Well, can you? Can you show me numerous studies absolutely proving the superiority of real food: raw grass fed butter, milk and cream; pastured animals and eggs; cultured and raw dairy; fermented fruits and veggies; and wild seafood and organ meats?
I not only write for my blog, Nourishing Nancy, I have written for NaturalNews.com, who asked me to prove that raw grass fed butter was more of a superfood than broccoli, in response to a statement I made in a yet to be release article. They are very vegetarian leaning over there, and so I was asked to stay within the parameters of Natural News’s belief system.
Editor Comments: Nancy Thank you for submission. Good piece. Article is approved. For Future Submissions: Content was a little unaligned w/NN. Many do consider broccoli to be an official superfood, & while grass fed is much healthier, butter is rarely considered an official superfood: “Broccoli with some raw, grass fed butter could be considered a superfood, but it is the butter that contributes those attributes.”
The article has yet to be released, but has also had the above line in quotes deleted. And you thought Natural News was a site fighting for food freedom? I will no longer be writing for Natural News, as I have my own parameters to align myself with: the dietary advice of traditional cultures all over the globe for millennia, thank you very much.
I also write for Examiner.com as the NY Healthy Food Examiner. Assuredly, as soon as I publish an article touting the benefits of real food, I can count to ten and find a scathing comment from fellow Examiner.com writer, James Cooper, or others that hope to debunk real food’s claims to health.
“This is simply irresponsible nonsense. Advising people to take on all those calories and cholesterol based on unsupported theories without scientific basis,” denigrates Mr. Cooper.
The question is not whether I am right or wrong, but can I prove it, it seems. There are many studies supporting the claims of today’s “diet dictrocrats”, as Sally Fallon Morell would call them, but not nearly the abundance when searching for real food claims. We have the sacred knowledge of traditional cultures, you may say. Yes. I agree, but why can’t we find the flow of studies supporting real food and the benefits herein?
Two words: Corporate funding.
Read “Deep Nutrition”, by Dr. Cate Shanahan, for an account of she and her husband, Luke Shanahan, trying to get studies supporting real food and the devastating effects of today’s modern food on our physicality and our genes: It is nearly impossible. Why? Once again: two words…corporate funding. The funding comes from corporations supporting scientific studies that will support that which supports the sale of their products.
Watch “The Future of Food” on DVD for references to the same type of corporate funding, which sends scientists back to the drawing board to “find a different outcome” to support that which supports the sale of their products.
Listen to the true-life tale of Dr. Wilburn Ferguson, the real medicine man of the movie with the same name. “Medicine Man” talks of corporate interests vanishing once the realization kicked in that an herb from the Amazon does not support that which supports the sale of their product. This time it concerned the Pharmaceutical Industry. Same difference.
So, I have a request: If you know of recent studies that support real food and it’s benefits, please send them my way! It seems to take an arsenal of studies and facts to hold off the attacks of the proponents of processed food. Who am I kidding, it would take a nuclear bomb worth of studies to convince some. And sadly, some will never learn.
Still, I continue to write my blog posts and for Examiner.com in hopes of reaching those who seek real food information. However, if you got em’, send ‘em, if for no other reason than to make me smile when Mr. Cooper pays me another visit.