Saturday, December 28, 2013

6 Reasons Why I do Not Trust The Mainstream Health Authorities

 By Kris Gunnars

The mainstream health authorities have an excellent track record of getting things wrong.
Since the failed low-fat diet was born in 1977, rates of obesity and diabetes have skyrocketed.
New evidence shows that this advice is not only ineffective, but downright harmful for a lot of people.
However, despite the studies piling up, the major organizations and their guidelines show no signs of being about to change.
Here are 6 reasons why I do not trust the mainstream health authorities.

1. Many of Them Are Sponsored by The Big Junk Food Companies

In a perfect world, the people in charge of setting dietary guidelines and educating future and current nutrition professionals would be objective.
They would let current science guide their way, not old dogmas, political pressure or financial influences.
However, we do not live in a perfect world. We live in a world that is dominated by money and major corporations exert their influences everywhere, including the health organizations that are supposed to be in charge of protecting our health.
The best example of this is the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the “world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals” (formerly known as the ADA – American Dietetic Association).
This organization licenses and educates registered dietitians, the people who aresupposed to be the ultimate authorities of what to eat to be healthy.
However, this organization is heavily sponsored by junk food companies.
Here are some of the Academy’s most “loyal” corporate sponsors:
You don’t need to take my word for it… this information is available right here on the Academy’s official website!
Big junk food companies like Coca Cola, Pepsico and Mars are paying large sums of money to Academy. They even provide educational courses to registered dietitians, where they “inform” them that sugar is okay for children.


  1. Shocking! Government supported medical associations are controlled by special interests?! Mind officially blown.

    Seriously though, great article. More people need to get their heads out of their asses.

  2. Well.. I generally agree with the article, although there are some minor mistakes in it. For instance, the sentence ''/../ where they “inform” them that sugar is okay for children.'' can be misunderstood as ''sugar is bad.'' But that's not correct! Refined sugar (the type that's in Coke) is bad, but natural / organic sugar is essential. I repeat, ESSENTIAL to human body.

    A great video about sugar by 'Durianrider'. This video is pure gold!

    1. Oh man, don't start with the 30 bananas a day insanity. The high carb vegan diet makes zero sense when analyzed logically. Not to mention Durianrider frequently misrepresents or outright lies when making his case.

    2. Why does it make zero sense analysed logically?

  3. WOW!!! Only six? That's a relief.

    Thought they would number into the tens of thousands...