We all know what has been going on in Washington lately and I am certainly not going to get into politics in this blog; although I do have some firm opinions about our illustrious representatives there. It is clear by the actions of both parties that they are either incredibly incompetent or they just don”t give a crap about anything but their own self interests. What I want to comment about is not the lack of leadership currently in Washington but the fact that I don’t think they have our best interests at heart. I am talking about the government policies in general.
I have talked about the book The China Study before and it is certainly one of the books that I think that anyone concerned about their health should read. Chapter 16 is titled Government: Is It For The People? In this chapter the author T. Colin Campbell, PhD talks about the food recommendations our government published in 2002. The government recommendation is for 45% to 65& of our calories to come from carbohydrates, 20% to 35% from fat and 10% to 35% from protein. If that was not bad enough the recommendation is that no more than 25% of our calories should come from added sugar. That is pure refined, non nutrient containing sugar; in other words, empty calories. Dr. Campbell shows a sample diet for a day the would meet what the government thinks we should eat. Breakfast contains 1 cup of Fruit Loops, I cup of skim milk and one package of M&M’s and a vitamin supplement. Lunch is a grilled cheddar cheeseburger and dinner is 3 slices of pepperoni pizza, one 16 oz soda and one serving of Archway sugar cookies.
Two thirds of us are already overweight; any wonder why. If our school systems go by this guideline; any wonder our kids and grandkids are overweight and some are suffering from type 2 diabetes before they are out of their teens. What is our government thinking; are they trying to kill us off so they don’t have to pay us our Social Security? That might work except for the fact that we now have Obama Care and our government is wanting to make sure that all of us fat and chronically unhealthy citizens can have insurance which we the taxpayers will ultimately pay for. It seems to me that if we were healthy it would be much less expensive in the long run; even if we lived to be one hundred. If we were healthy we could continue to be productive citizens for much longer; put off retirement and pay in more to our retirement system, making it more solvent
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