I’ve written about the PURE study here a couple of times. Not because its findings are shocking, of course. But because the powers-that-be are completely up in arms over them.
Why? Because finally, they’re being forced to admit that the foods you and I have always known are good for you are, in fact, good for you.
And today, I’d like to explore one particularly controversial case in point…
Years of bad advice, debunked
New research based on data from PURE has linked two or more servings of full-fat dairy per day with lower rates of heart disease and death. In fact, the risk for stroke was more than twice as high in individuals who avoided dairy products.
Full-fat dairy — especially milk and yogurt — was also linked to lower rates of death and heart disease when compared to low-fat dairy.
This isn’t the first study to look at the benefits of dairy. But previous research has primarily been confined to Western countries in North America and Europe, where intake is higher and heart disease is more common than stroke.
These researchers, on the other hand, used data from 21 countries on five continents. Dairy products included milk, yogurt and yogurt drinks, a variety of cheeses, and dishes prepared with dairy. They also distinguished between full-fat and low-fat dairy.
Subjects fell into four categories: no dairy, less than one serving daily, one to two servings daily, and more than two servings daily.
Compared to no intake at all, high dairy intake — in this case, an average of just over three servings daily — was linked with lower overall risk of death, non-heart-related death, heart-related death, major heart disease, and stroke.
I probably don’t have to tell you what a big deal this is — but I will…
Heart disease is the world’s leading cause of death. And all the bad advice spewing forth from the mouthpieces of Big Pharma is making sure that it stays that way.
Ditching science for outdated guidelines
Here’s the problem: Most dietary guidelines for heart disease prevention recommend eliminating full-fat dairy due to saturated fat. Even now, cardiologists presume that it raises cholesterol and clogs arteries.
Extra emphasis on that one word: presume.
Because you know what? The majority of conventional nutritional advice in this country is based on pure presumption. Fiber, salt, fat… the list of dietary targets is endless. And it’s all ultimately, unsupported by real science. (Unlike what you’ll find in these Reality Health Check e-letters and monthly newsletter, Logical Health Alternatives.)
Think about it: Dairy contains a vast array of beneficial nutrients — including amino acids, medium- and odd-chain saturated fats, vitamin K1 and K2, and calcium.
Even if saturated fat did raise cholesterol — which it doesn’t — you still can’t judge the merits of dairy-based on that one factor alone.
And yet, here is the prevailing takeaway from this study: Clinicians should “stick to current guidelines.” And only encourage patients to eat more low-fat dairy until more research on full-fat dairy comes in.
Honestly — would you expect differently from the American Heart Association?!
But here’s the good news — I’ve created my own set of guidelines. It’s called the Ultimate Heart-Protection Protocol. I’ve created this online learning tool as an all-natural plan to prevent and reverse America’s biggest killers — high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke. Click here to learn more, or sign up today.