If you were interested enough to trace the history of CHD as I have, your confusion at the nature and interpretation of studies, observed facts is guaranteed. The influence of non medical personel, organizations, Government bodies and big business is frightening. I interpret it as a form of ‘Dumbing Down’ of Medicine. Having worked in some capacity in Government Hospitals for 45 years, I would say since Government introduced ‘Corporate Management’ of hospitals in Australasia, a form of ‘fraud like practice’ has been practiced, to effect a ‘status quo’, a form of control over the professionals that make up the Hospital. This should be no surprise to anyone, as ‘fraud’ has been shown to be predominantly present, where corporate management operates. As I have mentioned often to Politicians and administrators, there is no study evidence to show, this type management is beneficial in Medicine, but there is copious evidence from those who practice medicine, to show it is dangerous and a ‘dud’.
Why mention this? Well since the pathological observation of CHD over 110 years ago, much satisfactory evidence early on, indicated the origins of CHD. This data was ignored and treated with contempt often from established academic facilities. Concepts and hard data were too often treated as non-scientific.Too many US academic medical institutions appeared to practice a form of status division. Described faults and defects amongst Indigenous studies in America, Africa, Australia, NZ, and the Pacific Islands, were part of what appeared to be a an academic medical hierarchy response in the US, to protect their concepts, research and treatments. And yet we now know that the ‘Lipid Hypothesis’ was arguably a large’ con’, riddled with poor biological and medical concepts, understanding, faulty studies with accusations of academic fraud.
Under the very noses, eyes of medicine, official ‘health’ bodies, the Indigenous peoples of European Colonialism, underwent major new metabolic change manifesting as CHD, diabetes, hypertension and OWOB. You did not need sophisticated academic or official studies in the case of OWOB, just elementary visual observation. The evidence was ‘oozing’ out of Africa, America and elsewhere, by observation. What appeared to be a ‘defensive’ posture too often was, we need a scientific, evidence based answer, data. Observation and memory were critical features of our decision making in our origins and evolution and still are. A consensus of colonial doctors early in the 20th century would have advised the Indigenous peoples what I would say today, a 100 years later. Avoid the European foods of flour, sugar, booze and smoking and you will be free of European diseases, as you were before you were invaded by Europe.
Europe gave the world colonialism, initially perhaps a mixture of adventure, greed and invasion that spawned land grab, commodity exploitation, mortality and morbidity from imported infectious diseases, genocide, poverty, then the epidemic of degenerative diseases such as CHD, OWOB, and DM. This was male driven and male controlled. The history of the species homosapiens from late Neolithic times is drenched in acts of male aggression.
The Supermarkets and Food markets arose in the 1950’s in the affluent world and a more extensive processing of basic ingredients of animal and vegetable commenced. While food supplied energy-nutrition still, it was taken over by food manufacturing conglomerates, creating an immense range of edible products to satisfy their commercial and financial obligations to investors. Their purogative was profit, cost effectiveness, so cheap edible food items such as flour, sugar, fructose, vegetable oils became components of ‘attractive’, ‘creative’ products. Extensive containerization and advertising of food followed. Satiety was more difficult to effect with oscillating levels of glucose and insulin from CHO consumption. It was the negative side of capitalism that Adam Smith verbalized over 150 years ago. They had to find ways of getting the proletariat to buy. This venture was not created for ‘health’ reasons, for survival, it was purely commercial, in ignorance. Capitalism can survive, be practiced to avoid disease, it just has to want to, to be persuaded to, be shown how to, like with ‘alternate energy’.The ‘processing’ of food was entirely unnecessary for nutritional purposes, survival and is another example of where we pursue change, without cognizance of other consequences.I refer to this as my’ modified law of change’, progress, where there is a negative consequence, opposite, of unpredicted nature, extent or duration’.HSLC. Yes, I checked with Newton first!
The presence of commercial and financial ignorance pervades the planet today, as it has since we started the exchange of articles and services 10-12000 years ago. So its time the Corporate Drongos were dissected from the entities of power, control and the practitioners of the systems required for species survival, take leadership respectively. Women will lead, because they have the intuitive, innate survival skill, responsibility for their family, evolved and adapted arguably since sexual reproduction emerged as the primal mechanism of replication, reproduction in the animal species. Dimorphism was the biological phenotypic expression of this in most species and it would be billions of years ago it emerged.They will effect a change in nutrition and most of the 33,000 items in the Supermarket, will be viewed for what most are and its not disease avoidance, or to live longer.
Hunter-gatherers studied up until several years ago were not afflicted with CHD, AVD,OWOB, DM, and it seems that included many cancers. They consumed between 2-500 different natural items of nutrition in a year and no processed CHO, sugar,fructose,trans fats or vegetable oils. This is referred to as natural foods. Tobacco and alcohol consumption are recent hs life practices. You do not need to help a University with its finances, on how you can avoid disease morbidity and mortality knowing that.
I am preparing a blog on how you can effect natural nutrition in an affluent society.