Doctors tend to confuse what they believe with what they know. - Dr. Otis Brawley
In 2012, from some great docs, I learned a tremendous amount about the world of over-testing, over-diagnosis, and ultimately over-treatment. The above quote can be used for any issue. When a "pundit" speaks, listener beware. Most of the experts base their information on beliefs and not scientific information.
When I listen to experts discuss nutrition information, including myself, it's based on beliefs. Most of the time it is not scientifically researched information. Of course, the experts will never admit this.
Thank you Dr. Brawley.
The American food supply, we've come to realize, is really a disaster.
– Dr. Walter Willett (Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy)
That astute observation was made by Dr. Ornish.
Think about it: Do people change their diet, health, and lifestyle behavior because they are told they are going to die? Typically, the answer is no. I have also learned that knowledge is not the solution.
Here's my bundle of joy. Yep, I want to be around a long time so I can enjoy my grandchildren. And hopefully, I'll be so fit that I will be able to play hoops with my great-grandchildren. As you can see, that's a long time from now.
Being healthy is being patriotic. - Kirk Hamilton
Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing. – Redd Foxx
There’s no company in the world that’s better at making complex technology simple. That’s Apple’s primary skill and it’s a skill that’s never been more valuable. – Steve Jobs
Source: BusinessWeek 2004
Food companies understand that these *ingredients are cheap, irresistible to our taste buds, and highly rewarding to the pleasure pathways in our brains, so they design their products with this in mind. - Miriam Nelson and Jennifer Ackerman (authors of: The Social Network Diet)
*Most foods now packing our grocery-store shelves are highly processed, containing little food value and too much sugar, fat, and salt to be considered healthy.
We gave our cheeseburgers a taste-lift so big we want to share ‘em with everyone! - Wendy's
Thanks Wendy's. That new juicy cheeseburger has 2.5 grams of trans fat in it. Trans fat is a known artery clogger killer and is being taken out of our food supply. But evidently, not by you. I'll pass on your trans fatty-burger and your "natural" French fries.
Good nutrition is straightforward and simple, but in America pressure from the food industry makes it almost impossible for any public official to state the plain truth. - Joshua Rosenthal
The American diet is a catastrophe. We don’t have a health care crisis. We have a food crisis. - Michael Pollan
People don’t love nutrients. Nobody says: “I love vitamin C.” But they do say: “I love a fresh orange.” People have feelings about food. They don’t have any feelings about nutrients. - Joan Gussow
Health is our greatest wealth. - Virgil
The ubiquitious presence of food, large portion sizes, incessant marketing, and the cultural assumption that it's acceptable to eat anywhere, at any time, have combined to put more and more people at risk. - Dr. David Kessler
Diet drives the weight loss and exercise maintains it.
The idea of preventative medicine is faintly un-American. It means, first, recognizing that the enemy is us. - Chicago Tribune, 1975
I'm reading The Emperor of All Maladies - A Biography of Cancer. This quote was in the book. It's equally appropriate for diet, health, and lifestyle changes. If people latched onto the prevention concept, we would not have the obesity epidemic and would be a healthier nation.
This is my favorite quote. For me, it's a reminder to eat properly and exercise frequently. This is a photo from a t-shirt. I have many of them. I also have it on a wristband. I want a constant reminder to always be in training. With all the temptations, in our society, it's difficult to lead a healthy lifestyle.