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Old Wed, Dec-14-16, 04:27
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Story with details how this amazing letter came about and links to FB pages that have the 13 "Points of Change" and all signatures, background data. It is not on a website yet, has many pages and 200 signatures, but the FoodMed story has link to the FB where all is posted.

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The letter includes a Points for Change “manifesto” that draws from the work of the US Nutrition Coalition and the UK Public Health Collaboration. Among these are that the guidelines should:

Eliminate caps on saturated fats;

Stop advising people to replace saturated fats with polyunsaturated vegetable oils to prevent cardiovascular disease.

Favour “real” food, that is, whole, unprocessed foods that include full-fat dairy and regular red meat;

Recognise controversy on salt and avoid a blanket “lower is better” recommendation;

Not emphasise aerobic exercise as a weight-loss tool. In other words, language should not suggest that people can manage their weight sustainably just by creating a caloric deficit;

Involve a complete, comprehensive review of the most rigorous data available, and Offer “a true range of diets” that responds to the population’s diverse needs;


http://foodmed.net/2016/12/14/in-pr...octors-rise-up/

The 13 points of change manifesto is:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?...ize=1174%2C1572.


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Old Wed, Dec-14-16, 08:10
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Go Canada!

"One person at a time" may finally be moving towards "one country at a time."
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Old Wed, Dec-14-16, 10:24
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The fifth signature is Dr Jay Wortman, the other 200 names are a good mix, encouragingly heavy with Family Medicine doctors. No surprise, Dr Yoni Freedhoff not on list, likes real food, fat not so much.
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What a move! Love it.
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The fifth signature is Dr Jay Wortman, the other 200 names are a good mix, encouragingly heavy with Family Medicine doctors. No surprise, Dr Yoni Freedhoff not on list, likes real food, fat not so much.

I was wondering whether Dr. Wortman was involved, as he's clearly been practicing this way for a while now. Very encouraging and hopefully this will stimulate some movement in this direction in other countries, particularly Australia, South Africa, the UK (although there have been recent rumblings), and the United States.
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Old Thu, Dec-15-16, 12:16
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Best link to a clear .pdf of the letter, petition, and list of signatures.
http://www.foodmed.net/2016/canada.pdf

DietDoctor on this letter:
https://www.dietdoctor.com/200-cana...tary-guidelines
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Old Thu, Dec-22-16, 05:15
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A Change.org petition to fix Canada's dietary guidelines, based on same letter:

https://www.change.org/p/fix-canada...ge-to-real-food
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Woohoo!
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Definitely a step in the right direction! Let's hope that the US will follow suit
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Most of the MDs from my area are obstetricians & family doctors. A good start!
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