For decades the science told us that humans needed to cut back on fatty foods like red meat, eggs, chicken, cheese, butter and that we should switch to high carb diets, with lots of exercises. High carb, low fat was The Consensus. Backed by all the US medical associations and 99% of all doctors. Dissenters were dismissed, marginalized and labeled as kooks.
Decades later, America (and much of western society) now finds itself on the brink of a public health catastrophe with tens of millions having suffered heart attacks and tens of millions becoming obese and diabetic. Even the most optimistic of statistics show an even gloomier future.
What’s even worse, these nutrition-related diseases, once known to almost only afflict adults, are now spreading rapidly to children. The scientific consensus on nutrition has turned out to be disastrously wrong and it will go down as the greatest scientific folly in the history of mankind.
Bill Clinton, it turns out, a person who has had his share of heart trouble, has had enough of the “scientific consensus” on nutrition: Ex-Vegans Anne Hathaway And Bill Clinton Praise Paleo-Style Low-Carb Diets For Energy And Weight Loss
Anne noted that the difference between eating a vegan diet and consuming animal protein was notable overnight.
‘I just didn’t feel good or healthy,’ Hathaway recalled of her vegan days.”
Read more here.
8 responses to “President Bill Clinton No Longer Believes The “Consensus Science”. Why? Because It Almost Killed Him!”
“President Bill Clinton No Longer Believes The “Consensus Science”. Why? Because It Almost Killed Him!”
Everyone, send your favorite ex president a Donut!
Truth be told, I’ve never paid any attention to Anne but Bill was hard to miss being a paragon of virtue and honesty. Did he not go before TV cameras and a national audience and say so? And his wife agreed.
And I said I could never believe anything the man said.
But now he speaks as I do!
Never is a long time. I’ll have to choose my words more wisely.
Start the grill.
Yeah, it almost makes me think he finally found out was “IS” is…. 🙂
may be the consensus was wrong and I would not be surprised about it… but to know if a diet is better than another is a long run work…
I am prone to think that there is no such thing as a universal right diet .
The wrong diet is the one which makes YOU sick.
Are people stupids? What did your parent eat? they were too fat ? had heart attack ? then don’t so the same. They were healthy? well why would you listen to aacademic stupid smart guy ????
You re becoming obese : your way of life , whatever it is, is wrong;
you have too much cholesterol : the same…. and so on…
Yet another example in which the “consensus” of the day will turn into the subject of ridicule in the years to come. Animal fats and proteins are perhaps the least understood of the vital nutrients.
The London Telegraph had yet another recent article on this subject yet still the official advice is the bad advice. This is a scandal. Some of the comments worth a read as well, yet another example of a narrow band of advocates imposing their will over the common good.
“High fat diets not as dangerous as high carbohydrate plans, claim scientists
Ohio State University find that levels of fat in the blood did not increase with a high fat diet, but did with a high carbohydrate intake High fat diets do not appear to raise levels of fat in the blood, scientists have found High fat diets do not appear to raise levels of fat in the blood, scientists have found
By Sarah Knapton, Science Editor
7:00PM GMT 21 Nov 2014
Saturated fat has long been demonised by doctors and nutritionists who claim that it increases the risk of heart problems.
But decades of official advice may need to be altered, after new research suggested that it may be safe to eat up to three times the maximum amount currently recommended by the NHS.
It means that far from being foods to avoid, butter, cheese, meat and cream, could all form part of a healthy lifestyle.
NHS advice is unequivocal on saturated fat, with guidance stating that it raises the level of cholesterol in the blood and increases the risk of heart disease.
However when researchers at Ohio State University asked volunteers to try out different diets they were surprised to find that raising the intake of saturated fat did not increase fat in the blood. It seems that the body burns up saturated fat quickly as energy.
Researchers at Cambridge University have found that giving up fatty meat, cream or butter is unlikely to improve health
In contrast, when the level of carbohydrate was raised, dangerous fatty acids did increase in the bloodstream. These have been linked to Type 2 diabetes and heart disease.”
More at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/11246112/High-fat-diets-not-as-dangerous-as-high-carbohydrate-plans-claim-scientists.html
Figures. I read some years ago (sorry, can’t recall where) that the original health survey actually looked into the health of people who had *recently given up* high fat diets, *not* people who were still eating plenty of fats. Therefore, all the scary stuff you’ve heard happens “if you eat a fatty diet” is actually what happens to you *if you give that diet up*.
Another branch of “science” corrupted by big money.
Watch this amazing presentation by cardiac surgeon, Donald W. Miller, Jr., M.D., who exposed the low saturated fat-high carbohydrate diet as a US government endorsed scientific fraud: