By Bob McCauley, ND
The Structural Nature of Food – Part 2
“Nature admits no lie.” ~ Thomas Carlye
The food pyramid is the first lesson most children learn about health. It is an early step taken to unwittingly brainwash our children about food and health because it is based on a false assumption that the human body requires meat, fish, eggs and dairy products, which it does not. It misinforms by telling us that if we simply eat from the four food groups we will be healthy.
The cattle, chicken, dairy, fish and egg industries see to it that they are adequately represented on the food pyramid whether they belong on it or not. It is a ridiculous notion that industries with economic interests should have any influence over which foods belong in our diet and in what proportions. Of course, the entire food pyramid is based on the false assumption that we should consume cooked foods to begin with.
The food pyramid is also heavily weighted toward cooked grains such as rice and bread, which create mucus that leads to allergies and other unnatural sensitivities. This is especially true of wheat products. We should never cook grains, but rather sprout and juice them, such as wheat or barley grass, which are powerful green foods. All grains are grasses and grasses of any kind can safely be consumed raw; in fact, most are nutritional powerhouses, although they should be juiced before they are consumed.
The economic interest of certain food industries has consistently influenced the famous food pyramid that we are all familiar with. Meat and dairy continue to be pushed as healthy while at the same time they have increasingly become suspects that can potentially damage our health. Also adulterated is the Federal Government’s Dietary Guideline for Americans, which has been issued every five years since 1980.[i]
In truth, the food pyramid should be built around raw-food theory and not the false premise that an animal-based, cooked-food diet is healthy. A food pyramid based on this assumption, a Raw Food Pyramid, would appear completely different.
[i] The Meat of the Argument, Amy Joy Lanou, Ph.D. and A.R. Hogan. A federal lawsuit filed by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine revealed that at least six of the eleven members of the latest federal Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee had financial and other ties to animal agriculture interests. None had ties to grain, soybean, or any other non-animal agriculture interests.