Trust No One…When It Comes to Dispensing HEALTHY Eating Recommendations!

OK, maybe that is a little extreme, BUT do NOT take what any random 'expert' says or does without the proverbial grain of salt.

Just because someone is a doctor, or even if they're endorsed by Oprah, take the time to investigate their background and why they're selling or endorsing what they're selling or endorsing.

Yes, this post WAS prompted by that whole Dr. Oz Time article and subsequent post on his great 'fat burning noodle pudding'.  (BTW, based on his prediction, and given that I just had my 37th birthday and am completely Paleo, I sure hope I don't only have three years left to live!).

It got me thinking about something else I'd been referred to that orginated on the Oprah show- the site of her fitness trainer, Bob Greene.

CLICK HERE to have a look at his 'partner page' in which he lists a twenty-one "Best Foods Approved" (yes, as in Hellmann's mayo) products that "contain one or more of the following nutritious ingredients: whole grains, healthy fats, fiber, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and other essential nutrients. And now, you can even spot healthier indulgences, such as dark chocolate, low-fat ice cream or biscotti in calorie-controlled portions, with the help of the Best Life Treat seal. All foods carrying the Best Life seal and the Best Life Treat seal are readily available in supermarkets throughout the country."

Is this really someone who's advice we want to follow?  

I don't. 

It's not accurate, it's certainly NOT paleo and, call me crazy, but I have a sneaking suspicion that maybe, just maybe, there could be some alterior motive for his promotion of these pretend little food by-products??