Gov’t Wants Us Unhealthy
Posted: October 11, 2012
The government doesn’t want us to get healthy! Look all around you; we are surrounded by food that is killing us slowly every day. Companies everywhere are catering to the morbidly obese population by making them bigger clothes, furniture, cars — you name it. (Photo by Associated Press)
As a follower of the Paleolithic diet and lifestyle, I find it fascinating that the government had to get in on an Internet blogger talking about how healthy he is now. Seriously? Why should the government care if this guy is in better shape now and is healthier since he adopted the Paleo lifestyle? So what if he wants to talk about it on the Internet with other people who might want to learn about getting healthy? I will tell you why.
Because the government doesn’t want us to get healthy! Look all around you; we are surrounded by food that is killing us slowly every day. Companies everywhere are catering to the morbidly obese population by making them bigger clothes, furniture, cars — you name it. The grocery stores are jam packed with processed foods that are full of artificial ingredients that the government whole-heartedly approves of, and hopes we will purchase in mass quantities. That is why food that is so bad for us is so much cheaper than the healthy food we should be eating. The folks on government benefits know that to get the most bang for their buck on food stamps, they need to buy that processed food. Then you have people out there who will criticize these people on government benefits when they see them purchase a decent cut of beef or some fresh salmon. Has it never occurred to you people that maybe they wish to feed their family something better than boxed macaroni and cheese?
Steve Cooksey, the subject of George Will’s article, was being sued by the government in North Carolina because he found something that worked for him and he saw fit to share it. Why is that so wrong? He is not out there writing prescriptions, or selling gym memberships; he is not out there making anyone do anything. This man is trying to help people who are in a similar situation as he was: obese and unhealthy from the wrong food he was eating. So he starts an Internet blog to tell people “Hey, this worked for me, it might work for you. Give it a try.” Why does the government feel the need to silence someone who is trying to help?
After reading Steve’s blogs, I didn’t see anywhere that he was dispensing anything other than suggestions. He found Mark Sisson’s Primal lifestyle, adopted it, and is healthy now. Is it wrong to share success? It was my cousin’s success with living Paleo that helped me. No one is holding a gun to anyone’s head, or tying people up telling them they have to try this way of life. So back off, government.
It is time for more people to take their health into their own hands, if the diet your doctor has you on isn’t making you feel better, seek a new one! I have recommended the Paleolithic diet to family and friends with the simple advice “if you don’t feel better after 2 weeks, stop it.” Simple as that.
The bottom line is you can take control of your own health! Get out there, find out what is in the food you are eating, look for foods that are as close to 100 percent natural as possible; without a long list of ingredients that you can’t pronounce. The government doesn’t want people to take control of their lives; they want to control every facet of it, including what you eat. Do some research. Ask people what works for them. Our country is headed on a path of having the majority of the population morbidly obese with the highest percentage of type 2 diabetes ever in just a few short years.
Do we really want that? Are we just going to sit back and let it happen? I, for one am not. The government can stay out of my health. And I hope you decide to make it stay out of yours.
Tina Merrick eats a Paleo diet and lives in Bridgewater.