FOOD for THOUGHT

United States
April 9, 2008 9:47am CST
Are eggs 'Nature's Perfect Food' as was claimed in an ad campaign? Are eggs the 'Food of Death' as hinted at elsewhere? What? 'Food of Death'? Where has that ever been said? Here! http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080409/us_nm/eggs_death_dc Besides what is in the linked article, it is well established that eggs are bad for people with gall bladder problems. Diabetics probably want to avoid eggs, too. So, are you going to continue to eat eggs?
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@Destiny007 (5820)
• United States
9 Apr 08
I consider these studies to be nonsensical meandering jabberings of educated idiots with too much time on their hands hoping for more grant money to finance their foolhardiness. This is so much like the last great egg scare that since has been thoroughly debunked and since rescinded. Food is food, and as the article itself said it was neither good or bad. There is too much emphasis in trying to designate overall "groups" of people as being affected by this behavior or that food, or whatever activity or habits that people indulge in. These studies aimed at groups mean nothing, because it is individuals who are affected differently by their overall lifestyle. While eggs may not be good for one person, they may be great for another. Everyone is unique, and every individual is affected differently bey different things, combination of things, and circumstances. I categorically reject groups studies on the grounds that they are inaccurate, inconclusive, and completely meaningless. At worst they are a wild guess, and at best they are an educated guess. I am also appalled at the whole health risk issue... while we all want to be healthy, I for one don't want to be healthy at the expense of quality of life. What good does it do if I live to be 100 years old but cannot enjoy it because some study says everything that gives life meaning is a health risk? What then is the point of it all other than to give some activist group another way to limit our freedoms and individual choices with big brother watching over us? If I can't enjoy life, then there is no point in life. Pardon me while I light another.
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@sedel1027 (17851)
• United States
9 Apr 08
We eat eggs occasionally. My son could eat them all day - gross I know. I don't see anything wrong with eggs in moderation, as in one or less per week.
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• United States
9 Apr 08
One per week sounds about right. I use to eat a lot more but am cutting back. I have high cholestrol and am diabetic. My wife has gall bladder problems. This article about does it for me as to regularily eating eggs. From now on, 1 / week maximum.
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@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
9 Apr 08
Hey Red, I didn't know that you were diabetic. I have a strong history of diabetes in my genetic history. Where I was initially suspected of being pre-diabetic, because of hypoglycemic reactions, it turned out it was something altogether different, in my case. At least a dozen or so years ago, I was introduced to a medical physician who abandoned A.M.A. practice for wholistic/naturopathic treatment. He still keeps his AMA certifications, though almost his entire medical practice focus is on nutrition. Anyway, the guy is brilliant. And, suffice it to say, I have not had a hypoglycemic incident since 1996. And, if I hadn't adopted this doc's approach to dealing with hypoglycemia, I never would have found out that the real health issue for me is the inability to digest certain proteins. I pass on his name and website only to offer you a point upon which to perhaps add to your own path. I do not seek to be intrusive! Just sharing! Dr. Mercola mercola.com and here is just one mercola.com article about diabetes. http://www.mercola.com/article/diabetes/index.htm
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• United States
9 Apr 08
Thank you for the link. If I'd have gotten a lot smarter and a lot more knowledge sooner, I'd never become a type II diabetic. In my case, I believe it was avoidable. As is, using the knowledge I've acquired, my diabetes is completely under control and I will not die of it or any complication from it. I do have adjust my eating and exercise habits to this fact, but otherwise diabetes is not a big deal in my life. I was lucky.
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