My father used to say that medical doctors were really gangsters in white coats. I used to think he was just being cynical, and so I pretty much dismissed it. Well it turns out his attitude allowed him to live beyond 90, and today I realize he was right all along.
What follows below is a reader comment by MJSnyder that really made my day. A couple of days ago I posted here on the consensus-led disaster of the lipid hypothesis. One reader got all upset about it and attempted to discredit the doctor whom I was citing with the aim of discrediting the science.
Of course one doctor doesn’t make science. But over the past years an entire chorus of doctors have emerged, and they are sharply criticizing the at times fraudulent science underpinning the lipid hypothesis. Even the government, having seen tens of millions of diabetics over the recent decades, has finally begun accepting the new results that fat and cholesterol are not killers after all and that they are actually healthy. Longstanding dietary guidelines are being amended.
I’ve switched to a high-fat, low-carb diet with vegetables and have seen amazing results when it comes to weight and examination test results. No more medicines for me. Of course this really bothers evil Big Pharma. But I’m not the only one who has seen success…
Here’s what one reader sent:
Pierre – Last year you had a posting on your life-style changes that intrigued me, so I followed the links, that lead to more links, that lead…..
I became convinced that the low carb diet was the way to go. So I switched to high fat, low carb. I’m now down 43 lbs, my blood pressure has normalized (now 5 pills less per day), my type II diabetes is controlled (7 pills less). I’ve also dropped Lipitor (cholesterol statin) and no longer have excruciating leg cramps.
My original goal was a loss of 80 lbs, but this has been so easy to attain that I’m thinking of extending it to 100 lbs.
I’m feeling so good about myself again that I’m seriously planning another cross-continent bicycle tour. That would the 3rd. I’m 71 years now.
Thank you Pierre – I’m very grateful for you sharing your personal experiences.
I’m convinced that the Climate Science industry and the Pharmacological industry are fraternal twins.
What’s incredible is that the cure is so simple and only involves nutrition adjustments – nothing more. Tens of millions have the opportunity to get better soon, in less than a year!
I’ve posted a couple of times on nutrition, and I think the reader means this post: http://notrickszone.com/2014/05/10/the-greatest-nutritional-and-pharmaceutical-swindle-of-all-time…