I absolutely hate msnbc. Their health section is riddle with garbage. I've written several hate filled diatribes about articles they've posted in a blog (that I've since taken down, as I'm looking for a job and don't want to see too angry
You know how they posted this story? By giving Dean Ornish a podium to yell back from.
"Why I Disagree With this Study"
Yeah, if you go to the Health section, you get the normal article...
but Dean's response gets posted on the actual home page.
“It’s a lot easier to follow a diet that tells you to eat bacon and brie than to eat predominantly fruits and vegetables,” said Dr. Dean Ornish, creator of the Ornish diet.
Yeah. Right. If you can't follow the diet, it doesn't work.
“To me, it just screams out for the need to prevent obesity,” Brownell said.
Thanks. Glad we solved that. We can just pack it up and go home now. How crazy is that? As if preventing obesity had an obvious solution.
I liked the opener...
"beating the Zone, the Ornish diet and even U.S. guidelines"
Like the U.S. guidelines were somewhere in the bible and found in cave paintings. I was doing a little research into the Pyramid. If you get some time, check it out.
Where does the pyramid come from? The government, right? Yeah, but what agency?
Ah. The Department of Agriculture. Wouldn't it make more sense to have the Food and Drug Administration do that?
Check out the mission statement on the USDA's site (http://www.usda.gov):
"expanding markets for agricultural products and support international economic development, further developing alternative markets for agricultural products and activities, providing financing needed to help expand job opportunities and improve housing, utilities and infrastructure in rural America..."
Seems like they have a lot of stuff to do. Not sure why they'd be coming up with food guidelines, unless they were selling something. To be fair, meat is made on farms too, but I'm guessing grains would have to actually kill you before they'd suggest you eat less of them.