on February 17, 2012
at 07:11 PM
I mean really?
"Margarine is made from vegetable oils, so it contains no cholesterol. Margarine is also higher in "good" fats ??? polyunsaturated and monounsaturated ??? than butter is. These types of fat help reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or "bad," cholesterol, when substituted for saturated fat. Butter, on the other hand, is made from animal fat, so it contains cholesterol and high levels of saturated fat."
As if you needed to read beyond that...which of course I did, you get to this gem:
"check the Nutrition Facts panel and pay particular attention to the grams of saturated fat and trans fat. Look for products that have the lowest combined amount."
Followed by this:
"look for products that are a blend of butter and olive or canola oil."
So that's what I need? More canola oil. Oh wait...
That article is the anti-paleo. Hacked.
on February 17, 2012
at 11:59 PM
I have access to the Mayo Clinic's EmbodyHealth portal through my employer. I have been generally disappointed with most of the Mayo Clinic's advice. Disappointingly conventional.
I was able to let them know in a survey what I thought about their advice, and that I hoped they started offering advice "friendlier" towards people finding success with the Paleo/Primal lifestyle.
See, I had a persistent cough for years. Doctors have been dumbfounded as to the cause, generally pegged as GERD related. I was prescribed various acid reducers for almost 10 years. Tried cutting out all the foods believed to be causes of excess acid (greasy foods, caffeine, etc). Tilted my bed. Didn't really help, though the acid reducers did "reduce" the hot feeling in the chest most of the time. The cough was diminished, but would occasionally return for months at a time.
I was on the verge of going to the Mayo Clinic next for the matter. Then I went Paleo/Primal. The GERD is gone, I'm off the meds. The cough has disappeared. All because of my new diet. The diet that Mayo seems to distrust. When the conventional advice that Mayo doctors (according to their own website) I was trying did nothing. Things like that earn distrust over other unrelated health matters, I'm sad to say.