US Dietary Guidelines a Joke?

The 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee was accepting comments recently. This was one of the best. Take a listen…it’s only 3 minutes.

I couldn’t have said it better. But will anything change? Doubtful. Too many vested interests involved in the decision making. It will take “we the people” to demand change after we’ve been able to reverse our own diminishing health with real food.

My New Favorite Mayonnaise

For those who know me, I’ve avoided the use of store bought mayonnaise for many years – because of the ingredients – particularly the insidious and highly inflammatory oils used.

I recently noticed my local supermarket carrying Primal Kitchen items! Yeah!

Out with Hellmann’s and in with a superior replacement!
Compare ingredients – convinced yet?

But how does it taste? Delicious. Best mayonnaise I’ve eaten. It has definitely passed muster in my household.

Soybean oil is bad. Don’t believe me? Read the following:

“…when the health dangers of trans fats became nationally known, liquid oils began to be used in…frying and cooking in restaurants, cafeterias, and other food-service operations.”

“The main problem with all these newly developed fats and fat replacers coming out of food company laboratories is that their effects on health have barely been studied.”

“…early clinical trials using diets high in soybean oil showed subjects dying of cancer at alarmingly elevated rates. Gallstones were also associated with diets high in vegetable oils. And a large body of subsequent research has demonstrated that these types of oils, which are high in a type of fatty acid called omega-6, compete with the healthier omega-3s, found in fish oils, for vitally important spots in every cell membrane throughout the body, including those in the brain. The tsunami of omega-6s that have entered our diets via vegetable oils appears to have literally swamped the omega-3s (the supply of which has remained relatively constant over the past century).”

“A large body of literature has now documented the apparent results: while omega-3s fight the kind of inflammation that is implicated in heart disease, omega-6s are largely proinflammatory. More speculatively, research over the past decades has shown that omega-6s are related to depression and mood disorders.”

“…it remains an astonishing fact that although vegetable oils constitute around 8 percent of all calories consumed by Americans, a large, well-controlled clinical trial testing their impact on health beyond just their cholesterol effects has never been conducted.”

Excerpt From: Nina Teicholz. “The Big Fat Surprise.”

I’ve got an extra copy of Nina’s book. If you’re interested in reading it – let me know and I’ll send it to you. Beware – you’ll be pissed when you finish – because you’ll learn that it’s all been a big fat lie.


Time to Re-Assess Your Diet

“…the course of nutrition advice over the past sixty years has taken an unparalleled toll on human history. It now appears that since 1961, the entire American population has, indeed, been subjected to a mass experiment, and the results have clearly been a failure. Every reliable indicator of good health is worsened by a low-fat diet. Whereas diets high in fat have been shown, again and again, in a large body of clinical trials, to lead to improved measures for heart disease, blood pressure, and diabetes, and are better for weight loss. Moreover, it’s clear that the original case against saturated fats was based on faulty evidence and has, over the last decade, fallen apart. Despite more than two billion dollars in public money spent trying to prove that lowering saturated fat will prevent heart attacks, the diet-heart hypothesis has not held up.”

“Only carbohydrates have been shown, in clinical experiments, to be the likely principal cause of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.”

Excerpt From The Big Fat Surprise by Nina Teicholz

How’s your health? Overweight? High blood pressure? Thyroid issues? Tired?

It’s time to change your diet. Eat real whole foods…meat, dairy, eggs, cheese…and a few green veggies if you like them. If you insist on vegetarianism then for goodness sake include plenty of eggs, dairy and fish. If you’re into veganism – sorry bub – not much to be done for you. I advise a lot of cheat days – and when you do make sure you eat lots of fatty meats.

Stop the sugar, refined carbohydrates and seed oils.

You’re welcome.


Cable Boxes Packed Up

May 26 started fine. I was expecting a Cox cable technician to arrive in order to connect a new cable wire I had installed. I was wanting to move the location of my router and it required a wiring change.

Given the above screen shot I was ready between 1 and 3pm to receive the tech.

Unfortunately, my next communication with Cox went something like this:

It was looking like I wasn’t going to see a Cox technician today despite making an appointment and receiving text message confirmations.

I called Cox and spoke to a nice lady who could do absolutely nothing for me. She did offer to credit my bill. I accepted.

So, I went under the house to determine what I needed to do to properly hook up my new line. I bought the splitters and proceeded to do just that.

I received my bill…and no credit. Really.

Yesterday, I went around the house and gathered the cable boxes and wires and threw them in a bag. We’ll be returning them to Cox later this week.

I still have Cox internet….for now. AT&T is offering gigabit fiber in my neighborhood so I will be exploring that as an option.

Did I tell you that previously, a couple of years ago, Cox stood me up? And then proceeded to schedule another appointment without informing me? I got their attention when I tweeted to their service account.

No more tweeting to Cox. Cox is dead to me.