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.