This morning while I was watching the news, an announcement was made that eating eggs can be as bad for our arteries as cigarette smoking. This warning was based on a study done by the University of Western Ontario.
Often studies are skewed by vested interests. For example.....studies showing that cholesterol is bad for a person may be funded by the pharmaceutical industry for the purpose of selling cholesterol lowering drugs. I recently finished reading and reviewing the book The Statin Damage Crisis , written by Dr. Duane Graveline M.D. Dr. Graveline, a NASA astronaut, who personally experienced the severe side effects of cholesterol lowering drugs. His book is a must read for anyone taking these drugs or for anyone trying to lower their consumption of saturated fats from healthy animals and other oils , such as palm oil and coconut oil.
Are eggs dangerous to our health as this study proclaims? What else were the subjects consuming besides eggs? Were they including alot of caffeine, sugar , alcohol and large amounts of other carbohydrates? Oxidation and inflammation are the causes of heart disease, not healthy cholesterol, which your own body makes. Researchers are finding that sugar and just a high carb diet in general...especially refined carbs....are the root causes of heart disease because they cause the cholesterol to oxidize and inflammation is the result. Corporate backed dietary advice is encouraging us to eat more and more carbohydrates and it is even promoting veganism.
We need to look at primitive societies www.ppnf.org that ate their unrefined natural diets before the advent of processed foods and compare their health to those in the same era who ate the foods of commerce...sugar, jams, white flour,canned foods...etc. This is exactly what Dr. Weston A Price did back in the 30s and 40s. Here is my book review of his classic book "Nutrition and Physical Degeneration. This book is a must read for anyone concerned about nutrition and his/her health. His research explains why the health of our modern society is crumbling. http://lymesentinel.blogspot.com/2009/07/monumental-study-on-human-nutrition.html
Dr. Price's research was not funded by corporate interests but his research is an honest comparison... with much photographic proof of their health..... between the natural diets of those who lived in outlying areas to the refined processed diets of those who lived near the trading posts or in the cities.
Our ancestors ate eggs whenever they could get them. Heart disease did not begin to develop till around the 1930s when certain processed foods became more prevalent. When we are confused as to who is telling the truth about what we should eat....we need to look at the diets of our ancestors before the advent of processed foods. They ate all kinds of meat and fish, vegetables,eggs, some grains which were almost always fermented (sourdough bread for example) and other fermented foods such as cheese, sauerkraut, naturally fermented alcoholic drinks, kefir, buttermilk, yogurt...and the list goes on.
The health potential of our diet depends on choosing natural foods, what our animals are fed (must be their natural diet), and how we prepare our foods. Before the advent of a centralized food supply, all of this ancestral wisdom was passed down from generation to generation. People didn't have to question what was healthy and what wasn't....they knew instinctively and or through careful observation, trial and error and as I mentioned ancestral experience and wisdom was passed to the younger generations. Let's go back to understanding this wisdom before it's too late. The Price Pottenger Nutrition Foundation or The Weston A Price Foundation are good places to begin our quest for healthy and happy individuals as well as for a sane and humanely functional society.