You may already know that I am passionate about putting and end to childhood obesity and as Dr. John McDougall reported to the State of Florida, food is the largest source of child abuse. Last year, Kaiser Permanente issued a bulletin to all it’s physicians directing them to recommend a plant based diet for ALL of their patients. Imagine with me for a moment that all physicians followed this directive. Imagine that parents stopped buying junk processed foods and stopped taking their kids to fast food joints. Imagine if families got out of the house and played ball, went for a hike, swim or bike ride. Imagine with me that in 3 years childhood obesity was rare and was no longer the accepted norm. Imagine our children growing up healthy. Imagine …..
My Formal Report to the State of Florida about Our Largest Source of Child Abuse: Food by John McDougall, M.D., is this weeks reading from the Hypnosis Health Info Article Library.
My Formal Report to the State of Florida about Our Largest Source of Child Abuse: Food
Epidemic obesity and sickness are often unseen because they are so common. These are “normal” conditions and the perpetrators include the “nicest people.” Teachers, bankers, ministers, doctors, and police feed the Western diet to their children thinking that the meat and cheese are good for their muscles and bones, and the junk is inconsequential. Ignorance of the cause does not diminish the suffering. If this kind of pain resulted from a large man swinging a wooden stick at a small child, then the perpetrator would be locked up in jail.
We live in a so-called “free society.” Terms such as “free speech,” “free enterprise,” and “free trade” are used to justify business behaviors that harm the weak and disadvantaged in our society. Under these rules the dairy industries right to advertise the purported benefits of calcium in their products, while hiding the seriousness of the artery-clogging fats, outweighs the rights of children to basic good health.
Civilized people, however, protect their children. Only after the age of consent (18 to 21 years) do adults have the right to drink and smoke themselves sick. The spigot of disease from the food industries could be turned off in the same ways our society legally limits the access to alcohol and tobacco to under-age children. However, ID is unlikely to be required for the purchase of a slice of pepperoni pizza and Dr. Pepper in the near future
All school age children must receive fundamental education on the proper diet for human beings: a starch-based diet with fruits and vegetables. Students must understand that this kind of food will make them attractive, strong, and fit. The same kind of health education that tells kids that smoking cigarettes makes them smell bad and look old before their time, needs to be used to connect hamburgers and string cheese to oily skin, acne, body odor, poor performance, and obesity: Losers eat protein (meat and cheese) in exclusion of carbohydrate (corn, potatoes, and rice).
Smoke-free environments are now established in and around all schools. An environment of safe foods will provide even greater opportunities for health. Delicious starch-based meals of pizza, pasta, burritos, and rice bowls must be served exclusively for the school lunch programs. The reintroduction of home economics classes will teach students how to gather and prepare basic foods.
~ John A. McDougall, M.D
I’m a big believer in healthcare reform – and that begins with each of being responsible for our own health care and the health care of our family. I also am a big believer in voting with my wallet. Imagine if we all stopped buying food that makes us and our kids fat and sick and stopped giving spending money at McDonald’s and on Coke.
For the first time since the Civil War, our children today have a shorter life expectancy due to obesity and the disease of obesity than previous generations. I find that unconscionable. As a nation, we simply cannot afford the healthcare costs caused by obesity. Our military leaders are concerned because too many young adults are disqualified from service due to obesity placing America’s security in jeopardy. As Sanjay Goupta said, 100 years from now people will look back on the current American diet and wonder, “what were they thinking?!”
Please join with me and vote with your wallet to protect our kids from preventable childhood obesity.
Nutrition for Kids is an excellent resource for parents who want to guide their kids towards lifelong good health. Eating plant based food can be easy and fun for you and for your family.
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