A Calorie Is A Calorie – No, It’s Stupid Science

Majid Ali, M.D.

Here is a short commentary on a sugar articles published by The New York Times on May 9, 2014. Consider the following quote from the article:

“In an interview, Dr. Wang said that for the most part, “if we’re just talking about body weight and obesity, the evidence seems to point in the direction that calories are calories.” Dr. Y. Claire Wang, the Times told its readers, is on the faculty of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, New York.

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obesity, the evidence seems to point in the direction that calories are calories.” Dr. Y. Claire Wang, the Times told its readers, is on the faculty of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, New York.

All physicians who use nutritional therapies to prevent and reverse chronic diseases are likely to doubt the veracity of the above. I suggest they Google the words Fed Up’ Asks, Are All Calories Equal?, which is the title of the Times article to do a fact-check directly.

Why Would Physician-Nutritionists Doubt the Times’ Veracity?

Because their experience must have told them that “Calories Are Calories ” is something really stupid to say. They know that some foods create brisk sugar spikes while others do not. Sugar spikes trigger insulin spikes that lead to hyperinsulinism (insulin toxicity, to be precise) which sets the stage of sugar roller coasters, hypoglycemia, and molecular inflammation. The calories-are- calories dogma is ignorance that exacts a heavy metabolic toll from unsuspecting and gullible people.

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