I don't think my outlook is strange at all. Death is a natural part of life, and our bodies age as the years go by. Aging is an outside force. Our bodies don't age on their own - it's the foods we eat, the stress we put on ourselves physically and mentally, radiation from the sun, attacks from bacteria...our bodies don't age on their own, the world around us does it. PUFA's are just another part of that. To me, they're generally unhealthy because they're the precursor to a lot of modern diseases. But in the grand scheme of things, getting old is a part of life and they help make that happen.
I love this quote by Peat:
The problem of Alzheimer's disease as a clue to immortality Part 2Even living in the tropics, there are many possibilities for diets rich in signal-disrupting substances, including iron, and in high latitudes there are opportunities for reducing our exposure to them. As a source of protein, milk is uniquely low in its iron content. Potatoes, because of the high quality of their protein, are probably relatively free of toxic signal-substances. Many tropical fruits, besides having relatively saturated fats, are also low in iron, and often contain important quantities of amino acids and proteins. In this context, Jeanne Calment's life-long, daily consumption of chocolate comes to mind: As she approaches her 121st birthday, she is still eating chocolate, though she has stopped smoking and drinking wine. The saturated fats in chocolate have been found to block the toxicity of oils rich in linoleic acid, and its odd proteins seem to have an anabolic action.
It makes you think.
The Kitavans smoke like chimneys, yet they don't have any incidence of cancer. They eat tons of starch with little fat and protein. They are on very low fat diets, and since starch stores as SFA and MUFA in tissues, they probably have next to no PUFA in their tissues. This is probably why they don't get cancer even though they smoke like crazy. PUFA creates the inflammatory response, so if you have no PUFA...do you get inflamed? Maybe you don't!
Pearl of The Kitava Study (2 of 2) | Carbohydrates Can KillKitavans reportedly smoked heavily (77% for men and 78% for women). Interestingly, the Kitava Study mentions no malignancy in Kitavans such as lung cancer, but only points out the relationship between Western diet and risks of diseases including cardiovascular disease and certain forms of cancer.  Perhaps, the Kitavan diet also helped significantly reduce or prevent the risk of cancer in addition to cardiovascular disease, because of their low levels of serum glucose and inflammation.
Think about it.
The secondary statement in that quotation is laughable because the Kitavans eat tons of sugar in the form of starch. It ain't the carbs, it's the PUFA I bet you