On Diabetes, the Times Betrays Readers, Again
Majid Ali, M.D.
The New York Times has a very long history of betraying its readers on the subjects of obesity and diabetes. On December 1, 2015, it did it again, and did it on the top of its front page with the following heading and beginning text:
“New Diabetes Cases – At Long Last, Begin to Fall in the United States – After decades of relentless rise, the number of new cases of diabetes in the United States has finally started to decline.”
Diabetes Is Caused by Toxic foods, Environment, and Thoughts
Since there is clear evidence that toxicities of foods environment, and thoughts in the U.S. are increasing, what might be the reason for the Times’ Lapdog Joes not questioning the validity of the report they publish on the front page?
The Times will reverse itself, unequivocally and soon. This is my simple prediction. I make all my predictions in writing and all my predictions to date proved correct, except one. The only exception so far was in my book entitled “September Eleven, 2005” (published in February of 2002 in which I predicted that the 9/11 monument will be completed in five years0. I learned my lesson not to ever make any predictions except in matters of food, environment, stress, anger, oxygen, and fermentation.
Diabetes Is Not a Problem of Sugar, But of Insulin Toxicity
This is the truth that The New York Times has kept from its readers for over half a century. Why? Because its medical journalists have not been watchdogs for the society but Lapdog Joes, too lazy to dig for the scientific truth. They blindly accepted nonsense spouted by by their medical experts on the payroll of merchants of money in medicine.
Am I Guilty of the Same Crime Which I Accuse the Times of?
I invite you to find the answer in the following quotes from the Journal of American Medical Association on the subjects of dietary fats, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and other conditions clearly related to diabetes type 2.
Text From JAMA of June 23/30, 2015:
Below, I reproduce some text from the June 23/30 issue of Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) to illustrate my point:
“In the new DGAC [Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee] report, one widely noticed revision was the elimination of dietary cholesterol as a “nutrient of concern.” (ref 2)
I point out that the view of cholesterol being a dietary nutrient of concern was vigorously challenged (ref 3,4) but such challenges went unacknowledged. Here is some more text about cholesterol from the same issue of JAMA: “This surprised the public, but is concordant with more recent scientific evidence reporting no appreciable relationship between dietary cholesterol and serum cholesterol or clinical cardiovascular events in general public.”
Second specific example of unrecognized vulnerability to bias concerns the matter of health and total dietary fat. Consider the following text from the same issue of JAMA:
“With these quiet statements, the DGAC report reversed nearly four decades of nutrition policy that placed priority on reducing total fat consumption throughout the population.” Here is more on dietary fat from the same issue of JAMA: “Randomized trials confirm that diets higher in healthy fats, replacing carbohydrate or protein and exceeding the current 35% fat limit, reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.”
I point out that this view of limiting total dietary fat was also vigorously challenged (ref 5,6), and went un-acknowledged. Elliott and colleagues end their article by underscoring the importance of rigorous and trustworthy methods to make sense of the data. This is crucial advice for public health policy makers as well as clinicians.
- Elliott JH,Grimshaw J, Altman R, et al. Make sense of health data. Nature. 2015;527:31-32.
- Mazaffarian D, Ludwig DS. The 2015 US Dietary Guidelines – Lifting the Ban on Dietary Fat. JAMA. 2015;313:2421-2.
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- Ali M. The Principles and Practice of Integrative Medicine Volume V: Integrative Nutritional Medicine: Nutrition Seen Through the Prism of Oxygen Homeostasis. New York. Canary 21 Press.1999.
- Ali M, Fischer S, Juco J, et al. The dysox model of coronay artery disease. Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients. 2006;270:110-112.