Demand that quality research shapes the new Canadian Food Guide
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This petition was inspired by Jeff Volek’s efforts to have “quality science determine the 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines,” with the hope of having a more promising outcome in Canada. Unfortunately, after being signed by over 22,000 people, and getting a huge push from bogus-research whistleblowers, like Nina Teicholz, the U.S. Government found a way to deliver the same high-carb, low-fat, anti-meat nonsense, that's smeared with vegetable oil, stuffed with tofu, and dominated by insulin-skyrocketing cereal grains.
Whether our government will act any different for the next round of guidelines (expected 2016-2017) is debatable, but there’s no harm in trying. And if we can get through to some fellow Canadians along the way, to lower the embarrassing statistics released last week (Obesity in Canada - March 2016), I’d say it’s well worth it.
- Since 1980, the number of obese adults has doubled, while the number of obese children has tripled.
- Canada has moved into 5th place for the number of obese adults and 6th place for the number of obese children when compared to other industrialized countries.
- Each year 48,000 to 66,000 Canadians die from conditions linked to excess weight.
- The cost in health care spending, and in lost productivity due to obesity, is estimated to be between 4.6 and 7.1 billion annually
- Over 3 million Canadians have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, and a new diagnosis is made every 20 minutes.
- Over 1.4 million Canadians have heart disease, which claims more than 33,6000 lives per year.
Reducing these numbers starts with fixing The Canadian Food Guide, because unknowingly or not, that’s what we listen to. And more importantly, that’s where individuals struggling with their weight or dealing with a degenerative condition are instructed to look.
There’s no reason obesity, diabetes, heart disease, dementia, and cancer should be common, and there’s no reason anyone should be paying for it. We have the science to demonstrate what’s wrong with the current advice, and we have the opportunity to make sure our government reviews it.
Sign the petition, spread the word, and lets make Canada lean, strong, and healthy!
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