Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Doctors are Dangerous

"The best diet is one that includes 50 percent good carbohydrates, such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains; 30 percent protein, such as fish or meat; and 20 percent good fat such as olive oil." - The Doctors web site

Really? We need lots of whole grains to be healthy? Says who? The government?...Since when? Where did our Paleo ancestors find their "whole grains"? However did they survive without them?! "Healthy" whole grains can spike blood sugar levels higher than table sugar does. They also cause HDL (good) cholesterol to drop like a stone, Triglycerides to increase, and small/dense LDL patterns to emerge (which is probably the #1 cause of heart disease in the country).

Unfortunately, many people take what "The Doctors" on TV have to say as gospel. Keep in mind these guys are to medicine what Dr. Phil is to psychology. It's too bad, because there are literally millions of people who look to The Doctors for all they need to know about health...instead of researching it on their own. The Doctors are proclaiming that we need to get 50% of our calories from carbs - basically mirroring the failed nutritional guidelines set forth by the USDA. Interesting note about the USDA: their job is to sell agricultural products...not keep people healthy. So it's no shock that they would recommend that we get a large chunk of our calories from products that they are trying to sell! Unfortunately for all of us...The Doctors are buying.