Life Extension Magazine published 57 articles about the health benefits of walnuts, so Diamond Foods included the scientific data about those health benefits on their website, however, they provided this information without
Big Pharma FDA approval. How dare they! Anyway, the FDA, totally ignoring the science, proceeded to send the company a warning letter stating that they must file a drug application in order to continue selling walnuts, threatening them with government seizure or injunction.
“Ingesting nuts used to be considered unhealthy because of their high fat content. This misconception has changed over the past 18 years as human studies have revealed sharply reduced incidence of heart disease in those who consume walnuts.1-12Keep in mind, the FDA allows potato chip manufacturers to claim heart-healthy benefits, not to mention, walnuts aren’t the only food whose health benefits the FDA has tried to suppress. The bottom line is the FDA targets only those foods that really do benefit health, while allowing artery-clogging, obesity-creating foods to claim any kind of "health benefits" they want. In other words, the FDA is basically a whore for Big Pharma and the agrichemical companies like DuPont and Monsanto.
Unlike some nuts, walnuts provide a unique blend of polyunsaturated fatty acids (including omega-3s), along with nutrients like gamma-tocopherol that have demonstrated heart health benefits.13-24
The March 4, 1993, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine published the first clinical study showing significant reductions in dangerous LDL and improvement in the lipoprotein profile in response to moderate consumption of walnuts.14 Later studies revealed that walnuts improve endothelial function in ways that are independent of cholesterol reduction.1, 25-27
One study published by the American Heart Association journal Circulation on April 6, 2004, showed a 64% improvement in a measurement of endothelial function when walnuts were substituted for other fats in a Mediterranean diet.
Update: I had not realized I posted about this (below) previously, in 2011.
Isn't it funny how the FDA has no problem approving substances like aspartame that's responsible for more complaints to the FDA than any other additive considering that 75% of grievances to the FDA are the result of this highly toxic ingredient...an ingredient that the FDA lists 92 symptoms for, including brain tumors and death! Yet, wants to outlaw walnuts? Does anyone get the idea that the FDA may be trying to outlaw healthy immune systems?
But why would they want to harm we, the people? Well, it's not so much the desire to harm us, as it is their #1 priority to ensure Big Profits for Big Pharma, Big Agriculture and Big Chemical. Remember, they're people, too...far more important then the flesh and blood kind of people like us.
In July, Natural News reported that the FDA "quietly unleashed a regulatory scheme that, if fully implemented, could ban virtually all dietary supplements in the USA that were formulated after 1994".
Which brings us to walnuts are drugs. Yep, you read that right. Why? Because Blue Diamond wants to declare walnuts heart-healthy, so, the FDA says, "walnut products are drugs", and must be regulated as such.
FDA letter to "Blue Diamonds"
"Your walnut products are drugs...they may not legally marketed ...in the United States without an approved new drug application."Two words to watch out for: Codex Alimentarius which was created in 1963 by UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO) to develop food standards, guidelines and related texts such as codes of practice under the Joint FAO. Sounds innocent enough, right? Well, I'm sure it was until the pharmaceutical industry infiltrated. Now, it appears to be the propaganda arm of the international pharmaceutical industry. In other words, Codex alimentarius is one of the major entities behind the effort to take away our access to nutritional products and information.
Wasn't it Henry Kissinger who said, "Control oil and you control nations, control food and you control the people"? Well, it looks as if these words were more of an agnda, than merely a statement.
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Harvard study shows that nuts may reduce risk of death
“Nut eaters were 25 percent less likely to die from heart disease, 10 percent less likely to die from cancer, and 20 percent less likely to die from diabetes as well as lung diseases. The study found that nut eaters enjoyed longer lifespans even if they did not exercise, avoided fruits and vegetables, and were overweight.