Reaction to the Proposed Changes to FDA Food Labeling Requiremets

 

by — roguediabetic

Marxist bureaucrats at the FDA not licensed to practice medicine are planning to meddle with the Nutrition Facts label.  It’s my opinion that the proposed changes will not foster a better understanding of Nutrition Science as they claim.  Worse yet the changes will instead be damaging to diabetics in particular but also to the general population 50% of whom will be both diabetic or pre-diabetic, and obese by the year 2050.

When we follow a very low carbohydrate as Dr. Richard K. Bernstein insists is essential to the treatment of all diabetics and which many other doctors like Dr. Jeffry Gerber of Littleton Colorado recommend as the best way for many to lose weight, overall calorie consumption is largely irrelevant. Making the total number of calories more prominent on the Nutrition Facts will only serve to further the false and grossly misleading notion that restricting total calories alone will lead to normal blood sugars, facilitate weight loss, or otherwise improve health.

The daily allowances recommended by marxist meddlers from federal gubment agencies such as the FDA  are grossly in error. Telling a diabetic to get 60% of their caloric intake from starch, sugar, and other carbohydrate is abusive. Furthermore the gross over-consumption of total carbohydrate by the general populations happening as a result of the propaganda being spewed at Americans by the marxists  are at the root of the out of control epidemic of obesity in the general population and is a driving force behind the worldwide diabetes pandemic.  Making the federal gubment’s recommendations even more prominent and the focus of their Nutrition “Facts” label will only make our sick country sicker. Opinions are not facts and the opinions promulgated by the FDA and the USDA are based on marxist ideology and not on science. Science has demonstrated conclusively for 2,500 years that the high carbohydrate diets the federal gubment recommends are a slow brutal death sentence for diabetics. The recommended daily allowances need to be changed or better yet tossed out the window.

I don’t care what the eco-radicals, animal rights activists, global warming alarmists, pharmaceutical company profiteers or other assorted leftist lunatics like George McGovern, Hillary Clinton, and Michelle Hussein Obama say I should eat. I take that medical advice only from credible and licensed endocrinologists like Dr. Richard K. Bernstein an eighty year old type one diabetic who like me was dying from diabetes in his late thirties while following the galactically stupid dietary advice coming from the federal gubment. According to Dr. Bernstein, the medical advice being given by the unlicensed never elected Michelle Hussein Obama and  marxist bureaucrats who have infiltrated the FDA is wrong as wrong could be.

Sodium content should not be listed before carbohydrate content and instead should be listed with the other micronutrients. Excess dietary sodium is not the cause of the vast majority of cases of hypertension. In diabetics with hypertension abnormally elevated blood pressure is usually caused instead by a combination of chronically elevated blood sugars and too much circulating insulin in the blood. Hyperglycemia and hyperinsulinemia kills and disables. The recommendation to restrict sodium from the diet is most often times just another meaningless burden imposed on diabetics. They bind heavy burdens heard to bear.

Cholesterol content should not be listed at all. The link between elevated total serum cholesterol and heart disease was asserted but was never proven. The universal validity of the evidence used to support the hypotheses that high total serum cholesterol causes heart disease has been either seriously challenged or found to be hoax engineered by marxist, darwinist, or freudian ideologues. The link between dietary cholesterol intake and total cholesterol was simply assumed by the phony marxist consensus peddlers.  As a result of its placement on the Nutrition Facts label the vast majority of the public believe this link is valid. Gary Taubes a Harvard trained physicist and science critic states in his seminal work “Good Calories Bad Calories” on page 19 in a footnote, “Decreasing cholesterol consumption from four hundred milligrams a day, the average American intake in the 1990’s to the 300 milligrams a day recommended by the National Cholesterol Education Program would be expected to reduce cholesterol levels by 1 to 2 milligrams per deciliter or a decrease of perhaps 1%.” It gets worse but at best dietary cholesterol is a red herring. If you double nothing you still get nothing.

Furthermore, listing fat first and breaking down the fat content into saturated fat and unsaturated fat categories is backwards and a waste of space. Fat content should be listed after carbohydrate and protein. High fat diets, particularly those low in carbohydrate and high in saturated fats have been proven to induce weight loss, positively effect efforts to normalize blood sugars in diabetics, and improve cardiac risk profiles and reduce the risk for other comorbidities and comortalities in diabetics and in the general population such as the risk for stroke. Saturated fats don’t cause heart attacks, cows don’t cause global warming.

The scientific theory that high carbohydrate diets cause diabetes and thus all the bad shit diabetes causes is supported not only by a large and growing body of evidence from peer reviewed scientific studies including the Diabetes Complications and Control Trial, the very large Framingham Heart study and the Spanish Ketogenic Mediterranean diet study, but also by compelling evidence from philosophy, logic, history, anthropology, mathematics, physics, chemistry, and pharmacology.

This theory is also supported by an impressive body of clinical evidence amassed by Dr. Richard K. Bernstein a 55 plus year type one diabetic and forty year clinical endocrinologist.  Many of Dr. Bernstein’s patients while under his care and while complying with a very low carbohydrate diet achieve and safely maintain glycated hemoglobin A1C values between 4.2% and 4.6%, reflecting an average blood glucose level as indicated by fingerstick measurement of 83 mg/dl. These truly normal blood sugars are achieved most of the time without any deterioration in cardiac risk profiles and often times instead with an associated improvement. When following a very low carbohydrate diet when cardiac risk profiles do deteriorate for diabetic patients the deterioration is virtually always caused by factors unrelated to diet.

Finally, including another category on the nutrition facts label for added sugars would also just be another burdensome regulation for industry that would only serve to mislead the consumer and finds it most destructive consequences amongst diabetics. Sugars, whether added, or naturally occuring should be avoided by diabetics and to a lesser extent by all Americans. The total amount of carbohydrate is what matters. A single gram of carbohydrate can raise my blood sugars by 5mg/dl if not covered by bolus insulin injection or infusion. High carbohydrate diets dictate high insulin requirements, whether injected, infused, or produced naturally by the pancreas in non-diabetics and diabetics alike.  Insulin will build fat if unopposed.

In diabetics high carbohydrate consumption makes doses of injected or infused insulin impossible to calculate with the degree of certainty necessary to achieve and safely maintain normal blood sugars. Dr. Richard K. Bernstein has proven the universal validity of the law of small numbers as it relates to the treatment of diabetes with the same certainty with which Sir Isaac Newton proved the inverse square law and with the same certainty with which Albert Einstein proved the law of general relativity. Hyperglycemia and hyperinsulinemia kills and disable thus carbohydrates kills and disable whether they take the form of sugar or starch and independent of whether some big gubment marxist bureaucrat characterizes them as added or not.

In summary, until the marxist and darwinian ideology underpinning the the federal gubment’s dietary guidelines are abandon, the federal gubment’s recommended daily allowances for macronutrient consumption should not be included on the nutrition facts label. Theories no matter how pertinent cannot eradicate the existence of facts.  This what a Nutrition Facts should look like.

NUTRITION FACTS

8 SERVINGS PER CONTAINER

Serving Size = ¾ cup

NUTRIENT        

Carbohydrate                        15 grams

            Dietary Fiber              2  grams        

            Fast Acting                 13 grams

Protein                                   2 grams

Fat                                           4 grams

TOTAL Calories                       104

Micronutrients            Amt.    % RDA

Vitamin A                      0 IU        0%

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B6

Vitamin C

Vitamin D

Vitamin E

Vitamin K

Betaine

Calcium

Choline

Folate

Niacin

Panothenic Acid

Potassium

Riboflavin

Sodium

Thiamin

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About roguediabetic

I am a Type 1 diabetic diagnosed in August of 93 while serving in the United States Marine Corps. After over eighteen years of poor blood sugar control and early complications including a left big toe amputation I finally figured out how to control my blood sugar. What I finally learned about blood sugar control ultimately had little to do with what I was told.
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