't Working

by Chris » Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:06 pm

Thanks Diana!

I for one will be getting a copy of Barry Groves book.

Is there anything that you can for the benefit of those people that are undecided?

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