The mainstream is always trying to push one-size-fits-all recommendations for whatever ails us.
Yet, the simplest things get overlooked…
Like what constitutes a healthy, balanced diet—and how better dietary choices WILL translate to better health…
Especially when it comes to boosting longevity and preventing the world’s No. 1 killer disease…
Picking and choosing
A new international study is patting itself on the back for suggesting that certain dietary choices can protect against cardiovascular disease—the world’s No. 1 killer—and early death.
Gee, you think!?
They used a scoring system that corresponded to how much of each healthy category was consumed. Higher scores translated to reduced risks of early death, heart attack, and stroke.
But get this…
Researchers highlighted the following categories—fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, and fish… yet they FAILED to mention full-fat dairy.
Why? Because it doesn’t fit their low-fat narrative. (You know, the same mentality that led to the obesity and diabetes epidemics we face today.)
But the truth is, this study confirmed what was previously found in the international Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiological (PURE) study…
That an increase in consumption of dietary fat—including saturated fat from dairy—reduces mortality risk.
Eat THIS, not THAT
The mainstream continues to emphasize what foods not to eat—and fails to recognize the gaping hole in their nutritional advice.
I can’t help but wonder why we don’t spend the same amount of time advertising which foods to eat.
I mean, it shouldn’t be so DIFFICULT to eat healthy and increasingly EASY to eat unhealthily (this concept drives me insane).
Sure, I can preach about it all I want here. But I don’t have the reach of Big Government.
The sad truth is, if the powers-that-be really wanted to make a dent in the pathetic health outcomes we see here in the U.S., they would be working with Big Food to devise quick foods that are cheaper, healthier, and more nutritious than the options we currently have.
But that’s simply not the case.
Public perceptions of which are the right food choices have lagged behind the science for years—the same holds true for many conventional doctors. Most of them still don’t have a clue when it comes to dietary advice.
In fact, I recently had a patient tell me that one of her treating physicians at a premier hospital in the city told her that sugar and cancer have nothing to do with one another.
*HAND OVER FACE EMOJI*
At the end of the day, following a healthy diet CAN be black and white. Eat more lean protein (beef, poultry, fish), vegetables, some seasonal fruit, nuts, and full-fat dairy. And lessen, if not eliminate, consumption of sugar, white carbohydrates, and pre-packaged junk foods.
It really is that simple… and it will keep you healthier.
“Heart-Protective Diet in PURE Study Allows Whole-Fat Dairy.” Medscape, 07/11/2023. (medscape.com/viewarticle/994218)