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Food Over Medicine: The Conversation That Could Save Your Life by Del Sroufe, Glen Merzer, Pamela A. Popper

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5

THE DIETARY ESTABLISHMENT

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GM: Pam, I just went on the website of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). I clicked on “nutrition for growing bodies” and saw that they recommend whole grains, fruits, and veggies, including 100 percent juice, low-fat dairy foods, and then a protein group that is lean meat, poultry, fish, eggs, beans, and nuts.

PP: Right. Hey, it’s the dietary recommendations of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). If the USDA issued recommendations tomorrow for everyone to drink ten ounces of arsenic before breakfast, it’d be posted on AND’s website by noon.

GM: Ha!

PP: I’m not kidding! And this stuff is important because these are the people providing the dietary guidelines ...

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