Posted by: twotrees | March 22, 2016

Our own worst enemy

]imageMy wife is reading a book on the subject of health entitled ‘How not to die” by Michael Gregor M.D.  Being someone who prefers life over death myself, I have been pursuing it as time permits. Chapter one speaks to the point that  most physicians are not trained in the science of nutrition. To quote from the text,  “It’s bad enough that most medical schools don’t even require a single course on nutrition, but it’s even worse when mainstream media medical organizations actively lobby against increased nutrition education for physicians.”

It goes on to discuss how certain corporate relationships with companies like Coca-Cola, Pepsi, McDonald’s and the American Egg Board  make and some donations to organizations in return for providing information and advisory edits to fact sheets before they become public.

It’s pretty clear that the American diet is a major contributor to illness in our country, yet there are those who wish physicians, those  in a strong position to advocate change,  remain ignorant on the subject.    To get a sense of what we’re talking about here’s an example of some testimony on a Senate Bill the came up a few years ago.   It runs about 36 minutes, but I think if you watch the first five minutes then roll back to minute 30 or 32 you’ll get a sense of what I’m talking about.

I want to think that commonsense will come back in style soon, but I don’t know when…

 

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