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The Assault on Food

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.
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.
Stephanie62 Wrote: Apr 25, 2012 12:06 PM
They wouldn't be from the government!!! That's my point!!!!
Marie150 Wrote: Apr 25, 2012 12:04 PM
We do not need highly educated idiots in government handing out mandates. We have plenty of books. Most doctors push both. You are absolutely wrong.

Instinct tells us to fear poison. If our ancestors were not cautious about what they put in their mouths, they would not have survived long enough to produce us.

Unfortunately, a side effect of that cautious impulse is that whenever someone claims that some chemical -- or food ingredient, like fat -- is a menace, we are primed to believe it. That makes it easy for government to leap in and play the role of protector.

But for every study that says X is bad for you, another study disagrees. How is a layman to decide? I used to take consumer...