This is it! I've had enough! This is what's making us sick. And THIS is what needs to change to change the course of health in our society! Dump the yellow and replace it with green.
Do we really need to spend the money to know exactly WHY a doughnut is unhealthy and spinach is healthy? Why are we studying our gut, when we need to be studying our forks and our mouths.
The solution to our ills is in reducing the yellow and growing the green.
Enough...demonizing every nutrient!
It's like whack-a-mole in our society, today, as every day brings new wisdom of what nutrient is a winner, which nutrient is a loser, and which nutrient we've been wrong about for the last 100 years. None of it is very wise.
The longest-lived, disease-free people on the planet eat carbs! Go to pages 443/444 and see for yourselves! Carbs are NOT the enemy...crap is.
The real wisdom is in the simplicity of eating more whole plants and eating less calorie-dense crap!
Enough...believing in and spending money on the latest, well-written, slickly-produced diet books and magazines!
While they may be "inspirational" and motivate a few to (at least) short-term success, they're best use is when loaded into a basket and carried up and down stairs multiple times. They all can help deliver fitness improvement when carried properly.
You "can't outrun a poor diet" (unknown). The answer is in replacing crap (the yellow) with the healthy stuff (the green)...period.
Enough...putting your unconditional faith in the wizardry of Dr. Oz and any other snake-oil hucksters.
Dr. Oz did tell the truth (under oath) about what delivers good health. And, it was about eating more GREEN!
Enough...believing that if you diet and lose weight over 15 weeks that it'll last!
You can fool your physiology for a while, but when you cut calories and lose weight over 15 weeks, the hunger is just beginning!!
You're going to be hungry...starving in fact. What are you going to grab? Something green would be the best...not yellow.
Enough...believing that our government truly cares about our health.
They're trying to fatten us up!
Enough...believing our government should stay out of our food choices!
Heads up! They're already in them. We just need smarter government!
Our agricultural subsidies make the crap food (yellow) cheap and do nothing to make the healthy (green) more accessible or affordable. Less than a penny of every agricultural subsidy dollar goes toward fresh, perishable greens, veggies, and fruit...designated as "specialty crops". Let's not forget that the inconvenience of planning to use fresh veggies and fruit before it spoils takes more time and effort than managing the freshness of a bag of Fritos...much less making the veggies taste as appealing as a load of fat and salt.
How about we lobby to change the name of "specialty crops" to what they really ARE..."health-and-vitality-delivering, chronic disease preventing crops"??!!!
Among many opportunities to stop making crappy food cheap...stop subsidizing (making cheap) burgers, buns, bacon, cheese, sugar, corn (for cows for burgers), corn (used for corn flour and oil for Doritos, Cheetos, and Fritos), wheat (used for flour for cookies, crackers, and cupcakes) and sugar It's pretty simple, dump the yellow...value the green.
For an entertaining segment on food waste...
And, I promise, we, as a society, are NOT wasting chocolate chip cookies, Doritos, and Cheetos.
Enough...believing that Michelle Obama's "Drink Up" (more water) campaign has ANY meaningful, lasting effect on our kids' health.
The campaign SHOULD be "Drink Less Soda and Juice"!
Tell it like it is. Don't bullshit the American people with fluff and Coke/Pepsi-acceptable bottled-water-promoting approaches
She went soft on childhood obesity long ago.
Enough...believing that our Surgeon General (whatever his name is) is going to lead us to health.
As the top Medical Officer in the United States, I'm still hoping he will have the guts (that Michelle Obama hasn't had) to implore us away from sugary beverages and crap food...on a grand scale.
I shouldn't be the only General speaking out on crap food, crap subsidies, and crappy health promotion leadership and messages.
PS...Any reports showing our youth making any progress are short-term, small studies of selected age groups. It's like saying that global warming has ended because it was cooler than normal in Miami on July 14th and 15th.
Enough...believing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has their priorities straight.
In fact, most of the time it's called "CDC", completely ignoring the "P". It's time to rename the institution, Centers for Prevention and Disease Control. If the prevention works, we have less disease to control. Make sense??
It's time to get our heads in the right place...or at least remove them from where they've been for the last 30 years. It's about eating more green and much less yellow. That should be our #1 goal.
Enough...believing that health care is about health.
Health care in America, today, is really about sick care.
There isn't a single hospital that wants to see 20% fewer patients next year. Non about-to-retire cardiologists aren't hoping for a 30% reduction in their case load next year.
Healthy doesn't pay.
Dead doesn't pay.
Alive and sick...employs a lot and pays a lot!
When it comes to chronic disease in America, today, "health care" is about treating, managing, & maintaining...not preventing, reversing, and curing.
REAL health care...is about eating more green, less yellow.
Enough...believing that that eating healthy is simply a matter of willpower!
It's damn complex. There are incredible and powerful influences over what we put in our mouths...even while taste, cost, convenience, and nutritional quality are all obvious and well-studied in determining food choice.
Enough...pouring hard-earned money into the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, American Cancer Society, university research programs, NIH studies...UNTIL we start pouring money into changing what we eat, from yellow to green.
We've eaten our way into a mess and we're going to have to eat our way out. And, until we're ready to deal with what we eat...I've had ENOUGH of almost everything else.
It's time to go upstream, to the source of our chronic ills...and focus some attention on changing what we eat...not explaining WHY we eat what we eat...or what happens when we eat what we eat.
WE KNOW WHAT WE SHOULD BE EATING!
We know what's killing us!
We NEED brave leadership!
Are our politicians too afraid of losing the money of Big Food & Big Medicine? Is Big TV afraid of losing Big Food and Big Pharma sponsors? Are Big Research and Big Disease Advocacy afraid of true health?
Is there anyone brave enough to say what needs to be said...like grandma said..."no dessert until you've eaten your vegetables."
Is there ANY leader with the courage to tell us that we eat like shit and it's killing us (and costing us a boatload along the way)?
Enough wasting money!
NOTHING is working (or has worked) to reverse our course of sickness, misery, and premature death...any time soon.
It's time to invest in creativity, innovation, and real leadership. We KNOW why we're sick. The real question is whether anyone, anywhere, has the will to lead and change it!!
Let's NOT spend the next years investing in learning why a donut in our gut is worse for our health than a carrot in our gut.
It's time to dump the YELLOW...for GREEN, divine!