^^This is a pet-peeve of mine. When 'experts' and widely respected doctors come onto "The View", like Dr. Oz did today and say that meat isn't the cause of obesity.
He showed three human hearts - one healthy heart, one enlarged, and one ridiculously enlarged. And proceeded to say that sugar was a big culprit in the obesity epidemic today. NO specific mention of consuption of fats at. all.
It just frustrates me. The topic of the show was "Obesity".
Yes, we need to get rid of kool-aid and soda in schools, Dr. Oz was saying the culprits are "white foods". white flours, breads..
There are some who react to gluten, true, and refined, bleached carbs are not the best form of carbs.. But, generally, I feel a lot of doctors miss the boat, in terms of fat and meat. I have never in my life ever had a doctor say to 'lay off the meat' or fatty foods. It's always: "Cut down on carbs." One doctor told me to just 'eat soup' as a means to lose weight. (And this was our family doctor for a couple decades.) I see this on all our shows, too - The Doctors, The Revolution, etc..
And the US wonders why we're struggling w/ obesity when all our own doctors don't have a single clue.. That it's the fat that makes you fat.
Dr. OZ is a television personality. I don't take any of them too seriously.
unfortunately too many people do.
Dr. Oz is not very consistent
-one minute has dr neal barnard and he says hes won over and hes going mostly plant based,
-next minute promotes fish oil,
-next minute has forks over knifes,
-next minute blames carbs.
-next minute he talks about the virtues of exercise and eating a salad*
can't expect much from a television Programming , Its Entertainment folks!
1. set the bar too low oversimplify things cause the audience is too dumb?
2. tell people good things about their bad habits as not to offend corporate sponsors?
3. confusing and conflicting half truth reports: "eggs were bad, now study says they are good/ carbs are good now they are bad"
I agree - their messages are contradicting! I think it leaves most of us confused..
good point about the sponsors!
And I agree esp. on the point that.. although tv is categorized as mostly entertainment, these shows are most definitely not seen as such. most people take them as fact and the most recent and accurate findings..
also their programming is owned by advertisers so they are probably told to cover everything, what to cover, etc - I am curious what his REAL views are.
Yea, very good point. I'm sure it's all got to be 'approved' by the powers that be.
I agree completely. If I weren't so fruitily carbed up, it would drive me insane. It's absolutely the worst if you're having a back-and-forth with a SAD eater who uses them as sources, and when I come in with my T. Colin Campbell/Dr. Doug Graham/Harley Johnstone, etc. they of course go "I've never even heard of him. If it were really that good for us, we would have heard of it." That's when I want to start jumping up and down trying to rip my hair out while yelling "Don't you get it?! If you were HEALTHY you'd stop consuming and the government wouldn't make any MONEY! Why doesn't this make sense to you?!!"
Ugh. Why doesn't it make sense to so many people?? I feel like all you have to do is think about it for a second to realize that things are not as they should be.
Right - supposedly what's most commonly believed or 'heard' on public tv, is apparently what's right.
If this were true, then the advertisements by doctors promoting cigarettes in the 1950's would have been true and accurate.. :/
I think, also, it has a lot to do w/ the fact that about 80% of funding for medical universities comes from pharmaceutical co.'s. This just lends itself to info. promoting medication, instead of good research, studies and information on food, nutrition and true health. No wonder doctors are so incredibly inaccurate in their views on weight, nutrition and medication. :P
As far as the logic of it, I think a huge thing is that people (namely the legal powers that be and the pharm co's) don't realize /or hold themselves accountable or responsible for accurate information. There are tons of 'accountability' loopholes. The pharm co's are obviously financially driven, leading the education at medical universities to be supportive of this biased view that's financially profitable for the pharm. co's. Then, in turn, these students who are doctors-to-be are taught or 'brainwashed' into this philosophy, which they then pass on to the media, their documented studies and to us, individually, when we pay for their services.
What's interesting, is they're educated in the way of "medication", but not in terms of nutrition and overall health.
It really sucks.
One word: ILLliteracy.
That would have totally gotten under my skin as well. What shameful, unproductive and irresponsible comments. But no need to preach here about the garbage that comes out of the mouths of mainstream "doctors" and "nutritionists", I'm guessing ;-)
good post and comments here ! on media i learn
lean meat is good for you
coffee is good for you
eggs and milk also good for you
chocolate is good for you its a superfood!
carbs bad bad bad bad for you !!! limited them !
TRUTH will prevail over non-truth
in the fullness of time what we are doing could become the real health movement : ) because health speaks for itself.
this site is growing fast with good reason.
eat the plants eat enough plants 3000 calories !!! only durian rider suggested this ...
Those r my favorite. 'Coffee is good for you!'
I actually had a hand out given to me at my chiropractor's office that discussed all the wonderful health benefits of .... coffee! Unbelievable. I know it's addictive and therefore very loved by many. But geez, ... coffee? being recommended at a doc's office? Gah.....
I think there's something to the fact that it's the things that are so addictive and that people typically love that are promoted on these shows: like you said coffee and crackao.
It's just incredible. I once called a news station.. I can't remember which one, but it was a major morning show.. They had a nutritionist on and her theme was "The Health Benefits of Dairy" .... hahahahahahahaha...
I just find it frustrating, because as I'm starting new again at 80/10/10, I can't even let my kids watch sesame street because they're talking about ... junk food.. Today on The View (my guilty habit), someone made mention as to how there were 'carbs' in the models' dressing room (the guests on the show) and she didn't have any in hers. - Because heaven forbid anybody beautiful and fit eats any carbs.. Lol Ironically, one of the models is a raw foodist!
Sorry for the rant, but it's just no wonder why the state of the US :( in terms of health. The wrong ideas are being touted evvverywhere. And where's the truth???? It's so hard to come by the truth! I've been digging for what feels like a very long time for it... Thank goodness for DR, FR and DG, I would probably have had a stroke by now or heart attack. :/ (really)