The Hypocritic Oath

In The Media

Posted in Uncategorized by trinkwasser on October 28, 2009

A few items I’ve picked up, some old and from other blogs, forums or elsewhere, one or two more recent.

One from Mark Hyman in the Huffington Post

Why Cholesterol May Not Be the Cause Of Heart Disease

This is quite a good breakdown of the “lipid hypothesis”, though I can’t say I was so impressed with his site which is an irritating mix of good sense and dogma (like most health sites, mine included hahaha)

Richard Feinman has a good go at low fat diets for diabetics

Why Exercise Won’t Make You Thin


What if Bad Fat is Actually Good for You?

Stop Blaming Saturated Fat

take a whack at some other current dietary myths

Also the reason for such dietary advice is exposed (again), and Regina Wilshire added to that one.

Finally the BBC has more bleating from our own UK eejits

I especially liked the line

In April this year, the government launched a programme of health checks for people aged between 40 and 79 who are not already diagnosed with heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease or have had a stroke.

Doesn’t this make it sound like they are looking for Infidels who are not already ill, in order to make them so? Or am I too cynical?

The aptly named Diabetes UK chief executive, Douglas Smallwood, said pre-diabetes was a “ticking timebomb”.

“It’s staggering that seven million people in the UK have pre-diabetes, which is often a precursor to type 2 diabetes, a serious condition which can lead to long-term complications such as heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, amputation and blindness.

“Identifying and educating people with pre-diabetes is vital as it’s not too late for many to make healthy lifestyle changes, reverse the condition completely and reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.”

Now this is completely true, and as thousands of anecdotes and not a few research papers make plain it is also possible to reverse many of the symptoms of Type 2 diabetes itself  BUT not by following current dietary policy as listed by DUK, the FSA. etc. etc. which is one of the causal factors in the ongoing “epidemics” of disease.

Recently my PCT has introduced a new restriction: HbA1c tests are now FORBIDDEN to all but registered diabetics. Since they also refuse to prescribe test strips this means prediabetics are deliberately refused the ability to monitor their condition, until they become full-fledged diabetics.

What’s wrong with this picture?

And as if by magic. there’s more today about the obesity “epidemic”

Head, meet desk, recursively



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  1. Nicky said, on October 29, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Trink, do you need some strips? I have some One Touch ones going spare?

    • trinkwasser said, on October 29, 2009 at 10:35 pm

      Thanks for the offer but they wouldn’t fit my vintage Accuchek!

      I’ve currently reduced my testing to running a whole day every few weeks, and only checking after unexpected meals otherwise since everything’s pretty well levelled out now. Curiously I’ve noticed one or two unexpected highs after breakfast (well in the sevens rather than six or less) but also some unexpected lows in the evening, so my carb limits appear to have shifted downwards in the morning and upwards in the evening. I can live with that!

      What I really need is more access to lipid panels while I tweak my fat balance. I’ve been seriously considering buying a Cardiochek and cutting out the middle man but the good one is expensive, also the strips etc.

      Now if you had any spare brain cells I’d be in the market . . .

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