A call for Low-Carb diet from the NY Times | IT’S YOUR FALSE SCIENCE, STUPID!
Majid Ali, M.D.
Journalists are expected to be watchdogs for society. In health stories, the writers of The New York Times have been lapdogs, not watchdogs. They demonized fats for about sixty years, warning the readers about the dangers of butter, eggs, and other healthy fats. On September 2, 2014, the Times reversed its advice with publication of an article entitled “A Call for Low-Carb Diet” with the following words: “People who avoid carbohydrates and eat more fat, even saturated fat, lose more body fat and have fewer cardiovascular risks than people who follow the low-fat diet that health authorities have favored for decades, a major new study shows.
No Apology for Readers
In reversing its position after having misled its readers for generations, the Times did not think it appropriate to apologize for the serious harm it had done. I read the article looking for any signs of remorse. There was none.
How many millions of Americans have been mislead by the Times? How many billions of people worldwide have been hurt by the Times’ neglect? In medical matters, as goes America, so goes the world. Did the lapdog journalists on the Times ever consider the consequences of their lapdog-ness in this matter?
Healthy fats prevent heart attacks. So do healthy proteins. Heart attacks are caused by chronic anger and insulin toxicity which, in turn, results from sugar toxicity. Insuln toxicity is fermenting, inflaming, and fattening. These statements are based on established facts of science.
The New York Times, of course, has had nothing but disdain for the above scientific facts. It has always served the drug lords that profit from the “fat-cholesterol-plumbing” model of cardiovascular disease.
Health Authorities of The New York Times
The Times blames the “health authorities have favored (starches and sugar) for decades.” But who are the Times’ health authorities? Here is what I wrote on the subject in RDA: Rats, Drugs, and Assumptions (1994) , I included a letter to the U.S. Congress that began with the following words:
Two elements characterize medicine in the U.S. today: The cost of health care continues to escalate, and the health of Americans continues to deteriorate. If the two trends were to hold, a time can be foreseen when the nation’s total resources will have to be committed to health care, and everyone will be unwell.
The U.S. clearly continues on the disturbing trajectory which I foresaw fifteen years ago. The country spent $2.4 trillion in 2008 on healthcare, and Americans, as I show later, continue to get sicker. The incidence rates of most inflammatory and degenerative disorders in the U.S. are steadily rising.
Oxygen Model of Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiovascular disease is not a plumbing problem. At its core, it is an energetic-cellular failure caused by toxicities of food, environment, and thought. To marshal scientific evidence of the above view, I proposed my Oxygen Model of Cardiovascular Disease with the following words:
My Oxygen Model of Cardiovascular Disease is an extension of my Oxygen Model of Health and Disease. It is a unifying model that explains all aspects of cardiovascular disease—causes, clinical course, consequences, and control—on the basis of disturbed oxygen function. The most important among these compromised and/or blocked functions are:
- oxygen signaling
- oxygen’s ATP energy generation
- oxygen’s detergent functions
- oxygen’s cellular detox functions
- oxygen-regulated cell membrane and matrix functions
- oxygen’s cellular repair roles
The Oxygen Model of Cardiovascular Disease provides a simple model that allows physicians to reduce complexities of diverse clinical syndromes into a workable simplicity.
This model predicts that ongoing research will reveal that components of acidosis (excess acidity), oxidosis (increased oxidative stress), and CUD (clotting-unclotting dysequilibrium) will be found to play important roles in the pathology and clinical features of cardiovascular Disease.
The crucial importance of the Unifying Oxygen Model of Cardiovascular Disease is that it:
- Explains the scientific basis of primary aging processes in the body;
- Sheds light how health can be preserved by addressing all oxygen-related issues;
- Elucidates how toxicities of foods, environments, and thoughts cause tissue injury and disease;
- Reveals the mechanisms by which various detox therapies work (Oxygen is the primal detergent which removes cellular grease and allows cells to breathe freely).
- Allows the formulation of rational and effective designs for reversing chronic diseases; and
- Provides explanations of mechanisms by which time-honored natural remedies work.
I refer readers interested in a broader perspective on this matter to my textbook entitled Integrative Cardiology, the 6th volume of Principles and Practices of Integrative Medicine. This product is a PDF digital download –
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