do canada's dietary guidelines need fixing?
Oh, yes, in fact they should have been fixed over thirty-five years ago! Over that time, there has been a sharp increase in chronic disease with ever rising rates of diabetes and obesity. Children are suffering in epidemic numbers with food allergies, asthma, diabetes, obesity, cancer, chronic bowel disorders, and autism spectrum disorders. Drastic change is needed to restore the Canadian diet to the traditional healing foods of our ancestors - clean, nutrient-dense real foods that sustain health and protect from disease.
Sally Fallon Morell, founding President of the Weston A. Price Foundation and author of the best selling book, Nourishing Traditions isn't making an overstatement when she says, "We are receiving genocidal nutritional advice." The Standard American Diet (SAD - such an apt acronym!) guidelines are very similar to ours in Canada, so her comment is right on the money for what is wrong with our current guidelines, too.
"WE ARE RECEIVING GENOCIDAL NUTRITION ADVICE"
Sally Fallon Morell, President
WESTON A. PRICE FOUNDATION®
canada's current food guide
Linda Morken, WAPFTM Volunteer Chapter Leader in Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
Let's Change Canada's Food Guide (originally published in May 2017 Rural Observer)