I often say that the truth is always the truth. If I want to learn about nutrition I rely on the wisdom of the old-timers like Dr. Weston price and Dr. Royal Lee. Eventually, their approach is always vindicated.
For many years I have told patients to eat butter (raw is best) and to eat eggs, as both are extremely healthy foods; Butter and eggs are healthy fats. However, fats that are hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated are the some of the worst offenders against health. For many years the fad has been low-fat diets to keep cholesterol low - avoid butter, avoid eggs and avoid meat. What has this done for us? We have become an obese nation, with increased heart disease, hypertension and diabetes. Guess what? It seems that the 2015 edition of Dietary Guidelines for Americans is about to take a new stance. They are going to remove the limitations on dietary consumption of cholesterol-containing foods. Their draft, which is about to be adopted, states "cholesterol is not considered a nutrient of concern for over consumption." Wow, imagine that! The fact that cholesterol is not the problem with heart disease is finally being revealed to the greater public. The problem is INFLAMMATION.
I encourage everyone to read The Cholesterol Myth by my good friend Dr. Stephen Sinatra.
And be sure to watch the video below of Pat Robertson's recent Interview with Dr. Sinatra on the 700 Club. (His interview starts at 12:00 minutes into the show).
The 700 Club: Heart Disease: Cholesterol is Not The Real Enemy
After all these years of misleading the public into low fat foods, the truth is emerging. What replaced our fat foods? Sugar. And worse than that, high fructose sugars. Fructose acts just like alcohol in the body. We all know what happens to alcoholics.
Good advice is to eat as natural as possible, limit the amount of sugar in the diet, especially high fructose forms, and avoid hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated fats.
Also, something that I think would be helpful is the list of foods that contain the most pesticides. The Environmental Working Group has just come out with their new shopper's guide to pesticides in produce. At the top of the list are apples, peaches, and nectarines. I recommend that you go to their website and they will give you their " dirty dozen" as well as their "clean fifteen".
© 2015, Mark A. Breiner, DDS
The information presented is for educational purposes only. You should consult a qualified dentist or health practitioner for diagnosis and treatment.