mikesbytes wrote:In regards to the rare genetic condition, how do I know I don't have rare genetic condition that will kill me if I eat too many vegetables?
Do you know of any? I know that certain veg can be a problem with certain medications, but that is a dietitian/nutritionist's speciality. Working with people with particular medical conditions.
mikesbytes wrote:The ultimate answer perhaps is that we should be tested for absolutely everything.
Expensive initially, but IMO cheaper and less stressful in the long run than finding out when the damage has been done.
mikesbytes wrote:Oh and perhaps a better way to describe doctors is to say that they haven't advanced as far as they should. What they should be doing with patients that have issues that are likely to have been caused by poor nutrition is referring them to the relevant specialist, in this case a dietitian. Follow up (when they return to the doctor) is to ask them if they have followed up on the nutritionist's advice.
In an ideal world the dietitian/nutritionist would be educated differently and not recommending unhealthy food to sick people. Instead of the current advice of not excluding any food groups of which dairy (or alternatives) is one. Their current teachings are not based on the body of modern nutritional science. If it was then "lean meats and poultry, fish, eggs" and dairy would be out. You don't need meat. You don't need dairy or the alternatives. Have you ever known anyone who was protein or calcium deficient while getting enough calories? All you really need for optimum health is fruit & veg and some nuts & seeds. Even grains and legumes are optional.
In an ideal world the doctor would be referring most people to a properly educated dietitian first.
In an ideal world most people would be properly educated in school about ideal diet and other ideal values and therefore most people would be unlikely to need the doctor unless they were injured or had an acute illness.
The problem here is the prioritising of profit/money/business/industry over peoples' well-being and health. This has been ingrained in our culture because of the multi-generational influence of industries, which the governments appear to be powerless to stop or reverse. I get the impression that governments think that the country would implode unless industries are making maximum profit as a priority over almost anything else. Which is what the industries want the governments to believe, so their self-seeking mission has been accomplished.
mikesbytes wrote:As to who to blame, I've heard this analogy;
Take a class of students, if one student is doing badly we can blame the student but if 60% of the class is doing badly then we can blame the teacher. So who is the teacher when it comes to food, its primarily advertising
If the primary problem is dietary education, then the governments are to blame for not providing the correct dietary education in schools and also not restricting the alternative forms of "education" from industry filling that dietary education vacuum with misinformation.