Good News for Red Wine Lovers (sort of)
I can’t believe that anyone really needs to ask this question?
Of course red wine is good as long as it’s good red wine!
It’s funny how things that are somehow perceived as being sources of pleasure are constantly thrown into the spotlight and accused of being bad for us.
I guess it’s some kind of religious puritanical thing that seems to continue up until today.
If we like it or it gives pleasure then somehow it must be evil and should be banished from the kingdom or associated with an early death.
The truth with red wine is pretty well the same with most other relatively naturally occurring foods and drinks.
A little on a regular basis works out as being reasonably good for you.
As you take the consumption higher and higher a sort of law of diminishing returns kicks in and you begin to suffer as a result.
A glass with dinner, pretty good.
Two bottles per day… not so good!
More Biased “Studies.”
If there was going to be a subject for me to get up on my soapbox this week, this one would probably be the one.
It is quite obvious that the majority of “food studies” undertaken to prove a particular point are to some degree poisoned from the outset.
If you set out to prove no danger then you are already seeking to do exactly that and it would come as no surprise that you end up proving that point.
The same goes for setting out to disprove something.
Now it doesn’t matter whether or not you support or reject whatever it is you are researching, the same rules should apply.
Similarly if the project you are researching involves funding or influence in any way from someone or some entity that stands to benefit from a finding one way or the other then again, the study would be compromised.
Week after week I see examples of studies done to provide this or that and when you get down to the bottom of it, lo and behold, it was commissioned by someone with an interest in having a particular outcome to that study.
It is usually the big food and drink manufacturing companies that engage in this kind of thing but it is not only them doing it.
Even some of the big “organic” concerns are engaging in exactly the same behaviour and it does nothing more than give big food and big drink ammunition to continue poisoning the nation.
They can stand back and defend their “studies” by simply pointing to the organics and saying they did the same thing.
It really is time for someone to stop all of this.
Time for the public to stand up and say no, we don’t want this kind of corrupted information being fed to us as though it were incontrovertible proof of something.
At best it is a biased presentation of data to support an already established stance and at worst it is just plain fraudulent.
The only study that is of any value to anyone is one that has been conducted according to complete scientific procedure and has as its only goal… to find out.
Top 10 Companies That Control The World’s Food Supply
One of the key aspects in understanding just how far off track our food chain has gone is to know exactly who is doing it.
We don’t really need to know why because that’s kinda obvious. Check out the “who’s who in the food world” video below to get an idea of not only who they are but just how big they are.
With that degree of size and market penetration it is pretty easy to see just how easily they are controlling the game.
Beware the Off-label Prescriptions
One of the sneakier methods the drug companies use to peddle their wares to an unsuspecting public is the promotion of “Off Label” prescription of their drugs by Doctors.
Off Label prescription means that the Doctor prescribes a particular drug or medicine for a purpose that has not been through the testing procedure of the FDA for that purpose.
The drug company cannot promote the medicine as being for a particular purpose unless it has undergone specific trials for that purpose so to get around this and improve sales they do this:
They first establish that the drug or medicine is effective for some complaint and put it through the standard trials for that complaint.
They then get FDA approval for the drug to be used for that compliant and we are off and running.
Now rather than go through more (expensive) tests and trials for the drug to be accredited as one for another complaint they merely “suggest” to Doctors that the drug is effective for a whole range of other things.
Even though there has been no FDA approved testing the Doctor may still follow the advice of the drug company and prescribe it.
It is perfectly legal for Doctors to do this if they honestly believe they are doing what is best for the patient.
However this arrangement is wide open to abuse.
So what do you do?
The easiest way to deal with the situation is whenever you are being prescribed drugs or medicines for any reason to simply ask the Doctor if he is prescribing anything Off-Label.
At that point he is open to a world of insurance trouble that would far outweigh any advantage being offered by a drug company and will either say yes and explain why, or will change the prescription… unless he is totally stupid or totally evil!
One of the problems in dealing with the addition of some pretty dangerous stuff to the food supply in America is their inbuilt suspicion of anything connected to the Government.
Because of this the FDA is not only a pretty toothless tiger but has built into it’s legislation a sort of automatic system for bypassing them altogether.
As a consumer there is an expectation that the FDA is somehow taking care of things but the reality is a long way away from that.
The only real protection you have as a consumer is to be aware of what is dangerous and make sure you read the labels of the food you buy to keep it out of your kitchen.
In light of that here is a list if a few things you need to know are still being used in the U.S. despite being banned for obvious reasons in other places around the world.
- 6 Ingredients Sold in the U.S. But Banned in Other Countries