This morning, I saw a story on the local news that a study was recently published in which it was found that cholesterol levels of people who ate chicken in place of other meats did not reduce their cholesterol. The story went on to say that the conclusion the researchers drew is that regardless of the kind of meat, a person will still have high cholesterol after eating any kind of meat.
Meat doesn’t cause a rise in cholesterol. Eating fats doesn’t even cause a rise in cholesterol. Eating carbs does. If all the researchers were looking at was the difference in cholesterol levels based on the consumption of the types of meats people were eating and not taking into account the carbs, then there is no way they can gauge the impact of chicken vs other meats on a person’s cholesterol. This entire study also forgets to take into account how human bodies work and more specifically, what the liver does for us.
I’m no scientist or doctor, but I’ll put it simply: the liver takes sugar and converts it to fat. That’s why people who are obese often have fatty liver. It’s why people who aren’t obese but eat a lot of carbs can also have fatty liver. It’s why I had fatty liver, and when I eliminated the large percentage of carbs from my diet, I no longer suffered from fatty liver disease. I am no longer diabetic. My vision has improved. I no longer suffer from circulatory issues or tingling extremities.
Keep eating that chicken. Heck, I eat bacon every day, and my cholesterol levels are lower now than they were when I was eating oatmeal, bread, and pasta. We are still a long way from mainstream medicine having a grasp on how our bodies work and process food. Unfortunately, many will suffer and die while the competing research factions (read: funded scientists for lobby groups) fight it out through their scientific papers until the truth finally becomes too obvious for everyone to ignore. Until then, it’s on you to do the right thing: cut the carbs!!!