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Stephanie62 Wrote: Apr 25, 2012 3:36 PM
That comment was in response to what another person said about one of my previous comments. I agree that the government should not be mandating these things. Especially since they can't even give us proper guidelines on what to eat. Look at where their guidelines have gotten America. I was just trying to say that the USDA should not be setting these guidelines, it should be outside people who actually have degrees in nutrition or food science. Yes, information has been around for a long time, but when you have doctors relying on the government's guidelines for what constitutes a healthy diet, it's important to make sure the information is not coming from a group of people with monetary ties to the food industry.
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Stephanie62 Wrote: Apr 25, 2012 12:20 PM
Doctors may push both, but they don't push the diet hard enough. People can get off many medications if they consume a plant based diet, but many doctors feel it is too radical for people to follow. I've seen many stories of people who would have died from their next heart attack if they had not changed their diet, and their doctors did not suggest a plant based diet. One lady's doctor basically told her to go home and wait to die because she wouldn't survive another heart attack. Luckily, she found Dr. Esselstyn and she is still living today.
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Stephanie62 Wrote: Apr 25, 2012 12:06 PM
They wouldn't be from the government!!! That's my point!!!!
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Stephanie62 Wrote: Apr 25, 2012 12:02 PM
Yes, people ate meat, but they were not eating the amounts of meat we consume today. If you look at different cultures from around the world, those who eat a lot less meat have much lower rates of heart disease and cancer. Cholesterol, one of the main culprits of heart disease is only found in animal products. Plant based foods contain all the nutrients that help prevent many diseases. We definitely consume far too many of them.
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Stephanie62 Wrote: Apr 25, 2012 11:50 AM
There is nothing wrong with helping to educate people about eating healthy. It would be much better having the information come from trusted sources than from the government. After all, even doctors follow guidelines set forth by the government because they take very few nutrition classes in medical school. Thomas Edison said that the doctors of the future would treat their patients with food rather medicine. Unfortunately, today's doctors are still pushing the drugs instead of a healthy diet. At least my child will not be the first of her generation to NOT outlive her parents. Just because you don't want to hear about a healthy diet does not mean everyone else does not want to also.
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Stephanie62 Wrote: Apr 25, 2012 11:22 AM
Oils are the most calorie dense food and contain very little actual nutrients. It's best to eat a food in it's most natural form in order to derive all of it's nutrients. People who cut oils out of their diet and follow a plant based diet have actually been known to reverse their heart disease. It's really a combination of all the nutrients you get from a plant based diet that help prevent disease, not just one particular food.
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Stephanie62 Wrote: Apr 25, 2012 11:09 AM
The Standard American Diet that the government has devised for us to follow is not a healthy diet and is contributing to a lot of the healthcare costs. The USDA should not be deciding what we should be eating because they have too many financial ties to the food industry. They made us believe that the only good sources of protein and calcium come from animal products. Yet, it is these animal products, along with sugar and highly processed foods, that is causing the heart disease, diabetes, many cancers, and autoimmune diseases. Americans only get 12% of their calories from plant foods and about half of that is from french fries. Highly educated nutritionists with no ties to the food industry should be suggesting what Americans eat.
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