They’re trying to kill us

The current dietary “conventional wisdom” is going to be the (pre-mature) death of us all.

Public Policy That Makes Test Subjects of Us All explains what’s been going on for years.  Someone finds a study that suggests something and then they stick it in all the food and if you can avoid that they stick it in the water.

In the past year, researchers led by Salvatore Paterna of the University of Palermo have reported one of the most rigorous experiments so far: a randomized clinical trial of heart patients who were put on different diets. Those on a low-sodium diet were more likely to be rehospitalized and to die, results that prompted the researchers to ask, “Is sodium an old enemy or a new friend?”

They act as if substances act in isolation in the body. It’s all connected. If you lower one thing you’re going to raise something else. And vice versa. They’re the scientists. Why don’t they know this?

Plus, lowering salt in foods is pretty silly.  It’s not like the trans fat ban. Restaurants will just make sure they have plenty of salt shakers on every table. We’ll probably end up eating more salt. Maybe we would be healthier!

And once more  Gary Taubes is all over it!


April 7, 2009. Tags: , , . Uncategorized.

One Comment

  1. Christian Beyer replied:

    Good stuff. Gary Taubes has written one of the two most important books I’ve read. The other one is “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” by Michael Pollan. I am a (almost not) living guinea pig of the experimentation driven by the low fat, high carb, low salt mythology.

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