Sep 28, 2010 at 19:41:04
“The amounts that people should supplement is also misleading. I had an "insufficient" vitamin D level (31ng/ml) and found I need to take 6,000 units a day. The only way to know how much a person needs, is to test and retest.
Currently, there has never been a reported toxicity level by anyone taking 10,000 units a day, so don't worry about taking too much. And your body knows when to stop synthesizing it when getting sun exposure, so don't worry about supplementing AND getting some sun. Here is some more info: http://heartscanblog.blogspot.com/search/label/vitamin%20D”
Sep 27, 2010 at 13:24:51
“Justin - Did you get an angry email from your paper's medical editor, Dean Ornish yet? Haha, I'd like to hear him gloss over all the facts you've outlined here with some BS studies about eating low fat and partially starving oneself.
If eating low fat worked, why are we all fatter now? Oh, I know, it's because we eat too many calories and don't exercise... Riiiiight, that's the problem. How many gyms/fitness centers did we have before 1977? What did people eat in the 1950's, when obesity was rare, and the idea of "Jogging" was rare or didn't exist?
hp blogger Justin Stoneman on Sep 27, 2010 at 14:30:36
“Many thanks for the comments Jim... In answer to your question, no, I have not heard from Dean Ornish. Although I would welcome his thoughts. Science is very much on my side in terms of the 'high carb, low fat' message being the cause - rather than the acclaimed solution - to the obesity epidemic.
I'd also like to make very clear that this article does not intend to simply label fat people as 'stupid'. Obviously I was trying to make impact, to draw attention to a dire climate of misinformation with the headline, but I hope the ultimate message is clear: the true stupidity has been in allowing industry to push a false dietary message, unchallenged, for decades.
People who battle with their weight are the victims. High carb foods are addictive. The more you feed candida, the more it screams to be fed. Overweight people are no more 'lazy' or 'greedy' than anyone else. Body science is far more complicated than the stereotypes people commonly apply to people who appear overweight.
Sep 27, 2010 at 13:16:54
“I think you just echoed the author's entire point. In America, the information isn't readily available because it's saturated by HUGE marketing campaigns by the above mentioned corporations. So when people regurgitate the anthem of "eat low fat, eat fewer calories, exercise to lose weight" we sound pretty stupid in light of our ever increasing obesity rate. I don't think he's saying "you can't pass an ACT."
It sounds like you were smart enough to look elsewhere for dietary advice, and so did I. However, we American's are still pretty stupid - as a whole - when it comes to diet and nutrition.”