In his January 2014 newsletter, John McDougall, M.D. writes that it’s animal foods, not plant foods that cause inflammation. The reality is that plant foods have been the traditional diet of billions of people throughout history. Consumption of meats along with other rich foods in any significant quantity has been limited to the diets of fat, sick aristocrats (kings and queens)—until recently. My online Starch Solution class featuring video lectures by Dr. McDougall can help you understand the truth about healthy nutrition. Register now.
The Smoke and Mirrors behind
Wheat Belly and Grain Brain
Wheat Belly and Grain Brain take a backdoor approach to the Atkins low-carbohydrate method. As the titles of these books suggest, wheat causes a big belly and grains damage the brain. Within their pages you learn that all starchy foods, including rice, corn, and potatoes—the traditional foods consumed by billions of people throughout human history—are now unhealthy and must be minimized or, better yet, avoided altogether. If you believe these authors, then what is left to eat in order to meet your energy requirements? Meat, dairy, fish, and eggs (the original Atkins Diet).
In order for the authors of these two books to pull off the monumental task of luring otherwise intelligent people into inherently dangerous diet plans, they have had to (1) ignore the bulk of the science, (2) exaggerate the truth, and (3) make false associations.
Ignoring the Science: Low-Carbohydrate Diets Contribute to a Higher Risk of Death and Disease
Low-carbohydrate diets can cause weight loss, but weight loss should not be the primary goal of individuals, medical doctors, dietitians, insurance companies, or governments. The goal is to live longer and stay healthy. Three major scientific reviews show that low-carbohydrate diets increase the risk of sickness and death.
Looking Beyond the Smoke and Mirrors
The truth is that the rich Western diet makes people fat and sick. Steering people away from the few healthy components of our diet (grains and other starchy vegetables) and toward the unhealthy foods (meat, dairy, fish, and eggs) makes matters worse. People are desperate for a solution to their weight and health problems, and many of them are easily deceived. Especially when told that prime rib and cheddar cheese are good for them—people love to hear good news about their bad habits. Just as important for the rising popularity of low-carbohydrate diets, books like Wheat Belly and Grain Brain enhance the profits of the meat, dairy, egg, and fish industries.
Nature provides us with a bounty of health-giving food that all large successful trim healthy populations of people throughout human history have obtained the bulk of their calories.
John McDougall’s Starch Solution course is now available online with myself as your host. If you want to improve your health, lose weight or just want help to clarify the confusion about just what is healthy nutrition, this class is for you. You will learn tools that can help you 1) end your desires for food that makes you fat and sick, 2) create desires for healthy food and 3) make these lifestyle changes long lasting. I am Certified by John and Mary McDougall in The Starch Solution. I have studied the teachings of Dr. McDougall for the past 17 years and it was with the plant based lifestyle that I lost over 110 pounds and I have kept it off.
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Your Hypnosis Health Info Hypnotic Suggestion for today:
I am thankful for the bounty of health-giving food that nature provides.
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