Skip to comments.Healthy food can make you ill?
Posted on 10/21/2008 9:07:33 PM PDT by MyTwoCopperCoins
Healthy food can make an individual more susceptible to diseases, according to a new controversial book.
In the book titled, 'Trick and Treat: How Healthy Eating Is Making Us Ill,' author Barry Groves claims that healthy eating can sometimes fail to keep an individual hale and hearty.
"Most people are eating in a way that is unnatural to us as a species," the Telegraph quoted Barry, who holds a doctorate in nutritional science, as saying.
"We're a carnivorous species - our gut is identical to that of a big cat. Yet we're encouraged to eat foods that have been padded out with modified starch and vegetable oils, and complex carbohydrates such as bread, pasta and rice, which have all been labelled healthy - but not the fatty meat that our body actually recognises," he added.
He said that's the reason why we don't know when to stop eating.
"Try to eat too much fat - cheese, say - and your body will quickly tell you when it has had enough. But when you eat processed, 'low fat'' food, your body never gets the message it has had enough, so doesn't tell the mind it is full," he said.
Previous studies on rabbits have shown that eating saturated fat would lead to heart disease. This is because, Barry says, the rabbits were fed unnatural diet.
"The first, in 1950, showed that if rabbits were fed a cholesterol-rich diet, it would fur up their arteries.
"Yet, rabbits are only designed to eat plant life, which has no cholesterol. The clogged arteries were caused by feeding them an unnatural diet. It could have been an allergic response.
Taking about the other tenets of a healthy life - five portions of fruit and veg, wholegrain cereals, soya milk, low-fat yogurts, he said, "Vegetables are not the problem but there's no biological or chemical reason to eat them. Liver, for example, has all the minerals and vitamins we need," he added.
"But fruit? The natural sugar it contains - fructose - is much more dangerous than simple glucose or table sugar. It has been linked to the rise in obesity," he added.
He also revealed that wheat collects bacteria and dirt as it grows, and is impossible to clean. Then stored in silos, it is a haven for mice and rats, so it gets sprayed with insecticides. Put a wheat flower under the microscope and you'll see traces of rat faeces," he said.
Soy milk is made with unfermented soya beans - "highly dangerous," claims Barry. As for yogurts made with skimmed milk, they "lack conjugated linoleic acid, which prevents cancer".
For healthy eating he advised, "eat purer foods, and ones that are more natural to us as a species. Cut down on bread and eat more fish, eggs, butter - any animal protein, anything that used to move around, that wasn't stuck in the ground. Liver, kidneys, snails - even insects will do."
You want some fries with that?
I’ll stick with the antediluvian diet.
If I understand the authour, true human health food is in the kill it and grill it food group? I can do that.
I guess it is because when we eat meat, our body’s enzymes and immune system go into effect, making sure that any toxins that the meat might is fought off. So in eating meat all the time, our immune system is always on high alert, thereby not exposing us to diseases as easily.
Tonight’s dinner at the Miltie household:
Grilled Silver Salmon with gorgonzola, walnuts, sliced pears and sherry
Apple, Pear, Strawberries
Chocolate chip cookies and milk for dessert while Freeping.
“We’re a carnivorous species - our gut is identical to that of a big cat.”
Wrong. Our teeth, hands and gut are more similar to primates, who gather, chew, digest and thrive on plant foods.
That’s it then: Ruth’s Chris for breakfast, lunch and dinner from now on!
Must explain why we are living longer than ever.
Maybe this is why Sarah looks so good.
Primates are omnivorous.
I'm on Jenny Craig and it drives me crazy when I have to drive past the In-N-Out.
Vegetarians, Vegans and the ilk all seem to drop dead before 60. Someone interviewed over a hundred Centenarians (100 years old or more) ... there wasn’t a Vegetarian among them.
Wish I could afford RuthsChris 3 times a day!!!
Look at the dog teeth in your head.They are made for ripping meat.This old cowboy knows that.
The kill it n grill it cafe is always open.
I don’t know of any primates in their natural, wild environs that hunt other animals. They all live on fruits, berries, roots, leaves, tubers, and insects. Any exceptions would be interesting to know.
He’s wrong about fruits and grains. We MUST have carbs in our diet. Meat has no carbs, nor do vegetables.
If we don’t eat carbs, which the body converts into sugars, the liver produces sugar from the bodies’ protein stores (muscle tissue) which is NOT a good thing to have your liver do. It always produces too much, which is stored as fat around the gut.
The fructose in fruits is not dangerous, he’s got it backwards, table sugar cane sugar and sucrose (corn syrup) is what dangerous. it is rapidly absorbed, sending blood sugar levels spiking, causing the pancreas to work hard to produce insulin to convert it to energy. The excess is stored as fat all over the body around the muscle tissue.
Eating too much of these types of sugars, besides making you fat all over, causes the pancreas to work too hard. eventually it just gets ‘tired’ and no longer produces enough insulin to keep blood sugar levels stable. This is when people turn into type 2 diabetics.
If you are fat around the gut, you are a type 2 diabetic and probably don’t even know it.
A simple A1C test will tell you if you are, or are getting close to being one. It is a gradual process.
Sounds like a fine spread! Good for you!
As I study things as see my reaction to various stuff, I’m totally convinced it’s not so much what you eat as what you don’t.
Almost all Americans need more Vitamin C. We need more magnesium. We need more potassium. And lysine. Eggs have been routinely slandered over their cholesterol, yet eggs have the single best combination of proteins on the planet.
There are essential nutrients, that if you are short in, nothing else can take their part. And you will slowly disintegrate unless you get them.