Sunday, September 16, 2007

Checking the SOURCE of Information Is a Key to Good Nutrition & a Tip to Eating Healthy

Daily Quote: "Your health is your most valuable earthly asset; what you do with it is your responsibility." - Ted Broer

Who Said That and What Is Their Motive?

In the food, nutrition, and health arena, you really need to consider carefully the source of any research study you hear or read about. One of the important and is getting your health and nutrition information from trustworthy independent research sources. If you learn to start doing this consistently, you will be able to better navigate the seas of information that are often cluttered with misinformation, lies, distortions, and conflicting "research." You really need to learn to develop a sense of discernment in order to distinguish between what is really true and what is a lie or a marketer's scheme that is designed to confuse you and deceive you, all for the sake of greater profit share.


When reading studies promoting the virtues of manufactured foods, make sure those studies weren't paid for by the very companies marketing those products. These kinds of studies that are funded by the product manufacturer themselves, have very little value and a huge conflict of interest. For example, I wouldn't trust or believe any research about pasteurized homogenized processed milk that was funded by the or any dairy food manufacturer. All non-independent research can be (& usually is) influenced by those who pay for the research. There's an old saying that goes something like this: "He who pays the piper, calls the tune."


It is much wiser to do your own research and to look for truly independent research that has no ties to or financial connections to the products in the study. I've found that health associations, leading government officials and agencies, and even prestigious medical societies will sometimes lend their considerable weight to erroneous claims of marketers and manufacturers. In fact, the history of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is allegedly filled with unfortunate stories of alliances with the very industries that department was created to regulate and watch over.

There are what I call "unholy alliances" between the five most powerful players in the health arena. These greed and control alliances exist between the following "Big 5" entities: Big Pharma (pharmaceutical/drug companies), Big Government (government agencies like the FDA & others), Big Agriculture (agro-chemical companies like Monsanto), Big Food (food manufacturers and marketers), and Big Medical (doctors, medical associations, and the AMA). If I were you, I would be suspicious of any research that is funded by or conducted by any of these "Big 5" entities which are, I believe, in an unholy, greed-based, control-oriented alliance with each other to dominate the world markets for profit.

I would like to end this posting with a short article by , the Health Ranger. I encourage you to download and read his free Honest Food Guide.

Dear readers,

Confused about what you're supposed to eat? That's because most
nutritional advice comes from sources that have sold their souls to the
giant food companies. Even the USDA's Food Guide Pyramid is heavily
influenced by food lobbyists, and it offers lousy nutritional advice
that's decades behind the cutting-edge nutritional principles we now
know to be true.

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