Letter: Eating healthy requires responsiblity
By Craig Lais, Worthington For those few of you interested in your health enough to alter your diet, the following observations may be of some help. As Pipestone Medical Center reminds us, "Healing starts at home." The rest of you, feel free to d...
By Craig Lais, Worthington
For those few of you interested in your health enough to alter your diet, the following observations may be of some help.
As Pipestone Medical Center reminds us, “Healing starts at home.” The rest of you, feel free to drizzle soybean oil on every chemical-laden “food” in sight – if you can set down your can of diet pop long enough to do so. Better yet, if you really want to get that throwing arm in shape, let’s see who can throw that bottle of soybean oil the furthest.
Now we’re getting somewhere. Crazy as it may sound, there are actually some kooks who would challenge the idea of drizzling soybean oil on everything in sight. The assumption seems to be that if it’s grown in the USA, it’s good for you. I mean, you must be nuts to assume you can take care of your health when the government can do that for you, right?
At this point, I must comment on some advertising I’ve heard recently for products manufactured with “real sugar.” Help me out here; I’m confused. I mean, “real sugar” causes “real” health problems, so that’s a good thing, right? Some people seem to believe a few dozen chemical preservatives in your grocery cart full of “food” can’t hurt you, so as long as you throw a couple cases of diet soda on top of the whole mess.
But I digress. Let’s see what some of those wacky, so-called experts have to say on some of our favorite foods and their manufacturers. A while back, the South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council promoted “Hungry for the Truth.” It started at the supper table, where family and friends share in food, fellowship and conversation. This ad leads one to believe that soy is safe in our food. Why else would they be willing to talk about it?
This is where the truth comes in. I’ll invite you to go to the site: www.westonprice.org/soy-alert/ . You may also go to mercola.com and type in “soy.”
As individuals, we are ultimately responsible for our own health. In this world of chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, processed foods etc., it’s not an easy task. Many people think if it’s on a grocery shelf, it must be safe. Soy sounds healthy, looks healthy and has been around a long time, but take a look.
Once you take control of your health, you have power and knowledge to recognize the truth. I’d also recommend going to the website thetruthaboutcancer.com. Here, you’ll be able to watch two episodes of an 11-part documentary, “The Truth about Cancer.”
By the way, I was reading the ingredients in a tub of whipped cream and have a question. What food group does “sodium polyphosphate” belong to, anyhow?