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Old 10-15-2009, 11:56 AM   #1
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Refutation of Metabolic Syndrome

Hello Everyone,

I have previously been to the board to ask for help about my informative speech on Metabolic Syndrome and since you all were so helpful, I am here again for advice on my second speech of the class, the refutation speech. And by the way, my informative speech went great and I stirred up a lot of interest in the class.

A lot of my facts clicked with them and many of the students started to understand what is really going on when you consume sugar and other unhealthy processed foods. It's interesting to see that everyone knows that junk food is "bad" but when you take it a step further and give a 15 min long speech explaining what "bad" really is, it is interesting to see the new level of understanding come about in people.

Anyway, I now have to give a refutation speech explaining other viewpoints that go against what metabolic syndrome is. I was thinking maybe explain that most people think that fat is bad for you, when indeed it is essential in the body. I could maybe site the studies done of all-meat diets.. Another one I was thinking was the whole calories in = calories out way of tackling weight issues.

I'm curious to hear any other ideas that the cf board has of what practices go against metabolic syndrome. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 10-15-2009, 01:10 PM   #2
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Re: Refutation of Metabolic Syndrome

2 things that come to mind are:
  • USDA food pyramid (not a study but I'm sure it's based on them)
  • Look up the studies Ancil Keyes used to promote the 'fat is bad' theory. They are referenced in GCBC.
I would think you could also reference the accepted "conventional wisdom" of the AMA, ADA, etc...

Really an interesting project. Good luck.
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Old 10-15-2009, 05:43 PM   #3
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Re: Refutation of Metabolic Syndrome

governmental conspiracy with the proceeds to big pharma because they need to sell more drugs
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Old 10-15-2009, 05:48 PM   #4
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Re: Refutation of Metabolic Syndrome

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governmental conspiracy with the proceeds to big pharma because they need to sell more drugs
... to finance the secret world takeover by the Masons and the Illuminati. It's all in Dan Brown's latest book.
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Old 10-15-2009, 08:00 PM   #5
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Re: Refutation of Metabolic Syndrome

felt bad about my post...

here try this and see if it works in your favour.

metabolic syndrome is not a problem nor a concern but merely a consequence of high blood pressure. solve hypertension people, metabolic problems go away.
lower bp by?
weight loss -> exercise-> life style changes (stop smoking, reduce alcohol intake, stress management) -> better nutrition = no metabolic syndrome.
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Old 10-18-2009, 02:52 PM   #6
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Re: Refutation of Metabolic Syndrome

Right now I have three main points:

1. The Healthy "Whole-Grain" Scam
2. Alleged Dangers of Eating Fat
3. Problems with the Food Pyramid

Any thoughts, suggestions, or good sources of information would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 10-26-2009, 11:15 AM   #7
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Re: Refutation of Metabolic Syndrome

Research how the food pyramid first came about....and how the grain and dairy industry had their hand in designing it for maximum profit. Nothing new....people/industries making rules so they can profit....
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Old 10-27-2009, 02:07 PM   #8
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Re: Refutation of Metabolic Syndrome

Here is an outstanding lecture by Dr. Robert Lustig from the UCSF Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism. He debunks many of the myths surrounding Metabolic Syndrome

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnniua6-oM (W/FS)
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