[Marxism] Fwd: How to Create Peace, and (also) How to Eat Food
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Mon Apr 22 04:34:13 MDT 2013
The original heart disease dietary cure was promoted by Dean Ornish MD.
On Sun, Apr 21, 2013 at 9:06 PM, Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com> wrote:
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> From MG,Jr to Humanity:
> *Open Your Heart To Compassion*
> 22 April 2013
> <> *The Western Diet Is Deadly* <>
> RECENT ITEMS ON FOOD (Spring 2013)
> The following letter-to-the-editor was written in response to an
> off-target criticism of my article "Eating And Mindful Metabolic
> Management." <http://www.swans.com/library/**art19/mgarci63.html<http://www.swans.com/library/art19/mgarci63.html>>
> letter summarizes the essential (and largely unrecognized) facts about
> human food-energy and metabolism, which were variously described in my
> "food trilogy" (listed at bottom).
> *MG,Jr. Letter, Summarizing His Food Articles*
> Note this new press release:
> "Following a Western Style Diet May Lead to Greater Risk of Premature
> 15 April 2013
> It confirms the soundness of my article "Eating and Mindful Metabolic
> Management" (http://www.swans.com/library/**art19/mgarci63.html<http://www.swans.com/library/art19/mgarci63.html>
> From the /Alpha Galileo/ press release:
> Data from a new study of British adults suggest that adherence to
> a “Western-style” diet (fried and sweet food, processed and red
> meat, refined grains, and high-fat dairy products) reduces a
> person’s likelihood of achieving older ages in good health and with
> higher functionality. Study results appear in the May issue of /The
> American Journal of Medicine/.
> [End Quote]
> Also of interest is the following /New York Times/ story about a
> newly-discovered biochemical link between red meat consumption and heart
> attacks, via the action of gut bacteria.
> "Culprit in Heart Disease Goes Beyond Meat’s Fat"
> By GINA KOLATA
> 7 April 2013
> From Kolata's article:
> These scientists suspected that saturated fat and cholesterol made only
> a minor contribution to the increased amount of heart disease seen in
> red-meat eaters. The real culprit, they proposed, was a little-studied
> chemical that is burped out by bacteria in the intestines after people
> eat red meat. It is quickly converted by the liver into yet another
> little-studied chemical called TMAO that gets into the blood and
> increases the risk of heart disease... TMAO levels turned out to predict
> heart attack risk in humans, the researchers found. The researchers also
> found that TMAO actually caused heart disease in mice.
> [End Quote]
> Kolata's article describes how the researchers administered antibiotics
> to the human subjects during a phase of the experiment, to eliminate
> their gut bacteria and consequently shut down the production of TMAO,
> and thus identify the role of gut bacteria in the causal chain under
> investigation. I'm sure this will give some carnivores the bright idea
> of taking antibiotics with their steaks. However, it would be foolish to
> interpret this study as a recommendation to consume antibiotics
> routinely so as to consume red meat frequently.
> Finally, a new book by Michael Pollan has just been published, it is
> about cooking. That is to say, about real home cooking of real whole
> foods to regain and maintain real health.
> "Pollan Cooks!"
> By MARK BITTMAN
> 17 April 2013
> /MG,Jr. Food Trilogy:/
> *Eating and Mindful Metabolic Management*
> 25 March 2013
> *How To Lose Weight*
> 2 March 2013
> *The Pathology Of The Processed Food Industry*
> 22 February 2013
> Manuel Garcia, Jr.
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