a little. Now and then.
for being so Politically inCorrect for many years. All those formative years, now not only wasted but very much in need of unsuppliable correction (for others, that is).
DO YOU REMEMBER
that famous official ‘Food Pyramid’? You know, the one that had those disgusting natural fats and proteins at the very top, and all the lovely-healthy-wonderful breads and doughnuts and buns and grains and things along the bottom; with the injunction to wolf as much as you
can wish from the bottom but stay well away from the top? You weren’t allowed butter but could gobble all the healthy margarine and other recommended artificial substitute ‘fats’ you could stomach …
SO HERE’S A
quote from an FPD* of that golden age of health advice—
She dedicates Nourishing Fats “To the memory of Mary G. Enig, PhD” (1931-2014), her long-time colleague, friend, and coauthor of key articles and books. The two books they wrote together are Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and Diet Dictocrats (1995) and Eat Fat, Lose Fat: The healthy Alternative to Trans Fats (2005). More than 30 years ago, Dr. Enig exposed the connection between trans-fat margarine and heart disease and cancer. The medical establishment first ignored her, then vilified her, and finally years later treated her findings concerning trans-fat as an unsurprising, obvious fact.
To read from source: CLICK HERE
—make of it what you will. Or go find the very latest all-singing all-dancing health advice from your Health and Medicine Establishment (you know who I mean—those guys who told you that to even walk by a room containing an egg was to risk arterialclaustofosis, to even glimpse a picture of a butter wrapper would collapse you to the ground in fits of spasms whilst the blubber would be piling around your waist in layers too fast for your bathroom scales to follow).
Real butter, I’m told, comes from contented grass-fed cows. Organic if you can get it, a natural lovely golden colour devoid of artificial colourings. Not white.
Brought up on such I was often gob-smacked to see Americans cheerfully spreading some sort of health-promoting white grease from packets labelled ‘butter’. Yeuch.
Butter, dammit, comes from cows. Not laboratories:
Stay away from eggs too. (Well, they used to command us so from the minarets of ‘good advice’—it had to be truth, all the newspapers and ladies’ magazines were full of it.)
And (horrors~!) even the lethal egg is now legal again … and salt! But don’t get me started on the advantages of genuine salt over the de-salted salt they sell as ‘free flowing and health promoting’ table salt.
Graze as close to the ground as you can get and to hell with their officials, fashion, healthy pyramids, food police, and their ‘advice’.
* FDP = Food Pyramid Denier (shock, horror, dismay!)
Sadly in NZ lard still seems effectively unattainable—I have to render down my own. O tempora, o mores …