Allons enfants de la Patrie, Le jour de gloire est arrivé! Contre nous de la tyrannie, L'étendard sanglant est levé, (bis) Entendez-vous dans les campagnes Mugir ces féroces soldats? Ils viennent jusque dans vos bras Égorger vos fils, vos compagnes!
Aux armes, citoyens, Formez vos bataillons, Marchons, marchons! Qu'un sang impur Abreuve nos sillons!
When you go away to summer camp, your parents have the option of "sending" you "mail." The wise way to do it of course, is to pre-deliver all the mail to the camp office, marked "Monday," "Tuesday" etc. all the way through the the last day, "Friday."
VLDL is a genuine villain. Patients with high VLDL-cholesterol also have high triglycerides (another proven risk factor) and are indeed at a greater risk for heart disease.But normal LDL-cholesterol turns out to be another good guy, actively protective against heart disease. And guess what?
When eating saturated fat raises LDL-cholesterol, it’s raising the good LDL stuff, not the bad VLDL stuff. Bottom line? Eating saturated fat raises HDL-cholesterol, which protects against heart disease, and it raises the good LDL-cholesterol, which also protects against heart disease. There is no down side here! Bring on the butter and cream!
The converse is also true, unfortunately. Eating polyunsaturated oils – seed oils such as corn oil, safflower oil, canola oil, soybean oil, etc. – not only lowers the good HDL-cholesterol, but it lowers the good LDL-cholesterol while raising the bad VLDL-cholesterol.
There seems to be a link (definite) between low natural-fat (egg, good quality red meat, cheese) diets high in simple carbohydrates (white rice, pasta, bread, sugar, fruit juice) and diabetes. But there may also be a link to Alzheimers, and statins are also implicated.
I'll post more as I learn more. In the meantime, a great big tip of the hat to author J. M. Ney-Grimm.
I'll be at ECC Saturday & part of Sunday. If you're there, you can find me from 3 - 5pm at the library booth in the downstairs kids' area. Tomorrow I'll be there around 2pm-ish (depends on when church lets out) until 3 or so.
I can't promise any cute pups, but the drifts of paper will probably be available.