Nutrition: Health and Wellness – Know the facts!

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Most people see the responsibility of eating healthy.  Let’s face it – who can afford the rising cost of our health insurance, co pays, uncovered prescriptions and medical procedures?   Has anyone tried to get in to see a specialist lately only to get an appointment 4 months away?  Or worse yet, when we find out someone in their 40’s or younger has fallen over dead or developed a tragic illness leaving a family behind?

As a Whole Health Educator,  I would like to Blog about one of these Aspects…  Nutrition.

Where does one turn for Nutritional Information?

Back in the 80’s the mass population followed the USDA recommendations’ for a “healthier life style and became a nation of pandemic disease and obesity:  The USDA Food Pyramid.  

This Food Pyramid was in every doctor’s office, taught in schools – heck I even did a project with my son in Cub Scouts on it back in 2008!    The problem with the USDA Healthy Food Pyramid was it did not specify what healthy foods vs the unhealthy foods were!

So now we have MyPlate.gov. MyPlate.gov is much better- in a sense -that it displays a plate half filled with fruits and vegetables yet still fails to take into consideration the biochemical needs of human beings.  Also one wonders why most of our subsidized tax dollars still fund Big GMO Corn and so little to fruits and vegetables?

What’s worse, the same USDA (.Gov) who allows non labeled GMO’s, Hydrogenated oils, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Aspartame, Hormones, Steroids and MSG in food is giving the American People health Advice?   REALLY?

Check out this short video by Harvard School of Public Health.

Protect Your Health, One bite at a Time
Roxanne Linton WHE, CCE

 

 

2 thoughts on “Nutrition: Health and Wellness – Know the facts!

  1. So the dairy is there, I think, mostly beausce of lobbying efforts on behalf of the dairy industry. I don’t think dairy is evil either, just the fact that it got it’s own spot seems to me to come from their efforts in Washington. There are a lot of people who read this blog who think milk is actually evil. In my opinion you can take it or leave it as you see fit. The fat not being there is a tricky issue, I can see where if you mention it you get into a big mess of how to explain it. The transfat people (more lobbyists) would have their panties in a wad if they got mentioned negatively so it’s a bit of a political minefield if you talk about it at all. I guess that means they just left it out and people will have to fend for themselves. What I’d like to see emphasized somewhere is that veggies mean veggies, not a salad swimming in blue cheese dressing (or something like that) as a veggie then you start to lose the impact of the plate. We’ll see, I do think it’s an improvement and I’m hoping it will help people educate themselves. This is the kind of thing that seeps into our culture whether we want it to or not. Lisa

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