Quite picking on eggs already!  They are inexpensive and full of vitamins and protein.  I prefer brown eggs from free-range chickens.  They cost a bit more but I think they taste better.

I start nearly everyday with 2 lightly scrambled eggs.  So I’m glad alternative nutrition guru, Dr. Joseph Mercola, leaped to their defense recently.  Here are a few excerpts:

Is it True that Eggs are as Bad for Your Arteries as Smoking?

By Dr. Mercola

Recently, news headlines were ablaze with startling information that eggs are nearly as bad for your arteries as cigarettes. After surveying more than 1,200 seniors, the researchers concluded that eating egg yolks on a regular basis is approximately two-thirds as bad as smoking with regards to the build-up of arterial plaque.

That’s an incredible claim―especially once you know the rest of the story, as Paul Harvey used to say.

The rest of the story is this: the “study” is based on interviews of stroke patients and their recollection of egg intake and admission of smoking history.

The authors do acknowledge that the results are weak because they’re dependent on the patients’ self-reporting, memory, and honesty. They also say the finding that people with heart disease shouldn’t consume eggs is just a hypothesis and should be tested further. That hasn’t stopped the conventional media from running with it though, without any further scrutiny…

…Another interesting analysis has been made by Ned Kock, who specializes in nonlinear variance-based structural equation modeling. Using a model to test for the “moderating effect,” he demonstrates how the egg consumption data from the featured study actually shows that egg consumption promotes health…

Heart-related issues aside, I can’t think of a more perfect food for cancer patients and survivors than eggs.

CLICK HERE to watch a video presentation by Dr. Mercola and/or to read the rest of his detailed analysis.

Feel good and keep smiling!  Pat

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