|Posted by Chad on June 29, 2010 at 10:39 AM|
"We can measure the nutrient and toxin content of a food, and debate the health effects of each of its constituents until we're out of breath. But in the end, we still won't have a very accurate prediction of the health effects of that food. The question we need to answer is this one: has this food sustained healthy traditional cultures? "
Trowell and Burkitt
Western Diseases: Their Emergence and Prevention.
That's what it boils down to folks. Has the "western" diet been able to sustain humans over several generations? It is my contention, and I am not the only one, that it WAS, many decades ago, but it is slowly NOT going to be able to. Why is it that if we continue to eat the "food guide pyramid" we, in turn, have to continue to rely on medicine to sustain "healthy" culture? If we do what the FDA and USDA and other mainstreamers say, well, the road doesn't look so bright.
(This below picture from the Nutrition and Metabolism Society)
Talk about contradiction...the ADA says that carbs break down into sugar, but yet they tell you to eat 6 servings of them a day??? Especially to diabetics??? Ok, alcoholic, for your body to kick the habit, you must consume a case of beer a day...go forth.
I just can't believe that one hand doesn't know what the other is doing, so BADLY!
Fortunately, it is changing. The word is getting out, ever so slowly. Eat like a diabetic would, and you won't become one!!
Categories: General Nutrition, Food politics