Next Time Government Gives You Dietary Advice, Consider Doing the Opposite

Posted by Zenphamy 6 years, 9 months ago to Philosophy
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Philosophy: Philosophy is the study of the general and fundamental nature of reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind and language.

How do you obtain your knowledge? Is it government's job to give us any knowledge? Do you even know how to apply logical reasoning to alleged knowledge, at least for your own benefit? Or are you so committed to your belief systems that you can't help but listen to what the idiots in government tell us?

So, is there anything government tells us, (allegedly) based on science, or the best science, about anything other than conditioning us to being controlled by lying about the science? When are we going to stop being such fools?
From the article:
"We already know that government recommendations regarding health are often driven by a bunch of Chicken Littles. The leading organ of American scaremongering, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has gotten so much wrong over the years. There was the outrageous contention that 400,000 Americans were dropping dead from obesity every year. (They weren't.) And then there were all the over-the-top warnings about the alleged risks of secondhand smoke. (They don't really exist.)

Earlier this year, the bureaucrats behind the government's dietary guidelines finally admitted there was "no appreciable relationship" between dietary cholesterol and blood cholesterol. After years of warning Americans that high-cholesterol foods would kill them—eggs, shrimp and so on—the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee will no longer list cholesterol among its "nutrients of concern" for overconsumption. Now some scientists argue that the state's obsession with scaring citizens about fat may actually have made our health worse."
"There is no longer any valid basis for the current salt guidelines," said Andrew Mente, one of the authors of a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. "So why are we still scaring people about salt?" (emphasis added)

Well, because that's what government does best."
Who on this site are willing and ready to take the responsibility for their own lives and the knowledge required to live all of it that's possible?
SOURCE URL: http://reason.com/archives/2015/08/14/government-health-tips

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  • Posted by VetteGuy 6 years, 9 months ago
    I love this line from "The Big Bang Theory"

    Mrs Cooper (Sheldon's mom): Oh, doctors are always changing their mind. One week bacon grease is bad for you. The next week we’re not getting enough of it.
    :-) VG
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  • Posted by $ Olduglycarl 6 years, 9 months ago
    No you can not listen to anything government or govern[mental] agencies dish out...here is why: There is an old axiom that states; The people are only as good as they are allowed to be. Meaning, empowered with knowledge, truth or at least the best we know and understand at the time, the people will use and integrate that knowledge to the benefit of the whole. The achieve opposite effect, However, and here is the ruse; Government kakistocracies do not dole out truth. They dole out quite the opposite, most times, 180° away from truth and knowledge.
    I've coined it and expressed it many times...progressive speak means the exact opposite of the words they use. So too, the knowledge, (we call it propaganda) they dole out. Health care, diet, climate are just the tip of their iceberg.
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    • Posted by 6 years, 9 months ago
      Probably all true. But trying to figure out their purpose is the trick.
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      • Posted by $ Olduglycarl 6 years, 9 months ago
        The purpose, my friend, as I have observed, is for 'Them' to stay in power. They can not exist without you, they cannot create nor produce value and at their core, they hate you.
        Goes back to the fall of Babylon when the rulers (not like us at all) notice something was happening to us that threatened their status quo; hence their statement: "We must go down and confound their language, lest Nothing be impossible unto them". We at that time were beginning our transition into conscious awareness but what the rulers noticed is our level of cooperation and mutuality. They decided to divide us otherwise they would soon become irrelevant. This is why we have in many ways, been kept down. Allopathic medicine and false nutritional information is just another way to keep us at bay.
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