As I travel across the U.S. on my job, it is difficult to see all the lack of information/misinformation re nutrition. I was at a church school down south having a fundraiser for breast cancer- selling cupcakes loaded with frosting and other sugar items. These were well-intentioned, uninformed adults negatively influencing their children in the school helping with the sale. I didn't have the heart to tell them that processed sugar promotes the growth of cancer cells and other diseases. I wish I could've suggested they sell healthy treats like oranges, apples, dates, anything wonderful that promotes good health.
Walking out of a grocery store in a southern state, girl scouts and their mothers stopped me asking if I'd like to buy girl scout cookies. I didn't have the heart to say, "If you were selling healthier treats I would buy some. Have you ever looked at the ingredients in the cookies you're selling? Your cookies are promoting disease. Please sell something healthier."
Standing in line at the grocery store yesterday an obese woman was buying white bread, pop/soda, jello, and candy bars. Yikes. How do you confront that? That just can't be the time to inform. Maybe she glanced at the fruit and veggies I was buying.
In Minnesota where I live, last summer outside a grocery store, well-intentioned folks were selling bratworsts and pop/soda to raise money for cancer. I did have the guts to tell them the items they were selling actually promote
cancer. You should've seen the looks I got.
I think that being "in the know" about what is healthy and what is not should also bring responsibility to share with others whenever we can our info learned, as hard as it is sometimes. If we're not going to do it, who will? We all have to have courage. Whenever the door is open, we must enter it.
When I see these "Walks For Cancer" or "Walks For Diabetes" again these are well-intentioned, uninformed people. Think of all the energy and money wasted on these fundraisers. It's like people hitting their heads against the wall with these fundraisers- literally accomplishes nothing!
Do people really think there's going to be a "magic pill" scientists will discover to cure cancer and other diseases?! Obviously what is needed is McDougall and the like information spread into the general public, on TV and in the news especially- the RIGHT info/news.
We should have "Walks For Healthy Eating", including workshops on The Starch Solution before the walks.
We are still in the stone ages folks.http://peopleforplants.blogspot.com/