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Unprocessed Meat Does Not Cause Heart Disease..

Date: April 15, 2021 | Time: 1:27pm | Posted By: Dr. Jay Cullinane

From time to time, I have a patient tell me they avoid red meat. If I ask why, the answer is they want to avoid heart disease. Sadly, it takes a lot to convince them that red meat does not cause heart disease.The idea that red meat causes heart disease comes from a series of assumptions. First, since the plaques that block the arteries around the heart contain a lot of cholesterol, then the cause must be the cholesterol. What.... <view entire article>

2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans..

Date: March 17, 2021 | Time: 7:54am | Posted By: Dr. Jay Cullinane

Every five years, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans is updated. A scientific advisory committee reviews the current research on nutrition and makes recommendations to the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services. When those recommendations are published, government agencies hold hearings that are open for public comment. Anyone can participate in the process. But guess who participates the most... industry lobbyists. After all, the prevailing attitude is "the business of America is business."The current guidelines urge.... <view entire article>