Health Tips From the American Disease Association

Monday, May 9, 2011
Posted in category Food Totalitarianism

Indeed, I have a fondness for attacking the fraudulent health and wellness paradigm, especially those omnipotent, quasi-government organizations that parade around claiming to be America’s health saviors while they are, in reality, the shameless whores of the corporate-socialist medical establishment, Big Food, and Big Agra. Here is my most recent post on the intellectually bankrupt American Heart Association and their corporatist Big Food-Big Pharma sponsors.

In March, it was National Nutrition Month, a campaign created by the American Dietetic Association (ADA), perhaps one of the most political and amoral quasi-governmental arms from Big Government’s food machine. Some ADA propagandists were invited into my corporate workplace to share their “healthy tips” with employees. They had a big table set up by the busy escalator that joins the parking garage to the main elevator banks, with all kinds of “stuff” (giveaways), so I had to go check it out. They were handing out flyers spreading this trash: “Eat Right Nutrition Tips.” Reading the flyers, you note that healthy snacks in the ADA world include anything low-fat; everything with cereal (rolling a banana in crushed cereal; in other words, rolling nature’s fructose in man-made high-fructose corn syrup); bread, a bagel, dinner rolls, graham crackers, pita bread, or corn tortillas; processed toaster waffles; marshmallows; modern yogurt (Big Brand cup of sugar); waffle cones, as long as it’s filled with fruit; processed, sugar-loaded granola bars; instant oatmeal (sugar on top of sugar), etc., etc.

If you read the flyer, “25 Healthy Snacks for Kids,” you realize #1) that Americans are obsessed with turning meals into virtual puerile games to get children to eat, and #2) why obesity and/or being fat is no longer remarkable, and why diabetes is accepted as a garden-variety condition.

Getting back to my visit with the two ADA hacks, was I supposed to not notice that one of the gals, who was not even thirty years old, was hyper-inflamed and running 40-50 pounds overweight? Yet she was advising employees on diet, health, and losing weight? Has it become too politically incorrect to say that perhaps a professional “credentialed” consultant needs to look the part and walk the talk?

There were snack giveaways all over the table: everything bread, grain, fruit candy, granola, sugar, and ‘diabetes-here-I-come.’ The medical establishment loves diabetes because it makes a lot of very powerful people wealthy and influential. At this time, I had been on my way out the door, going to lunch with a colleague – the poor gal almost had to restrain me before I could dial up a heated debate with the two vapid airheads peddling misinformation for the ADA. One “healthy” snack they were peddling was this schlock:

Ingredients: corn syrup sugar, modified corn starch, citric acid, lactic acid, carnauba wax (a “shiner” that is great for car and shoe polish, but a bit problematic for the human body), and all the usual food dyes, etc., etc. Unfortunately, Americans are so saturated with simpleminded fables about food that are carried out by the Food Establishment and its government enablers, they actually believe that these chemical-and-sugar concoctions are “healthy” because they, ahem, “have no cholesterol or fat.” (See this blogger’s pathetic exultation over giving her kids “healthy” waxed sugar balls dipped in FD&C Blue No.1.)

Before I wrap this one up, I want to point to this blog post from Dr. Johnny Bowden, who describes the ADA as a group that has “never met a government policy they didn’t like.” To be sure, the ADA is a sinister consortium that is very adept at mandating credentials (its own credentials) in order to keep independent nutritionists and wellness consultants from dispensing nutrition advice (i.e., blocking superior competition with unbiased ideas and advice divorced from the Food-Medical Establishment). Read Dr. Bowden’s entire post on ADA exam preparation and policy. The ADA is a seriously malignant racket that gets far too little critical attention.

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28 Responses to Health Tips From the American Disease Association

  1. Senthil Prabakaran says:

    May 9th, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Reminds me of this campaign:
    http://www.healthy-eating-politics.com/images/adapuzzletn.jpg

    ADA promoting diabetes.

  2. Lisa says:

    May 10th, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    I was wondering if you have any children or have had to feed children on a daily basis? Also, please provide what you would consider healthy snacks for kids. You are a CPA, right? Can’t wait to hear your tried and true ideas!

  3. Karen De Coster says:

    May 10th, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Lisa thinks that one’s working profession (???) somehow determines that person’s ability to critically think, self-assess, and become empowered over one’s own life when it comes to health, lifestyle, and food. I happily allowed this post to go through, for obvious reasons. I suspect she is the blogger I linked to?

    That’s right, Lisa – no fucking “CPA” like me can possibly be human enough and wise enough (or, god forbid, “thinking” enough) to take care of herself and make her own decisions about her life, and what goes in her body. You are a walking, talking moronfuck, and sadly, you represent the bulk of the fucktards in the masses. People like you are the reason that America is a wasteland of cradle-to-grave lackeys.

  4. Karen De Coster says:

    May 10th, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Senthil – the Nutritional and Metabolism Society is a terrific group. Thanks for that ad.

  5. liberranter says:

    May 10th, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Karen, Lisa is obviously not very bright if she came here thinking that her words of “wisdom” would go unremarked upon.

    As to her question about how many children you have, I hope that the answer in her case is “zero.” The though of her having released “clones” amongst us is too much to stomach.

  6. Karen De Coster says:

    May 10th, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Liber – the blogger I linked to is, ummm, guess? Fat. http://www.shescribes.com/about

    But – it never amazes me (the lightweight intellectual ability of the average woman).

  7. Lisa says:

    May 10th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Wow, is that language really necessary to get your point across? I’m still waiting for your list of healthy snacks for kids….that work.  Or do you just bash others without offering your own insight?  Btw- that’s not me you’re referring to.  Do you judge everyone by how they look?  Is that a CPA thing?

  8. Karen De Coster says:

    May 10th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Lisa – I only approve your posts because my readership will eat up your ignorance and lack of ability to assert reason and sustain intelligent discourse. These people are no strangers to the behavior of the uninformed (such as vapid attacks on one’s profession). You are the moron who actually created an argument against my self-knowledge and ability to think and act, based on the fact that I am a …… CPA? LoL! And here ye are, again, bringing up my profession – aye, lass, a wee bit jealous are we of my success? Aw shucks!

    A final blow to your empty shell on your shoulders: you say, “Or do you just bash others without offering your own insight?” Ummmmm, my 1,000-word post of insight was what brought you to my website in the first place, to bash me. Hello?? perhaps my 12 years of archives, all ’round the web, counts just a wee bit as insight, too?

    Feel free to Google my archives all over the web – not just this website – for information on the topic at hand. Why would I waste my valuable time responding to your nasty, personal comments to give you “advice?” If you aren’t creative enough to turn off the tube and create “healthy snacks” for your kids, don’t worry – you are representative of the bulk of the American masses begging for big government to raise your kids and tell you what to do to get through each day of your pathetic life. People who attack others – personally, nonetheless! – for taking ownership of themselves and their bodies, and making informed choices, are simply adrift at sea.

  9. Andrea says:

    May 10th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Corn is a whole grain! Yay!

    Sorry, Karen. You don’t have any fake government-issue creds. We can’t listen to anything you say. Pass the fruit snacks– naturally fat free! 

    However, I have 5 kids, so maybe I’m qualified in that department? Fresh veggies, homemade yogurt, cheese, hardboiled eggs, homemade sourdough bread with some homemade jam (not low carb, but still, they are going to go outside and run their little hearts out) are some of my kids’ favorites. Food. Plain old food. Sadly, not very many Americans have seem much of it.

  10. Karen De Coster says:

    May 10th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Andrea – what do you know? You aren’t a doctor! You can’t make these decisions! You don’t know what’s best for your kids! You need government “guidance.” (By force.) And you are a HOUSEWIFE? That’s worse than being a CPA…..! :–)

  11. liberranter says:

    May 11th, 2011 at 1:04 am

    Hey Lisa:

    Since you’re so heavily fixated on Karen’s professional credentials, howzabout you showing us yours?

  12. Nolo Promittere says:

    May 11th, 2011 at 6:59 am

    I’ll second the veggies and add apples. Of course I’m a special case. I have four kids and one is unable to eat wheat. Because of this and the fact that it is just easier to feed all the kids the same stuff, we stopped buying bread, pasta and all that other stuff the ADA swears is lifeblood.

    Strangely enough, once we cut the wheat out entirely, one of our other children, who was NOT diagnosed with a wheat allergy or intolerance, suddenly stopped having asthma attacks – Go figure!

    I’m not saying that everyone will have the same results, but it does irk me that, had I simply followed the guidelines of these people, I would have continued poisoning TWO of my kids.

  13. Dr. J says:

    May 11th, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    I led Lisa here because I posted this article from Lewrockwell.com on Facebook.  She is an RD and I am a Chiropractor so she probably has never been exposed to anything other than politically correct nutrition advice.  I am using Facebook as weapon against establishment thinking and to her credit, she at least engaged me in a small amount of debate.  People are waking up and realizing something is very wrong.  Some of us are years deep into the process and other just a few hours or days.  We just have to keep planting seeds of liberty and truth and hopefully watch them grow into fruit.  Its tough when you wake up one day and realize your entire profession is a scam intended to protect the profits of tyrannical multi national corporations and the government is in on it.  Like I said before I am a Chiropractor and I am a big advocate of whole foods, raw milk, coconut oil, grass fed meats, free range eggs, etc.  I mainly focus on improving vitality and human performance through structural correction of the body.  I use a technique called Advanced Biostructural Correction (ABC) and it is the single biggest discovery of my lifetime.  I just wanted to mention it because it is not well know yet, but it will greatly enhance your health and function on many levels.  Much more than any other bodywork that I have ever experienced.  If anyone wants to know more contact me, it is a healthcare game changer.  Peace to you Karen and keep up the fight against medical tyranny.

  14. Karen De Coster says:

    May 12th, 2011 at 7:20 am

    Dr. J – Lisa was so void of argument, she took to focusing on my professional credentials, along with the usual child argument – “so tell me what you think we should…….?” I told her that my archives were full of those answers, and she was welcome to use Google to answer her question. She really didn’t want an answer; she was on the defensive and therefore, going on the personal offensive against me in an immature manner. It was kinda fun to see her behave in such a manner. Ignorance makes people very uncomfortable.

  15. damaged justice says:

    May 12th, 2011 at 7:25 am

    Lisa: Trying to erase history is lame, and only demonstrates your ignorance and fear.

  16. Dr. J says:

    May 12th, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Ignorance makes people very uncomfortable.  I say that all the time.  One of my favorite things I learned in Chiropractic college was how to identify a fallacious scientific argument.  Ad Hominem attacks, Red Herring, etc.  The political establishment is full of them.  You really do not need to be a genius to spot these fallacies, you just have to be motivated to find the truth.  I hope I can participate on you blog going forward.  I can be a tremendous health resource for your readers.  I used to be a fitness trainer/strength coach,  Im very interested in real nutrition, and I am an expert in correcting structural problems with the human body.  This blog is excellent Karen.  I am reading Atlas Shrugged right now and I really liked your analysis of Rand.  Brilliant stuff.

  17. clark says:

    May 12th, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Lisa’s response did seem to be very typical, on so many issues, from food to monetary policy to college debt etc… etc… etc.
    Like Mish wrote in an article about college debt, might as well be telling them there is no Santa Clause.

    @ Nolo Promittere, thanks for writing that, I know someone like that too, I’ll try to pass that along and hope they give that a try. They probably won’t listen though, they’ve rejected the seeds of truth many times already.

  18. damaged justice says:

    May 13th, 2011 at 8:22 am

    Lisa: Trying to erase history only demonstrates your ignorance and fear.

  19. Karen De Coster says:

    May 13th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Dr. J: I discovered chiropractic in 1986, and I still see the same Doc 25 years later (an atlas orthogonal chiropractor).

  20. Bike Bubba says:

    May 27th, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Lisa, speaking as a dad of five (soon to be six) children, and also as the son of an ADA dietician (please don’t hold it against me Karen!), I can vouch for any number of snacks that work great for kids. My kids will devour meats, cheeses, bread, nuts, fruit, vegetables, breads……and they will also go through pop and “fruit juice cocktail” if I let them. So I don’t. I’m not completely on the side of “high protein” as our gracious hostess, but I do make sure that as much of my family’s food intake has a low glycemic index as possible to avoid the kind of thing she’s noting.

  21. Karen De Coster says:

    May 27th, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Bike Bubba – don’t forget: I am also pro-fat (high fat, saturated fat) as well. Even more so than protein. :–)

  22. Bike Bubba says:

    May 31st, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Yes’m.

  23. Matt says:

    June 2nd, 2011 at 7:55 am

    Hi, Karen.
    First time seeing your website aside from LRC, I really like your articles and colorful language! I was wondering if you ever catch the horrible show “The Doctors?” There was a segment about “Things that need (government) warning labels” which pissed me off to no end because it demonstrates how adults are being turned into lifelong children who cannot figure out how to avoid cutting their wrist while opening those hard plastic packaging cases. They also said Heart Attack Grill needed a warning label. I love that place just because it annoys establishment experts so much. Of course they always pump low fat, whole grain malarky.
    Anyhow, thanks and I’ll be checking back often!

  24. Keith Snyder says:

    June 2nd, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Karen,

    Regarding the response to Lisa’s comment I just have to say I love it when anyone uses the word “fucktard”. And I’m in complete agreement regarding the “walk the walk” idea. I’m going to take dietary advice from a fat ass? I know that kind of language is mean-spirited but then I am a fattist and generally mean-spirited so what can I say.

    Peace,

    Keith Snyder
    Brooklyn

  25. Vickie says:

    June 2nd, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    I am amazed how much kids like veggies if they are not cooked to mush. My cousin’s little 2 year old was snarfing up raw broccholi and tomato like it was her last meal. I would REFUSE to feed a kid the corn product and salt passed off as snacks by Big Food.

  26. Karen De Coster says:

    June 2nd, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Keith – diggin’ that Brooklyn attitude! You are not mean-spirited; just honest and properly judgmental.

  27. Karen De Coster says:

    June 2nd, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Matt – I’d like to know where I can find this show? I never heard of it, but it sounds like I need to see it. Is there archives online?

  28. AngelaMN says:

    July 19th, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    I just started reading your blog this a.m. and have to say you are right on the money!! this article caught my attention because of my recent diagnosis of gestational diabetes. Prior to this diagnosis, I had NO symptoms of any kind and currently have NO symptoms of any kind. Needless to say i was referred to my local diabetes center (which i am pretty sure is a crock) so I went and listened to what they had to say… the first day i was there the “consultant/ RN” predicted that i would need glyburide almost immediately because of my out of control blood sugar… I asked her how she knew my blood sugar was out of control with 2 tests? so I told her that I wouldn’t take any medication unless I could see this “out of control” blood sugar for myself. She gave me until Friday (this was wednesday) to see for myself and then i would need to come in for a script… all the while I keep thinking it strange that they are being so aggressive, when I have had a near perfect pregnancy… so needless to say I went back showed her my numbers, that were consistantly in the 90′s, except one of the readings was one point over their standard so she prescribed me the glyburide. Of course one wants to do what is best for their unborn child, so i took the glyburide and began eating healthy, the only uinfortunate part was that the glyburide gave such low blood sugar that i almost ended up in the hospital! I also could not keep my blood sugar level at all on this medicatiom… so I quit taking the pills and just kept up with the super good diet and cut out all the crap that i was eating… I went back in for my next appt. and low and behold i had lost 3 lbs. (go figure, not really rocket science here people)… so what advise did I get?? that’s right I wasn’t eating enough carbs and that unprocessed oatmeal that I was eating for breakfast was really just poisoning my unborn fetus… What?? Really??… I have quit taking the glyburide and also quit visiting with the local diabetes center as they are all quacks… and suprisingly enough I still have pretty darn good blood sugar, feel great and my unborn child seems very healthy and happy…

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