Saturday, November 16, 2019

Comments by Nourish

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  • It stood out to me that there was no mention of nutrition in this particular article. Because it is so basic to well-being, nutrition needs to be considered if general collaboration is to take place and if solutions to the mental health crisis are to be found.

    If Canada’s Minister of Health, Hon. Jane Philpott is committed to working towards quality change, she must correct her knowledge base regarding nutrition. In a recent CBC interview she stated that front-of-package symbols warning consumers about foods that are high in salt, sugar or saturated fat and that eating in moderation is what will save the day. She obviously knows nothing about nutrition, hasn’t heard the evidence that saturated fats are good for us and that the decades long restriction of them is strongly linked to the crisis in health that Canadians are facing, especially in children. She doesn’t appear to know the difference between healthy sea salts and the highly processed denatured salts common to processed foods. She makes no mention of the importance of choosing nutrient-dense traditional organic foods (non-GE foods) or that chemical residues of glyphosate (Roundup) are present in nearly all of our foods, especially processed foods of which over 80% contain GE’s. There is ample and profound evidence that nutrition impacts our mental health. Please see this edition of the Weston A. Price Foundation Wise Traditions Journal with fully referenced articles that attest to that the basic fact that we are what we eat – mentally and physically: https://www.westonaprice.org/journal/journal-spring-2013-nutrition-and-behavior/.

    Dr. Kelly Brogan’s successes in helping people recover from mental illness and the devastating effects of pharmaceuticals relies upon the traditional wisdom of clean, real, nutrient-dense foods. The importance of that cannot be overstated. I have witnessed what masquerades itself as nourishment that is served in hospital psychiatric wards, and it is the antithesis of what a healing diet would be.

    Please sign and share this petition to Jane Philpott and Health Canada: http://www.changethefoodguide.ca/. It was initiated by a Canadian physician and there are over 675 physicians and allied health professionals signing their agreement that Canada’s food guide needs to be corrected. The petition is open to anyone to sign, health professional or not, from any country. Please share widely. Currently (and for decades), the guide is based upon food industry recommendations rather than upon evidence-based nutritional policy.

    For further information, please see this article which I have written in support of this important petition: http://www.alternativeboomerlegacy.com/blog/lets-change-canadas-food-guide. Thanks, Linda Morken, Volunteer WAPF Chapter Leader, Victoria BC

  • It is no wonder that kids (and everyone) is somewhere on what could be called the ‘sick’ sprectrum. Whether the label is ADHD or schizophrenia, or any number of auto-immune diseases, the blame can be found in what our diets and environment have become. These epidemic rates of degenerative disease are new to human history – approximately as new as the up-side-down diets of the last century and the production of non-organic and processed foods. It would be great if reductionist thinking were left out the picture here, and educated minds were open to learning about why our ancestors survived with strong minds, vitality and fertility, but only until their traditional, nourishing diets were replaced with commericalized ‘food.’ The Weston A. Price Foundation and the books, ‘Nutrition and Physical Degeneration’ by Dr. W. Price and ‘Gut and Psychology Syndrome’ (GAPS) by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride would be great starting points. We are what we eat and what our food ate. What is going on with these medications is nothing less than a crime against our children and future generations.