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Tuesday, February 01, 2011

More Fake Food and The New Pyramid

Do we really need another new Food Pyramid that does little but boost sales of Big SG companies like Archer Daniels Midland or ConAgra, whose minions digg deep into the bowels of USDA?

And do we need bad food advice from lawyerly Michelle Obama and HHS's Sibelius who want you to have no health promoting fat in your diet, but at the same time want you to eat heavy on grains that are GMO and linked to obesity and health problems?
Many blueberry-promoting products are made without genuine blueberries: A recent iInvestigation looked at the actual blueberry content of several widely available packaged foods. This expose shows how Kellogg, General Mills, Betty Crocker, and other brands advertise plump, whole blueberries in their cereals and mixes, but deliver dextrose, corn flour, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, sugar, citric acid, artificial flavor, and food colorings Blue #1 and Red #40.
All LAKE food colorings such as Red 40 are aluminum based and generally believed to be toxic.

And as we are told to avoid healthy butter from NON-GMO cows, drink no fat milk, and eat more fruit, how do the Beltway Pundits think you are going to avoid obesity or keep bones strong or even avoid lung problems from rising pollution (like DC rates).

If anyone in DC writing policy, along with corporate attorney types, knew anything about nutrition this would come to a screeching halt.

And then there is that sodium thing, carried over from the 1950s when salt became very cooked and very commercialized.  Consider too that probably the most read and most controversial post on Natural Health News is the discussion of pink salt, its amazing to me that people do not stop to think that this fad salt in 94% - 97% sodium.

Our Choice, farmed Celtic salt, is just healthier because it contains 17% less sodium, and clearly less toxic heavy metals that are not necessary for health. Why not try celery or other savory herbs as a salt option too.

Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services recommendations drastically cut salt, but miss the mark in other areas

You can be a lemming and be glued to TV blogs that claim to be from a 'health expert' only to be back by unidentified Taiwanese sources, or stay tuned to a real expert at the first, original Natural Health News, to get the facts.

Have you thought about eating LOCAL and eating  REAL FOOD today?

Read what the Weston A Price Foundation has to say.

and from the Natural Products organizations -
The USDA and HHS released the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans, continuing to emphasize the importance of physical activity and reduced calorie consumption, with dietary supplements only rating a minor mention
WASHINGTON—The obesity epidemic weighed heavily on the development of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, released today by USDA and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The new guidelines emphasize the importance of increased physical activity and watching calorie intake, with an emphasis on choosing healthy foods including more produce, whole grains, lean protein sources and low-fat dairy items.
“The 2010 Dietary Guidelines are being released at a time when the majority of adults and one in three children is overweight or obese and this is a crisis that we can no longer ignore," said Tom Vilsack, U.S. secretary of agriculture. “These new and improved dietary recommendations give individuals the information to make thoughtful choices of healthier foods in the right portions and to complement those choices with physical activity. The bottom line is that most Americans need to trim our waistlines to reduce the risk of developing diet-related chronic disease. Improving our eating habits is not only good for every individual and family, but also for our country."
The 2010 Dietary Guidelines include 23 key recommendations for the general population, and six additional recommendations for specific population groups. Interestingly, dietary supplements are mentioned most prominently for those specific populations:
  • Women who are capable of becoming pregnant should consume 400 mcg/d of synthetic folic acid from fortified foods and/or supplements, in addition to dietary folate.
  • Women who are pregnant should take an iron supplement, as recommended by an obstetrician or health care provider.
  • Adults over age 50 should consume foods fortified with vitamin B12 or take dietary supplements.
The Guidelines form the basis of nutrition education programs, federal nutrition assistance programs such as school meals programs and Meals on Wheels programs for seniors, and dietary advice provided by health professionals. USDA and HHS will release consumer-friendly advice and tools, including a “next generation" Food Pyramid, in the coming months. Information on the Dietary Guidelines is available online.

Selections from Natural Health News -
Aug 21, 2006
C'mon kiddies... finish up your "Snackie Cakes" or "Cheezy Poofs" so you can have your "Flintstones Vitamin"...and Kids, don't worry about that Red 40 Lake, Yellow 6 Lake & Blue 2 Lake -- All banned in Norway. ...
Aug 06, 2008
... supplements or those that are made of sugar, artificial flavor, synthetic preservatives (tochopherol acetate or synthetic vitamin E), toxic thickeners like carrageenan, guar or xanthan gums, or Red 40 food coloring. ...
Mar 06, 2009
My hope is that Michelle addresses the role of vaccines, fluoride, environment, lack of physical education in schools, the USDA food pyramid that promotes obesity, unhealthy school lunches, artificial sweeteners proven to cause obesity, ...
Sep 07, 2010
Then consider lack of absorption of nutrients, if any nutrients are actually in the food you consume. The start here with the real food pyramid, skip the shots, skip water fluoridation, and start exercising. ...
Jun 01, 2008
ScienceDaily (2005-03-21) -- The University of Michigan Integrative Medicine Clinical Services (UMIMCS) has unveiled its Healing Foods Pyramid, which emphasizes foods known to have healing benefits, plant-based choices, ...

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