A Healthy Diet: Some Alternative Facts
If you’re open to considering alternative information
about what constitutes a healthy diet, you may be surprised at what you’ll learn on this website, including the following facts:
- Primitive, traditional diets contained at least four times the calcium and other minerals and TEN times the fat soluble vitamins from animal fats (vitamin A, vitamin D and Vitamin K2) as the average American diet. In order to get those levels of nutrients, the healthy diet of our ancestors included copious amounts of saturated fats in the form of animal foods and full fat diary products. These foods have the highest levels of nutrients.
- When any human population’s traditional, natural, nutrient dense diet is replaced by processed foods such as white flour and sugar, that population soon develops teeth and bone problems, diabetes, heart disease, cancer and other modern diseases, and these illnesses worsen with each successive generation.
- There are multiple studies which have shown that people who eat more saturated fat and have higher cholesterol levels have a LOWER overall risk of mortality from all causes (cancer, stroke, heart disease, etc.).
This directly supports the fact that saturated fat is essentially protective. It also explains why the French, African Masai, and the Spanish all have much lower rates of heart disease even though they eat much more saturated fat than Americans.
- Cholesterol is a vital substance that protects and supports your body. A truly healthy diet supports cholesterol metabolism. Just recently, a study published by the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine showed that cholesterol is essential to the development of nerve cell connections in the brain, and that cholesterol metabolism has a direct affect on the development of the brain as well as learning and memory capabilities.
In addition, there are many gold standard studies which show that higher cholesterol levels protect the body against infection and inflammation.
- No scientific study has ever found a definitive link between elevated cholesterol levels, saturated fat consumption and coronary heart disease (CHD). There are, however, multiple studies that point to a link between low fat, high carbohydrate diets and CHD.
- The development of heart disease is directly related to a diet which is low in fat and high in carbohydrates. A high carbohydrate diet is linked to elevated blood glucose, blood insulin levels, and blood triglyceride levels. At least three, large scale studies have reported that the higher your blood glucose and insulin levels, the greater the risk of heart disease. There is a medical test called Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) that will give you a number indicating the level of your blood sugar over the past three months. The higher that number, the greater risk of a death from heart disease.
- Many of these alternative facts have been presented in scientific journals and books for decades but are rarely communicated to the public by the proponents of the "saturated fat and high cholesterol cause heart disease" idea. The public, doctors and most scientists have been misled because study results which oppose or disagree the with low fat hypothesis are systematically ignored or misquoted in the scientific press.
A healthy diet is one which promotes higher saturated fat intakes, and lower carb consumption, but you'll never hear the American Heart Association say that.
How Did We Get Here?
Over the past 50 years, we have abandoned the traditional, health building foods our ancestors enjoyed and instead settled for a diet that has been corrupted through commercial processes and misguided and often financially driven advice.
This processed diet, full of empty calories and chemicals, has contributed greatly to the decline of our collective health.
Despite all our focus on a trying to maintain a healthy diet, Americans have one of the highest incidences of heart disease in the world. According to World Health Organization statistics, the United States, one of the richest countries in the world, lags behind many other developed nations in heart disease mortality. The chart below shows the numbers.
Why is that?
We have been following the expert nutritional recommendations from the American Heart Association, the National Institute of Health, the USDA’s food pyramid and our physicians since the 1950s.
We’ve lowered our saturated fat consumption, increased our vegetable oil and poultry consumption, and we eat more carbohydrates in the form of vegetables, grains and fruit.
Why aren’t we healthier? Could it be that the “experts” are wrong about what constitutes a healthy human diet?
This website aims to offer you an alternative theory of what constitutes healthy eating.
If you want to enjoy great health, eat a diet rich in real, nutrient dense foods like grassfed organic meat, and protective saturated fat in the form of coconut oil and butter, while avoiding commercially processed, genetically engineered foods and the chemicals they contain.
Done with Healthy Diet, take me back home