It's Time For Heart and Stroke Foundations Around The World To Revise Their Recommendations
Massive news in
the world of health and wellness this week as Canada's Heart & Stroke Foundation announced that they will be
winding back the 'Health Check' program
after years of criticism that its criteria requirements were not good enough
and were in fact promoting unhealthy choices.
This is great
news as it paves the way and puts even more public pressure for similar
foundations around the world, such as the Australian Heart Foundation with a
very similar Tick of Approval program to follow suit.
A young woman in
Australia has been campaigning since March last year for this very thing to
happen. Her petition has gained nearly 30,000 signatures, but this hasn't been enough to end the program. The
Heart Foundation continue to stand by their advice that people consume
margarine, vegetable and seed oils and their processed, tick approved products,
despite the huge body of evidence suggesting that this advice is not only
extremely flawed, but is in fact damaging peoples health.
When the petition
was given air time on a Current Affairs program in Australia, the Heart Foundation released a statement urging
people continue to take their advice saying "The
Heart Foundation makes recommendations based on good quality, strong scientific
evidence. Our evidence papers are all available on our
website and they are the basis of our recommendations. We are
continually reviewing research as it is published and our recommendations will
continue to be decided by sound science and nothing else."
also approached the situation with character assassination saying "by her own
admission, the petition author is not qualified to give health or dietary
advice and we would encourage people to seek such advice from qualified
appears however that they are in fact ignoring strong scientific evidence and
research, rather than admitting they are wrong and changing their recommendations
based on new evidence, they have their heads firmly in the sand.
One massive meta-analyses involving 347,747 subjects with
follow ups from 5-23 years found that
there was no significant evidence for concluding that dietary saturated fat was
associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
is time that these foundations admit that they are at fault, end their 'tick'
programs and get back to what an organisation like this should be doing, that
is educating the population on prevention in line with current science,
research and evidence.
people how to effectively manage their stress, move their bodies in health
promoting and enjoyable ways to get back to basics in the kitchen with
real foods and nourishing fats.
time to leave the old saturated fat and cholesterol fear mongering campaigns
behind and embrace a total paradigm shift that will serve in not only
protecting against heart disease but preventing an array of chronic
degenerative diseases that are so common and prevalent since the introduction
of highly processed foods and in particular- unnatural man made fats such as
sign and share the petition please visit http://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/heart-foundation-stop-giving-advice-and-promoting-food-that-causes-heart-disease