How often do we see America’s Health Care Professionals giving us information on the benefits of food and it’s contribution to our health?
Not only does food give your body energy, food can give positive information to your genes.
In 1997 the law was changed, in the US, allowing the pharmaceutical companies to advertise their concoctions’ in the media. Millions of dollars are spent each year on television, radio, and magazines. In my opinion this changes our position from being a person with a condition needing treatment into a consumer.
Physicians spend many years in school and training to learn their craft. Doctors are suppose to be the ones to heal us and at the same time “Do No Harm.”
Statistics say 30% of the time when a person requests a drug, seen in an ad, a physician will write the prescription. Education is a wonderful thing but seeing a full page, glossy ad in a magazine is not education. Who ends up paying for the ad? We do.
It’s all about money and Nutritionist’s just don’t have access to the funding. OK, my rant on that subject is over.
I would like to see an ad with a big red tomato explaining how adding tomatoes to the diet can benefit those dealing with heart problems. How about romaine lettuce and how it has more vitamin C than an orange. Full of all the B vitamins and more omega 3 fatty acids than those fish oil tablets.
Nuts. Who is nuts? We should be nuts about Nuts! Nuts and seeds are concentrated sources of protein, fats, B vitamins, vitamin E, iron, magnesium and other minerals. H ow often do we prepare squash and just toss the seeds? Gentlemen are you aware pumpkin seeds have a positive effect on you prostate? Not just for Halloween, pumpkin is tasty and sweet cooked just like squash. Roast the seeds and munch them. Instead of Viagra add pumpkin seeds to your diet. No blindness or an unhealthy rise in blood pressure there.
I am one who is always willing to try new foods and recipes.
There are so many food that can help us in so many ways. Good nutrition is an important part of good health and wellness. We all have to eat and with a few additions, and subtractions, we can open the road to healthier life. It’s so easy and, as I have found, adds to the spice of life. Food is one of the greatest joys of life. It’s one of the activities we are most likely to share and benefit those around us.ds and family always have a great time trying what I have discovered and cooked up. My kitchen is always open and never refuse to cook something they have found too. Since I finally purchased a dishwasher clean up is a breeze. I do enjoy visiting their kitchen. Making the mess at their house is not a problem.
I would like to share this site with you. The American Society for Nutrition and The American Journal Of Clinical Nutrition.
They are dedicated to improving the quality of life through the science of nutrition. It is sad that we don’t see this in the advertising from the media. Important information to access and jump up on the soap box to spread the information. Word of mouth is the best advertisement and it doesn’t cost a thing.
Share a healthy meal, laughter and music with family and friend and keep the secret of healthy nutrition until the meal is over. Surprise, surprise this was not only good, it was good for you. Now that everyone is full and content share the news, start the discussion. It’s likely they will be to full to run away.
Enjoy life and live healthier.
Cynthia A. Thomson, PhD, RD, FADA