Open Future HealthParadigm Change in Human Nutrition

Until quite recently there was never a recommended healthy diet for everyone. But the process by which we got officially approved, Health Department supported recommended nutritional information, has little or nothing to do with real health needs. Forty years ago there were health reasons for some of the recommendations. But politics also played a strong hand in what the recommendation actually said, or didn't say.

The failure to modify the recommendation until quite recently, and then to make only small changes, is good evidence that those political forces are still strong.

It should be abundantly clear that the obesity and type 2 diabetes we see all about us isn't because people are ignoring the dietary recommendations. Almost everyone gets sick. The diet works at first, but later in life it creates a problem. Many people believe that the recommendation is wrong, but are powerless to change it.