Do these interferences ever turn out to be right?

I am not a nutritionist – and neither is Michelle Obama. And nutritionists seem to keep their heads up their asses pretty consistently anyway. But that doesn’t stop the government from trying to dictate ‘healthy’ eating, one generation after another – and from one generation to another their ‘recommendations’ always turn out to be wrong. Remember when milk was good for you (“three glasses a day!”) and eggs were bad? Yeah. It’s like that.

After I have betrayed the revolution and set myself up as president-for-life, I will force you all at gunpoint to eat any damn thing you want.

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5 Responses to Do these interferences ever turn out to be right?

  1. MamaLiberty says:

    Works for me. :) But don’t bother with the gun, my friend. Most people actually DO eat whatever damned thing they want… I don’t know anyone – and never have – who actually even worried about the government ideas on diet. Especially not the socialist types. They are all worried about what OTHER people might be eating, but I highly suspect they pretty much eat whatever they want without reference to any government guidelines. And all the “scientists” and health bureaucrats, “journalists” and pundits might write and pontificate on it endlessly, but I’ll bet they all eat just whatever they damn well please in private. As I do…

    Now this is in direct opposition to the latest diet fads, of course. The fat guy on TV obviously knew exactly what it took to stay slim and trim… And millions of people seem happy to buy their overpriced “supplements” and gag down the argula salads…

    No logic to it, any of it. :) We each make our own choices, one way or another, regardless of what any politician says. And that’s the way it should be, of course.

  2. Ben says:

    ML I agree that folks will eat what they eat, but that doesn’t mean that we should be ignorant of what their choices can do to our bodies. I have twice staved off life threatening conditions by simply educating myself about what I put in my mouth, and then putting my knowledge into practice. It was ridiculously high cholesterol in my 30’s and 40’s and the threat of type 2 diabetes in later years.

    For over a decade now, I have managed to reduce my numbers down from the “pre-diabetic” range to normal with only diet and exercise, just like the “experts” say is possible. Most of the diabetics I know seem ignorant of the diet changes they should make (beyond limiting sweets). When I try to talk to them about carbohydrates, I just see a blank look. These people aren’t really making “choices” about what they eat, because the have no information on which to base a choice!

  3. MamaLiberty says:

    Exactly my point, Ben. You made your own choices, in spite of government “guidelines” and advice. So have I. :)

  4. MamaLiberty says:

    Oh, and refusing to discover and act on good information is not failing to make a choice… Doing nothing is also a choice.

    Diabetes, for instance, is not just about what one eats. It is a complex failure of the metabolic system and has as much to do with stress and an unhealthy immune system as it does diet or exercise. I’ll bet you found a number of things to change in your life when you faced this threat.

  5. Goober says:

    Yeah, ma, you’re absolutely right. The gazillion pics of Ms. O chowing down on bad food online seem to back up your line of thought. Those who squawk loudest don’t care if what they’re recommending is actually healthy. They just want a say. Control, you know?

    The whole “drink lots of milk” thing has been proven to be a result of the dairy lobby agitating for it. Not because of any sound science at all.

To the stake with the heretic!