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Saturday, April 14, 2018

The Full Circle


Diet and health are what it is all about.  So now it isn't just low-carb anymore, now we need to look into the ketogenic diet with emphasis on a high-fat diet (70-75%) and moderate protein. If that were not complicated enough the new trend (with scientific evidence to back it up) is intermittent fasting.
That is eating only one or two meals with a 4 to 8 hour window--or even just one meal a day without snacking!

Intermittent fasting protocols can be grouped into 2 categories: whole-day fasting and time-restricted feeding (TRF).
  • Whole-day fasting involves regular one-day fasts. The strictest form would be Alternate day fasting (ADF). This involves a 24-hour fast followed by a 24-hour non-fasting period.[2] The 5:2 diet allows the consumption of 500–600 calories on fasting days.[3][4]
  • Time-restricted feeding (TRF) involves eating only during a certain number of hours each day.[5] A common form of TRF involves fasting for 16 hours each day and only eating during the remaining 8 hours, typically on the same schedule each day.[6] A more liberal practice would be twelve hours of fasting and a twelve-hour eating window, or a stricter form would be to eat one meal per day, which would involve around 23 hours of fasting per day.[7]


Now I have another curve ball to throw at you; cooking food--especially meat--make food unhealthy, the higher the heat the more damage.

Cooking isn’t bad, of course. It makes food taste better, gives us access to a wider range of foods.....But there’s a dark side to cooking. Depending on the methods and ingredients you use and the temperature you apply, cooking can create carcinogenic and toxic compounds, and oxidized fats – and these may be involved in some of the diseases studied. It may not be the meat itself, but how we treat the meat.
Well, there you have it folks, the full circle on diet--so far.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Queer Vegans

The vegans claim that I am attacking humanity by denying the humanity of the animals. We HUMANS--the rulers of the world--EAT MEAT. Oh my. I have just one question: What humanity are we talking about when lions eat meat? Yet, we cannot kill lions because it destroys the "eco balance"? Please give me a break. Vegans are so foolish to destroy themselves and condem the world to soy. Obvisouly, intelligent people will not fall for such stupidity.

As Prof. Carl Cohen lectured, Why Animals Do Not Have Rights. I think every veganite and those leaning in this direction needs to hear this lecture.

Animals (that is, non-human animals, the ordinary sense of that word) lack this capacity for free moral judgment. They are not beings of a kind capable of exercising or responding to moral claims. Animals therefore have no rights, and they can have none. This is the core of the argument about the alleged rights of animals. The holders of rights must have the capacity to comprehend rules of duty, governing all including themselves. In applying such rules, the holders of rights must recognize possible conflicts between what is in their own interest and what is just. Only in a community of beings capable of self-restricting moral judgments can the concept of a right be correctly invoked.

Or read this short essay by
Russell Madden. Here's a quote.

If a gazelle has a right to its life, does the lion then not have a right to its life since it needs to kill the gazelle or some other such animal to survive? It is also true that humans are animals. If a lion somehow does not violate the rights of a gazelle when it hurts it or kills it, how can a human do so? (And does a lion violate a human's rights if it kills and eats a person?)

...People who advocate the myth of "animal rights" are at best ignorant of what rights truly are. At worst, they are anti-human, preferring that a humanity "infecting" the planet and disturbing "Nature" or "Gaia" be obliterated. Their anti-rational actions serve only to dilute and destroy the very concept of "rights." Promoting the moral position of animals over people -- the mantra that a rat is a pig is a human -- undercuts the distinctive and unique quality of free will that makes us who we are.

Nuf said.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Videos of note:

The Cholesterol Myth


Exposing the Cholesterol Myth


Why Soy Is NOT a Health Food

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Differentiation of ALA (plant sources) from DHA + EPA (marine sources) as Dietary Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Human Health

It is truly annoying and mind boggling to keep hearing the vegans claim you get enough Omega 3 from non-meat sources. They refer to flax, walnuts, canola oil, etc. as sufficient sources. In their foolish quest to rid the world of meat eating they fail to realize that this Omega 3 is ALA (a-linolenic acid) not the superstars DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid). All of the research showing the myriad benefits of Omega 3 oils is based on DHA/EPA not ALA!

Omega-3 fatty acids (n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids)…Certain plant sources (and derived vegetable oils) such as flaxseed, canola oil, walnuts, etc. contain significant amounts of the plant-based omega-3 fatty acid known as a-linolenic acid (ALA, 18:3n-3). …Flaxseed and other plant-derived oils are totally lacking in DHA/EPA combined whereas DHA/EPA are found in fish/fish oils which contain very minor amounts of ALA. ….

…A recent study seeing flaxseed oil rich in ALA has confirmed a moderate rise in circulating plasma lipid levels of EPA plus DPA (but not DHA); the authors suggest that this rise, although moderate, in EPA plus DPA might possibly mediate any beneficial effects towards cardiovascular health derived by the consumption of flaxseed oil. It should be noted herein that the published literature using deuterated ALA suggests conversion efficiencies of dietary ALA to EPA plus DHA (combined) ranging from 5-15% overall….

While the claim is made that ALA supplementation does seem to improve cardiovascular outcomes I find the claim rather dubious. A 5% -15% conversion rate? And what about DHA which is essential for the development of the brain?

Furthermore:

Several factors inhibit conversion of ALA to it's long-cchain Metabolites (EPA and DHA)

I think I have heard enough about how wonderful ALA is as an Omega 3 source. Have you?

Eat your meats!

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