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Dockers made the finals?

Damn I should remember to follow the footy more. So that way I can be more aware of how the team I support is actually going. :P

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Fitness Expo was fantastic! Lots of free samples, lots of cool performances (some very impressive strongman lifts) and I got to watch Commando Steve run a boot camp- hahaha! If you all get a chance to go to one in your respective cities, do it!!

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Ok Wagga boy is now in Tarcutta. So I am now about an hour east of Wagga on the Hume highway.

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Haha, it certainly is! That and the hometown of Shane Crawford (our only other claim to fame). My Dad was a business partner with Spiderbait's guitarists brother (yeah, wrap your head around that one)  and I've had a couple of entertaining pub conversations with Mark Maher (aka: Kram- the drummer) when he used to come in for a quiet one. Last time I saw him actually, he walked in, ordered a drink, someone put 'Black Betty' on the jukebox, he stood up and walked out, haha, poor guy!

"No-one tells a T-Rex when to go to sleep".

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Hey guys, I just put this on Facebook but since we're all Aussies, I thought it might be relevant here as well.
 

It is long overdue that I wrote this status (And I’m sorry it’s a long one) and it concerns a matter that affects us all. The Heart Foundation is an organisation that claims to “save lives and improve health through funding world-class cardiovascular research and guidelines for health professionals†(Heartfoundation.org.au). This is a noble purpose, after all, obesity is the biggest threat to public health, it is the leading cause of premature death and illness and, at its current rate, will see 80% of Australian adults and 33% of Australian children overweight or obese by 2025 (Monash University).

It is therefore such a shame to see an organisation with so much influence failing the people it claims to protect so poorly. This is no criticism on the many devoted individuals who are doing what they can to combat the obesity epidemic, it is, however, a message for those running this organisation- especially in regard to their ‘Heart Foundation tick’. That message is simple: Do your job.

I don’t want this to be a novel, so I will briefly touch an example of where the Heart Foundation’s words are the polar opposite of their actions. Specifically, regarding sugar.

The Heart Foundation’s take on sugar is the following:

“The NHMRC (National Health and Medical Research Council) recently reviewed all available evidence to update the Australian dietary guidelines and concluded that sugar as an individual nutrient was only important in relation to dental caries.

There is no scientific consensus that sugar as a nutrient causes heart disease. We believe that while overall kilojoule intake is important, other factors such as levels of sodium, fibre and saturated fat and trans fat are more important in preventing cardiovascular disease.†(Heartfoundation.org).

This is based on all the “available evidence†from “world-class cardiovascular researchâ€, yet when we look to the Journal of the American Medical Association (this isn’t some blog, this is one of the most highly respected medical journals in the world) we find multiple studies saying the exact opposite. This article, from April this year says, in no unclear terms:

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We observed a significant relationship between added sugar consumption and increased risk for Cardiovascular Disease mortality†(Quanhe Yang, et al., 2014).

Even the American Heart Foundation has jumped on board with this:

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Getting too much added sugar in your diet could significantly increase your risk of dying from cardiovascular disease†(Heart.org)

We already get our TV shows and Movies months after the USA, does the same have to go for our medical recommendations too? It’s not only sugar. Saturated fat and salt intake have also been vilified with little regard for what the data actually says, while other ‘foods’, like margarine and vegetable oils have been celebrated despite their connection and inability to treat illness.

 The Australian Heart Foundation prides itself on its ‘Heart Healthy Tick’. Is it really sensible to trust the recommendations of an organization that ignores science? What can you do about it? What can we do about it?

Changes come from the masses. If you have a spare five minutes (and what’s five minutes in a day?), I’d strongly encourage you to sign this petition.

If you have more than five minutes, then research this stuff yourself. There is so much information out there, take some time to look at the studies, look at the people following the different recommendations and come to your own conclusions.

If any of this has resonated with you, feel free to share this post and share this message. Social media gives the majority a power that was never previously available. Use that to make a change.

Recommended reading:
http://www.cavemandoctor.com/2012/06/09/overweight-and-obese-maybe-its-not-just-you/
http://chriskresser.com/new-study-puts-final-nail-in-the-saturated-fat-causes-heart-disease-coffin
http://www.getafreshstart.com.au/stop-heart-foundation-promoting-junk-heart-healthy/

 

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I signed Jessie's petition about a year ago. I stopped trusting the Heart Foundation when it gave healthy ticks to McDonalds.

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Nice (: I go to University at Callaghan, so I'm actually up your way a lot too :D Small world. I didn't know there was a Facebook page, do you have a link?

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Endor are you okay mate?

You resisted stirring Dawsy.

What's wrong with you bud?

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"Each day, just focus on getting 1% better in whatever it is you're trying to improve. That's it. Just 1%." ArtofManliness Article.

"That which is wise and holy helps the health and wholeness of the chain of generations." D. R. Miller. 

"We do not rise to our expectations. We fall to our level of training." Archilochus

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Endor are you okay mate?

You resisted stirring Dawsy.

What's wrong with you bud?

I can be quite crass on occasion so I have to tone it down when I'm in civilised company ;) I'll pay Dawsy out next time I see him though! It wouldn't be the first time I'd called him a fairy scout! :lol:

 

@BarefootDawsy Could NFA Special Brew (Nerd Fairy Ale or Nerd Fitness Australia) be the name we've been looking for?!

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If any nerds in the Newcastle area are trying paleo too, I just discovered that there's a Paleo Cafe in Hamilton (: I haven't tried it myself yet, but the sound of it is hella exciting!

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