Standard American Diet Lessons
And why we are dealing with the viral spread and severe health implications.
The diet high in processed foods and carbs, while low in fat and protein was pushed on us for the last 30+ years, because of the faulty research done by a biased scientist the interests of food companies. Can we blame people that they were following the recommendations of the American Heart Association and now we are dealing with the epidemic of diabetes, heart disease, and cancer among a number of other diseases that are caused by metabolic dysregulation? The AHA recommended in 2006:
“The AHA recommends that individuals consume a variety of fruits, vegetables, and grain products, especially whole grains; choose fat-free and low-fat dairy products, legumes, poultry, and lean meats; and eat fish, preferably oily fish, at least twice a week.”
Or here: “Current dietary guidelines from both the American Heart Association1 and the National Cholesterol Education Program2 recommend restricting consumption of fat to an upper limit of 30% of daily caloric intake. This limit translates into 67 g of fat for small or sedentary individuals who need 2000 calories per day and 100 g of fat for larger or more active individuals who need 3000 calories per day. With the exception of the World Health Organization Study Group,3 which recommends that 15% of total calories be derived from fat, current guidelines do not specify a lower limit on fat intake.”
The WHO recommended that NO MORE than 15% of total calories be from fat. I would be “dead” with the blood sugar dysregulation within a week or hungry non-stop if I followed these regulations now. I did try to follow them before when I trusted things I was taught at our nutrition class in Nursing school. How many healthy people were damaged because they tried to follow what the doctor said? Think for yourself and listen to your body (except for when it tells you to eat donuts 🙂
Zhanna Tarjeft, FNP-BC is a Functional Medicine Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in gut health issues such as SIFO (Small Intestinal Fungal Overgrowth), SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth), leaky gut, IBS, Mold illness (CIRS, Biotoxin illness) and in thyroid disorders such as hypothyroid and autoimmune thyroiditis (Hashimoto’s autoimmune thyroiditis). For more information on how to become a patient, please contact our office.