Overview[ edit ] MyPyramid contained eight divisions. From left to right on the pyramid are a person and six food groups:
Read this McDougall critique online at: Printer Friendly Version Conflicting recommendations for plant-food vs. Except for a few hopeful sentences, the committee presents a report filled with fear mongering, doubletalk, omissions of major topics, consistently biased views of the scientific literature, and inexcusable factual errors that favor the livestock industries.
I believe the members of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee know the truth about the role that animal products play in causing the vast majority of chronic diseases that afflict Americans today heart disease, type-2 diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, and breast, colon, and prostate cancer, all of which are mentioned in their report.
Instead they continued on with the following recommendations: Please take the time to read this report or, at least, the Major Conclusions.
Your written comments to the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee must be received before 5: Males older than age 12 years also are encouraged to consume less total dietary cholesterol.
Ample evidence establishes beyond any reasonable doubt that the consumption of animal products are a major player in the cause of osteoporosis, kidney stones, liver and kidney damage, heart disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and common cancers.
Other well-established adverse effects of PUFA, such as immune suppression, cancer promotion, gallstone formation, and an increased risk of bleeding, were not mentioned.
On Dairy Products and Health Most interesting is that throughout the report the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee praises milk products for their health benefits without expressing any real concerns over the harms caused by this category of foods. This is especially contradictory since the committee does consistently express concerns about the harmful effects of the intake of excess calories, total fat, saturated fat, simple sugars, and sodium, which are the major components of milk products.
Therefore, reduction in SFA in children and young adults may provide benefits decades earlier than currently appreciated relative to both CVD and T2D [type 2 diabetes] incidence.
Low-fat milk products fail to meet this important goal.
Although total elimination of iTFA industrial may be desirable, the elimination of rTFA would have wider implications for dietary adequacy and is not recommended. At the very least they contribute to obesity. The reason for dedicating so much space to defending these two cow-derived fats can only be interpreted as a special concession from the committee to the cattle industries.
Lying by Omission Lactose Intolerance Ignored In two sentences the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee essentially dismisses the intestinal distress suffered by tens of millions of Americans caused by consuming milk products, including low-fat and non-fat milk products: Lactose-reduced or low-lactose dairy-based products may assist in obtaining nutrients provided by the fluid milk and milk products food group for those who are lactose intolerant.
For the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee to minimize the importance of this major health issue must be considered to be a special concession to the dairy industry and possibly racist. Damage from Animal Protein Ignored The harmful effects of protein overload were dismissed by the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee with this statement: By recognizing high-protein foods as safe, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has removed a major concern about eating meat, poultry, shellfish, fish, eggs, and especially, low-fat milk products.
The result of reducing the fat content in milk products is a large increase in their protein and sugar lactose content. The preponderance of scientific evidence recognizes animal foods, high in acids and protein, as damaging to the bones.
The human body neutralizes dietary acids by releasing alkaline materials carbonates, citrates, and sodium from the bones. The chronic acidosis caused by consuming usual quantities of cheese, meat, poultry, fish, and shellfish is the primary cause of osteoporosis. Worldwide, rates of hip fractures and kidney stones increase with increasing animal protein consumption including dairy products.
The lowest rates are among people from rural Asia and rural Africa who also eat the fewest animal-derived foods these people are also on lower calcium diets.
Ignored by the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee are the real sources of microbes that infect Americans: Essentially all food-borne pathogens that sicken people have their origin in animals.
This can be from a direct transfer caused by eating their muscles and organs or their lactation fluids, or an indirect transfer, such as commonly occurs when animal excrement contaminates vegetables and fruits plant pathogens do not infect people.
Dairy products, followed by seafood, have been the foods most often recalled by the US Food and Drug Administration FDA because of contamination with infectious agents, mostly bacteria. Meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products are commonly tainted with disease-causing bacteria, such as salmonella, staphylococci, listeria, deadly E.Response to the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans ranged from neutral to supportive to harsh critique; now that docs have had time to digest the impact, Medscape gauged reactions.
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