March 15, 2012

As I mentioned while I was doing my “Six Week Cure For The Middle-Aged Middle” diet in January, the Eades diet featuring high protein, low carbs, and zero high-fructose corn syrup is the absolute way to go. Forget everything you’ve heard and been told by so-called “experts” about what you should or should not be eating – you know, the four food groups, lots of grains and fiber, no saturated fats, low cholestorol foods, etc. It’s all crap – just like most of what comes out of the federal government ever since the nanny state came into vogue.

The Eades and others like them have taken a lot of crap by the above-mentioned experts and so-called “public health advocates”, but slowly and surely their message is starting to take hold. Enter in their defense heart surgeon Dr. Dwight Lundell:

I trained for many years with other prominent physicians labelled “opinion makers.” Bombarded with scientific literature, continually attending education seminars, we opinion makers insisted heart disease resulted from the simple fact of elevated blood cholesterol.

The only accepted therapy was prescribing medications to lower cholesterol and a diet that severely restricted fat intake. The latter of course we insisted would lower cholesterol and heart disease. Deviations from these recommendations were considered heresy and could quite possibly result in malpractice.

These recommendations are no longer scientifically or morally defensible. The discovery a few years ago that inflammation in the artery wall is the real cause of heart disease is slowly leading to a paradigm shift in how heart disease and other chronic ailments will be treated.

Dr. Lundell goes on to detail exactly what kinds of foods lead to the kind of inflammation that leads to heart disease:

Let me repeat that: The injury and inflammation in our blood vessels is caused by the low fat diet recommended for years by mainstream medicine.

What are the biggest culprits of chronic inflammation? Quite simply, they are the overload of simple, highly processed carbohydrates (sugar, flour and all the products made from them) and the excess consumption of omega-6 vegetable oils like soybean, corn and sunflower that are found in many processed foods.

Read the whole thing, it’s a real eye-opener. Of course, if you’ve been a frequenter of this space since January when I started my diet Dr. Lundell isn’t saying anything that you haven’t heard before.

If there’s one set of rules I think are worth following it’s this: 1) everything in moderation, 2) avoid pre-processed foods as much as possible and make your own, and 3) go organic as much as possible.

Of course, what Dr. Lundell and the Eades are talking about isn’t going to stop the nanny state from pushing its own tired agenda with sensational headlines like these. I mean, c’mon – even if the headline is true (which is something I’m sure the Eades would love to debate), I’m not interested in sensationalizing anything that has a 10% cause – even it it is fatalities. Call me when you get to, say, 40% or above.

By the way, that prime rib in the picture looks positively yummy – just the way me and my Mom like it! 🙂

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