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Deceiving the Public – 30 October 2007
By Mary T. Hoffman

You’ve probably noticed how health insurance companies are encouraging their customers to exercise. One company has a billboard promotion offering a total of 300 dollars toward the expense of gym membership, while another gives customers free memberships to a fitness club.

Every place you look, exercise is promoted; and if diet is mentioned at all, it is as an afterthought and takes the form of a wishy-washy cop-out such as “eat healthy” or “everything in moderation.”

Seems like the public is constantly being distracted away from facts they need to know about what constitutes a truly healthy lifestyle. In my opinion, this all points to the successful public relations campaigns of the huge, powerful junk food companies and meat, dairy, and poultry industries. And look how they are spreading their propaganda worldwide, so that those in other countries want to emulate the ways of western countries and look with disdain at many of their own more healthful foods.

Meanwhile, obesity has become commonplace, along with the type 2 diabetes, heart disease, certain cancers, strokes, et cetera, that follow. And then there are the myriad symptoms: aches and pains, indigestion, colds, sore throats…. You get the picture – I’m sure you see those ads for pharmaceuticals, too.

Is it any wonder that simply going vegan is not promoted?

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