7670Re: [SCA-Herbalist] Re: Ghee
- Nov 8, 2009Research is always ahead of doctors in nutritional information and the
information that reaches the public. I moderate a list for people who
have certain digestive issues and so tend read up on research. The most
recent research on heart disease and cholesterol seems to be indicating
that the previous research on heart disease and cholesterol was mostly
flawed. What the current studies seem to indicate is thatnatural fats
such as meat fats don't cause heart disease while manufactured,
hydrogenated fats do (meaning that butter is healthier than maragarine).
High LDL in the diet has been promoted for years as a leading factor
in heart disease, but the latest studies haven't borne that out. Rather
just the opposite seems to be true. One doctor has come out so far as
to say that the statin medicines given to people to control cholesterol
are more dangerous than then having high cholesterol levels.
Australian researchers found that people who eat a diet high in protein
while dieting lose weight faster than people who avoid eating meat.
All of us have grown up believing the facts we've been given, but as
research advances, the "facts" are redefined and changed. When I was
growing up I was told that a diet high in carbs and low in meat was the
best. Now I hear that meat is healthy, carbs are bad and processed
foods are poison. I've personally come to the conclusion that
everything I was ever told about good nutrition is bunk. LOL I think
maybe the advice that you not eat anything your great-grandmother
wouldn't recognize as food may the best advice ever.
On the medieval side: The Tarim mummies, for those who aren't familiar
with them, are a group of natural mummies found in the Tarim basin of
China. Despite being Bronze age and being buried long before anyone
from the west was supposed to (by our knowledge) traveling that far
eastward, they appear to be of Celtic origin and the adults were over 6
ft. tall. There is evidence that they actually introduced writing and
chariots to China. So the myth that our medieval ancestors were shorter
than us is once again debunked. The myth that our medieval ancestors
lived shorter lifespans is also debunked by these and other finds. The
question is do you think it was diet?
> I don't know about Crisco, because I've not seen it here in New Zealand,
> but as far as margarine is concerned, what you say is completely at
> variance with all the health advice I've ever seen or heard. Again, I
> don't know about the US, but margarine sold here is made from healthy
> oils such as olive, canola or sunflower, and is extremely low in
> transfats. Butter, on the other hand, is basically pure saturated fat,
> and I don't see how clarifying it to make ghee would change this.
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