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
We know this country spends vastly more on health care than any other country — about 75 percent more per person than other rich countries — without getting vastly better results. The waste in our medical system offers the best chance to reduce the deficit without harming our living standards.
Source: New York Times
. . . that got my attention:
Children are the object of a huge amount of research on how to seduce them to eat more of foods that are horrible for them and making them fat and giving them obesity, and we know they're going to die prematurely. - Walter Willett (author of Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy)
From this article about the Mediterranean Diet. It's an interesting article. I recommend reading it.
Information is not sufficient to motivate most people to make sustainable lifestyle changes. - Dr. Dean Ornish
I agree with Dr. Ornish. However, for me, once I learned that the American food system is toxic and causes a tremendous amount of disease, it motivated me to change my lifestyle.
Most Americans can't run as far as they like to eat. - Dr. William Castelli (former director of the Framingham Cardiovascular Institute)
Here's a very interesting interview with Dr. Castelli. Enjoy.
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