Anecdotal Evidence

At the outset of this article I need to say that this is one man’s story. It is not my story, but it is so well told by the subject of it that I will pass on the link to his blog right away, without further ado…

Eat Meat. Drink Water.

Anecdotal evidence is used a lot to promote things that work sometimes, or are attributed to the relief of some ailment but that may in fact just be coincidental. The power of prayer immediately comes to mind as I write this.

This story falls in the anecdotal category with one large exception:there are scientific theories to explain the effects of eating just animal proteins and fats on neurological health. There are scientific theories to explain the damage that artificial foods and carbohydrates are known to cause in the human anatomy.

There are studies cited in both “The Big Fat Surprise” and “Why We Get Fat” that indicate that it has been long known that low carbohydrate ketogenic diets are known associations with low cancer rate and overall lower mortality for subjects. Causation of the associations are notoriously difficult to determine because of the complexity of the relationship between food and health. There are too many variables, from where the food comes from and how it was raised, to what the subject REALLY eats, not what they report to eat.

This man’s story is one more association between the relationship between food and cancer. It isn’t proof that carbs are the cause of anything, or that even this man’s cancer might have acted exactly like it did for no other reason but time. No disease has a one hundred percent mortality, only life itself has proven to be one hundred percent fatal. That being said, what are the benefits of eating carbs and shunning animal fats? The benefits are mostly moral. You aren’t contributing to the killing of an animal. The defects of eating carbohydrates are documented in the four hundred pages of this blog. One possible defect is outlined in this blog post that I link to. One benefit of eating meat and animal fat may be documented here as well. I don’t know for sure, but I am betting my life on it.

About dcarmack

I am an instrument technician at the electric utility servicing the Kansas City Missouri metropolitan area. I am in the IBEW, Local 412. I was trained to be a nuclear power plant operator in the USN and served on submarines. I am a Democrat, even more so than those serving in Congress or the White House.
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