Cultured Red Cabbage and Apples

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

ARE USDA GUIDELINES DANGEROUS?

Scientists Claim: USDA Guidelines Cause Obesity, Heart Disease, Diabetes

http://tinyurl.com/3yt63l3

July 13, 2010
By admin
I made my com­ments on the USDA diet plan (which is caus­ing obe­sity) in an ear­lier post. I said the USDA food pyra­mid is mainly a grand government-backed mar­ket­ing scheme for fac­tory food for the big food cor­po­ra­tions. Today I will say it seems awfully sim­i­lar to the mar­ket­ing by HHS/CDC and their phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pany part­ners for all these vac­ci­na­tions being forced on babies and tod­dlers. There is an appar­ent cor­re­la­tion between the two. Now here is what came out in a news release today.–Augie

CRITICS ASSAIL USDA DIETARY GUIDELINES
High-Carb, Low-Fat Diets Cause Obe­sity, Heart Dis­ease, Dia­betes, Sci­en­tists Claim

Com­mit­tee for a Healthy Nation
Weston A. Price Foun­da­tion, member
Wash­ing­ton, D.C.
Kim­berly Hartke, Publicist
press@westonaprice.org
703–860-2711, cell 703–675-5557

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CRITICS ASSAIL USDA DIETARY GUIDELINES
High-Carb, Low-Fat Diets Cause Obe­sity, Heart Dis­ease, Dia­betes, Sci­en­tists Claim

Mon­day, July 12, 2010–WASHINGTON, D.C.–The USDA Dietary Guide­lines are a lead­ing cause of the Amer­i­can health and obe­sity cri­sis, accord­ing to sci­en­tists, nutri­tion­ists and con­sumers who tes­ti­fied last Thurs­day at a USDA pub­lic hear­ing on the report of the Dietary Guide­lines Advi­sory Com­mit­tee (DGAC). Dis­senters argued that the pro­posed 2010 revi­sions to the Dietary Guide­lines are worse, and will not pre­vent obe­sity and will only increase degen­er­a­tive dis­ease in the U.S.

Those tes­ti­fy­ing against the Guide­lines focused on the Committee’s mis­use of sci­en­tific data to jus­tify a high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet. Dr. Jeff Volek, sci­en­tist and aca­d­e­mic researcher at the Uni­ver­sity of Con­necti­cut, noted that the DGAC report ignored sci­en­tific stud­ies show­ing the effec­tive­ness of low car­bo­hy­drate diets for weight loss. “Amer­i­cans deserve to have offi­cial sup­port for the low-carb dietary option,” he said.

“I have fol­lowed the work of the DGAC all the way through this process as an aca­d­e­mic project. I have dug into their nutri­tion evi­dence library,” said Adele Hite, a grad­u­ate stu­dent in nutri­tion and pub­lic health at the Uni­ver­sity of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. “Time after time, the sci­en­tific evi­dence the DGAC cited to oppose low-carb diets actu­ally says the exact oppo­site of the Committee’s con­clu­sions.” Hite tes­ti­fied to los­ing sixty pounds on a low-carbohydrate diet.

Mor­ton Satin of the Salt Insti­tute sharply crit­i­cized the Committee’s rec­om­men­da­tion to reduce sodium con­sump­tion to 1500 mg per day. “The Com­mit­tee is sug­gest­ing that Amer­i­cans con­sume less than 4 grams of salt per day. No mod­ern soci­ety con­sumes so lit­tle salt, mak­ing this pro­posal noth­ing less than a call for an uncon­trolled exper­i­ment on more than 300 mil­lion Amer­i­cans.” Satin pro­vided ref­er­ences show­ing the crit­i­cal role of salt in diges­tion, blood pres­sure reg­u­la­tion and brain development.

Four of the dis­senters pre­sented the views of the Nutri­tion and Metab­o­lism Soci­ety, a group of nutri­tion researchers and med­ical pro­fes­sion­als who have stud­ied the ben­e­fits of a low-carbohydrate diet for weight loss, insulin reg­u­la­tion and pro­tec­tion against chronic dis­ease. “We expected the new guide­lines to rec­og­nize cur­rent research that vin­di­cates sat­u­rated fats as a cause of heart dis­ease and weight gain, and to acknowl­edge the demon­strated ben­e­fits of lower car­bo­hy­drate diets,” said Dr. Richard Fein­man of Down­state Uni­ver­sity, New York.

In response to the DGAC report, the Nutri­tion and Metab­o­lism Soci­ety recently launched the Com­mit­tee for a Healthy Nation (CHN). “The CHN is a work­ing coali­tion of pro­fes­sion­als who oppose the low-fat, plant-based thrust of the DGAC report. We feel strongly that the sci­en­tific evi­dence omit­ted from or mis­rep­re­sented by their report must be con­sid­ered in the final out­come,” said Feinman.

“Five years ago, I was the lone voice tes­ti­fy­ing against the guide­lines,” said Sally Fal­lon Morell, pres­i­dent of the Weston A. Price Foun­da­tion and mem­ber of the CHN. “This year I was happy to be joined by mem­bers of the med­ical and research com­mu­nity in oppo­si­tion to USDA’s unsci­en­tific pre­scrip­tion.” Fal­lon Morell’s tes­ti­mony focused on nutri­ent defi­cien­cies com­mon in those fol­low­ing low-fat diets.

Dr. Fein­man chal­lenged the DGAC panel to an open pub­lic debate on the sci­en­tific evi­dence under­pin­ning the Guide­lines. “Our nation’s cit­i­zens need a range of dietary options to choose from, not a one-size-fits-all approach. We must allow for lifestyle, activ­ity lev­els and metab­o­lism as fac­tors in choos­ing an opti­mal diet for each individual.”

The Com­mit­tee for a Healthy Nation mem­ber­ship is open to pro­fes­sion­als and orga­ni­za­tions inter­ested in devel­op­ing guide­lines that will offer a range of choices to the Amer­i­can public.

The Com­mit­tee for a Healthy Nation is a project of The Nutri­tion & Metab­o­lism Soci­ety, a 501©3 non­profit health orga­ni­za­tion pro­vid­ing research, infor­ma­tion and edu­ca­tion in the appli­ca­tion of fun­da­men­tal sci­ence to nutri­tion, par­tic­u­larly ded­i­cated to the prob­lems of obe­sity, dia­betes and car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease. Their office is located at 24 Spruce Street, Bed­min­ster, N.J. 07921. For fur­ther infor­ma­tion or to join the CHN, con­tact by E-mail: info@nmsociety.org or call 908–326-6464. Visit http://metabolismsociety.org.

MEDIA CONTACTS: Kim­berly Hartke, 703–675-5557 press@westonaprice.org

Pam Schoen­feld, 609–439-8237 Pam@MetabolismSociety.org

To learn more about how we have been deceived and made ill by false dietary information.....and what REAL foods our bodies need to maintain optimal physical and mental health, I highly recommend the following 2 books. The information in these two books is presented in a clear, easy to read manner. I was very impressed with both of them.If we want to improve our health and society as a whole, our bodies need to be healthy and our brains need to be able to think rationally.Learn what the REAL healthy fats are and what they can do for you. The food guidelines promoted by Officialdom are being used to keep us physically ill and mentally unfit.Depression, anxiety...etc can most definitely be a result of a diet too high in carbohydrates and too low in fat and protein. The drug companies are then more than happy to provide antidepressants and other brain altering drugs. Do yourself and society a favor and read these two books......and then let me know what you think of the ideas presented in them.
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