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More Nutrition and Cholesterol Nonsense

I am really amazed by the nonsense littering the web.

Take for instance Julie Upton, a registered dietician, who has an article on POPSUGAR telling about food myths.  She lists diet soda as a product that doesn’t cause you to get fat,

Myth 2: Diet sodas make you gain weight.

Fact: While you may have read that diet beverages make you gain weight, a recent clinical trial found just the opposite. In the 12-week study, published in the journal Obesity, dieters who drank diet beverages lost 13 pounds on average — 44 percent more than subjects drinking water only, who lost an average of nine pounds. What’s more, the diet-soda drinkers reported feeling more satisfied. This study adds to a substantial body of research demonstrating that low-calorie sweeteners and the diet beverages that contain them do not hinder but can in fact help with weight loss. Two peer-reviewed studies published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition by researchers from the University of North Carolina in 2012 and 2013 randomly assigned subjects to drink either water or diet beverages (without making any other changes to their diet). After six months, the diet-beverage group had a greater likelihood of reaching a meaningful amount of weight loss — five percent of one’s body weight — compared to the control group. These studies reinforce that if you’re trying to lose weight, diet beverages may help you peel off pounds, as they can help you achieve and maintain a lower-calorie eating plan.

Not only is this incorrect, because science has proven other wise, the artificial sweeteners in diet soda are very hazardous for your health.

Medical experts warn about the dangers of aspartame

“Aspartame is not a necessary nutrient, and neither is MSG. The weight of the evidence is overwhelming. If you want to avoid obesity, metabolic syndrome, neurodegenerative diseases and cancer, and if you don’t want to make your cancer more aggressive, then you need to stay away from these products. The damage affects pregnant women, unborn babies and newborns. It can produce changes in the brain that are irreversible, depending on when it is stopped. What we’ve found is that it reprograms the wiring of the brain, particularly the hypothalamus, so it doesn’t function normally. These children are abnormal for the rest of their lives in terms of their physiological function.” Russell Blaylock, M.D.

“So let me tell you what the European Food Safety Authority and the FDA won’t, and that’s the truth about aspartame: It’s the most dangerous food additive ever approved for human consumption.” Mark Stengler, NMD, America’s Natural Doctor

“Lying and deceit on the artificial sweetener issue has been the FDA’s Modus Operandi ever since Donald Rumsfeld broke everything decent in the U.S. government to put aspartame on the market as a “contract on humanity”.  It has no commercial purpose other than a contract on humanity.” James Bowen, M.D.

Sucralose (Splenda) is as bad as aspartame if not worse.  Then there is neotame and acesulfameK.

Be aware!

Another article that caught my eye was  “Is Your Cholesterol Really Too High?”

By Jean Bartlett
Features Correspondent
Posted:   01/20/2015 05:09:04 PM PST

There is an International Network of Cholesterol Skeptics (http://www.thincs.org/) — a group of scientists, physicians, other academicians and science writers from various countries — who offer this food for thought.

“For decades, enormous human and financial resources have been wasted on the cholesterol campaign,” the Network notes, “more promising research areas have been neglected, producers and manufacturers of animal food all over the world have suffered economically, and millions of healthy people have been frightened and badgered into eating a tedious and flavorless diet or into taking potentially dangerous drugs for the rest of their lives,” The Network also challenges the use of statins, popular cholesterol lowering medications which include such drugs as: atorvastatin (Lipitor), simvastatin (Zocor), lovastatin (Mevacor), pravastatin (Pravachol), and rosuvastatin (Crestor).

No where in her article does the writer mention that low thyroid makes your cholesterol level go up.  And I am sure your doctor did not even take this in to consideration.

The point is, cholesterol medications may not work as they claim and they can do you a lot of harm. Some even contain fluoride.

Patient and buyer beware.

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