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Top heart doctor: Unprocessed fatty foods may actually be good for you

Four decades of medical wisdom that cutting down on saturated fats reduces our risk of heart disease may be wrong, a top cardiologist has said. Fatty foods that have not been processed – such as butter, cheese, eggs and yoghurt – can even be good for the heart, and repeated advice that we should cut our fat intake may have actually increased risks of heart disease, said Dr Aseem Malhotra.

Writing in the British Medical Journal, he argues that saturated fats have been “demonised” since a major study in 1970 linked increased levels of heart disease with high cholesterol and high saturated fat intake.


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Here is an excellent video lecture ...

... showing that there has NEVER been ANY scientific evidence linking animal foods (and animal fat) with heart disease.

It also shows how two people in American history LIED about what the science has shown, and how they tricked Americans into believing the lies. It also shows how some people today continue the lies by abusing statistics.


Moral of the story here based

Moral of the story here based on comments and research: no one knows.

Great Article

Thank you. I live the paleo lifestyle for the most part. Alcohol k!lls me though. Recently started eating fermented foods which hopefully helps with my overall health.

My grandfather lived on those things

So did my dad. They especially loved steak and bacon -- their favorites. They practically lived on red meat; yet were never overweight.

My grandfather died of a heart attack at age 57 and my dad had a five bypass and nearly died.

Top heart doctor or top quack?

Don't wash your plate from your steak or roast beef dinner -- let it sit on the kitchen counter a while -- and you'll get a good idea of what's building up in your arteries.

"Vegetarian Diet Reduces Risk of Heart Disease by a Third"

"Vegetarian Diet Reduces Risk Of Heart Disease By A Third"

Out on early release?

Or did you escape?

Did your father and grandfather also consume sugar and starches?

Did your father and grandfather also consume sugar and starches? Was the beef they ate grass fed? What additives were in the bacon they ate? Did they drink chlorinated water? Did they exercise?

What about that pasty, gooey residue on the bottom of the pot when one cooks rice in it? What might that do to ones arteries?


In fact, they hated starches.

I rarely ever saw my dad eat a potato or bread. He just didn't like them because he didn't eat them as a kid, and he especially disliked cake. Whenever he ate pie, it was always fruit pie and he left the crust.

They were Armenians -- they lived on vegetables and meat (shish kebab). They lived Atkins before the Atkins diet ever came out.

The only difference was they didn't like fatty steak. My dad was always trimmed every speck of fat he could find from the steak before he barbecued. He loved grilled steak. He hated fried food. He liked bacon but only very crisp bacon that was drained as much as possible.

Sorry but the evidence is overwhelming, no matter how much you don't want to believe it.

Average body temp is almost 100 degrees....

Your observation of solidifying fats occur at room temps. I'm not saying that fats don't build up in our arteries, but it is def not because of temperature.

You're missing the point

That's what animal fat is doing in your arteries. Famous heart surgeon Esselstyn said he always knew what diet the patient was on by the plaque in their arteries -- the higher the meat/dairy consumption, the more plaque. He went vegan as a result of his own observation.

What about this family's

What about this family's observation?

He went vegan as a result of his own observation.


“We were amazed,” said Chapa. “A few days on the diet and his seizure count dropped from around 40 per day to maybe one or two. The diet did what no other high-priced seizure medication could. It makes us wonder why our doctor didn’t suggest the modified Atkins diet before we tried all those medications.” Not only has the number of seizures Xavier experiences decreased, but also the length of the episode has dropped from 30 seconds to approximately 10 seconds. “It’s hard to quantify exactly since it’s easy to miss a seizure,” Chapa reported. “They don’t last long and he’s always on the move being a busy three-year-old.”

So seizures are caused by carbs now?

Stay away from the junk science -- it's deadly.



Here's another interpretation

Here's another interpretation that accurately fits both observations... the inability to properly metabolize fat may cause seizures for some, clogged arteries, diabetes, obesity, alzheimers, cancer, etc. for others. A diet unnaturally high in carbs prevents the body from properly metabolizing fat as a fuel. Hence, a diet high in fat and devoid of carbs forces the body to use Nature's preferred aerobic fuel leading to improved health.

You might wish to strongly

You might wish to strongly consider your own advice.

Somebody wrote that under my name.

And it wasn't the first time either.

I'm going to email DP and see if they can find out who's doing that. Maybe someone who works for a factory farm for all I know.

Why would Nature misuse a

Why would Nature misuse a fundamentally better fuel?

That's what animal fat is doing in your arteries.

What are the biochemical mechanisms by which that happens?

I wonder if these guys are worried about their arteries getting clogged or the 15 lions they're about to snatch some food containing lots of animal fat from?


In case you didn't notice...

...man is not a carnivore.

Not a

Not a carnivore?


The Hadza still hunt and forage many of the animals and plants that our ancestors relied upon, are covered in the same soil, drink the same water, and follow more or less a seasonal hunter-gatherer lifestyle that dominated the last two million plus years of human evolution.

Man is omnivore. Before the Flood, man was herbivore

So were all the animals. All animals were Adam's friends before sin, in fact. Then the Great Fall came.

After the Great Flood, God allowed meat and said, in part, to Noah:

"The fear and dread of you will fall on all the beasts of the earth, and on all the birds in the sky, on every creature that moves along the ground, and on all the fish in the sea; they are given into your hands." ~ Gen. 9:2

When Christ returns and sin is eradicated for good, all creatures including man will again be herbivores.

"The wolf will live with the lamb,
the leopard will lie down with the goat,
the calf and the lion and the yearling[a] together;
and a little child will lead them.
The cow will feed with the bear,
their young will lie down together,
and the lion will eat straw like the ox.
The infant will play near the cobra’s den,
and the young child will put its hand into the viper’s nest.
They will neither harm nor destroy
on all my holy mountain,
for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord
as the waters cover the sea." ~ Isaiah 11

Whether you believe the Bible or not, one thing is for sure -- man is not and has never been carnivore.

Dr. Malcolm Kendrick Interview Excerpt

Dr. Malcolm Kendrick Interview Excerpt

Children in China as young a

Children in China as young a 9 die of heart attacks and have indication of multiple sclerosis.

If we rule out meat and veggies either something toxic isn't managed.

Or something essential is missing.

90 nutrients have been proven essential.

10-25-13 Talked about remedying heart blockages 100%.

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Well, hopefully that puts me in good shape.

Butter, Cheese, Eggs, and Sour Cream Monster (AKA - No "Low Fat" Crap Guy)

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I grew up eating this sort of stuff,

I grew up eating this sort of stuff, and many more out of a choice in the four hundreds:


And I still do, every time I get a chance.

At 43, I feel greater than ever, yet I don't even work out. But I'm a pedestrian, I walk a lot, starting with getting to work.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

This is yet one more reason why you should NEVER listen...

to "experts" when it comes to lifestyle choices. The men on my mother's side were both alcoholics and the women, for the most part, were all morbidly obese. The men lived into their 80s and all but two of the women lived into their 90s and the two thinnest ones died first, both in their 80s. On my father's side, my big, muscular grandfather suffered a massive stroke at 59 and died, bedridden at 63. My dad and one brother died in their early 70s, two brothers died in their mid 40s and one brother is 79. My dad's two sisters both died in their early 70s. ALL of them were slender. Life expectancy AND good health are largely determined by genes and the ability to handle STRESS. My blood pressure was high, even with medication when I was working in corporate America. Now my blood pressure is very good, even by a young person's standards WITHOUT medication. That is why I have said, "The is nothing wrong with a bad boss that a baseball bat and 10 minutes wouldn't cure." Punish the psychopaths in our society, plus practice the "Golden Rule" and
EVERYTHING would improve. Note, even with the "baseball bat," the "Golden Rule" applies; because ALL of us, at one time or another could use a good beating to adjust our attitudes.

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Trouble at the lab

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It's always hilarious to me

It's always hilarious to me that medical "science" is only now discovering things about diet that bodybuilders like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Franco Columbu, and Serge Nubret have known since the 60s and 70s. Dietary fat is not automatically transformed into bodyfat but is actually necessary to function normally and processed foods are trash? Wow, no shit. So you mean to say maybe we shouldn't be eating upwards of 400 grams of carbohydrates a day and instead raise our fat and protein intake despite what the food pyramid says? I'm shocked.

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I've noticed that without meat or some other kind of durable protein, I don't usually feel full after a meal.

In that case, bring on those tasty sirloins with key lime pies X-D !

watch the sugar in the key

watch the sugar in the key lime pies. you'd be better off just having a second sirloin, imo. :)

What Is Hunger, and Why Are

What Is Hunger, and Why Are We Hungry?

I've noticed that without meat or some other kind of durable protein, I don't usually feel full after a meal.