THE BAN ON TRANS FATS
Let me start by saying that I am a person who believes in personal-responsibility. I do not want the government acting as the "Food Police" --- something they are doing with increasing regularity. However, when people vote for government-funded healthcare, they do not typically realize that in the end, they are handing over the right for the government to control every facet of their lives --- including what they eat.
Despite what one believes about government-run healthcare, there are certain substances that have been labeled as "food", that are as far from the definition of food as one can get (HERE). MSG is one of these. Another is Trans Fats. Although TRANS FATS occur in nature in very small amounts (these are actually good for you), they are, for all intents and purposes, a man-made product that is not real food. Why should they be banned? Only because they are directly related to a whole host of devastating and deadly diseases such as heart disease, CANCER, DIABETES, infertility / endometriosis, gallstones, ALZHEIMER'S DEMENTIA, and a host of others. In fact, if a disease is considered to be INFLAMMATORY, it is likely to be related to the consumption of Trans Fats.
Studies have shown that when bans / mandatory labeling of Trans Fats were undertaken, good things resulted. One of these was a 35% reduction in the amount of Trans Fats found in Canadian breast milk. Another was a nearly 60% decrease in plasma Trans Fats here in America. Still another resulted in increasing levels of HDL (the so called "good" cholesterol) and decreasing LDL (the so called "bad" cholesterol).
Dr. Schierling completed four years of Kansas State University's five-year Nutrition / Exercise Physiology Program before deciding on a career in Chiropractic. He graduated from Logan Chiropractic College in 1991, and has run a busy clinic in Mountain View, Missouri ever since. He and his wife Amy have four children (three daughters and a son).