The Cultured Warrior #036
For all the cries of injustice in the world I'm very happy to see Robb Wolf (again) and Diana Rogers featured on JRE. Diana has made public statements about notable disagreements with Joe, but wanted to utilize his platform (the equivalent scope of a Taylor Swift album released every day) to promote the message(s) outlined in Sacred Cow.
Robb pointed out in his substack that after going on JRE this time, Sacred Cow: The Case for Better Meat is now the number one selling book in "Vegan Cooking" on Amazon! If you're not familiar with the book I highly recommend it! In fact, I've given away a few copies through this newsletter / Instagram already.
Study: Meat Consumption is Positively Associated with Life Expectancy (link)
This is a quick read that I don't mind pimping around the internet. Why? One of the most genius inventions of Bill Gates and Co. is that they have virtually no advertising costs for fake meat products, they simply stir up the mobs and let the advertising do itself through an already established network. And so, the battle against a literal "planet of the vegans" is more and more difficult for "health rebels" every day.
Why not stoke the flames of this fire a little hotter? Raw and Cooked Vegetable Consumption and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease concluded, on the heels of the above study, that there is no benefit in cardiovascular risk to eating cooked vegetables and that (the effect on cardiovascular risk of) cooked vegetables could not be controlled beyond co-morbid factors – things like income, physical activity, community / relationship engagement, etc.; what we call "healthy user bias."
While we're dealing out small wins, it is a huge note that The American Heart Association (link) wrote:
Very low–carbohydrate versus moderate carbohydrate diets yield a greater decrease in A1c, more weight loss and use of fewer diabetes medications in individuals with diabetes. For those who are unable to adhere to a calorie-restricted diet, a low-carbohydrate diet reduces A1c and triglycerides. Very low–carbohydrate diets were effective in reducing A1c over shorter time periods (<6 months) with less differences in interventions ≥12 months. For individuals using very low–carbohydrate dietary approaches, it is important for health care professionals to maintain medical oversight and adjust diabetes medications to prevent hypoglycemia. Overall, weight loss of 5% to 10% is associated with A1c reductions of 0.6% to 1.0% and reduced diabetes medications.
This is huge, given AHA's historic unwillingness to even address, let alone acknowledge the efficacy of, high fat diets – note that they still use "low-carb" verbage.
Stay radical ya'll! Have a steak, spring is coming!