My name Is James and the reason for this web site is the fact that I do not believe that my situation was all that much different from most people..
- you try to live a decently healthy life style
- you know a little bit about nutritional values
- you know or suspect that all is not well in la-la-la land of food production
- you think that it may not be all that bad
- you begin to worry more about your health as the years advance
- you are doing fine but there are indications that getting older comes with a few problems
- you have been cutting down a bit on meats and fats
- your cholesterol is a bit on the high side
- you are taking a cholesterol pill
- your blood pressure is pre-hypertense or borderline high
- you are taking a beta blocker or an ACE inhibitor for that as well.
- you think you have been doing the right thing
Well, have I got news for you........!!!!
- First :Nobody outside your immediate circle of family and friends is interested in your health! Not the medical community, not the food industry, not the pharmaceutical industry, not the government... Unless, unless they can make money off you, through you, or can save money through you.
- Secondly: Because of this you are completely on your own. You cannot trust anything the food industry tells you, nor can you believe most of what the medical community tells you, and neither can you trust any of the information that is being disseminated by any of the institutions that profess to have your well-being at heart, the Heart Association, the Cancer Society, Diabetes etc etc.
Sadly that includes also any information that comes from the Dieticians of Canada and whatever nutritional advice the government dispenses
- Thirdly: The studies you see quite often referred to or published in the magazines or newspapers are pretty much always Observational studies, also called Cohort or Prospective.
Observational studies are - medically speaking- worth next to nothing. In comparing many different studies they look for concurrent events, for outcomes that seem to correlate. The problem with all these studies is that concurrence hardly ever indicates causality. It simply may mean that under the same circumstances there is the likelyhood that the same outcome can be expected. The many,many confounders are hardly ever accounted for. An other problem with observational studies is that people can cherry pick the ones that confirm one's beliefs. As happened with the now infamous saturated fat/cholesterol theory which was never based on scientific evidence but on a cherry picking Dr. Ancel Keyes.
And more recently with the -so-called- China study, which was not really a study at all but a compilation of data from which dr. Colin Campbell drew a whole bunch of conclusions . On which many vegetarians based their reasoning for avoiding animal products. As several people have discovered, he not only cherry picked, he often did not even do the math correctly. See Denise Minger: The China Study, an Analysis
However they may be of great value when taken as a starting point for further research. When the Observation generates a hypothesis and a further study ensues.
- I am not a medical doctor, my graduate work was in psychology.
- I am not telling you what to eat or what not to eat.
- I am a researcher and have been digging into this horrifying mess for more than three years now.
- I can afford the time, since I am retired.
- I will be giving you the tools to decide for yourself.
- You will find scores of links that will back up what I have discovered.
- But I do warn you, what you are about to discover when you will spend time on this web site, is not pretty.
- Often you will shake your head and wonder how professional scientists and medical professionals could get away with the charade, with the sloppy research, with the inaccuracies, with the faulty conclusions, with the dishonesty when including only supporting evidence and excluding the vastly superior evidence to the contrary.
- I care about the community I live in, I care about my family and friends.
- I care about our healthcare system and our overworked medical practitioners.
- I think together we can do a much better job, a much healthier job, a much cheaper job
- I think mr Obama should study this web site
- As should Mrs Obama if she wants to cure child obesity
And above all remember the Holy Trinity of Nutrition: Calcium, Magnesium and Vitamin D
and possibly manganese
If Vitamin D deficiency Is Such A Big Problem, Why Haven’t I Heard About It In The News?
Great question. The reason why you haven’t heard about this ‘amazing breakthrough’ is really quite simple: you don’t need
a doctor’s prescription to get your hands on vitamin D.
As a result, the research is not significantly funded by the drug companies because,
quite frankly, there is no real cost benefit to them.
What’s more, we have only had the technical ability to measure vitamin D levels commercially
– outside the research labs – for about ten years.
So about 98% of what we know about vitamin D has only been discovered in about the last 10 years.
So if your physician went to medical school in the last century,
as most did, then the odds are –
unless they have kept up to date with recent medical journals -
they are not going to know all that much about the virtues of vitamin D.
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