How to Be a Rebel

How many people out there like breaking rules? Especially out-dated and silly rules?

I do!

That makes sense. America was founded by a bunch of rule-breakers like you, and you, and you.

So what’s the best and easiest way to break the rules?

Start thinking for yourself.

Here. I’ll help.

One of the quickest ways to start thinking for yourself is to consider how you can make your life better. How can we make more money? Travel? Stay organized? Get healthy? Stay slim? What a lot of us rebels have found is that rebellion starts at home. And home is where the stomach is. Or something like that. So, thinking for yourself starts with what you put in your pie hole.

The following video transcript comes from a humble site called NutritionFacts.org. All credit goes to Dr. Greger and his team at NutritionFacts.org for producing this video and its transcript.

You’re a big kid now–you don’t have to listen to Farmer Beef, Pork, and Egg anymore.

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Dietary Guidelines: USDA Conflicts of Interest by Dr. Greger of www.NutritionFacts.org

Why do the federal dietary guidelines “sometimes favor the interests of the food and drug industries over the public’s interest in accurate and impartial dietary advice.”? The first problem is who’s in charge. The mandate of the U.S. Department of Agriculture is to promote agribusiness, but also give dietary advice. So no problem when it comes to fruits and veggies, but what about the stuff we’re supposed to eat less of though? How can they say eat less meat-and-sugar, for example, and still fulfill their primary mission?

That may be why the eat more messaging recommendations are clear: increase vegetable and fruit intake, period. But when it comes to eat less messaging, recommendations resort to speaking in code, talking only about biochemical components, “Reduce intake of solid fats (major sources of saturated and trans fatty acids).” But what does that translate into in terms of actual foods to avoid?

Let’s break the code: Reduce intake of saturated fat, means reduce intake of cheese ice cream pizza and chicken.

And reduce trans fats, means reduce intake of cakes, cookies, animal products and margarine, but they can’t just come out and say that.

In their letter to the dietary guidelines advisory committee, the National Pork Board, in what almost sounds like a threat, “cautions the Committee against making any decisions which would limit the ability of Americans to choose more pork.”

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