[Preview] “I was becoming that stereotypical fat doctor” — Dr. Ken Berry
So what’s the biggest thing that
is holding us back from that happening,
from the diabetes epidemic curve
starting to bend downwards?
So many doctors and other experts
are giving bad information
and so many people think they actually know
what a human being should eat,
but in reality they don’t know at all
and what they’re eating every day
is making them sicker and sicker.
And so it’s partly that,
just the wrong information
that is still being given by many doctors
and nutritionists and dietitians,
but it’s also just the inertia
of the old way of thinking.
It takes a while for that sort of thing
to die down
and for the echo of the lie to just stop
echoing through the community
from family member to family member.
“Oh, you shouldn’t eat bacon.
It’s bad for you.”
and “You should eat more whole-wheat.”
And we think these truisms are actually
good and useful meaningful advice,
but they’re really not,
they’re really backwards.
And as more and more people discover this
I hope that that echo of the lie
will just die down and go away
and then I hope that more and more doctors
will have their feet held to the fire
and stop giving terrible nutrition advice.