New book in Dutch

Eet vet word slank

Eet vet word slank gepubliceerd januari 2013

In dit boek lees je o.a.: * heel veel informatie ter bevordering van je gezondheid; * hoe je door de juiste vetten te eten en te drinken kan afvallen; * hoe de overheid en de voedingsindustrie ons, uit financieel belang, verkeerd voorlichten; * dat je van bewerkte vetten ziek kan worden.

Trick and Treat:
How 'healthy eating' is making us ill
Trick and Treat cover

"A great book that shatters so many of the nutritional fantasies and fads of the last twenty years. Read it and prolong your life."
Clarissa Dickson Wright

Natural Health & Weight Loss cover

"NH&WL may be the best non-technical book on diet ever written"
Joel Kauffman, PhD, Professor Emeritus, University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, PA

Metabolic Syndrome and Cancer

Pothiwala P, Jain SK, Yaturun S. Metabolic Syndrome and Cancer. August 2009; 7(4): 279-288.


Since its first description by Reavan in 1988, accepted criteria for clinical identification of the components of metabolic syndrome have been promulgated by the National Cholesterol Education Program/Adult Treatment Panel III (NCEP/ATP III) and the World Health Organization (WHO) as well as the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE). Insulin resistance is a common metabolic abnormality underlying type 2 diabetes mellitus and is also an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Although ATP III identified cardiovascular disease (CVD) as the primary clinical outcome of the metabolic syndrome, we now have evidence that metabolic syndrome is associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus, polycystic ovarian disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and possibly some cancers. This review summarizes evidence in support of the relationship between metabolic syndrome and various cancers and possible underlying mechanisms and therapeutic interventions.

COMMENT: It's good to see that the medical profession is catching up with what many of us have known for years.

The metabolic syndrome, diabetes, heart disease, obesity and the 70-odd other chronic degenerative conditions that are listed on this website have all been shown to be related to insulin resistance.

And insulin resistance is known to be the result of eating a 'healthy' low-fat diet based on masses of carbohydrates — 6 to 11 portions of starches, 5 portions of fruit and veg, etc — plus the polyunsaturated vegetable margarines and cooking oils that are high in omega-6 fatty acids.

Cancer, which this review considers as also being the result of insulin resistance, was actually one of the first diseases to be recognised as a result of high levels of sugars in the blood. The term 'sugars', incidentally, does not just refer to the white granulated stuff you put in coffee, the word encompasses all the foods that are converted to glucose or fructose by the digestion. These include table sugar, fruit, honey, candy, milk (not cream), bread, pasta, breakfast cereals, cookies, biscuits, cakes, and rice and all other grains. Contrary to what you might think, fructose (which is found in fruit) is the worst one.

With a bit of luck, and if the nutritionists can bear to start telling the truth, reviews like the one above just might start a change to the current dietary recommendations so that we can go back to eating the truly healthy diet we had before 'healthy eating' was introduced in the 1980s. There are now three times as many cancers as there was then.

Last updated 2 August 2009

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