Thursday, September 24, 2009


I respect the opinions and knowledge of others and I am always up for some good debate but I was quite disappointed when I was blackballed off a site recently. I brought up some valid arguments which created counterarguments. Ben W. chimed in with some excellent points that I guess ended the debate. I am fascinated at how close minded and stubborn people can be.

I would like to poll the top 50 CrossFitters in Canada and see how they eat. I am going to start with all the monsters at CrossFit Caglary. I bet most eat a shit load of eggs and bacon and they have awesome cholesterol. In the near future I am going to get some blood work and just dump my body full of fat and cholesterol while minimizing all grains and sugars. I want to prove, by using myself this cholesterol con.

Anyway's here is Ben's post that got deleted (it is in response to a bunch of horse shit about fat being evil and some bogus studies along with BS on Gary Taubes being unqualified to research scientific studies)....the guy is fucking smart and I can't wait to have him in my gym as a trainer.

"Taubes investigates the science behind the lipid hypothesis. For an understanding of this hypothesis and how it fails to show any correlation look here:
The first study cited on dietary fat and the risk of coronary heart disease in women ( is an observational study that only hypotheses can be derived from. They show correlation, not causation. If anything the study shows a correlation between trans fat and CVD, which I agree with. They even go onto say that low-fat, high carbohydrate diets (promoted by the likes of AHA) cause decreased levels of HDL and increased levels of fasting triglycerides. "Because low levels of HDL cholesterol and high levels of triglycerides independently increase risk, the value of replacing fat in general with carbohydrates has been questioned."
The link for "great advice" about eating well lead me to a brochure sponsored by Becel. Surely you do not suggest that eating vegetable oil (which is normally liquid at room temperature) in the form of margarine is better for you then butter? Their understanding of simple biochemistry is lacking, stating that LDL cholesterol simply "leaves plaque deposits on the arterial walls." They are correct in stating that your liver produces the bulk of cholesterol in your body, however, HMG Co-A Reductase is the enzyme responsible for cholesterol synthesis in your body. Insulin and glucagon are the main regulators of this enzyme. They even state that "Dietary cholesterol only has an effect in some people. From a nutrition perspective, the best way for controlling blood cholesterol is to eat a healthy diet that is lower in fat, especially saturated and trans fat." Well if the majority of cholesterol in your body is made by your liver, which is controlled by HMG Co-A Reductase, which in turn is regulated by Insulin, wouldn't the best way to control blood lipids be a diet that best controls blood sugar? "

1 comment:

  1. Sean,

    The world is full of close minded idiots. We have to be able to evolve, we have to known that what we think we know may in fact be wrong. We have to open to learning more. People who fail to get this never, I mean never develop into their potential.

    Good luck this weekend.