A few months back, I talked about a family member who was told by a doctor to adopt a low-fat diet, and that carbs were “Just sugar, and okay.” At the time, I was incensed and felt that the advice bordered on the criminal considering the health issues the patient was being seen for. However, it was just another example of how the medical community is stuck in the dark ages as it pertains to nutrition and diet. The irony is strong considering I am more nutritionally enlightened as a Paleo adherent than the majority of health professionals out there today.
I stumbled across this great article about six reasons they don’t trust mainstream organizations about diet and nutrition, and they echo exactly the same six reasons I have. These are the six reasons I give people verbally when we talk about diet and nutrition. I could restate it all in my own words, and I have over the course of many blog posts and conversations with people, but Kris Gunnars did such a good job, I feel it’s just smarter for me to link to their article than to write my own.
Go read it. I’ll keep today’s post short so you can devote your PaleoMarine time (haha, as if you actually set aside time for this!) to reading this great article. It’s so important, I’m going to post a link to it in my Required Reading section of this blog.