nutrition

  1. Food labels coming out of the shadows

    Fat, lazy... and illiterate?!?

    I don't know why most Americans bother to get out of bed in the morning. We've made ourselves useless!

    We have machines to change the channels for us, ones that answer the phones for us, and even one that will vacuum our floors while we take a nap. Heck, you can even strap an electronic stimulator on your abs so you never have to do another sit-up again!

    For Pete's sake, this was the great nation that invented the light bulb and the airplane! Have we REALLY become this lazy?

    Apparently so, because our government may be about to spend millions implementing a policy that will affect every scrap of food at every supermarket in America -- and it's all because we're too lazy to turn a bag of potato chips around.

    The Food and Drug Administration is considering requiring food companies to move nutrition labels to the front of their packages, because nobody is paying attention to them on the back. We're on the verge of investing a king's ransom, simply because some folks can't be bothered to rotate a can of soup!

    How about we stop turning to nanny state legislation to save us from ourselves and start relying on evolution instead? Because, let's be honest, if you can't be bothered to learn which poisonous additives, colorings and sugars you're putting into your own body, you deserve whatever happens next.

    And let me tell you something else, if you're filling your cart each week with foods with mile-long lists of ingredients that didn't even exist a century ago you're barking up the wrong tree anyway. Stick to natural foods like organic meats, fruits and vegetables, and avoid the processed, sugar-laden garbage.

    Because, at the end of the day, who cares where they put the nutrition label on a pack of Oreos? Let some other sap eat that trash.

    Giving fools the label they deserve,

    William Campbell Douglass II, M.D.

  2. Unqualified Obama appoints herself School Lunch Czar

    Queen Obama peeking inside your kid's lunch pail

    If the press fawned over Marie Antoinette the way they do Michelle Obama, it's no wonder the French got sick of her. You can't open a newspaper these days without some brain-dead reporter gushing about the First Fashionista's toned arms, low-cut dresses, and thousand-dollar shoes.

    Get me a barf bag! How about we ask Miss Michelle a REAL question for once... a question that every man, woman and child in America deserves an answer to.

    WHO ON EARTH MADE YOU QUEEN?

    In a move that made me spit my Jack Daniels all over my shoes, Her Royal Highness recently continued her assault on America's school lunch program by proposing a new set of rules that would ban the advertising of certain foods.

    That's not a typo. A woman who has never been elected to anything... not city council, not town treasurer, heck, not even dog catcher... has taken it upon herself to revamp a $10 billion program that affects 29 million kids.

    And she's not about to let the fact that she's grossly unqualified get in her way.

    Michelle Obama has declared herself a nutrition expert in much the same way Napoleon declared himself emperor. By all accounts she was a mediocre student in college taking sociology and African American Studies courses -- in fact, I can't find a shred of evidence she took a SINGLE SCIENCE OR NUTRITION COURSE after high school!

    But as her fawning admirers are quick to point out, she enjoys tending to her White House vegetable garden.

    Here's a fact. American medical schools graduate about 17,000 doctors a year. Back that up 30 years, and there are at least HALF A MILLION Americans more qualified to talk about nutrition and health than Michelle Obama.

    Now don't get me wrong -- America's school lunches are so disgusting even Oliver Twist wouldn't ask for a second helping. Kids today have it rough enough without having to choke down burned spaghetti and half a pound of tater tots.

    But in a country with laws, some unelected diva doesn't get to play God with billions of your dollars. And in the world of common sense, we don't let the whims of a self-appointed royal determine what we feed our kids.

    America's school lunch program is less than 70 years old, and our kids weren't exactly dropping dead of starvation in the classroom before it. That's because moms and dads didn't rely on the government to feed their kids -- they sent their tykes off to school with lunch pails stuffed with chicken, cheese, fruit and other healthy foods.

    And if you still have a little one in school, I'd advise you do likewise. Because if you don't take charge of your kid's nutrition, I know an under-educated, unelected egomaniac who's just begging for the job.

  3. Junky new diet for factory farm animals

    Corn and soy are getting too expensive for farm animals -- so now, cows and pigs are being given truckloads of expired junk food instead.
  4. The 'A' way to slash your cancer risk

    No matter what you've heard, the sun is NOT the cause of deadly skin cancers.
  5. A monopoly on bad advice

    Fat bans... sin taxes... salt regulations -- enough's enough! It's time to grab your steak knife and fight back -- and I'm going to tell you how every Friday by exposing the latest threats to your food freedom rights.
  6. Drugged up on milk

    If there's anything more tainted than a glass of water, it's store-bought milk.
  7. Drugged up on milk

    If there's anything more tainted than a glass of water, it's store-bought milk.
  8. FDA ignores dangers of food coloring

    Consumer advocacy groups are working overtime trying to get the FDA to wake up to the dangers of artificial food colorings-especially for children.
  9. Cholesterol wackos target kids

    Believe it or not, drug companies and some mainstream docs are cooking up a scheme that could put millions of kids on dangerous cholesterol drugs.

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