Nutrition As A Way To Heal

David Trammel's picture

This echos what I have been saying for a long time, changing the way we eat and what we eat will have profound on our health as the Lond Descent continues.

Several times a month, you can find a doctor in the aisles of Ralph's market in Huntington Beach, Calif., wearing a white coat and helping people learn about food. On one recent day, this doctor was Daniel Nadeau, wandering the cereal aisle with Allison Scott, giving her some ideas on how to feed kids who studiously avoid anything that tastes healthy.

"Have you thought about trying smoothies in the morning?" he asks her. "The frozen blueberries and raspberries are a little cheaper, and berries are really good for the brain."

Scott is delighted to get food advice from a physician who is program director of the nearby Mary and Dick Allen Diabetes Center, part of the St. Joseph Hoag Health alliance. The center's "Shop with Your Doc" program sends doctors to the grocery store to meet with any patients who sign up for the service, plus any other shoppers who happen by with questions.


Food companies have spent millions of dollars on research to find that perfect combination of salty and sweet, which causes you to eat and eat and eat their product. Remember the slogan, "You Can't Eat Just One"? That's what these companies want, you to eat their packaged fake food simulation until the bag is empty, then go out and buy another.

Learn how to cook with real food and ingredients not full of sugars and fat.

Take your health back before its too late.

This is how I do it, take ingredients and turn them into a meal. I don't know why people continue to poison themselves with what passes for food these days.

"Learn how to cook with real food and ingredients not full of sugars and fat."

Or, for those of us who have the raging sweet tooth, make sugary and fatty stuff from scratch. ;-)

I honestly don't get why the obvious correlation of diet and health (Type 2 diabetes, anyone?) is considered fringe. To me, it's basic A&P, metabolism chapter.

Then again, I've always thought differently ... which may be a primary reason I am here.

Kiashu's picture

In Australia in the 1980s married women with dependent children started moving out of the household to do paid work (they always existed, with some 25% of them doing it even in the 1950s, but it really expanded in the 80s). I believe this was a good change overall, however because men did not step up and do their part, fewer children grew up with meals cooked from fresh ingredients on the dinner table each night. They had the experience of neither the eating nor the preparation of such meals.

As well, home economics classes used to be part of high school. Cooking, cleaning, budgeting and so on. In the 1980s these were slowly wound back and cancelled. So they weren't learning about these things at school, either. They'd learn the abstract of glycolitic cycles and RDAs and so on, but they didn't know how to sharpen a knife or cut onions.

In the 1980s is also when obesity started to take off in Australia. This is, perhaps, not a coincidence.

This is one of the reasons I'm a stay-at-home father. Our household can then have good food, and our children can grow up learning how to budget for, shop for and cook good food.