Sherlock Holmes

I think today everyone believes that diet and health are related in some way.

In fact our modern diet, rich in animal products, is the number one cause of death and disease in the western developed nations. The correct diet is the foundation of good health.

However you really would have to be a super sleuth and have incredible powers of deduction just to find out what our diet should be. There is so much information and misinformation, so little truth amongst all the lies. There’s a lot of money involved in the food, medical and drug industries. People lie and corporations lie even more just to protect their bottom line. I don’t know how anyone can wade through all the nonsense and come out with the truth. Such a lot of money is being spent on research, but most of the research (about 90%) is nonsense. As Dr Garth Davis in his excellent book “Proteinaholic” puts it, “A Glut of Information and a Famine of Wisdom”. The interesting thing is how the lies get out there and become so widespread. The first problem is Junk Medical Journals publish research that could just not stand any sort of peer review. It can be completely false and misleading and still be published. Any sort of sensational results, no matter how wrong, will be picked up by journalists who are unable or unwilling to recognize the lies but will still put them out there. They will quote, as gospel, those fake research papers from those junk medical journals.

Journalists have become the diet gurus, spreading false but sensational information that you hear almost every day – some medical breakthrough or new wonder drug or wonder diet.

Also, beside the bad advice being spread, quite often the good advice is being hijacked by malicious self-interest groups. This is done in much the same way as bad advice is spread, By questioning the good research, no matter how false the claim, you can be sure the journalists will pick up on the sensational again and spread the lies.

The best advice is to completely ignore any sort of dietary advice from the media.

So where do doctors get their nutritional advice that they hand out to their patients? They get very little in their medical training and most of them don’t have time to follow the research trail and sort out the truth. So they also rely on the media – a very sad state of affairs for our health. Luckily we have a number of dedicated people (examples of which are my “Wellness Warriors”) who do scrutinize research papers and pick out the most relevant and interesting research, correlate the data and give us the real truth. What they have universally concluded is our diet should be plants only. There’s no longer room for any doubt. Forget that “Everything in Moderation” nonsense. Reliable research has shown moderation causes a disproportionate increase in mortality. It has to be whole plant foods the whole of the time.

Don’t rely on the government either to give you the right advice. The CSIRO in their “Wellness Diet” has recommended that people increase their dairy consumption. How can these people be so out of touch? Dairy would have to be about the worst thing for heart disease and cancer. It’s a poison not a food. It doesn’t help your bones either. Just read “Whitewash” by Joseph Keon. Consume dairy at your own peril, but give it to your children is child abuse.

Other media presentations like “Catalyst”, a government sponsored ABC television program, would have us on a Paleo diet – this is an absolutely deadly diet. A short term weight loss but a long term weight gain diet. Very hard to stick to and guaranteed to cause chronic disease. There are several of these low carb type diets out there all with those same outcomes and dangers – beware!!

For the best advice study the books and websites of my “Wellness Warriors”. They will provide all the proof, knowledge, methods and inspiration to make that important dietary change for your optimal health and for a minimal personal impact on this planet.

CAUTION – A WHOLE FOOD PLANT BASED DIET WILL RAPIDLY IMPROVE ANY EXISTING MEDICAL CONDITION. THEREFORE IF YOU CHOOSE TO TRY THIS DIET AND ARE ON MEDICATION FOR YOUR CONDITION YOU SHOULD CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR AND HAVE HIM MONITOR YOUR IMPROVEMENT AND ADJUST YOUR MEDICATION