After stating two overwhelming TRUE facts about the Western Diet and Disease we have to ask ourselves, “Why aren’t they the central focus of our public health campaigns and our nutritional research?” Here’s why…
- The more you process food, the more profitable it becomes, leaving the food manufacturers to gain ($$$$$) from the Western diet.
- Confusion is good for business, employing more nutrition experts and now the reengineering of our foods, which provides the media with a continuous flow of health and food stories.
- Perhaps a shocker for some, the healthcare industry makes more money treating chronic diseases than preventing them, accounting for three quarters of the $2 trillion plus we spend in this country each year on healthcare.
“Instead, the focus is on identifying the evil nutrient in the Western diet so that food manufacturers might tweak their products, thereby leaving the diet undisturbed, or so that pharmaceutical makers might develop and sell us an antidote for it.”
Call to Action:
Do you agree that everyone wins, that is, except us who are eating?
Here’s the simple answer: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”
To your wellness,
Source and quotes from: Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual, by Michael Pollan