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Comment from: cj [Visitor]
The plan is not much better for type A's either. The grain servings are a bit over the top for a type A non-secretor. And the fruit and veggie servings are paltry especially when I usually eat 7 to 9 during the summer.
04/15/12 @ 19:49
Comment from: Ruth [Member] Email
At least with the old "4 basic food groups" they never really specified quantities of anything- at least not that I can recall from elementary school.

Really, the best kind of "one size fits all" advice you can give has to be vague, to allow for individuality. If you tell people to eat whole foods, avoid artificial additives, and limit added sugars, you really can't go wrong for any type.

I don't think the USDA is intentionally trying to kill us. I think they're just trying to protect the profits of grain farmers.
04/17/12 @ 09:41
Comment from: Yvonne Buerkle [Visitor]
Guess you could look at it as yet another way of rationing. If you are interested enough you'll find a better diet yourself and if not you'll not feel well and die sooner. Sad, but the evidence speaks for itself. Never have the western countries been as full of diet related diseases and never have people been as overweight as now.

Your comment about diet related diseases sent a chill up my spine.
04/20/12 @ 17:39
Comment from: Paul C. [Visitor]
The backers of the food pyramid are partially responsible for many of the pathologies that have grown to epidemic levels in the past 35 years.

Renaming the food pyramid is at least implicit acknowledgement that it has garnered justified criticism.

I have two quotes that apply to this issue:

"In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in everything, charity" - Augustine of Hippo

Unity in the choice of food is not an essential for any civilized society.

“Reader, I think proper, before we proceed any further together, to acquaint thee that I intend to digress, through this whole history, as often as I see occasion, of which I am myself a better judge than any pitiful critic whatever; and here I must desire all those critics to mind their own business, and not to intermeddle with affairs or works which no ways concern them; for till they produce the authority by which they are constituted judges, I shall not plead to their jurisdiction.”
― Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

Given a rich history of the depth and expense of government-backed folly, I likewise reserve my right to refuse such ill-informed condescension.
04/24/12 @ 17:37

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