Low-Carb Advocates React To USDA’s 2010 Dietary Guidelines, Set To Testify Before Advisory Committee On July 8

Filed under: Events,Health — @ June 30, 2010

It’s been a couple of weeks now since that 13-member Advisory Committee for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released their best recommendations for the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the response from members of the low-carb community has been quite staggering in their underwhelmed opinion about what has been handed down as dietary truth like the Ten Commandments to Moses from the mountaintop! But, as I previously shared, what they are promoting as healthy nutrition to the American people is still very carbohydrate-heavy and fat-phobic to say the least with their recommendations for people to be eating even MORE carbs (you know, all those “healthy whole grains”) and to slash dietary fat, especially the dastardly “artery-clogging” saturated fat, even further. These asinine and archaic recommendations are still based on decades old propaganda (can you say Ancel Keys?!) that do not accurately reflect the most up-to-date research and information that we have at our disposal today.

The level of incredulity and concern regarding the seemingly blatant miseducation of the American people about something as critical to their lives as how they should eat for optimal health led me to seek out some of my favorite low-carb and health expert friends from around the world to chime in on the issue. We are in a serious philosophical battle for reaching the hearts and minds of people who struggle with obesity, diabetes, and chronic diseases that could easily be preventable if the truth about things like saturated fat and carbohydrates was more clearly defined for people so they can make informed decisions for the health of themselves and their families. Many people are seeking out this alternative information on the Internet which is why I am constantly writing and talking about it every chance I can get. While you and I might not be looking to the USDA for dietary answers, sadly a lot of people are trusting that this 13-member panel knows exactly what they’re talking about–and nothing could be further from the truth.

Click here to hear what some key voices in the real food, low-carb movement have to say about these new 2010 Dietary Guidelines and my upcoming testimony before the 13-member USDA Advisory Committee on Thursday, July 8, 2010.

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