March Is National Nutrition Month. Let’s See What the USDA is Suggesting…
Oh, I know I am opening such a can of worms!
But let’s have a little fun here.
This week, the theme is going to be focused on recommendations from the USDA and breaking them down to see what, if any credibility they have and looking a little deeper into where the suggestions are coming from in the first place.
I’ve got a few specific topics in mind, but in the interim, what would you like to know?
Or, perhaps there’s a piece of advice you got from your doctor or RD that’s just so inaccurate it’s laughable? I’ve got one that falls into the latter category.
About eleven years ago, when I was at the end of my rope, just shortly prior to learning about Paleo, and just after receiving my third inaccurate diagnosis (which included IBS, Crohn’s and colitis), I was given a diet to follow the latest gastroenterologist I’d gone to see. The recommendations were to avoid all vegetables (they’d be too hard to digest) and to mainly eat ‘easy to digest, bland foods’, like white bread, white rice, saline crackers and other low-fiber ‘foods’.
Can you imagine if I’d listened and continued to eat those pretend foods, just how sick I’d be by now?
Ok, hoping off the soap box now, but you see the trend.
Reach out if you’d like to share, or have a burning question you’d like answered.
From ‘eating grains every day for a good fiber source’ to ‘drinking milk to help build healthy bones’, we’ll get into the nitty gritty a little bit this week, starting, as I mentioned above, with from where the recommendations are coming from and the idea that just maybe, there might be an ulterior motive to making such suggestions.