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Time Magazine: Eat Butter

Postby John McDougall » Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:59 pm

Time Magazine says “Eat Butter”
Big Food’s Last Ditch Efforts

I know the word is getting out. Go to Google and enter “Ronald Krauss.” This famous UCSF Adjuvant Professor and Director of Atherosclerosis Research at Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute is now known among his colleagues as "Dr. Lard.”

You will find that the 3rd or 4th listing in your Google search of "Ronald Krauss" is my newsletter about this key employee of the beef and dairy industries, and after reading my words you will understand how he has made it possible for Time magazine do a cover story this week titled, “Eat Butter.” (June 23, 2014) (http://time.com/magazine/south-pacific/ ... h-pacific/)

Bryon Walsh, the author of this inflammatory article subtitled, “Scientists Labeled Fat the Enemy. Why They Were Wrong” is a sloppy investigator (or worse). He overlooked the critique I did of Krauss’ research in my March 2014 Newsletter (https://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2014nl/mar/krauss2.htm). He also missed Fred Pollack’s critique of the newest article, the Chowdhury study, published in an attempt to defend eating animal foods in the May 2014 McDougall Newsletter. (https://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2014nl ... huryp3.pdf). Even more unforgivable is that Walsh missed the detailed investigations of the low-carb diet liars by Plant Positive (See http://www.plantpositive.com/).

I know it seems like people (Ornish, Esselstyn, Campbell, Barnard, McDougall, et al.) who believe that the human diet is based on plants (and that butter, bacon, and Brie are bad for people and the planet) are losing the battle. The other possibility is that recent headline articles, in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and now, Time magazine, are a last ditch effort by the meat, dairy, and egg industries. Big Food sees the writing on the wall and rightly fears that their destiny will be the same as Big Tobacco. Executives of the tobacco industry almost went to jail for lying to Congress about the addictive properties of their products. Those running similar campaigns to save the livestock industry should be worried about their lying to the public. Their judgment day is right around the corner.

John McDougall, MD

For more articles on the misinformation campaigns and how low-carb diets are dangerous read:
http://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2014nl/jan/smoke.htm
http://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2014nl/mar/krauss2.htm
http://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2014nl/apr/clintons.htm
http://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2012nl/jun/paleo2.htm
Watch this lecture: http://www.drmcdougall.com/health/educa ... arb-diets/
Watch this Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zVxA6yipv4
On mistakes and plagiarism see: http://thescienceofnutrition.wordpress. ... stic-note/
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Re: Time Magazine: Eat Butter

Postby molly25 » Tue Jun 17, 2014 3:36 pm

And the hits keep on coming. Yesterday there was this at the Guardian. "For the Love of Lard."

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2014/jun/16/love-lard-pig-fat-back-on-menu

One of the commenters mentioned that he ate lard drippings in his younger years (and presumably more fat later) and now, in his 70s, was diagnosed with heart disease even though he considered himself "normal weight and fit." The commenters are about 99% pro-fat.
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Re: Time Magazine: Eat Butter

Postby Gershon » Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:58 pm

Dr. McDougall,

You aren't losing the battle. I lost 28 pounds on your diet and now I'm just above the middle of a normal weight for my height. I told a friend about your diet and she has lost 13 pounds. She still hasn't given up cheese, but she is thinking about it.

The people you are winning may never write an article for Time magazine. I'm too busy hiking the mountains in Colorado. We will spread the word with an active, healthy and happy lifestyle.

Aside from your efforts, the meat industry is slowly being priced out of existence. Feed is becoming too expensive if it's available. The dust storms are starting again in Boise, OK due to lack of water. If you don't win the fight, nature will win it for you.
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Re: Time Magazine: Eat Butter

Postby openmind » Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:50 pm

Gershon wrote:Dr. McDougall,

You aren't losing the battle. I lost 28 pounds on your diet and now I'm just above the middle of a normal weight for my height. I told a friend about your diet and she has lost 13 pounds. She still hasn't given up cheese, but she is thinking about it.

The people you are winning may never write an article for Time magazine. I'm too busy hiking the mountains in Colorado. We will spread the word with an active, healthy and happy lifestyle.

Aside from your efforts, the meat industry is slowly being priced out of existence. Feed is becoming too expensive if it's available. The dust storms are starting again in Boise, OK due to lack of water. If you don't win the fight, nature will win it for you.


I just heard on NPR today that since meat prices are rising, some stores are starting to re-introduce the famous 'pink slime' ground beef. They must be getting desperate.

Since I live on a diet of rice, beans, sweet potatoes, pasta, lentils and fruits and vegetables, I am unaffected by the price of beef or chicken.
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Re: Time Magazine: Eat Butter

Postby veg tom » Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:39 am

rock on dr. your the best :nod:
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Re: Time Magazine: Eat Butter

Postby CarrotTopsRGreen » Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:07 am

I take several gardening and farm magazines (Mother Earth News, Hobby Farm Home), and there are frequent articles expounding on the bliss of eating and cooking with lard. Ugh. Just the thought of using lard grosses me out. The thing that bothers me is that these same magazines have loads of articles on saving and cleaning up the environment, but they won't give up their meat-and-fat-centered bent.
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Re: Time Magazine: Eat Butter

Postby Sage Green » Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:04 am

John McDougall wrote:Time Magazine says “Eat Butter”
Big Food’s Last Ditch Efforts

Their judgment day is right around the corner.

John McDougall, MD



I understand you being upset by such articles like the one in TIME magazine, but your statement sounds almost Biblical. I noticed you made a similar statement in a seminar when talking about Paleo and Low Carb diets. Isn't that a little overly dramatic? Don't you think you should reserve that type of statement for the Old Testament prophets or John the Baptist?
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Re: Time Magazine: Eat Butter

Postby William Stefanstein » Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:51 pm

You reap what you sow. Considering the insane greed, the way they have harmed the environment, the way they treat the animals, they way they have sickening the population...........it's not a stretch that they will have some serious explaining to do one day. SOON AND VERY SOON!
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Re: Time Magazine: Eat Butter

Postby colonyofcells » Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:56 pm

Instead of day of judgment, maybe it is just karma of nature or karma of gaia.
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Re: Time Magazine: Eat Butter

Postby soul food » Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:16 pm

Well I am a pagan and I think physicians take the Hippocratic Oath or some version of it.
Maybe the judgement will be Apollo's or maybe the judgement of science that they are liars, lying for profit/prophet. I think death and bankruptcy are pretty dramatic. Trying to remember...I think Apollo's arrows were part of his judgement and that was plague...sickness.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippocratic_Oath

lots more at the link

English translation[edit]
I swear by Apollo, the healer, Asclepius, Hygieia, and Panacea, and I take to witness all the gods, all the goddesses, to keep according to my ability and my judgment, the following Oath and agreement:
To consider dear to me, as my parents, him who taught me this art; to live in common with him and, if necessary, to share my goods with him; To look upon his children as my own brothers, to teach them this art; and that by my teaching, I will impart a knowledge of this art to my own sons, and to my teacher's sons, and to disciples bound by an indenture and oath according to the medical laws, and no others.
I will prescribe regimens for the good of my patients according to my ability and my judgment and never do harm to anyone.
I will give no deadly medicine to any one if asked, nor suggest any such counsel; and similarly I will not give a woman a pessary to cause an abortion.
But I will preserve the purity of my life and my arts.
I will not cut for stone, even for patients in whom the disease is manifest; I will leave this operation to be performed by practitioners, specialists in this art.
In every house where I come I will enter only for the good of my patients, keeping myself far from all intentional ill-doing and all seduction and especially from the pleasures of love with women or men, be they free or slaves.
All that may come to my knowledge in the exercise of my profession or in daily commerce with men, which ought not to be spread abroad, I will keep secret and will never reveal.
If I keep this oath faithfully, may I enjoy my life and practice my art, respected by all humanity and in all times; but if I swerve from it or violate it, may the reverse be my life.


he original oath broken down[edit]
The original Hippocratic Oath can be broken up to cover twelve different areas to which a physician is swearing to; the areas are as follows:[5]
The first is a covenant with the deity Apollo, who is the god of healing. Most modern oaths have removed this portion; however, the original translation reads "I swear by Apollo the physician…".
The second is the Covenant with Teachers, and this is done with the pledge of collegiality and financial support.
Next is the Commitment to Students by the promise to teach those who swear the oath.
After the Commitment to Students comes the Covenant with Patients, and this is the physician's pledge to use their best ability and judgment.
The fifth area is Appropriate Means with the use of standard "dietary" care; this is using the established and accepted practices to treat their patients.
Appropriate Ends is next and says that a doctor is to do what is best for the patient, rather than what is best for the physician.
The seventh area is the Limits on Ends, which was originally in the oath but has been omitted by many medical schools. The Limit on Ends in the oath said that a doctor would not help a woman have an abortion and that the physician would not administer a lethal drug if asked. Both of these have caused many ethical dilemmas in modern times, with abortion being legal in many countries, prisons using lethal drugs to execute prisoners and physicians practicing euthanasia.
The next area is Limits on Means; this refers to the leaving of surgeries and specialty care to those who have been trained in that particular specialty.
Next is Justice; upon taking the oath, the physician is swearing that they will avoid any voluntary act of impropriety or corruption.
After Justice comes Chastity, which states that a physician will not have any sexual contact with their patients.
The eleventh area covered is Confidentiality; this simply says that a doctor will not repeat anything that is seen or heard.
The final area of the oath is Accountability, which is a prayer that the physician be favored by the gods if the oath is kept and punished if it is broken.
When the Oath was rewritten in 1964 by Louis Lasagna, Academic Dean of the School of Medicine at Tufts University, the prayer was omitted, and that version has been widely accepted and is still in use today by many medical schools.[6]
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Re: Time Magazine: Eat Butter

Postby dstewart » Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:11 pm

I'd like to think that the dietary "judgment day is right around the corner," but where is the evidence of that? The media are swollen with articles on how saturated fat, animal fat, lard, butter, eggs, cholesterol, and all the other animal-source fats and fat foods have "gotten a bad rap." These aren't ads from cholesterol companies. And magazines and newspapers and book publishers did not publish "Smoke Tobacco" stories about how tobacco had gotten a bad rap, and it was a scientific fraud that associated tobacco smoking with cancer and heart disease. Today, they do publish books on how it was a scientific fraud that associated animal fats with heart disease.

I think a letter from you, Dr. McDougall, to Time Magazine might be useful. But no one is going to be getting a splashy cover story titled "Don't Eat Animal Fat," based on sound science, published in Time or any other major media. That's unfortunate.
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Re: Time Magazine: Eat Butter

Postby Jumpstart » Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:01 am

I know it's popular for vegans and vegetarians to demonize all animal products. I assume this is done primarily by some for ethical reasons and by others because it make compliance easier. I have doubts that cholesterol or animal fats cause most of the health problems in the world. We now have articles written by Dr. Campbell telling us that saturated fat doesn't cause heart disease and that there isn't even one study that shows such a relationship (that one got stuck in my face by my DH who eats Pritikin) and even Keys categorically stated that cholesterol didn't cause heart disease unless you were a rabbit. It's more likely the shear volume of animal protein with growth hormones given animals along with the lack of vegetables causing most of the problems. The single biggest takeaway for me from Dr. McDougall's program is that the calorie density of animal products is causing the obesity problem along with its associated diseases in the world. Knock back the calorie density by totally eliminating animal products and you've solved 90% of your problem. As Dr. McDougall pointed out many times moderation is a slippery slope and simple abstinence is the ideal solution. For those who can handle the moderation thing a Pritikin/Okinawan/Tarahumara or even French/Med way of eating would work just fine.
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Re: Time Magazine: Eat Butter

Postby openmind » Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:43 pm

Jumpstart wrote:I know it's popular for vegans and vegetarians to demonize all animal products. I assume this is done primarily by some for ethical reasons and by others because it make compliance easier. I have doubts that cholesterol or animal fats cause most of the health problems in the world. We now have articles written by Dr. Campbell telling us that saturated fat doesn't cause heart disease and that there isn't even one study that shows such a relationship (that one got stuck in my face by my DH who eats Pritikin) and even Keys categorically stated that cholesterol didn't cause heart disease unless you were a rabbit. It's more likely the shear volume of animal protein with growth hormones given animals along with the lack of vegetables causing most of the problems. The single biggest takeaway for me from Dr. McDougall's program is that the calorie density of animal products is causing the obesity problem along with its associated diseases in the world. Knock back the calorie density by totally eliminating animal products and you've solved 90% of your problem. As Dr. McDougall pointed out many times moderation is a slippery slope and simple abstinence is the ideal solution. For those who can handle the moderation thing a Pritikin/Okinawan/Tarahumara or even French/Med way of eating would work just fine.


It's not a question of 'demonizing' animal products- it's a question of asking what they bring to the table in terms of human health. The only thing they really bring to the table (given that we now know that we can meet all our protein and fat requirements with plant products) is arguably B-12.
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Re: Time Magazine: Eat Butter

Postby MarionP » Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:07 pm

Jumpstart wrote:I know it's popular for vegans and vegetarians to demonize all animal products.


I would hope that there is nothing very surprising or controversial about that. I prefer appealing to a person's sense of compassion rather than using scare tactics, but I see nothing wrong in using well-documented information to turn people away from animal products. Animal products are at worst very bad for you and at best no better than the plant equivalent, so why harm others if your health and happiness don't depend on it?
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Re: Time Magazine: Eat Butter

Postby zumacraig » Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:47 pm

Jumpstart wrote:I know it's popular for vegans and vegetarians to demonize all animal products. I assume this is done primarily by some for ethical reasons and by others because it make compliance easier. I have doubts that cholesterol or animal fats cause most of the health problems in the world. We now have articles written by Dr. Campbell telling us that saturated fat doesn't cause heart disease and that there isn't even one study that shows such a relationship (that one got stuck in my face by my DH who eats Pritikin) and even Keys categorically stated that cholesterol didn't cause heart disease unless you were a rabbit. It's more likely the shear volume of animal protein with growth hormones given animals along with the lack of vegetables causing most of the problems. The single biggest takeaway for me from Dr. McDougall's program is that the calorie density of animal products is causing the obesity problem along with its associated diseases in the world. Knock back the calorie density by totally eliminating animal products and you've solved 90% of your problem. As Dr. McDougall pointed out many times moderation is a slippery slope and simple abstinence is the ideal solution. For those who can handle the moderation thing a Pritikin/Okinawan/Tarahumara or even French/Med way of eating would work just fine.


Huh? Saturated fat is directly related to cholesterol which is directly related to heart disease. No?
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