All the foods we reach for to quench our hunger are most likely to be carb based.
Our kids can’t think of a snack that doesn’t have sugar or wheat in it… cereal, pizza, pastry, sandwich, pasta, candy bar, chips, crackers, cookies, energy bars..
If I suggest an apple and handful of nuts, or a banana or peach, or cream cheese on celery, your teen would probably think you’d taken leave of your senses… ‘not thanks Mom, I’ll have a bowl of cereal’.
I saw this article and had to pass it on. Please share with every Mom you know. We have to help the new generation understand what is going on, and how what they eat today will impact their health for a lifetime… epigenetics.
A libertarian diet: How the government makes you fat.
About 2 years ago, I discovered that I required hernia surgery, it’s not uncommon at my age. I chose to go to one of the few private hospitals remaining in Canada (near my home). This hospital was a hold over from the time before socialized medicine, a centre of excellence for hernia surgery worldwide. Unfortunately (for me) they refused to do the surgery unless I lost some weight. According to the doctors in the private hospital, weight loss would make the surgery easier and the recovery quicker.
From the YouTube video:
Other topics include the inability of governments and large informational institutions such as the American Heart Association to adapt to new information, the mess of bad legislation and bad science that Taubes believes led to America’s obesity problem, and why many libertarians seem to love the Paleo Diet .
Taubes’ work has unsurprisingly invited criticism from scientists, government officials and journalists, even in the pages of Reason Magazine, where he went back and forth with Reason contributor Michael Fumento. Read below and decide for yourself who, if anyone, is right:
Fumento on Taubes – http://reason.com/archives/2003/03/01/big-fat-fake
Taubes’ response – http://reason.com/archives/2003/03/01/an-exercise-in-vitriol-rather
Fumento’s rebuttal – http://reason.com/archives/2003/03/01/gary-taubes-tries-to-overwhelm
Posted by Allen Small.