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article - Your doctor's diet is a death wish

Posted by on May. 14, 2013 at 1:39 PM
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Your doctor's diet is a death wish

Exclusive: Dr. Lee Hieb explains why 'groupthink' medicine is killing people


Recently while driving through the wilds of South Dakota, I stopped at a rest stop and found a newsletter called “Add 15 Years.com,” with topics such as “Obesity-Diabetes Fix Known Since 1890,” “Factory Raised Meat = Health Disaster” and “Too Late, Fructose Overwhelmed Diabetics” (actually, it read “Frutose Overwhelmced Diabetics,” so I knew it was a homemade product without the benefit of an editor).

I bought the journal for a dollar and read it aloud to my friend. As far as I can tell, the author, Harlan Jacobsen, is not a doctor, a dietician or any other of the titled “knowledgeable” people in medicine. He is a patient who developed diabetes and took it upon himself to read everything he could find on the subject. And he found what some of us in medicine have lately discovered – classic medicine and the dieticians have got it wrong.

After reading the works of Weston A. Price and many others outside the purview of “groupthink” medicine, Jacobsen changed his diet to one of high-fat natural foods, and his diabetes has disappeared. He eats essentially a Paleolithic diet: Grass-fed meat with its fat, nuts and berries, a few vegetables and little of the new, high-sugar hybridized fruits, and he supplements with fish oil and Vitamin D. He is 81, and not on prescription meds.

A few of his quotes are great: “Check your acquaintances. Bet every fat friend eats nothing but low fat, (high sugar) …”

“Your body was made to run on fat.”

“You have bought into the ‘big lie.’”

“Most of my high school buddies are at least 50 pounds overweight. Many have had either a hip or knee replacement [or] bypass surgery.”

“Personally, I feel lonely as the only one not on any prescription drugs.”

“Eliminate sugar, flour, eat all the animal fat, olive oil, coconut oil and protein you want: It worked for 2 million years.”

“Your body will be so surprised and delighted with the ancestors diet it was designed for and no more abuse, it will likely surprise you by fixing inadvertently many ailments besides diabetes.”

Too often we in medicine have become captives of our theories – theories based on our limited understanding of scientific principles. We fail to look at the world around us. Mr. Jacobsen recounts in his articles the evidence in nature of the benefit of a natural, fatty diet. He recalls, for example, the Inuit who lived on 90-percent whale blubber and were thin people until exposed to the wheat-based products of the white culture.

I observed this myself in Arizona, where once healthy Quechan and Cocopah Indians have become fat diabetics eating tortillas. Dr. Atkins, who was a cardiologist like Dr. William Davis, author of “Wheat Belly,” also observed regression of arterial plaques using cardiac catheterization of patients eating his diet, which emphasized low carbohydrate content and did not limit fats.

The idea that fat makes you fat and that we should eat a diet filled with “complex carbs” and fruits is wrong and should be expunged from our books. But it won’t be for a long time.

In fact, in our increasingly centrally controlled medical bureaucracy, “groupthink” is reinforced by bureaucrats labeling what they consider quality medical practice and criminalizing anything the bureaucrats disagree with. Scientific progress requires flexibility in patterns of thinking, and we all know how inflexible government bureaucracy is.

So, for those of you out there who want to stop being diabetic, or you just want to live longer, healthier lives, don’t be afraid to explore the world of ideas outside your doctor’s office. And do what Mr. Jacobsen suggests – look at the people who are taking the standard advice: Are they healthy?

There is a great picture circulating through email of two women, both English – one a health “guru” vegan who eats nothing but complex carbs. She looks terrible: bad skin, bad hair, bad musculature. The other, a noted chef who eats quality foods, including meat and butter and cream, looks gorgeous with a voluptuous figure, beautiful hair and skin –and she is nearly 20 years older than the other woman. I sent this email to my sons – one in medical school – with the caption, “QED,” i.e., “It is proven.”

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momofsixangels
by on May. 14, 2013 at 3:40 PM

TFS

mnmo3bb
by Bronze Member on May. 14, 2013 at 6:14 PM

 Love this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JasonsMom2007
by on May. 14, 2013 at 6:29 PM

It was actually my doctor who started me on a diet that's almost like paleo but not quite as strict.  It has done amazing things for my health.

Sadly I was not encouraged when I shared my results.  I was told that I was losing weight too fast and it was not healthy for me to do it that way.  Even when I pointed out I was under the guidance of a doctor who thought I was doing great and I was not counting calories or limiting my food intake I was attacked.  And I'm constantly told "oh your poor children" because my whole family does it.  Yeah they only feel left out when people sit there and make a huge deal out of it!

We are so much healthier and happier as a family with this lifestyle.  My autoimmune disease is gone and I'm down 55 lbs.  Hubby is down 40 lbs.  It's been less than a year since we started this!

michiganmom116
by Platinum Member on May. 14, 2013 at 7:09 PM

Who told you you were doing it wrong?

My doctor encouraged my low carb diet (but said it's very hard to stick to...that was 2 yrs ago)...she isn't aware it's also paleo/primal.  My nutritionist had a FIT that I was "eliminating whole food groups!"  So?  I'm not eliminating macronutrients or micronutrients.

My kids love the way we eat, although they do enjoy a break every now and then...tonight we're having chicken fajita pizza.  Sounds so restrictive and unhealthy, doesn't it?

Quoting JasonsMom2007:

It was actually my doctor who started me on a diet that's almost like paleo but not quite as strict.  It has done amazing things for my health.

Sadly I was not encouraged when I shared my results.  I was told that I was losing weight too fast and it was not healthy for me to do it that way.  Even when I pointed out I was under the guidance of a doctor who thought I was doing great and I was not counting calories or limiting my food intake I was attacked.  And I'm constantly told "oh your poor children" because my whole family does it.  Yeah they only feel left out when people sit there and make a huge deal out of it!

We are so much healthier and happier as a family with this lifestyle.  My autoimmune disease is gone and I'm down 55 lbs.  Hubby is down 40 lbs.  It's been less than a year since we started this!


JasonsMom2007
by on May. 14, 2013 at 7:52 PM
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Enough of CM that I deleted all posts about it.  I mean hundreds of people telling me how terrible it was.  I would ask what they thought I should do differently.  Should I add back in sugar?  Artificial ingredients?  Preservatives?  They said I need to add back in gluten.  Never mind the fact my doctor said I was allergic to it and it was causing my autoimmune disease it was terribly unhealthy not to eat gluten.   Was it jealousy?  Was it ignorance?  I'm not quite sure what it was but it was bad!

We still do most gluten free grains.  Wheat and corn are our big no nos when it comes to grains.  We still have a weekly pizza night (organic, gluten free, yeast free, junk free, sugar free).  We do taco salads, burritos, spaghetti, quiche, and so much more.  

It's funny because people say "oh your poor kids" but then we'll be eating lunch at my son's charter homeschool and they look at my kid's food and go "wow, that looks so good!" or "I wish my family would eat that stuff."  They're sitting there with their peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and mine have a rice and bean bowl with lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and avacados.  Yeah, my kids are in no way neglected.


Quoting michiganmom116:

Who told you you were doing it wrong?

My doctor encouraged my low carb diet (but said it's very hard to stick to...that was 2 yrs ago)...she isn't aware it's also paleo/primal.  My nutritionist had a FIT that I was "eliminating whole food groups!"  So?  I'm not eliminating macronutrients or micronutrients.

My kids love the way we eat, although they do enjoy a break every now and then...tonight we're having chicken fajita pizza.  Sounds so restrictive and unhealthy, doesn't it?

Quoting JasonsMom2007:

It was actually my doctor who started me on a diet that's almost like paleo but not quite as strict.  It has done amazing things for my health.

Sadly I was not encouraged when I shared my results.  I was told that I was losing weight too fast and it was not healthy for me to do it that way.  Even when I pointed out I was under the guidance of a doctor who thought I was doing great and I was not counting calories or limiting my food intake I was attacked.  And I'm constantly told "oh your poor children" because my whole family does it.  Yeah they only feel left out when people sit there and make a huge deal out of it!

We are so much healthier and happier as a family with this lifestyle.  My autoimmune disease is gone and I'm down 55 lbs.  Hubby is down 40 lbs.  It's been less than a year since we started this!





Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love.  ~Mildred B. Vermont
michiganmom116
by Platinum Member on May. 14, 2013 at 8:02 PM

I'm with you! Hang in there!

Some of the arguments are ridiculous.  Gluten isn't a nutrient and isn't required for humans to live  LOL  Studies are finding that it's actually damaging whether the person feels the damage or not.  I think people are ignorant of facts and would rather believe everything the gov't tells them (and gov't has close ties with Big Ag and Big Pharma who both stand to make lots of money from the USDA's recommendations for diet.)  I'd rather be backed by science (REAL science and not skewed studies) than government ANYday.

I post primal weekly meal plans in a few groups and people comment on them in a very positive manner.  They are nutritious meals, far more nutritious than what many people eat, AND they're varied and delicious!

Quoting JasonsMom2007:

Enough of CM that I deleted all posts about it.  I mean hundreds of people telling me how terrible it was.  I would ask what they thought I should do differently.  Should I add back in sugar?  Artificial ingredients?  Preservatives?  They said I need to add back in gluten.  Never mind the fact my doctor said I was allergic to it and it was causing my autoimmune disease it was terribly unhealthy not to eat gluten.   Was it jealousy?  Was it ignorance?  I'm not quite sure what it was but it was bad!

We still do most gluten free grains.  Wheat and corn are our big no nos when it comes to grains.  We still have a weekly pizza night (organic, gluten free, yeast free, junk free, sugar free).  We do taco salads, burritos, spaghetti, quiche, and so much more.  

It's funny because people say "oh your poor kids" but then we'll be eating lunch at my son's charter homeschool and they look at my kid's food and go "wow, that looks so good!" or "I wish my family would eat that stuff."  They're sitting there with their peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and mine have a rice and bean bowl with lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and avacados.  Yeah, my kids are in no way neglected.


Quoting michiganmom116:

Who told you you were doing it wrong?

My doctor encouraged my low carb diet (but said it's very hard to stick to...that was 2 yrs ago)...she isn't aware it's also paleo/primal.  My nutritionist had a FIT that I was "eliminating whole food groups!"  So?  I'm not eliminating macronutrients or micronutrients.

My kids love the way we eat, although they do enjoy a break every now and then...tonight we're having chicken fajita pizza.  Sounds so restrictive and unhealthy, doesn't it?

Quoting JasonsMom2007:

It was actually my doctor who started me on a diet that's almost like paleo but not quite as strict.  It has done amazing things for my health.

Sadly I was not encouraged when I shared my results.  I was told that I was losing weight too fast and it was not healthy for me to do it that way.  Even when I pointed out I was under the guidance of a doctor who thought I was doing great and I was not counting calories or limiting my food intake I was attacked.  And I'm constantly told "oh your poor children" because my whole family does it.  Yeah they only feel left out when people sit there and make a huge deal out of it!

We are so much healthier and happier as a family with this lifestyle.  My autoimmune disease is gone and I'm down 55 lbs.  Hubby is down 40 lbs.  It's been less than a year since we started this!





Vertical15
by on May. 16, 2013 at 5:45 PM

Thanks for sharing!

LostTheSlipper
by Member on May. 16, 2013 at 6:15 PM


Quoting michiganmom116:

Who told you you were doing it wrong?

My doctor encouraged my low carb diet (but said it's very hard to stick to...that was 2 yrs ago)...she isn't aware it's also paleo/primal.  My nutritionist had a FIT that I was "eliminating whole food groups!"  So?  I'm not eliminating macronutrients or micronutrients.

My kids love the way we eat, although they do enjoy a break every now and then...tonight we're having chicken fajita pizza.  Sounds so restrictive and unhealthy, doesn't it?

Quoting JasonsMom2007:

It was actually my doctor who started me on a diet that's almost like paleo but not quite as strict.  It has done amazing things for my health.

Sadly I was not encouraged when I shared my results.  I was told that I was losing weight too fast and it was not healthy for me to do it that way.  Even when I pointed out I was under the guidance of a doctor who thought I was doing great and I was not counting calories or limiting my food intake I was attacked.  And I'm constantly told "oh your poor children" because my whole family does it.  Yeah they only feel left out when people sit there and make a huge deal out of it!

We are so much healthier and happier as a family with this lifestyle.  My autoimmune disease is gone and I'm down 55 lbs.  Hubby is down 40 lbs.  It's been less than a year since we started this!


What's on that?

michiganmom116
by Platinum Member on May. 16, 2013 at 6:25 PM

1 unbaked grain-free crust, covered with sauce made from 1/4 c. sour cream (full fat to avoid all the fillers) mixed with 1/2 c. salsa.  Top with 1 c. chicken that has been cooked with fajita seasoning and a bit of water, strips of at least 2 colors of bell peppers (about 1 pepper's worth), and strips of sliced red onion.  Top with Monterey Jack cheese (or your choice of cheese) and bake as directed for crust.

Quoting LostTheSlipper:


Quoting michiganmom116:

Who told you you were doing it wrong?

My doctor encouraged my low carb diet (but said it's very hard to stick to...that was 2 yrs ago)...she isn't aware it's also paleo/primal.  My nutritionist had a FIT that I was "eliminating whole food groups!"  So?  I'm not eliminating macronutrients or micronutrients.

My kids love the way we eat, although they do enjoy a break every now and then...tonight we're having chicken fajita pizza.  Sounds so restrictive and unhealthy, doesn't it?

Quoting JasonsMom2007:

It was actually my doctor who started me on a diet that's almost like paleo but not quite as strict.  It has done amazing things for my health.

Sadly I was not encouraged when I shared my results.  I was told that I was losing weight too fast and it was not healthy for me to do it that way.  Even when I pointed out I was under the guidance of a doctor who thought I was doing great and I was not counting calories or limiting my food intake I was attacked.  And I'm constantly told "oh your poor children" because my whole family does it.  Yeah they only feel left out when people sit there and make a huge deal out of it!

We are so much healthier and happier as a family with this lifestyle.  My autoimmune disease is gone and I'm down 55 lbs.  Hubby is down 40 lbs.  It's been less than a year since we started this!


What's on that?


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