Processed food cause lifestyle diseases

Letters, Normal

The National, Tuesday, May 3, 2011

I read with interest the current debate about the proposal to ban lamb flaps.
The health committee claims lamb flaps are the cause of heart disease and obesity. 
Saturated animal fats have been eaten for millennia and it is only since the introduction of the “healthy” diet based on carbohydrates, introduced some 20 years ago, that cardiovascular disease and obesity have really taken off.
While in Port Moresby recently, I went shopping and was sad to see so many processed products being sold. 
Obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes are caused by consumption of these products.
The data is out there if you want to find it. Check out
Has anyone read The Great Cholesterol Con by Dr Malcolm Kendrick, $29 Billion Reasons to Lie about Cholesterol by Justin Smith, Trick or Treat by Barry Groves or Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston A Price? 
Please read and learn.
How can a product that has not been “processed” be bad for you? 
All the low fat, vegetable fats, etc, are heavily processed and have no nutritional value and cost a fortune. 
What people ought to be advised is to stop eating are all products that have been processed.
What was the traditional diet of Papua New Guinea? 
Isn’t it better to go back to this way of eating? 
Were the people obese and sick when traditional foods were consumed?
Before anyone falls in the line with the misguided Western way of eating, please look at how the West is doing in the battle against heart disease, obesity and diabetes.
If the West does not have the answer, please do not follow them.


Sarah Chetah
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