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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

What Really Makes Us Fat?

I recently read an article while in the local Hospital waiting room from a November 2008 issue of "MotherEarthNews" magazine. I found it interesting and enlightening.

The article placed more emphasis on what your grandmother had to say about this subject than what most of the medical community and nutritionists have had to say since around 1970. The gist of the article was that somewhere around the early 1970's conventional age old nutritional wisdom was thrown out the window so to speak and replaced by, "A calorie is a calorie is a calorie irregardless of the source of that calorie. In other words (Carbohydrates do not make you fat), and eating foods such as potatoes, pasta, rice, sweets, drinking beer etc. are not responsible for weight gain. Today it seems that ALL food including Hostess Twinkes, rich desserts of all kinds smothered in chocolate and whip cream, cream filled donuts etc. are a valuable part of the complete diet and should not be avoided since 100 calories from rich deserts is equal to a 100 calories from a large raw salad.

In contrast, Grandmother taught us that carbohydrates are generally fattening while food rich in FAT and PROTEIN are not. An article published in the British Journal Of Nutrition in 1963 co-authored by one of the leading nutritionists of that era confirmed that thinking.
The article was written by Gary Taubes who is an investigative journalist who works in the science and health arena. He has spent the last decade assessing the conventional wisdom  on diet, weight control and disease.

He made several points in his article:

  • Obesity and overweight is not caused by eating too much and certainly NOT by eating food with "too much fat".
  • Carbohydrates and NOT fat are the cause of excess weight. Eating carbohydrates triggers a hormonal response (Insulin secretion) that signals our bodies to  accumulate fat.
  • Exercise doesn't necessarily make us lose weight. (MY INPUT - it certainly helps )
  • Dietary fat, whether saturated or not is NOT the cause of heart disease. The blame goes to eaisly digestible carbohydrates and sugars which eventually cause the disease that will kill us including heart disease, diabetes and most cancers.

(MY INPUT) I would add to that that the introduction of HYDROGENATED AND PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED OILS into the American diet have in large part contributed to diabetes and heart disease and a host of other problems along with carbonated diet or regular colas and soft drinks for their effect on the PH Factor. See other posts on interstitial fluid and posts on the PH Factor of our foods.


Romans 8:32 "He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?" NOTE - Surely this includes healing!!!

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