Filed under Diet & Fitness Morons
I’m going to begin this post with a quote that should kinda give you a clue as to how this is going to go for Lance Armstrong & Co.
Saturated fat, found in animal products and tropical oils, does not dissolve in water.
Got it? Okaaaaay…. (my commenters will demolish this, to their credit, so I won’t bother; make sure you lurkers and passersby read comments, because they are typically a real riot)
So here’s the email I got from my longtime friend, David Brown who, totally unlike me, has a project to clue in the various whores who publish studies for money, prestige and…I dunknow, but I gotta assume genitalia (Ida just said "pussy," but last I heard, women can be whores too). David does not operate like me and I always encourage everyone to never sink to my level. David, rather, regularly emails authors of various peer-reviewed studies in a totally respectful tone and demeanor, offering evidence in contravention to their study. I’m privileged to be blind copied on all of those emails.
I have a Google Alert for saturated fat so I get notified when saturated fat is mentioned in an article. The award for the saturated fat-bashingest website probably should go to Livestrong.com due to both the number and quality of the anti-saturated fat articles published on that site. Here’s a quote from the worst one I’ve seen thus far.
Saturated fat, found in animal products and tropical oils, does not dissolve in water. The saturated fat in your diet retains its solid form inside your body. This elevates the amount of low-density lipoprotein — LDL or "bad" cholesterol –as well as the amount of triglycerides, another type of harmful fat, in your bloodstream. Your high-density lipoprotein — the HDL or "good" cholesterol — attempts to eliminate the excess fat in your arteries by shipping it to your liver for disposal. But if you include a lot of saturated fat in your diet, your HDL cholesterol can’t handle the overload. Fatty deposits accumulate in your arteries, making it difficult for blood to flow freely to your vital organs.
Read more here.
I complained a few weeks ago carefully explaining why they are wrong to assert that saturated fats clog arteries. Yesterday I sent a message to Lance Armstrong himself and I’ll forward that to you if you want it. Anyway, perhaps some members of your knowledgeable audience could start commenting on the articles. So far, I’m about the only one who comments.
OK, the gist here is public service. Here’s the link to the article, again. David has always been busting his ass, being polite. I can’t do that. It’s far beyond me, truly, which makes the way I do what I do seem natural, at least to me. It is. Every reader could go away tomorrow and I’d still never suffer fools. But David can, and he’s long suffering and we do need people like that. For those of you who complain about me, here’s your chance to do it your way, if you actually care about doing something more than you care about complaining about the something others do. Contact David and I have no doubt he’ll be very willing to coordinate with you.
David is a superstar and you know why? He has never uttered a single whiff of a complaint about how I do things but rather, humbly comes to me now and then to see if I might be able to help his way, a bit. I’m glad to. Davis is real, and all I ever see from him is action, never girly whining — like, I make your [insert favorite cause] look bad, as though I have some obligation to do it your way.
Ok, right. Back to the quote form — oh, that’s right, I didn’t mention her name — Kathryn Gilhuly. According to the preeminent health site, Lance Armstrong…uh, Livestrong.com:
Kathryn Gilhuly is a wellness coach based in San Diego. She helps doctors, nurses and other professionals implement lifestyle changes that focus on a healthy diet and exercise. Gilhuly holds a Master of Science in health, nutrition and exercise from North Dakota State University.
Well, so much for formal education. It passes to just have a degree, now, and not an actual education…and there are lots predisposed to regurgitative bullshit. She looks young, so I’d normally like to extend a bit of my own flavor of dispensation, but then there’s the nagging issue that she’s young, with a masters in "health" …and look around you at the public — who used to be pretty lean, but has been following the advice she’s peddling, young and newly now, on the nutritional equivalent of dark street-corners — and it’s been going on for four or five decades. Well, it is an old profession, after all, and I take it that dark-street corner masters in high-heels are pretty good teachers. I’d assume so, anyway. The torch must be carried.
Commenters have shown their propensity to Google other stuff, and there are other articles by Miss Kathryn on Livestrong.com as well, so let’s have ourselves a little intervention, just for fun.
Now go to it, if you please, and help yourself by involving your FB Friends and Tweeps; buttons up top.