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“Sadly, all too often, scientists (who should know better) fall in love with a hypothesis and set up an experiment to confirm it instead of trying to falsify it. Then when their machinations fail and the experiment is a bust, they try to put a good face on and make like the experiment really showed what they wanted it to show all along. Just as there is no doubt a bias in the mainstream news media, sad to say, there is also a bias in the mainstream medical scientific media. Most academic nutritional researchers hold [the following] near and dear to their hearts; Eating saturated fat = elevated cholesterol = heart disease.” Dr Michael R. Eades, M.D.
Ever since my fit tip, of several weeks ago, on the pain relieving benefits of gin soaked raisins, I have paid more attention to other foods that either by folk medicine reputation, or by proven science, tout the ability to relieve pain.
Botanist James A. Duke, PhD, and author of The Green Pharmacy Guide to Healing Foods. says, “Almost always, if we find pharmaceuticals doing the trick (that is relieving pain), we’ll find a plant doing the same trick − and doing it more safely.”
Essential to good health, especially women’s wellness, cholesterol should not be something that is feared and revered when eating a nutritious diet. It is a naturally occurring product found in the body which is made by the liver. It is vital to normal cell function and is the parent molecule for such major hormones as estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. It is critical to the immune system and the brain. Even if you did not consume any cholesterol at all, you would still find it present in your body. Your diet is actually secondary when it comes to looking at cholesterol levels, but this is often ignored by doctors.
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Chocolate is made from plants, which means it contains many of the health benefits of dark vegetables. These benefits are from flavonoids, which act as antioxidants. Antioxidants protect the body from aging caused by free radicals, which can cause damage that leads to heart disease. Dark chocolate contains a large number of antioxidants (nearly 8 times the number found in strawberries). Flavonoids also help relax blood pressure through the production of nitric oxide, and balance certain hormones in the body.
There’s a reason you’re confused. Years ago, butter was a no-no. Vegetable-oil-based margarines surged in popularity as doctors began to understand the dangers of saturated fat. But the butter-versus-margarine debate is a slippery subject. Some margarines have unhealthy Tran’s fats, while others have confusing health claims. Meanwhile, some say butter is an “all-natural” choice.