• If you read only one thing today….

    ….it’s this on the jockeying for new nutrition guidelines.  And if time is limited read the last paragraph. Or if it’s really limited, here’s the last paragraph: There’s no shortage of lessons here, well beyond this food fight. Even when everyone’s intentions are good, politics can get in the way of science. Scientists are not immune to fads and groupthink just because they claim to speak for science. Special interests work the refs, but the refs often have an agenda as well. Winners of policy fights hate to lose — or admit they’re wrong. And people who shout about a settled consensus are often only shouting to drown out those…

  • The case for Thistle Hill….

    ….meat and animals.  Dr. Joseph Mercola sums up the four major threats to your health eating most foods you buy in restaurants and supermarkets.  Despite the growing stack of evidence to the contrary, the government is making it easier and easier for Big Ag to poison you….and our land and water. Thistle Hill never uses antibiotics, hormones, and “cides” (herbicides, pesticides) of any kind.  Even the little bit of corn we feed our pigs is non-GMO. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/04/07/cafos-gmos-antibiotics.aspx?e_cid=20150407Z1_DNL_NB_art_1&utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20150407Z1_DNL_NB&et_cid=DM71645&et_rid=906975534

  • Calories in – calories out….

    ….another writer says not so fast. This is the latest in a series of stories de-bunking the long-held perceived wisdom on dieting.  Along the way it also questions that government’s past nutritional advice, which has left us a nation of unhealthy, overweight zombies.  My only other comment is I must be subconsciously thinking it’s time for a “trim”.  (sorry, link fixed…and scroll down) http://www.marksdailyapple.com/7-common-calorie-myths-we-should-all-stop-believing/?awt_l=Oih4F&awt_m=JNNDRlgs1xWvYa#axzz3O9iHJoUO&utm_source=Jan+11+News+Alert+-+Updated+Template&utm_campaign=150110&utm_medium=email

  • Well finally….

    ….a major scientific team has surfaced the news that, until now, has been known to only a few: the reason why Americans spend more and more on drugs and are sicker and sicker is due to what we eat.  And what we eat, in almost everything is:  Sugar! http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-01-scientific-team-alarm-sugar-source.html  

  • Don’t let this get around….

    ….an explosive statement by a Boston University professor- physician-cancer expert: A low carb-high fat diet is as effective in treating cancer as chemotherapy.  So why isn’t it prescribed?  According to this man, simply because “there’s no money in it.”  If Dr. Thomas Seyfried is right, we’re going to have to add Big Cancer to our villains list of Big Ag, Big Government and Big Chemical Companies. As he puts it:  “There are more people making a living off cancer than dying of it!”  Read the whole thing: http://www.examiner.com/article/low-carb-ketogenic-diet-beats-chemo-for-most-cancers-says-dr-thomas-seyfried

  • Everybody knows that…..

    ….at least everybody who reads this blog, or any of the others that are built around grass fed meat. Turns out the government and the scientific establishment have been wrong for decades…forget low-fat diets.  Cut out the carbs and eat all the healthy fats you want….particularly on grass fed beef and pastured pork! That’s the conclusion of the latest study: http://www.meatingplace.com/Industry/News/Details/52562 I couldn’t count the number of times people have told me they’ve cut down on red meat…or cut it out entirely.  Worse they’ve inflicted their “diet” on their family, particularly their kids.  Usually it is in the context of saying they could never use a 15-pound box of our…

  • Driving a steak (sic) through the heart….

    ….of the fat and cholesterol nonsense. This week’s Dr. Joseph Mercola column sums up all the recent research on saturated fats and cholesterol and concludes we’ve been “had”.  Natural saturated fats are great for you….and so are high cholesterol numbers!  What? The real villain, of course, is sugar! So who sold us the bill of goods?  To quote Mercola: With regard to heart health, nutrition policy has been derailed over the past half-century by corporate greed, political agendas, and bad science A new meta-analysis involving a half million people found that those eating more saturated fats do NOT have more heart disease than those eating less Cholesterol is critical for building…

  • A chance to see “Cereal Killers”….

    ….the producers of this excellent movie have made it available on-line through July 4th. “Cereal Killers” graphically demolishes the myth that you have to cut out the fat or you’ll get fat.  We ran into some “believers” in the notorious Food Pyramid this past weekend selling introductory packages of burger at the local Ruritan Park. Increasingly we find that we don’t have to explain the benefits of grass fed beef.  More and more people come up to our booth saying something like:  “we’ve been looking for this”!  But still the “Fat is Bad” myth persists; and in nor small measure because of uneducated doctors. Or, more accurately, doctors who were educated…

  • The word is getting around…..

    ….its even reached The Economist.  They’ve finally discovered that those things that were supposed to be bad for—-meat, butter, eggs, etc—-aren’t. Nothing in here you didn’t know but it’s well-presented. http://www.economist.com/news/books-and-arts/21602984-why-everything-you-heard-about-fat-wrong-case-eating-steak-and-cream And if you want to buy the book, here’s Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1451624425/insta0c-20

  • Secret revealed….

    ….the real reason the French don’t get fat! http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/the-real-reason-the-french-dont-get-fat/article18924862/ Thanks to Dr. Sue Beal for the link.