@wrz – “Not to worry... The government (HHS), under Obamacare, will
soon be controlling your diet”Good grief, can we ever have an
on topic conversation without the tin-foil hat wearing right wingers equating
the ‘government control’ imposed by a stop light to the government
control experienced everyday by your average North Korean?Sheesh,
what for most people is a slippery slope, for you guys looks more the vertical
side of a glacier. @lost in DC – “…does nothing
to reduce the cost of healthcare.”And I’m with you on
this. Obamacare could have (should have) done far more in this area, but a few
of the pilot programs could hold promise in the years ahead.
"Wake up America, the population may be going down but the area we take up
obviously isn't."Not to worry... The government (HHS),
under Obamacare, will soon be controlling your diet. How will they do this? By
making certain foods (hamburgers, fried, milkshakes) illegal to either buy or
sell... and for sure illegal to eat.
A cupcake has 2 grams of fat more or less, depending on the composition of the
frosting. Like most fattening foods, it is relatively low in dietary fat. It
also has about 30 grams of refined CARBOHYDRATE, the macronutrient which modern
science is increasingly holding responsible as the true cause of the modern
epidemic of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Like most online rants I have
read lately against "Fatty Foods", this one is targeted at the wrong
Do you have suggestions on how to change things or shall we just complain and
point a finger at others? People choose life styles that include addictive
drugs, alcohol, tobacco, obesity and little physical activity. Prohibition of
alcohol was not practical, let alone prohibition on potato chips or second
helpings. Michael Bloomberg was reviled for wanting to outlaw large sugary
drinks. Don't blame insurance companies, even though they are a convenient
whipping boy, for our poor health, look in the mirror.
@lost in DC – “… quality of our health care, which is
top-notch.”Yes, we have the Ferrari of healthcare systems
– but we should note Germany has the Porsche of healthcare systems which
performs just as well as the Ferrari and costs half as much.@lost in
DC – “Another myth is Obamcare fixes the insurance system. It does
not, it enriches the insurance companies and does nothing to reduce the cost of
healthcare.”Define “fixes”I would say
eliminating rescissions, stopping the price gouging (esp in the Individual
market where MLR’s were often 50%), removing lifetime caps and
pre-existing condition requirements, and allowing kids to remain on parents
policies until age 26, while maybe not solving all the problems would certainly
fall under the definition of fixes.
atl134,we agree about the quality of our healthcare AND that the insurance
system is atrocious.however, one of the arguments liberals trot out
in defense of Obamacare is how unhealthy we are. My comment was just to debunk
that myth.Another myth is Obamcare fixes the insurance system. It
does not, it enriches the insurance companies and does nothing to reduce the
cost of healthcare.
Suddenly I want a cupcake.
@lost in DC"NOTHING at ALL to do with quality of our health care,
which is top-notch."For the most part the issue isn't
quality healthcare, it's access to quality healthcare, meaning our system
is very expensive and our insurance system is atrocious.
Oh great, another fat enforcement officer.Fats are brain food.
Without the proper amount of fat, brains don't function well. While the
type of fat does matter, it is very important to choose some good fats and eat
them.This explains the lack of ability to think clearly by those who
advocate for having fat police.
Tyler:Good comment. At least healthy alternatives are available,
albeit at a slightly greater cost to the consumer on the front end (e.g. organic
food). Most people are too short-sighted to make the up-front investment in
healthy foods to avoid the much larger cost of the long term consequences of
It is true, our diets are pretty sick. no wonder we have crummy health.
NOTHING at ALL to do with quality of our health care, which is top-notch.give the world's greatest auto mechanic a yugo to fix, and
that's all he'll ever have - a yugo. Even a mediocre mechanic can get
a Toyota to run better than the world's greatest mechanic can get the yugo
I’m not sure the system we have now could have designed any better by Dr.
Evil. Allow an industry (food) to employ an army of chemists to
figure out exactly the types of ingredient combinations trigger pleasure &
cravings, combined with production policies that encourage unhealthy foods (corn
syrup) and methods (factory farming) at the expense of better alternatives
(whole grains, fruits, vegis, organic farming). Then set up a
healthcare system on the backend that pays providers exorbitant fees only when
you are sick (i.e., with no financial incentive to keep you healthy).And then sit back and let the money roll in…
Shhhh. They still think they're following the WOW; you don't want to
burst their bubble.
I have to maintain the proper PH balance in my fish tank, Too much acid kills
the fish, too much alkaline kills the fish. It has to be just right. If I have
too much acid, meat,breads, grains and fruits, I'll be sick or if I have
too much alkaline, vegetables, I'm not going to be healthy ether. I've
got to be slightly alkaline. I figure, I have to eat more veggies than grains.
70% Alkaline food 30% acid food.