Where is the Critical Media?

Donuts sandwich from Kentucky Fried Chicken

Donuts sandwich from Kentucky Fried Chicken(R)

Where Is That Damned Critical Media When It’s Needed?

How come they only complain loudly when we talk about red meat and eggs? Do you suppose that eating a steak and eggs is worse than this new sandwich from Kentucky Fries?

Full nutrition information:

Nutrition label for donut sandwich

Chicken & Donut Sandwich (Chicken & Donut SandwichSugar, Water, Corn Syrup, Contains Less Than 2% Of The Following: To Preserve Freshness (Sorbic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sulfiting Agents), Carrageenan, Artificial Flavor, Pectin, Agar-Agar, Citric Acid, Colored With (Caramel Color), Honey. Enriched Unbleached Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Iron As Ferrous Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Enzyme, Ri Boflavin, Folic Acid), Palm Oil, Whey (A Milk Derivative), Water, Dextrose, Soybean Oil, Yeast, Contains Less Than 2% Of The Following: Salt, Leavening (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Baking Soda), Defatted Soy Flour, Skim Milk, Distilled Monoglycerides, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, To Preserve Freshness (Calcium Propionate), Cellulose Gum, Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum, Ascorbic Acid, Colored With Beta Carotene. Contains Up To 18% Water, Seasoning [Rice Starch, Salt, Onion Powder, Natural Chicken Flavor (with Maltodextrin, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Chicken Fat, Dehydrated Cooked Chicken), Spice Extractive], Potassium and Sodium Phosphates. Salt, Spices, Monosodium Glutamate, Corn Starch, Leavening (Sodium Bicarbonate), Garlic Powder, Canola Oil, Citric Acid, Natural Flavorings, Sugar, Corn Syrup Solids, With Not More Than 2% Calcium Silicate Added As An Anti Caking Agent. Or Contains Up To 18% Water, Seasoning [Rice Starch, Salt, Onion Powder, Natural Chicken Flavor (with Maltodextrin, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Chicken Fat, Dehydrated Cooked Chicken), Spice Extractive], Potassium and Sodium Phosphates. Salt, Spices, Monosodium Glutamate, Corn Starch, Leavening (Sodium Bicarbonate), Garlic Powder, Canola Oil, Modified Corn Starch, Spice Extractives, Citric Acid, And Not More Than 2% Calcium Silicate Added (As Anti Caking Agent).)

Is This For Real?

…asked a UK friend from me on Facebook…”it is” was my answer.

The most important things that people have so far told me:

“It’s 1100 Calories in one meal”…

“I would have bought it 5 years ago”

  • 1100 Calories is not a problem. If you were to eat OMAD (one meal a day) on a time restricted diet, you would eat more than 1100 Calories in one meal but it better be real food
  • If you ate 1100 Calories in one meal in meat and fat, you would be fine because you ate a nutritious meal
  • If you ate 1100 Calories in a bowl of sugar, you will drop dead for two reasons:
    • You ate no nutrients only energy. Energy will make you run but your body cannot function on energy alone
    • You will be malnourished to the point that no cell will be able to hold together in your body
  • If you ate 1100 in a mix of fat and sugar (which is what this is) you will get a heart attack in a very short time, and you will also be too fat to fit through the door to your doctor. Fat and glucose are two fuels. In this meal you are eating 2 fuels only and no nutrition
  • If you tell me “but there is meat”, I highlighted for you the meat in this item: It’s dehydrated cooked chicken and it is at the end of the list of ingredients. In the US, FDA regulations state that the ingredients need to be listed in the decreasing order in which they are contained in the food. So the first item makes up most of the food and the rest much less. Here is the true ingredient list (from the top of the above image): Sugar, Water, Corn Syrup, Contains Less Than 2% Of The Following: …. dehydrated cooked chicken
  • Yes, I too would have bought this to taste 5 years ago when I didn’t know any better. 5 years ago I still ate the SAD (Standard American Diet) and tastes that mixed sweet with savory really appealed to me. I most certainly would have eaten this too.

So What Are You Eating?

In this “meal”, if we can call it that, you are eating:

  • sugar
  • water
  • corn syrup (sugar)
  • flavorings, stabilizers, and coloring
  • less than 2% of what’s in this is chicken meat

So what are you eating? Sugar with sugar and a bunch of coloring and flavoring. Is this food? Is this approved by the American Heart Association? By the American Diabetes Association? By the FDA? By Anyone for crying out loud? Of course, I am waiting for it to be pushed by Harvard… they always support the unhealthy.

Where is the media crying out now that this will kill you? Where is the TV telling you that this is unhealthy? Does EVERYONE make money from this?

The Sad Answer

Everyone is making money from this–except you, the consumer. No one will complain! When you get sick, all industries benefit. If you get healthy, no one does. So they tell you to stop eating red meat and coconut butter because it will make you healthy because if you become healthy, it will kill THEM!

If people ate healthy:

  • Pharmaceuticals would stop selling drugs and would go bankrupt
  • Hospitals would close for lack of enough patients
  • The TV industry would suffer because of lack of drug advertisements
  • Many doctors would lose their jobs
  • Many nurses would lose their jobs
  • Pharmacies would mostly only sell cosmetics, greeting cards, & water
  • Medical insurance companies would have no paying members
  • Furniture makers would not be able to sell those double-sized chairs
  • Grocery stores would make less money–junk food makes much more money than health-food
  • Farming industry would have to change from giant mono-crops to small orchids
  • Bees would return to healthy living
  • Birds would return to healthy living
  • Wild animals would return to healthy living
  • CO2 would reduce because drugs would not be trucked around 24/7 with gas guzzling mega trucks
  • Few sick hours–if any–by the workers so more work would be done–productivity would increase
  • People would spend more money on vacations and fun so new industries would sprung up to support the healthy

Why is this not going to happen?

In order for a new empire to rise, the old one must fall.

In order to create a healthy society, all the support mechanisms of the sick society must fall. And that’s not going to happen if we wait for the industries to change.

We The People Must Change!

No one will change our lives. We need to change it ourselves. If you want a healthy society, stop talking and start acting. Stop eating junk like this because by buying it, you support the industry that makes it and you are also supporting all other industries that live off the spoils by providing services to those who get sick from eating it. It is not possible for you to sit back and watch people eat this.

Where are the vegan tribes blocking people from buying meat in stores? Why don’t they block people from eating this kind of food?

This is a sick worldin every sense of the word. 

Angela

Comments are welcomed and are moderated for appropriateness, as always

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Paradigm Shift: The Importance of the Right Anecdotal Evidence

The Power of Anecdotal Evidence by the CEO

Tracey D Brown CEO ADA

As many of you know, I have been writing about nutrition for several years. Usually the story is disappointing because most of the time it’s about debunking a badly formulated peer reviewed academic publication. Well… here you are in for a bit of a surprise!

Continue reading

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Beyond Keto Summit–Learn from the Experts

The Upcoming Excitement

Join virtually the Beyond Keto Summit. The video shows the speakers–one of them is yours truly. I discuss migraine. Lots of topics are covered, from diet to heart health to Alzheimer’s to sports and many more. The Summit is free to watch live here. Sign up and enjoy the presentations. It starts January 29th and goes through February 2nd.

See you there!

Angela

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Do You Like To Drink?

An intoxicated man drinking beer

An intoxicated man drinking beer

Does Alcohol Make You Fat?

The gym I go to sends regular emails with suggestions and interesting facts. The email I received today sparked my curiosity, because it asked a provocative question: Does alcohol make you fat? The question linked to a blog article provided the answer.

You all know me by now… 😉

Few things can pass without a good criticism on my part, unless it is written with all angles considered and discussed. This article came so short in this requirement that I posted a response under comments–it is in moderation queue as I write this. Below is a copy-paste (with edits… forever typos… lol) of what I wrote in my comment. Continue reading

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Ketosis, Fad Diets, & Facts

PRESS RELEASE

Do you know what a fad is? It is defined as

an intense and widely shared enthusiasm for something, especially one that is short-lived and without basis in the object’s qualities; a craze (Google dictionary)

What this means is that any way of eating (call it diet if you will) is a fad if it is widely shared with enthusiasm, short-lived, and has no claim of a factual base. Continue reading

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Keto-Mojo Blogs About Stanton Migraine Protocol

PRESS RELEASE

The long-awaited story about my work on migraine prevention is published on the website of Keto-Mojo. Keto-Mojo is a California company that a few years ago started to sell an excellent quality blood glucose and blood ketones (beta hydroxybutyrate or BHB) testing kit. When I first heard about Keto-Mojo–frankly I no longer remember where I heard of them–I already owned every single type of blood glucose and BHB testing kit available in the US. Continue reading

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Bad Science & Social Media Chatter

Image from The Lancet

The Power of Social Media over Bad Science

Can the common folk change their destiny by openly discussing science (good or bad science, even those that are just mimicking research)? Recently, on Twitter in particular, scientific debates are daily. Some of these debates can become less than cordial, but, on average, the ugly and the constructive sort of balance out. Often the constructive wins. Here is the latest example: an article originally published by The Lancet that received a nasty treatment from many online discussions—including from me, see here, here, and here. Continue reading

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Why We Can’t Beat The Vegans To It

They Did It Again

The Game Changer movie is out and is sweeping through the minds of men of all ages! Yep, they will try the vegan diet because of the penis part of the movie. I am not going to talk about the penis story. It was the highlight of the movie in the eyes of all men for sure!

There is nothing better than to appeal to the ego when we want to sell a story (or an expensive car or purse or jewelry). Humans seem to live for being different from thy neighbors. While a designer purse or red convertible are likely to catch the eyes (not heart) of a young female beauty on the street, getting more and bigger erections (while sleeping and you have no clue about them) may be an equally provocative eye-catcher for men. I am not a man so just guessing here. Continue reading

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Children in Ketosis: The Feared Fuel

PRESS RELEASE

I have written an article in Medium that I have completely forgotten about mentioning here. Bad girl… well, it is better later than never. Shortly after I published that article and it went viral, it was republished by Marika Sboros on her website with a beautiful header image that I love to look at. Whichever you prefer to read, just read it.

What’s All The Fuss About?

We often hear that glucose is the human primary fuel and ketones are the secondary (backup) fuel for those times when glucose is not available. But is that really true? Continue reading

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Where is the Beef? The 6 Papers That Turned the World Up-Side-Down

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Image from the New York Times article

About the News on “No Harm” from Red Meat

You have heard it by now. For sure. Several academic articles hit the press (below the belt) on October 1, 2019, published by the Annals of Internal Medicine:

Unprocessed Red Meat and Processed Meat Consumption: Dietary Guideline Recommendations From the Nutritional Recommendations” (here)

Patterns of Red and Processed Meat Consumption and Risk for Cardiometabolic and Cancer Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Cohort Studies” (here)

Effect of Lower Versus Higher Red Meat Intake on Cardiometabolic and Cancer Outcomes: A Systematic Review of Randomized Trials” (here)

Health-Related Values and Preferences Regarding Meat Consumption: A Mixed-Methods Systematic Review” (here)

Red and Processed Meat Consumption and Risk for All-Cause Mortality and Cardiometabolic Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Cohort Studies” (here)

Reduction of Red and Processed Meat Intake and Cancer Mortality and Incidence: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Cohort Studies” (here) Continue reading

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