https://twitter.com/ChristianTams/status/1361306095034261508Germ theory proponents thought pellagra was caused by a microbe transmitted easily through poor populations because of lack of indoor plumbing.
https://twitter.com/neighborchick/status/1335491738186596355Because we must make SURE that poor health in the US is the fault of the consumer ONLY & has nothing to do with how the DGA have warped our food system, our nutrition education, our health interventions, & our very concept of what a "healthy diet" is.
https://twitter.com/Tom_Babington1/status/1335313489620033546Twitter summary - The DGA:
https://twitter.com/ChristianTams/status/1335270622302244867Okay. Let's look at the food environment.
https://twitter.com/Edival/status/1325592107831103489I've been trying to avoid going here, but here I go.
https://twitter.com/lacalladine/status/12938214930932408341st, lower fat, higher carb national dietary guidelines *began* as a clinical intervention for high risk patients. Then (as now) docs who were trying to the right thing for patients in their care, read research & advised their (high risk) patients accordingly. 2/
https://twitter.com/raphaels7/status/1263471303983595523Mechanisms acting at cellular levels do not necessarily give full explanations of physiological level effects & outcomes. Metabolism is too complicated for that.
https://twitter.com/ChristianTams/status/1246058826547302402They were told to
https://twitter.com/jdolphin2572/status/1243195119911788548First, I don't think we can completely ignore this incident, from around 2008-2009: nmsociety.org/2018/02/18/ann…
https://twitter.com/CakeNutrition/status/1228175904448237570Who even pays attention to the Dietary Guidelines anyway?
https://twitter.com/CakeNutrition/status/1215276822734278658She and I agreed that the world of diabetes educators & the world of clinicians who use therapeutic carbohydrate restriction to treat diabetes are waaaay too far apart. We could learn a lot from each other. 2/11
https://twitter.com/mrc314/status/1185671245284757506Before the DGA, "healthy food" (or "healthy diet") meant "foods that fulfilled adequate essential nutrition needs."
https://twitter.com/AmandaZZ100/status/1183385832058687493The creation of the 1977 Dietary Goals & 1980 Dietary Guidelines emerged from & amplified a seismic shift in how we think about public health.
https://twitter.com/janvyjidak/status/1176385616331907072The textbook & guideline makers have been getting it wrong since around 1977, when the collective thinking in nutrition took a hard turn away from science, prompted (largely) by US nutrition policy. Because policy *can* & *does* warp science (see Hite & Carter, 2019 in RHM),
https://twitter.com/Rd2wellness/status/1163804837915570176The Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA, 1980) were, in part, a response to the fact that the medical-pharma enterprise COULD NOT reverse/prevent chronic disease.
https://twitter.com/Botanygeek/status/1149954823699259392It's quite another thing to say, "Fruit is bred to be 100x sweeter than in the past." Patient food/BG records support the first statement. But what is the second statement based on? Seems like it probably should be true? Fruit tasted different when I was a kid? 2/5