Conspiracy Theorist: 7/21

Thank Paleo for health

Discredited nutritionists are desperate to save their jobs

Mark Luedtke

Because government and its corporate agents enjoy a virtual monopoly on science, science in America is in crisis. We’ve seen the fantastic failures produced by the global warming, Big Pharma, health care, Monsanto and more pseudo-scientists. Nutrition science used to be as corrupt as any other, but has been improving. We’re witnessing a revolution in nutrition science, and we have Paleo lifestyle advocates and the Internet to thank.

Funded by the government and started in 1956, Ancel Keys authored the signature corrupt Seven Countries nutrition study, which linked heart disease to cholesterol and saturated fat. What Keys didn’t mention was he studied 22 countries and discovered no such link existed. He cherry-picked the seven countries to produce the result he and his patrons in the government wanted, causing immeasurable health problems and premature deaths for decades to follow. The government piled on the corruption, using Keys’ study to boost Procter & Gamble’s Crisco and the corn industry, eventually leading to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) food pyramid that killed untold numbers of people before it was abandoned.

From the beginning there were dissenters, but with no outlet to the people, they were bulldozed by government money and its army of pseudo-scientists. It’s no coincidence that began to change as the popularity of the Paleo lifestyle took off.

The idea of the Paleo lifestyle is simple: eat food similar to what our ancestors ate and exercise in a similar fashion to how they exercised when they were evolving into us. That means eat lots of healthy animals, fish, vegetables, fruit and nuts. These are the foods our ancestors thrived on. It also means don’t eat grains, legumes, sugar or processed foods because our ancestors didn’t eat those things and our bodies haven’t evolved to digest them properly. Most calories in the Paleo diet come from fat; it’s naturally low in carbohydrates.

As for exercise, people should frequently move at a slow pace and occasionally perform high intensity exercise for short periods. Cardio sessions longer than half an hour are discouraged.

That’s heresy to the establishment, but the results of this lifestyle are well-documented now. Practitioners have cured asthma, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and more supposedly incurable medical problems. Mark Sisson documents 27 studies supporting the Paleo lifestyle.

The success of the Paleo lifestyle and the science supporting it has even managed to break government’s corrupt crony system and work its way into recommendations.

In addition to abolishing the food pyramid, Dr. Joseph Mercola reports on the changes made to the nation’s dietary guidelines by panelists from the USDA and Health and Human Services. “With regards to cholesterol, the panel concluded it ‘is not a nutrient of concern for overconsumption,’ noting the absence of a link between dietary cholesterol and heart disease,” he wrote. “Similarly, the report recognizes that reducing total fat intake has no bearing on heart disease risk either. Nor does it reduce your risk of obesity. Instead, mounting research shows that sugar and refined grains are in fact the primary culprits.” That’s downright Paleo.

The Paleo lifestyle makes sense, and the science backs it up. You don’t feed dogs a vegetarian diet because wolves evolved as carnivores, not vegetarians. For the same reason you shouldn’t feed them, or your family, grains or sugar.

Predictably, people who make money promoting unhealthy lifestyles are panicking in fear of being kicked off the gravy train, leading to hilarious criticism. Darren Curnoe writes in The Daily Mail, “If we followed [a true paleo] diet we would probably be eating our fellow humans, who were once feasted on for nutritional and religious reasons.”

Rocco Castellano writes in the Dayton City Paper, “You went out with your buddies in loincloths and tried to bring home anything edible. Back then animals were much smarter and had instinct on their side, which made for a very empty homecoming most of the time. So if you want to face a little reality, Paleo should actually mean starving until you catch something edible. Humans wound up waiting a long time for meat to come their way… and were more fruitarians and leaf eaters than Paleo diet followers.”

Animals were smarter? Actually, vegetables should make up the bulk of the Paleo diet and intermittent fasting is also part of the lifestyle. Castellano uses the F-word a lot to substitute for actual criticism.

Like Ghandi said, “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”

Thankfully, the Paleo lifestyle is winning.

The views and opinions expressed in Conspiracy Theorist are the views and/or opinions of the author and do not reflect the views and/or opinions of the Dayton City Paper or Dayton City Media and are published strictly for entertainment purposes.

 

Mark Luedtke is an electrical engineer with a degree from the University of Cincinnati and currently works for a Dayton attorney. He can be reached at MarkLuedtke@DaytonCityPaper.com.

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