Sunday, April 18, 2010

ANCEL KEYS & His Phoney Fat Myth !

We've all been fed a diet of Bull about saturated fat by nutritional scientists who just KNOW they are right, regardless of the evidence. They and the medical profession have been duped into believing and disseminating one big unhealthy myth that "Saturated Fat Causes Heart Disease." This demonetization of saturated fat began in 1953 with Dr Ancel Keys' publication of a paper comparing fat intake and heart disease mortality. He even convinced the American Heart Foundation with his combination of dodgy science and force of personality to promote carbs over fat in dietary advice. So strong was his spell that the repeated failure of large clinical studies to back his claims has made no difference.

This unethical bum used epidemiological studies to prove that fat was bad, but out of the numerous populations he studied he left out the ones that did not prove his point, such as France and Switzerland. He "cherry-picked" his facts! By the early 1960's the promotion of the low at diet gained momentum and was causing havoc with our health. The idea that saturated fat is bad for your heart became so ingrained in the health community, that anyone daring enough to question this dogma was viewed as a quack, regardless of the evidence saying that SATURATED FAT IS NOT THE CAUSE OF HEART DISEASE !

It was Dr Keys that began the rise in Trans Fats in our foods by relentlessly promoting that animal fats were bad and vegetable fats were good. So margarine and partially hydrogenated vegetable oils became the fats of choice and the surge in diabetes, cancer and heart disease began and now are our biggest killers. Medical scientists now know that the shunning and replacement of saturated fat with a higher carbohydrate intake, particularly refined carbs (in sugars & processed foods) can exacerbate insulin resistance and obesity, increase triglycerides and small LDL particles and reduce beneficial HDL cholesterol.

Your body needs some amount of saturated fat to stay healthy. What you don't need however, are Trans Fats and High Fructose Corn Sugar in excess of 15 grams a day. With the average person now consuming 75 gms of fructose (mainly in sweets and sodas) one can understand why we have an obesity epidemic. Dr Keys' Fat Myth has done untold damage to people's health for so long. His only good accomplishment was his inventing "K" (after Keys) Rations for the military.

The way I see it... for a life-time of good health you simply have to reduce and than eliminate processed foods while lowering your intake of sugar and carbs. The saturated fats you'll be consuming in your diet provide a concentrated source of energy and provide the building blocks of cell membranes and a variety of hormones. They slow down absorption so you can go longer without feeling hungry and they act as as carriers for important fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. So go ahead and enjoy your meats, dairy products(butter, cheese, milk, cream), and cook with high-heat tolerating Rice and Coconut oils.....GUILT FREE !

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Here Come the Carbon Cops !

Beware Australia! This can be bigger than Kevin Rudd's Carbon Caps if these people get their way. Australia's has its fair share of Hippies, Tree-Huggers and Greenies but Super Greenies are another story. These are professional "WATERMELONS" who are so Green on the Outside but oh so RED on the Inside. These Commie-leaning bastards have money and are trying to use their Power to tell you how to enjoy a restricted you can Save-the-Planet!!

In this context, such deprivations of freedom are just fine even for the far left's feelings about civil liberty encroachment. In fact, the global warming agenda poses a far greater threat to individual liberties than most imagine. As columnist Mark Steyn notes, "It's fascinating to observe how almost any old totalitarian racket becomes respectable once it's cloaked in enviro-hooey!"

The Carbon Sense Coalition in Australia wants the government and business community to acknowledge the role that agricultural soils can play in addressing the Global Warming crisis. They say that farmers can play a central role in sequestering carbon in soils fostering deep-rooted plant species. They say this carbon-sink approach is better than growing forests. To further their "philosophy of dirt", they have offered the following compilation of proposals to use the country's laws to modify our behavior in the name of global warming:

  • Ban open fires and pot bellied stoves

  • Ban coal-fired power generation

  • Ban Plasma and LCD TVs

  • Ban new and extensions to airports

  • Ban "standby mode" on appliances

  • Ban electric hot water systems

  • Ban vacationing by car

  • Ban three day weekends

  • Tax big cars (are big people next?)

  • Tax supermarket parking areas

  • Tax holiday plane flights

  • Tax second cars and motorcycles

  • Tax babies (their needs require a large carbon footprint)

  • Eco-tax for cars entering cities

  • Require permits to drive beyond your city's limits

  • Limit choice in appliances available

  • Dictate fuel usage standards

  • Remove white lines on roads to make motorists drive more carefully (no kidding!)

Of course, these restrictions in practice will be upon the masses, not the elitist committee, who will continue to commute in private cars and private jets (right Mr Gore ?) and claim phoney reductions when it suits them to nag others. You can see the warmist agenda, even down here in Australia, threatens to undermine our freedom and the world's economic and social order. Welcome to the new MIDDLE AGES!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Obama....a Blessing or a Curse??

Barack Obama is the best thing that has happened to America in the last 100 years. Truly, he is the savior of America's future! Despite the fact that he has some of the lowest approval ratings, history will show that he will be the source of America's resurrection.

Barack Obama has plunged the country into levels of debt that Americans could not have previously imagined; his efforts to nationalize health care have been met with fierce resistance nationwide. Wall Street bailouts to his major backers and stimulus spending have shown little positive effect on the national economy and unemployment is unacceptably high and looks like remaining so for years to come. There is seething anger in the populace and that's why he is such a good thing for America.

Obama is the latest symbol of a creeping liberalism (read socialism) that has infected the U.S. society like a cancer for the last 100 years. Obama will go down in history as the face of unchecked liberalism (the philosophy that government knows what's good for you). The cancer of socialist change has metastasized to the point where it could no longer be ignored. Anyone who read the book before the election, "The Case Against Barack Obama" by David Feddoso (2008) would've had a good idea what this creature from the Chicago political machine and his corrupto-crat friends were going to do once they won the presidency.

Now hard-working middle Americans, are getting off the fence, they've woken up to the man who professed change but meant CHANGING the very character of America's institutions. There is a level of political activism in the country that hasn't been seen since the days of the Revolution. He has been the catalyst that has sparkled a restructuring of the American political and social consciousness. The rise of regional Tea Parties attests to this mounting patriotism.

Think of the crap honest Americans have slowly learned to tolerate over the past 50 years with Lyndon Johnson, Carter and Clinton as liberalism sought to restructure America that was such a symbol of liberty and freedom to the people of the world. Immigration laws were ignored on the basis of compassion. Welfare policies encouraged irresponsibility, the fracturing of families and the cycle of generations of dependency. As Republicans built up surpluses, the Democrats spent it on frivolous left-wing social experiments saying that debt was a tonic to lubricate the economy besides their hip pockets.

Children left school having been taught they were exceptional yet great numbers of them cannot perform basic functions of math and literacy, yet feel they shouldn't start a jobs at the bottom of a corporate ladder. We see lawyers from prestigious firms, when they are not bringing fallacious law suits against doctors and business people, falling all over themselves to represent (pro bono) the terrorists that are residing in Guantanamo so they can have "a fair deal". Also through their un-American efforts they allow criminals to be arrested and re-arrested, coddled and set free to pillage the citizenry again.

Productive members of society have been penalized with a heavy burden of taxes in order to support legions of do-nothings who loll around, reveling in their addictions, obesity, indolence, ignorance and "disabilities". These dregs of society lead a charmed life under liberal handouts. They are saying, "Enough is enough!" Barack Obama has ripped the lid off a seething cauldron of dissatisfaction and unrest. The people don't want a "NANNY STATE" like the womb-to-tomb governments in Sweden and Norway. They've had enough of Obama's secular/socialist agenda and naive attitude to Islam and him ass-kissing countries that want to do America harm while rebuking Israel's efforts at survival.

The way I see it....just as the pendulum that swung to embrace political correctness and left-wing liberalism, there is a coming backlash, a complete repudiation of a 100 years of nonsense. A century from now, history will perceive the year 2010 as the time when America got it's Mojo back on the right track. And for that we can thank Barack Hussein Obama.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Genetically Modified Foods = Toxins in every Bite

I heard an interview this week by Jeffrey Smith, author of the bestseller Seeds of Deception, where he explained how genetically modified foods cause health problems and their potential for creating a vast array of unforeseen illnesses. These GM foods pose a real danger to your health and the health of the entire planet! He told of how corruption within the U.S. government, the FDA and the GMO industry has allowed and perpetuated this cover-up.

It all seemed so exciting, back in the 1980's, to design plants that could expand the marvelous Green Revolution that took place in the sixties allowing farmers to gain more production from the same acreage. If plants could be modified to resist further pests and fungi a new age of food abundance would feed the earth's growing population. It looked good on paper so Monsanto and a few smaller companies started juggling genes and soon GM corn, soy and canola seeds were in production. With cursory field testing they went on to push for their acceptance.

Corn chips and soy snacks are quite pervasive. Perhaps you've had some yourself this week? Well, let's see how you feel about buying them again once you realize what you're risking by eating them. In the only human feeding study ever published on genetically modified foods, seven volunteers ate so-called Roundup-Ready soybeans. These are soybeans that have herbicide-resistant genes inserted into them in order to survive being sprayed with massive doses of Roundup herbicide.

In three of the seven volunteers, the gene inserted into the soy transferred into the DNA of their intestinal bacteria, and continued to function long after they stopped eating the GM soy! There were obviously serious medical implications to this finding. However, the GM-friendly UK government, who funded the study, chose not to fund any followup research to see if GM corn - which are engineered to produce an insecticide called BT toxin -- might also transfer and continue to create insecticide inside your intestines.

The way I see it...these kinds of studies are sorely needed, and fast, as over 80% of corn, soy and canola grown in the world are now genetically engineered. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) fobs off any appeal for more research and says everything is safe. Of course, when you see that the Deputy Commissioner of Food Safety is the scum-bag Michael Taylor (ex-Monsanto executive). Jeffrey Smith said in this interview, " Michael Taylor is responsible for probably more food related illness and deaths than anyone in human history for being the one fast tracking GM foods onto your kitchen table." Such an ironic perversion!

What this means is that nearly ALL foods you buy that contain either corn or soy, in any form, will contain GMO unless it's certified organic by the USDA. Other major GM crops are cottonseed and canola oils. Tomatoes and apples are on the list of gene modification. Be aware...that most soft drinks are sweetened with GM High Fructose Corn Syrup so limit your consumption.
NOTE: Jeffery Smith is the executive director of the Institute for Responsible Technology, whose Campaign for Healthier Eating in America is designed to create the tipping point of consumer rejection of GMOs, forcing them out of the food supply. He's responsible for limiting the further spread of GM crops in the U.S., just like others have successfully done in Europe. Australians should now contact his organization to start their own resistance movement.

Friday, April 2, 2010

INVASION? What invasion?

There's a fascinating documentary series on television here in Australia called "The Human Journey." It shows how our Homo Sapian ancestors left Africa 70,000 years ago and slowly spread out all over the world. Each week it focuses on a group going on to populate a significant part of the globe. This week we saw how one branch of this exodus travelled as far afield as Siberia and down into present day China where they settled down to farm and make the first fired pottery about 10000 BC which started the growth of the Chinese culture and eventually an empire.

By 8000BC Neolithic settlements prospered in Egypt, Mesopotamia between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, and in other parts of the East. In 4000BC the site of Babylon was settled by the Sumerians who already had a written language 1000 years earlier. Even in Britain there are traces of farming by 3700BC. Amazingly Copper beads were being smelted in northern European communities as early as 6000BC from native metal. Everywhere you look societies were developing writing, growing crops, domesticating animals, building their temples, pyramids and homes; becoming civilized (advanced) societies and some grew to become empires.

Last week, it showed the trek of Home Sapians following the coastline from Saudi Arabia, along India and hopping along the Asian islands using the benefit of ice age caused low sea-levels and than at 50,000 years ago to go on to populate the continent of Australia. After that nothing of any consequence happened! Unfortunately, that has led to a number of learned anthropologists over the years to call these people a dead-end race.

When January 26th comes around each year marking the First Fleet's arrival at Botany Bay (near Sydney) from England in 1788, Aboriginal representatives get on TV and a denounce this arrival as an "invasion" trying to generate sympathy for this statement. WHAT INVASION??? It's nonsense. There was nothing to see, except a bunch of "pitifully clothed" natives (as one Englishman described them). There was not a sign of civilized accomplishment anywhere. They WASTED 50,000 years on this continent while the rest of the world and it's people moved on!

As populations around the world improved in their scientific, architectural and artistic endeavors our Australian natives stayed as Hunter-Gathers, wandering aimlessly around ignoring the potential of a richer lifestyle. Their great scientific achievement was the Boomerang not the wheel (3800BC in Sumeria). Their architecture was non-existent aside from the Humpy (a stick & grass hut). And their agriculture amounted to opportunistic scavenging of nuts, berries and seasonal fruit and no pottery for storage. Cave and cliff art never got passed it's basic themes.

The way I see it....once the Aboriginals "sussed-out" these better-dressed and advanced visitors to Australia's shores, they should have had the good sense to welcome them with open arms and say "you folks can do us a big favour and help us CATCH UP with the rest of the world's Homo Sapians." It's hard to imagine, now that scientists tell us, that the DNA of everyone on this planet is related to a female that left Africa all those 70,000 years ago, that one part of our earthly family didn't have the incentive to make the effort to improve their lot.

Maybe....just maybe, after reading this, our indigenous citizens might say "THANK YOU" at the next Australia Day celebrations now that our Prime Minister already said "Sorry" to them as past efforts to help them weren't appreciated.