Health Tips From the American Disease AssociationMonday, May 9, 2011
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.