Interesting Information and Book Review: August 28, 2016
THE BIG FAT SURPRISE
The USDA food guide finally scraped the notion that dietary cholesterol made too much cholesterol in the body.
It’s about time as that science has been out there for decades and decades. Or, the lack thereof…
It was too much to hope that in the same year the USDA would also scrap the false notion that healthy fat is bad for you. But that will fall next.
Really, the food guide and food advice needs to be removed from the USDA–there is a huge conflict of interest involved. What is healthy for humans to eat is not necessarily the food crops that the USDA’s main clients raise. Corn, soybeans, and wheat would be good examples. (I have essays in the Mainely Tipping Point Essays about the early development of the USDA food guide and the corruption involved.)
Healthy fats are NOT the highly processed and already rancid vegetable fats–with the exception of MINIMALLY processed olive and coconut oils. Healthy fats come from healthy animals eating what they were meant to eat. We are talking small farms that grass-feed, pasture chickens, let pigs be pigs and goats be goats and sheep be sheep, and so on.
Teicholz explores the science of fat and explains “Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet.”
Here’s Teicholz’s web site:
The Wall Street Journal has a good review.
And here’s a response to Teicholz’s predictable critics:
Source: Response to Critics |
Note that there are MANY well-credentialed folks out there saying the same thing Teicholz is saying and showing science and history that proves it. In the Mainely Tipping Point Essays there are essays on work done by Mary Enig, Gary Taubes, and The Weston A. Price Foundation. The latter does not have a “dog in this hunt” so to speak as they are not selling anything.