Dietary Guidelines ... time for a complete overhaul

How do we fix our broken health system?

There is 'no one size' fits all in the health equation. We need to have dietary and health guidelines that are flexible. They cannot continue to be strict rule-books subject to regulation, nor be manipulated by the food industry for their benefit, ever again.

To be honest... i never meant to uncover the things I have uncovered. Who would? I am not anti religion, ideology or any personal belief system unless it affects people who then have no choice. I grew up in a Christian household and was a Sunday School teacher when I was younger.

Nor would I ever have called myself a 'conspiracy theorist', though I must admit finding the documents outlining the DAA agreement to influence, protect, and 'Actively Defend' sugar and cereals messaging, simply because of a $23,000 corporate partnership with the ABCMF #cereal4brekkie and naming Gary specifically as a target for Active Defense, has raised my suspicions about the food industry using tobacco industry tactics to 'silence' people.

The solution is in fact, simple. Health professionals need a toolkit that enables them to support individual choices and improve health outcomes via a range of options ... not resources and educational materials supplied by Vested Interests and Ideology.

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Gary and I developed this ethos with the team at Nutrition for Life in 2015. I still stand by it 100%

The dietary toolkit MUST be developed by experts in each field of nutrition without any ties to industry, whatsoever. Interestingly, I think ideology may be an exception here...

The new dietary and health 'guidelines' must include options for;

It makes sense to have people with both a personal and a professional understanding of the intricate details of each of these diets to develop them.

There is 'no one size' fits all. We need to have dietary and health guidelines that are flexible and may can be tweaked.

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The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating can't be filled with processed foods, anymore!

Where did the red meat and dairy go?

How did we allow Vested Interests, both financial and ideological, to wield such influence on the health of our community?

I will continue to call out those who are ‘Silencing’ discussion on the health benefits of Low Carbohydrate Healthy Fat principles. I will continue to question the influences that are educating healthcare professionals, and share my research about 'where' the Wholegrain 'Plant-based' Vegan/Vegetarian nutrition research and dietary/health guidelines are coming from.

S​poon-feeding Health Professionals a doctrine that espouses grain as the sacred cow and demonises animal protein and fats as the gospel truth, is unacceptable. ​​​
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It is also important to point out that the current dietary guidelines were developed for well people and even the DAA acknowledges that the guidelines were never meant for the sick.

What are the Australian Dietary Guidelines?

"The Australian Dietary Guidelines have information about the types and amounts of foods, food groups and dietary patterns that aim to:

  • promote health and wellbeing;
  • reduce the risk of diet-related conditions, such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and obesity;
  • reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some types of cancers.

The Australian Dietary Guidelines are for use by health professionals, policy makers, educators, food manufacturers, food retailers and researchers, so they can find ways to help Australians eat healthy diets.

The Australian Dietary Guidelines apply to all healthy Australians, as well as those with common health conditions such as being overweight. They do not apply to people who need special dietary advice for a medical condition, or to the frail elderly."

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Time for a complete overhaul!

Only then, will health professionals, allied health practitioners, and our community be able to take back control of their health. #choosehealth #wecantwait ♡

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