Yes, Government Makes You Sick and FatSaturday, May 21, 2011
Yep – people are “getting it” on food. The myths, the lies, the outright fraud. There is an unprecedented amount of attention being given to the notion that the Government-Big Food-Big Agra dietary guidelines and health-and-unwellness paradigm are fraudulent, and the resisters and heretics (real foodists) were right. This article in the City Journal – “The Washington Diet” – deserves major attention for pointing out that the US government is responsible for the profusion of obesity, disease, and food fascism.
Recently, this piece – “Are Carbs More Addictive Than Cocaine?” – appeared in Details magazine. This is one of the best, short summaries I have seen that addresses the carbohydrate addiction, what makes people fat, and why people are sick. Additionally, I want to point out my very first attempt at addressing food along Atkins-Paleo lines, back when few people knew about (or cared about) the problem with carbs and government intervention on the part of Big Food and Big Agra. I evolved well beyond some of what I wrote in this article (no more grains/whole grain anything), but this piece appeared on LewRockwell.com back in 2001, way before the existence of the online paleo community. At that time, Dr. Atkins was a hero in parts of the libertarian community.