Posted by: 12stepgolf | November 19, 2010

It is those dang “food police” again: They really get on my nerves

“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.”……..Thomas Jefferson

I think I see the junk science about obesity taking control of our food intake. There is so much spurious data used in any studies anymore to produce the result a political agenda desires I am going to rely on conclusions derived from anecdotal data from now on……..seems much more reliable than science anymore. I think Mr. Wizard, the one I grew up watching in the ’50s, is probably rolling over in his grave to see what comes out of “scientific studies” now a days.

Salad bars in schools-kids didn’t eat veggies when I was a child nor when my parents were children, etc., this is just a ploy to try to turn everyone into a vegan-where one can die of malnutrition like Ewell Gibbons did.

Have you noticed how the long-held belief of eating a diet that is low in fat and high in nutritional value has long been advocated by many major US health organizations as a key component to staving off heart disease, type II diabetes, stroke, and most other adult-onset chronic diseases, has really produced the obesity?

A recent, long-term study, however, called into question the truth of these claims. The Harvard School of Public Health takes serious issue with low-fat diets because they restrict consumption of all fats, rather than only the most harmful ones.

Advocates of low-fat diets also encourage consumers to purchase reduced and no-fat versions of foods, even if those foods contain artificial sugars such as aspartame, or contain higher levels of calories.

I think it all started with the T-Factor diet by Martin Katahn PhD, it was all about the horrors of fat in a person’s diet.  I can recall seeing him on PBS about 20 or 25 years ago, and we all know that PBS never has an agenda.

What are they feeding the poverty-stricken countries of the world that we have not been able to end global hunger?  I think if it were meat and good protein from eggs and fish instead of all those carbohydrates and that horrible looking porridge they feed those poor children, we may have some healthy kids growing up over there.

All the foods that the “food police” deride in this country would be more than welcomed to a N. Korean who has lived on bark during the last famine.

We have so blessed in the USA to have food aplenty, a true smorgasbord of food to choose from-anything our heart desires is available.  Could the “food police” be so global-centric that they want the Americans to live like third world countries, are they ashamed of our abundance?  Well don’t “shame on me”, it should be “shame on them”.  Trying to deprive of us of what is on the table is not righteous nor noble.

We are about to celebrate Thanksgiving, and what do we do we feast.  This has nothing to do with modernity, it is about how grateful the early settlers were that they didn’t have to starve.  We give thanks for the abundance of food available to us, along with surviving and having the harvest.  It is always about food and the abundance of it.  If you do not have enough to eat there isn’t much else one can do.

I would like to direct you to: for a great listing of what the “food police” are doing in a town or state near you.  As the editor of akdart puts it, and I agee totally, I’d rather take my chances with too much salt than with too much government.

I want them to leave my meat, my coffee and my salt alone-get out of my face and get out of my kitchen and get out of my house.

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