“Uncle Sam is a horrible nutritionist”

Does that mean I can Eat Again?

By Walter Olson

They’re finally letting the egg back into the good graces of government nutritionism, long after it had become clear that the cholesterol scare was unfounded [Washington Post] Again and again, health guidelines promoted by Washington have pushed Americans from safer toward less safe food choices, and from long-familiar foods that came to seem too rich or indulgent (butter, animal fat) toward alternatives about which far less is known. [Michael Brendan Dougherty, The Week]

However bad a nutritionist Uncle Sam may be, of course, he is unlikely ever to be as bad as the science-impaired, self-proclaimed Food Babe Vani Hari [The Atlantic (“There is just no acceptable level of any chemical to ingest, ever.”), Orac/Respectful Insolence, Advertising Age, earlier] If only the public health establishment worked as hard to counteract the notions spread by Hari as it does to inscribe whatever its current set of food enthusiasms may be into coercive government policy!

Woody Allen’s quirky futuristic film “Sleeper” released in 1973 had an amazing scene where Dr. Melik, portrayed by Mary Gregory, and Dr. Aragon, characterized by John McLiam, have a conversation about Allen’s character who just woke up after 200 years to a future he doesn’t recognize. This particular scene was especially prescient in light of the constant changes we see in the research about what is healthy for us and what is not. Here’s the transcript of the enlightening exchange:

Dr. Melik: This morning for breakfast he requested something called “wheat germ, organic honey and tiger’s milk.”

Dr. Aragon: [chuckling] Oh, yes. Those are the charmed substances that some years ago were thought to contain life-preserving properties.

Dr. Melik: You mean there was no deep fat? No steak or cream pies or… hot fudge?

Dr. Aragon: Those were thought to be unhealthy… precisely the opposite of what we now know to be true.

We’re probably a lot closer to this being a reality than anything else we’ve ever seen from the entertainment culture! For more information about why consuming fat, steak, and cream are healthy, check out http://www.livinlavidalowcarb.com/blog and prepare to have your eyes opened to the truth!

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