Do You Remember This?
The FDA and The Food Pyramid
These were the days when the FDA was promoting that thing called the food pyramid; today that food pyramid is actually a big part of the diabetes epidemic.
These were was also the years when I discovered that I must be getting fat. I was a young girl with womanly curves who wanted the body of Twiggy. I hated large breasts and being short. Then I also discovered the Atkins diet; he basically demonized the FDA and the food pyramid.
Atkins gave us the idea that our bodies needed fats to burn for fuel and didn’t need the carbohydrates being pushed on us by the pyramid.
So breads, cereals, starches, any such carbs essentially were the things we shouldn’t be putting into our bodies and sure as heck, I lost a ton of weight. Atkins believed though that our bodies needed to be in ketosis in order to lose weight. This meant that we ate very little of certain veges and no fruit (as little carbs as possible) on this diet, but this was extremely hard on the kidneys.
Of course, I was young and I loved it, and thought “whatever works”.
Sure enough though, when I got done dieting, I was back to eating all of the carbs I could get my hands on. Breads, cereals, cookies, cakes, pie, ice cream, potatoes with sour cream and butter, pancakes, and french toast.
Today the food pyramid and the thinking in medical society is changing. The current thought is that this food pyramid has been drastically wrong and has now caused a world of sick, fat people.
Since early in the 80’s people began to change the way that they ate and followed this pyramid, eating more carbs, less fats, making proteins as the minority on that list and we now have millions of people who have a resistance to insulin, diabetes. People in every age group becoming sick and ending up in their doctor office with a diagnosis of diabetes.
Do you think that the FDA, the Feds could be wrong on this one? Or do you think someone just made a mistake? Maybe you think like me and that this wasn’t a mistake at all. That more than one person had information about how diabetes came to be in existence.
Then we got this pyramid scheme, listing the foods in a backwards order in the exact way that we should be consuming them. Did you know that diabetes can be reversed? That you could put your diabetes into remission so that you don’t have to take the pills anymore? What would you do if you didn’t have to take insulin anymore?
Better yet, what would happen to the pharmaceutical companies who make billions off of diabetes medications every single year? They make billions of dollars from people like you and me and our insurance companies who have to pay for our supplies of pills and testing equipment. Buy why would they do that if diabetes can be cured?
When my doctor told me I had diabetes, he didn’t say a single word more. Why do you think that is? Why didn’t the doctor who told me that I had prediabetes, tell me to lose weight and that it would just go away and I would never have to worry about becoming diabetic?
Wow, we aren’t a bunch of stupid animals who can’t fathom what is really going on in our medical society. Or are we?
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