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Posted by softwareguru on July 23, 2014

Donna asks…

How does your diet increase the risk of heart disease?

I need to know how your diet increases the risk of heart disease. Also i have to give reference to saturated fat and high salt levels

softwareguru answers:

Plaque build up in the arteries are more attributable to carb consumption than dietary fats, which seems to be the conclusion of the following study. Carb consumption raises triglycerides & VLDL (bad cholesterol). Fats raise the HDL (good cholesterol). High triglyceride levels & low HDL levels are an indicator of plaque, glycation – the precursors to a heart attack and heart disease.

Study from the Oxford group examining the postprandial (after-eating) effects of a low-fat vs. Low-carbohydrate diet. (Roberts R et al, 2008)

Postprandial lipoproteins, you’d think, would be plentiful after ingesting a large quantity of fat, since fat must be absorbed via chylomicrons into the bloodstream. But it’s carbohydrates that figure most prominently in determining the pattern and magnitude of postprandial triglycerides and lipoproteins. Much of this effect develops by way of de novo lipogenesis, the generation of new lipoproteins like VLDL after carbohydrate ingestion.

Http://heartscanblog.blogspot.com/2009/11/after-eating-effects-carbohydrates-vs.html

The body does better with more saturated fat than less. Saturated fats are required to make many vitamins & minerals bioavailable so they can be incorporated into the body structure. Saturated fat is required for the body to function properly & to regenerate & heal.

7 Reasons to Eat More Saturated Fat

1) Improved cardiovascular risk factors

Saturated fat in the diet is the only means to reduce the levels of lipoprotein (a) — that correlates strongly with risk for heart disease. Eating fats raises the level of HDL, the good cholesterol.

2) Stronger bones

Saturated fat is required for calcium to be incorporated into bone – According to expert in human health, Mary Enig, Ph.D., as much as 50% of dietary fats should be saturated fats for calcium to be effective in the bone structure.

3) Improved liver health

Studies show that saturated fat encourages the liver cells to dump fat content. Saturated fat has been shown to protect the liver from toxic insults & even to reverse the damage.

4) Healthy lungs

The fat content of lung surfactant is 100% saturated fatty acids. Replacement of these critical fats by other types of fat makes faulty surfactant & potentially causes collapse of the airspaces & respiratory distress.

5) Healthy brain

Your brain is mainly made of fat & cholesterol. Most of the fatty acids in the brain are actually saturated. The brain needs saturated fats to function optimally.

6) Proper nerve signaling & hormone production

Certain saturated fats, found in butter, lard, coconut oil, function directly as signaling messengers that influence the metabolism.

7) Strong immune system

Saturated fats found in butter & coconut oil play key roles in immune health. Loss of sufficient saturated fatty acids in the white blood cells hampers their ability to recognize & destroy foreign invaders, such as viruses, bacteria, germs & fungi. We need them to keep the immune system vigilant against cancerous cells & infectious invaders.

Http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2009/06/06/saturated-fat/

Lipids (made from fatty acids) make up 60–80% of the central nervous system and need to be constantly replenished. Deficiency makes the nervous system vulnerable to the fat soluble metals, such as metallic mercury constantly escaping as vapor evaporating from the amalgam fillings.

Http://www.hbci.com/~wenonah/new/9steps.htm

Saturated fats play many important biologic roles. They are an integral component of cell membranes, which are 50% saturated fat. Lung surfactant is composed entirely, when available, of one particular saturated fat. Properly made with this fat, it prevents asthma & other breathing disorders. For nourishment, heart muscle cells prefer long-chain saturated fats over carbohydrates. Saturated fats are required for bone to assimilate calcium. They help the liver clear out fat & provide protection from the adverse effects of toxins. Saturated fats in butter and coconut oil, play an important role in the immune system. They stabilize proteins that enable white blood cells to destroy invading viruses, bacteria, fungi, & fight tumors. Saturated fatty acids function as signaling messengers for hormone production, including insulin.

Http://www.lewrockwell.com/miller/miller33.1.html

Refined salt may not be healthy, but UNrefined salt is vital to good health. Unrefined salt contains over 80 minerals. Salt & water work together to stimulate the metabolism, help you detoxify, & make sure nerves, hormones & immune system function properly.

Http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/08/25/why-has-this-lifesustaining-essential-nutrient-been-vilified-by-doctors.aspx

James asks…

What are the major disadvantages/abuses of Science and Technology?

It’s for my project. And, I’m desperately searching for really good articles/answers. Please HELP ME!!!! The main topics are:
1. Nuclear Weapons/ Nuclear Energy
2. Environmental Pollution
& many more……….(any other topics)

softwareguru answers:

Check out this brief essay for a start: http://www.geocities.com/savitz_1999/useabuse.htm

Major disadvantages and abuses I can think of that are easy to look up on google are:

1. People focusing on the “could” vs. “should”. That is, they don’t learn from history or ask what potential uses a scientific or technological development could be used for by the “bad” people. Any technology or science that has been used for war or killing others applies here.

2. It benefits people in some way, but alters our environment in some other way (like affecting other species, degrading some physical property of our environment).
-Nuclear energy and environmental pollutants most certainly fall into this topic.

3. We cannot imagine or anticipate the consequences of the technology or scientific finding.
-Of course, nuclear energy, the development of weapons, even computers and the internet have caused deaths, infringement and destruction of personal freedoms, and the exacerbation of previous problems on a whole new scale.
-Antibiotics, herbicides, pesticides are have caused huge problems for the industries and users of the products because we ignored something called evolution; that is, the evolution of resistant superstrains of pests, viruses, bacteria and our “arms race” against them.

To summarize, some good ones to investigate or focus on that aren’t as obvious as nuclear energy and weapons are:

antibiotics, etc. Are we setting ourselves up for a great demise? Focus on effects of health, agriculture, aquaculture, imacts on natural (vs. Cultivated) systems.

Computers and the internet (focus on privacy issues, identity theft, global traffic of illegal and harmful goods and information)

Agriculture and aquaculture. How does it adversely affect our landscapes and the survival and evolution of natural communities and contribute to loss of diversity.

Hope this helps.

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