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The Quiet Riot in DietBy: DAVE WOYNAROWSKI, M.D.
The World's Top Anti-Aging Specialist
Something very sneaky is happening these days.
No one is talking much about it but its going on none the less.
Slowly but surely Omega 3 fatty acids from Fish oil are creeping into the mainstream of the latest diets.
In his book "The Wrinkle Cure" Dr. Nick Perricone recommends large amounts of Omega 3's be consumed for their wrinkle reducing properties.
If you read the latest edition of the Atkins diet, you will see they recommend consuming Fish Oil capsules to ensure that a large amount of Omega 3 is found in that diet.
In previous editions they proclaimed joyously that you could wolf down large portions of fatty meats with impunity.
Now they understand you have to balance that out with Fish Oil ala DR Dave's Pizza Hypothesis.
Then people started having cholesterol problems, and heart attacks.
While no one has actually implicated the Atkins diet as the cause of heart disease, but there are some serious flaws in this and most other high protein diets.
The biggest problem is that there is way too much saturated fat. Saturated fats are found in most of our meat products these days because of the meal that cattle are being fed.
If consists mostly of plant material and as such is loaded with Omega 6 fatty acids. Omega 6 fatty acids you may recall get converted into a central and important substance called Arachadonic Acid or AA for short.
AA is a very potent mediator of (or key switch that sets off) inflammation.
Inflammation in the body has been linked to Arthritis, Heart disease, Stroke, Multiple sclerosis, obesity diabetes and Cancer to name a few.
Another big problem is the existence of hydrogenated fats. These are totally man made and do not exist in Nature. As such they are the worst abomination of fatty acid biology that has happened yet. They cause increases in bad LDL cholesterol, drop the good HDL cholesterol clog arteries and cause heart disease.
But they are cheap, taste good, stay solid for many months at room temperature, and coat food evenly without running to the bottom of the bag.
That is also how they coat your arteries.
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