We like this article because of the out right anger in it … and we really do mean it, in a positive way.
It’s time that more of us shared the message around what makes people sick and what makes them healthy.
It seems the government is moving much too slowly for our liking.
Seriously, what is wrong with the nitwits at the USDA and HHS and other organizations that are supposed to protect our health? Why are they compelling our most vulnerable (via food programs like SNAP, which get their menu mandates from the DGAs) to get sick and fat?
It’s twisted and disgraceful.
Imagine this. A 25 year old poor, single mom with diabetes must depend on government food assistance to survive. Instead of being given the opportunity to eat, say a low carbohydrate diet — which, according to this compelling article published in last year’s Nutrition, might be her best hope to get her blood sugar under control — she will be forced to eat a high carb diet that will rocket up her a1c and accelerate her disease progression.
No one – not her doctors, not her friends, not her kids — will ever know that she had other dietary options.
Now multiply her story by tens or hundreds of thousands or more. Over the next 5 years, scenarios like that will happen, again and again and again. The slow, invisible killing and maiming of millions of innocents.
There will be a day where we laugh at the accepted food recommendations of our governments … and hopefully that day is soon.