Oddly, no scientific evidence exists that indicates this level of fat intake will protect us from heart disease, and there is considerable evidence it will not. In fact, a landmark study clearly showed that people with established heart disease who elected to follow the AHA guidelines experienced a progression of their illness, rather than improvement63 Further, the National Academy of Sciences 1982 report on nutrition and disease stated: The scientific data do not provide a strong basis for establishing fat intake at precisely 30 percent of total calories. Indeed, the data could be used to justify an even greater reduction. Nearly half of the calories in whole milk are from fat. Even low-fat milk gets about 38 percent of its calories from fat. Many people erroneously believe that 2% milk is 2 percent fat. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Once the party was over, I continued to get into character (my future self), and now I can turn on my confidence when I need it. This has helped me take action toward my goals when I feel doubtful. For example, before the party, I was hesitant to sign up for the appropriate sciences at college. However, by continuing to practice the same thoughts, feelings, and behavior that I did at the party, I slowly developed more confidence and self-esteem. Today, I have chosen my major, my classes, and . It feels really good to know that I am in control. MY TO - DO LIST Realize that what I believe about myself defines who I will become. Start Acting As If I've already achieved all of my goals--today. Act As If by taking the positive beliefs about myself a step further by thinking like, talking like, dressing like, acting like, and feeling like the person I need to be to live my dreams. Le Guin declared: `We live in capitalism, its power seems inescapable. But then, so did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings.
In an op-ed for the Guardian, British writer and activist George Monbiot made a point that has stuck with me and that I come back to over and over: `To be at peace with a troubled world: this is not a reasonable aim. Monbiot continued: `If you don't fit in, if you feel at odds with the world, if your identity is troubled and frayed, if you feel lost and ashamed it could be because you have retained the human values you were supposed to have discarded. You are a deviant. A deviant. I wasn't quite sure what to make of such a wild notion at first. But I smiled reading it, like I always do when a brave soul puts words to a thing that resonates at an awkwardly private level. Milk labeled 2% is 98 percent fat-free by weight only; Low-fat cow's milk does have less fat, but it's still fat nobody needs, and the quantity of artery-clogging cholesterol is just the same. Attempting to meet these dubious federal guidelines for a healthy heart is a considerable challenge if dairy products make up much of a person's diet. As an illustration, examine the percentage of calories as fat in the dairy products listed in the table above. Clearly, these products should not be part of a heart-healthy diet. The Cost of a Splurge Some ice creams are exceptionally rich in artery-clogging fat. Take a scoop of Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey ice cream, served in a waffle cone dipped in chocolate. To some, this might sound like a relatively harmless Sunday-afternoon indulgence. However, this snack packs more saturated fat than a pound of spare ribs. Expect with absolute certainty that I will achieve my goals if I work hard and Act As If I'm already the person I need to be to make it happen. Throw a Come As You Will Be party for my friends and/or graduating class. Believe that my expectations about myself and my future will determine my future.
Have you ever rolled a snowball down a big hill? At the beginning, it moves slowly, and it's easy to stop. But as the snowball continues to roll down the hill, it picks up speed and grows bigger and bigger. Eventually, it starts moving H extremely fast . As you know, this speed and power is called momentum. Although it's easy to identify the momentum of the downhill snowball, we often overlook how momentum can be used in our own lives. Once we take action and get started, it becomes much easier to take action next time. It felt deviant to just consider that I might be a deviant. We've been well-behaved economic units for so long we've forgotten that this is actually what humans do. You know, deviate. When systems create suffering for the majority, we buck them and evolve. Dr Martin Luther King Jr stood up and changed the course of history. Rosa Parks, a 42-year-old black mother and seamstress, sat down and issued the now famous line, `Knowing what must be done does away with fear. I was born to do this,' Joan of Arc is said to have declared. These moments in deviance go down in history, they define our sense of morality, belonging, society. Over the course of this journey, the appeal of being deviant became stronger and more vibrant for me. We can feel proud, not bewildered and ashamed that we are anxious and despairing. Similarly, a Haagen-Dazs Mint Chip Dazzler sundae has as much fat as a T-bone steak, Caesar salad, and baked potato with sour cream, combined. The Cost of a Splurge While the artery-clogging potential of fat and cholesterol is well known, there are other, less-discussed factors specific to milk that may increase the risk of heart disease.
Kurt Oster, M. It seems that bovine xanthine oxidase, an enzyme present in homogenized milk, can be absorbed through the human gut and enter the bloodstream, where it may promote the growth of atherosclerotic (artery-clogging) lesions. Normally, this enzyme would not be able to enter the bloodstream. However, Dr Oster believes that the milk homogenization process, which shrinks fat molecules, may then envelop the xanthine oxidase enzymes, thereby enabling them to pass through the intestinal lining and into the blood. Antibodies to bovine xanthine oxidase have been detected in the blood, and the enzyme itself has been found in arterial plaque samples taken from people with heart disease. One thing is certain: when dairy products make up a large part of the diet, they not only contribute a good deal of artery-clogging saturated fat and cholesterol; Overweightness and Obesity In the process, we gain more confidence and competence . When we commit ourselves to doing something, we've started the process of momentum. Once the process is started, it acts as an unseen force of energy that creates more opportunity, more resources, and more people who can help you get to where you want to be. But it all starts with that first step. We must take that first step . Martin Luther King, Jr. Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step. When we lean into something, we're more willing to start on a project or opportunity, even though we may not see the whole pathway from the beginning. And we don't have to feel alone. Because we are meant to buck this despairing wrongness . Before we move on, I'm going to pick up on something I've flagged a few times, perhaps a little offhandedly and even self-consciously (because it is deviant to even suggest such an idea).
Capitalism is like a cult. Actually, I'm going to own this fully deviantly. Capitalism is a cult. We've become so ensconced in it, however, so blind to its power, that it's hard to see it as such. Which is how a cult is imposed on people. I mean, we can't fathom that there could be any other way of existing and we defend it even when we can see it is no longer working for us. I sat on a ferry heading into the city through Sydney's iconic harbour as Australia headed into Stage 3 shutdown and we could only move about to buy essentials and attend medical appointments. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, there are fifty-eight million overweight, seventy-two million obese, and three million morbidly obese individuals living in America today. In the five-year period between 1998 and 2002, bariatric surgery (otherwise known as stomach stapling) increased four-fold. The state of Louisiana has offered to pay for state employees' gastric bypass surgeries in hopes of reducing the state's burgeoning healthcare costs. The obvious burdens of being overweight or obese include limited range of motion, difficulty finding clothes that fit, difficulty fitting into airline seats, and the like. Yet it's not just adults who are challenged by their weight. A Pediatrics study revealed that, with the doubling of rates of obesity in children aged two to five over the last three decades, it is increasingly difficult for the parents of some 280,000 children ages one to six to find child car seats that can accommodate their oversized children. Our crisis with overweight Americans has even become a national security issue, as for the first time in its history, the military is discharging thousands of soldiers who are unable to keep their weight under control. At the same time, the pool of potential recruits is shrinking. Forty-three percent of women and 18 percent of men seeking a position in the military today are simply too overweight to qualify for admittance. When people ask me how to lose weight, the first thing I recommend is that they eliminate cow's milk from their diets. We need to have faith that once we get going, the path will gradually reveal itself. When we have a dream and can't see how we're going to achieve it, we are afraid to start. We become afraid to commit ourselves because the path is unclear and the outcome is uncertain.