I've just put this up on facebook, but thought it might reach out further, so I'm putting it up here:
I regularly post on Healthunlocked and am an administrator on one LCHF site there. Mostly I'm concerned with Diabetes India. I often wonder why I bother when the depth of ignorance and reluctance to address the root causes are displayed. Time and again Ayurvedic nonsense (cows urine anybody?), homeopathy and acupuncture along with other woo trumps good solid evidence that LCHF (Low Carbohydrate, High Fat) is the answer. It’s depressing when you consider that the people posting there must be at least the wealthy middle class to have access to the internet but are too idle or afraid to do a little digging.
But back to us. There’s a choice to be made if we are to fix what certainly will bankrupt the NHS, currently running at 23.7 billion pounds in the UK. We have the SAD (Standard American Diet) that is killing us against returning to the diet that put you at the top of your ancestral tree. A regime that works, yet you’ll still see the shopping carts of the obese and diabetic full of healthy whole grains, low fat milk, fat free yoghurt and butter substitutes that owe their origins to seed (NOT vegetable) oils, chemicals and stainless steel.
£23.7 billion guys, but politicians in thrall to the lobbyists and vested interests of big agri, food and pharma aren't going to rollover soon. The answer will not come from top down, but from bottom up; with computer literate people who have access to the internet with voices insisting to be heard.
It’s not gluttony and sloth - it’s a changed environment that owes its existence to the dollar.
I grew up in the ’50’s when obesity was seen as something odd. There a wasn’t a problem with T2 diabetes or Alzheimers - look at any pre WW2 photograph of crowds if you want to challenge me.
Don’t like the newspeak of Low Carb High Fat? OK, dump it and just go back to eating what your grandparents ate!
There’s an elephant in the room guys, and I guess I’ll still have to bang the drum, but it does get me down.