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In 2015 or there abouts when I started my personal health program, I also created a website "young-foxes.com" where I documented the progression of my learnings and experiences with my personal health program. That content will be transferred to the Lodge too, but first I would like to transfer the blog type articles, which I wrote in those days commenting on good articles and events which I encountered over time in respect of the main topic- health. To me - and that will become evident from what you read here- the largest impact on one´s health, is determined by your nourishment i.e. what you eat and therefore an important motto is simply "let food be thy medicine". But there is a lot more, which will be touched upon. Anyways- you will get the drift by reading the stuff that is following. The content is presented in summary form (most recent first)- teaser, so to speak. When you click "read more", you will get the whole article.

Friday, 03 February 2017 23:37

The Sugar Industries Role in Cardiac Research

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Consumer advocates, nutritional geeks and Atkins freaks really love to speculate about how the "evil industry" influences with lobbying and dubious financial subsidies in politics, science and society in order to maximize their profits at the expense of consumers and their health. Unfortunately, such machinations are often very difficult to prove or understand: By its nature, these kind of manipulations are kept very secret and happen in the background. Recent Study from Archival Documents A significant amount of fuel, was dumped on the fire of such conspiracy theorists on September 13 2016, since a study was  published on that day, which suggest just that: Conspiracy and Manipulation by the Sugar Industry.  The authors of that study have compiled a number of documents from the 60s and 70s, which show in detail how the Sugar Industry in the United States systematically downplayed the risks of sugar for cardiovascular disorders and at the same time upgraded the role of cholesterol and saturated fat in cardiac research in order to promote their interests and profit making. The paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) called, "Sugar Industry and Coronary Heart Disease Research, A Historical Analysis of Internal Industry Documents" (download below) reads like a Agatha Christie thriller: like detectives, the authors scrambled through the archives of the Sugar Research Foundation (SRF) and accumulated hundreds of documents and correspondence to re-construct in acribic detail how the SFR influenced scientific research in the sixties and seventies in a systematic fashion to promote their own interests. Things kind of started in the fifties with the fact that the incidence of cardiovascular diseases was rapidly increasing and therefore science research was highly interested to deal with the issue and find the cause thereof.
Monday, 12 September 2016 00:05

Ancel Keys LDL Theories dismantled

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Ancel Keys was a US scientist, who mainly worked and lived in Minnesota and managed to become a 100 years old (respect!). He reached early international fame by doing the Minnesota Starvation Study to aid the populations on the globe hit by famine after WW II. Later on, he did the Seven Countries Study, for which study he however had data from 20 nations/populations, but only used the seven, which seemed to support his hypothesis. From Wikipedia: After observing in southern Italy the highest concentration of centenarians in the world, Keys hypothesized that a Mediterranean-style diet low in animal fat protected against heart disease and that a diet high in animal fats led to heart disease. The results of what later became known as the Seven Countries Study appeared to show that serum cholesterol was strongly related to coronary heart disease mortality both at the population and at the individual level. As a result, in 1956 representatives of the American Heart Association appeared on television to inform people that a diet, which included large amounts of butter, lard, eggs, and beef would lead to coronary heart disease. This resulted in the American government (George McGovern) recommending that people adopt a low-fat diet in order to prevent heart disease. Keys had concluded that saturated fats as found in milk and meat have adverse effects, while unsaturated fats found in vegetable oils had beneficial effects. This message was obscured for a 20-year period starting around 1985, when all dietary fats were considered unhealthy. This was driven largely by the hypothesis that all dietary fats cause obesity and cancer.
On January 31 2014, the FDA issued a safety warning on the off-label use of testosterone in men, due to old age and required a labeling change to warn for the use of testosterone, due to an increased cardiovascular- and stroke risk.  The wording of that announcement included the following lines:  link here   Testosterone is FDA-approved as replacement therapy only for men, who have low testosterone levels due to disorders of the testicles, pituitary gland, or brain that cause a condition called hypogonadism. Examples of these disorders include failure of the testicles to produce testosterone because of genetic problems, or damage from chemotherapy or infection. However, FDA has become aware that testosterone is being used extensively in attempts to relieve symptoms in men who have low testosterone for no apparent reason other than aging. The benefits and safety of this use have not been established. In addition, based on the available evidence from published studies and expert input from an Advisory Committee meeting, FDA has concluded that there is a possible increased cardiovascular risk associated with testosterone use. These studies included aging men treated with testosterone. Some studies reported an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, or death associated with testosterone treatment, while others did not. That "advice" was dissappointing since several studies published before the warning had already shown a positive correlation to reduced risk for cardio events after therapy and subsequently even in August 2015 a very large study by the Veterans Administration concluded that successfull hormone replacement therapy has a very positive impact on cardiavascular outcomes for the patients involved- 
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