Wednesday, April 20, 2016


Or just contrarian?

Do you trust your doctor?

Back in the 1980s, coffee was bad for you.  Meat was bad for you.  Booze like red wine or beer was bad.  Eggs, salt, lard, whole milk, lots of stuff... ALL bad for you.

Eat more grains!  See the food pyramid?  No more square meals, PYRAMID!  Eat more of this and less of that, rather that a balance of stuff.  Eat more polyunsaturated fats.  Corn syrup is also fine.

Now all those things that were bad are good for you.  Or not nearly as bad as thought.  And vicey versey with carbs and high fructose.

Back in the day, the USDA came up with the pyramid thing and the dietary guidelines.  As policy.  For the nation.  Turns out this was based on... iffy... science.  Hence the more recent turnarounds. 

You know what?  ALL the doctors I've seen in the past 30 years were all on board with the Fed's dietary policy and pushed it like they were ordered to.  They took their queue from the .gov and just accepted it.  Doctors that should be tuned into science and evidence based conclusions weren't.  They just accepted it "them gummint eggheads must know what they are talking about" and passed that right on down the line to us laypersons.   What gives?  What ELSE is my doctor willfully ignernt about now?

1 comment:

Windy Wilson said...

If the government can be wrong about something like diet, how can they be so certain that now they're right on GlobalWarmingClimateChangePanickyNeedForControlOfEveryone, and we need to revert to a medieval economy and sit around dirty, poor and starving to save Gaia?