Tuesday, August 16, 2011

They Almost Got It, But Then Ignorance Quickly Consumed Them!

Click Here to read what I am going to rip apart today!

OK, so I log on and what catches my eyes but "20 Habits That Make You Fat." Of course I go and read the article and they actually started out by stating correctly that 'eating fat does not make us fat.' Wow, I say to myself, is this the Eureka moment I've been waiting for, where the Nation will suddenly understand the fact that eating fat DOES NOT make us fat??!!

Hold on to your seats ladies and gentlemen, wait for it....wait for it....

Ummm, no; no Eureka moment ensued :-(

The article started out right but then went astray by bringing the bane of my existence into the conversation....that's right, they started talking about calories. While saying that eating too many calories will cause us to gain weight misses the whole point. Yes, eating too many calories that are in the form of carbohydrates will increase weight gain; but when we eat our calories in the form of mostly fat with very little carbs, one will not gain weight. In fact, when we consume our calories with a preponderance of fat, one remains fuller longer and will not be looking to eat anything for a longer period of time. Get those calories mainly in the form of carbohydrates and say hello to some more excess adipose tissue.

No, please don't take my mentioning the calorie as any endorsement into the calorie's usefulness, for the counting of calories is a waste of one's time; and as I've said before is simply a red herring. What's more important is what you are eating 'calorie' wise. More calories from carbs look for weight gain, increased blood pressure, metabolic syndrome which will lower HDL (the good guy) and raise triglycerides and eventually lead to an increase in blood sugar facilitating overt type 2 diabetes. More calories from fat, cholesterol and protein containing foods and look forward to overall health and a reversal of the maladies as mentioned above.

Those are the facts!

Since I despise even hearing the calorie mentioned I initially ignored Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes. That's because like many of my counterparts in medicine I can be thickheaded at times too. It was a patient of mine who brought an excerpt of Taube's book to my attention and forced me to read it. Like any physician who is 'forced' to do anything against their will, I acted like most physicians who are placed in this situation; I acted like a whiny little snot-nosed tempter tantrum filled pre-schooler...

But I finally read the excerpt and thank goodness I did!

When I read the short blurb about Mr. Taube's book I immediately understood that he understood the correct way to eat. While he is not a physician his book basically reveals how no study, in any language in any country ever supported the low fat low cholesterol opinion. (I was going to use the word hypothesis or theory in lieu of the word opinion but I thought those 2 words might have lent more credence to the low fat low cholesterol myth.)

Before I end today's rant, pay close attention to the author of 20 Habits That Make You Fat, it's Dave Zinczenko. Now what book was mentioned at the end of page 1 of this article? That's right, Eat This, Not That. Oh wait, who was one of the authors of that politically correct way to eat book? That's right, the same guy.

Need I say more?

dr jim :-)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Another Riduculous Study!

Ok, so I log on to check my e-mail and this study jumps out at me CLICK HERE to read.
I only found 3 of the 9 probably good for us, which means 2/3rds of the article is giving us information which is absolutely wrong! Which foods do you think I'm OK with?

Watermelon to fight chronic fatigue??!! Really??!! One of the highest sugar containing foods out there touted as helping with fatigue??!! I mean where do these people/articles come from? Any way, I'll let you get back to me and let me know what you think I thought was OK with the article :-)

Since it's a rainy Sunday over here in NY, I think I'll just read and watch silly movies all day! See ya on Monday!

dr jim :-)

Friday, August 12, 2011


So I'm reading through a best-selling book on diet last night. The title was Eat This, Not That. I don't remember who the author was, nor do I care to; I just remember something about him being an editor or something for Men's Health. The problem with this best-seller was that most of the information was and is just plain wrong. To make statements (not verbatim from book) like Don't use mayonnaise or stay away from cheeses is entirely 100% ignorant.

You see, the book's premise is that calories and fat are bad for us, but this belief is simply not true. How and when did simple basic nutritional facts become misunderstood? Why is the new "My Plate" campaign not being seen for what it is--------it is simply perpetuating ignorance and is the food pyramid in disguise.

I just completed going through a few hundred consults from various providers--Cardiologists, Endocrinologists, Nephrologists---and the dietary advice WAS ALL WRONG!!!!

My gripe or frustration with best-selling books as mentioned above is just that--they're best-selling. So millions of people are reading that stuff thinking it's true, while all the while most of the information is just plain wrong! I just checked what the best-selling book on nutrition was at Amazon.com and came across The 17 Day Diet Workbook: Your Guide To Health by Dr. Mike Moreno. So of course I want to read more and the description did not surprise me at all; it is the same politically correct way to eat we have seen again and again. As calorie is mentioned throughout I immediately knew that while some contents may be accurate, the premise of the book will be completely flawed. Without even reading this book I know with a very high degree of certainty that there will be a focus on calories and avoidance of fats. My point again is this; millions of people are reading this book and remain convinced of the calorie's importance, even though it is absolutely irrelevant in human nutrition. Chapter Six of my book explains what the calorie really is. CLICK HERE to read.

Anyway, yes, I am jealous my book is not number one (yet :-), or even in the top 400,000 best-seller list :-( but I know that when someone purchases a copy, either online or in my office, they will get the correct info on the correct way to eat. I really don't care for politically correct anything, I think I'm getting to old for that stuff. As a great example of this I came across a book in the top 20 called Go The F--- To Sleep, which by the way was number one in Parenting and Families and number 4 in entertainment. Other books which caught my eye were Monsters Eat Whiny Children, Raising The Perfect Child Through Guilt and Manipulation and All My Friends Are Dead. Yes, I am ordering these books, but through my kindle of course because it's cheaper :-)
All right, I, myself have whined enough today (I guess the monsters will get me tonight :-) Have a great weekend everyone! And if you're not doing it yet, go follow me on Twitter!

dr jim :-)
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Monday, August 8, 2011

Interview Tomorrow Night With Michael Ray Dresser!

To all, CLICK HERE tomorrow night at 7:53 EDT to listen live! Of course I'll be talking about the correct way to eat!

dr jim :-)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Way to Go American Dietetic Association! Thanks for Helping to Make Us Sicker!

Check this link out CLICK HERE where the American Dietetic Association supposedly shows us 5 foods that can lower our cholesterol....

Then CLICK HERE to see what foods the geniuses over at the organization above say are bad for us...

Can anyone guess what my comments are going to be....?

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A Massive Dietary Delusion

A delusion is defined as a 'fixed false personal belief.' When it comes to the correct way to eat there is a massive delusion in thinking that low fat, low cholesterol is the right way to eat....it is not. Either I am correct when I tell my patients to lower their carbs and eat more fat, cholesterol and protein..or I am not. Since I have seen patient after patient for the last 14 years now (i've been practicing for over 20) do phenomenally well when they start eating less carbs and more of the things they've been brainwashed to think are bad for them, I figure I must be on to something here :-)

Oh wait, "what about the long term effects of eating that way"my delusional critics often exclaim. Well, umm, the long-term effects are that people will stay healthier longer and will require very little if any medications.

To continue to believe low fat, low cholesterol diets are healthy, is to continue on in a delusional state. But how do we cure this delusion? No amount of antipsychotics will change the delusional dietary thinker around, the eureka moment has to come when they (and 'they' represents millions and millions of people and huge, oftentimes government funded 3 letter entities) begin to understand the correct way to eat.

Hey, I'm not even talking about complicated biochemical facts, I'm talking about basic nutritional biochemistry here. Such as cholesterol and fat production starts with glucose and fructose; that the more insulin one secretes (as a result of eating carbohydrates), the fatter we get, the more cholesterol we produce, the more cell damage occurs.....I can go on and on here but my point is that the reality, the truth of the correct way to eat is out there, one just needs to understand it.

I had the pleasure to speak with a producer for the Martha Stewart show last Friday and when I explained the correct way to eat to her, she exclaimed what many people still think "I've never heard that before, that is a very interesting concept." Those of us who understand the correct way to eat need to continue to tell others, so that they may be as healthy and enjoy life longer, healthier just like us.

Thanks for taking the time to read my Blog today and go to www.cjbk.com next Thursday between 10-11 am EST where I will be interviewed live on a London, Ontario based radio show.


dr jim:-)
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