The Current “Food System” in the U.S. Isn’t Working

The food system “invented” by humans isn’t working. In fact, just the opposite. People are sicker than ever. People are more obese than ever. Chronic disease is rampant in the U.S. and medical doctors don’t know how to help people other than to hand them another prescription. Patients are more upset than ever; when they go to the doctor for help, all they get is another prescription.

The root cause of the issue however, is what people are consuming on a daily basis. Marketing of food to Americans has turned out to be a huge success! Food companies are making huge profits selling “fake” food. Why are these companies fighting labeling of the ingredients in the product? Because it reveals just how much “fake” ingredients are in the food they produce. The word “natural” has been pushed to the brink of meaning nothing on a food label. Food producers want to be able to fool customers into thinking that everything in the box is good for you. This will be more difficult when the companies are mandated to list ingredients. Presently they are going after the word “organic” and doing the same. Let’s hope that doesn’t happen.

Fairlife Milk is a good example of the sales force behind “fake” food. Fairlife Milk was invented by Coca Cola. Coke puts on a big marketing campaign to tell people that they get an all natural product, from some very nice dairy farms (see them in the ads), Coke strips away important ingredients like the natural fats, concentrates the proteins etc., puts it in a pretty bottle and doubles the price of regular milk. It is sold to the public promoting the idea that completely changing a natural product is better for you than what nature produced. At a meeting to kick off the new product one of the CEO’s announced to the rest of the company that “this is the type of product that when done well will rain money.” They didn’t make a product to promote health and they didn’t make a product that would benefit people on a low budget, so they could get a product that was better for them. They invented milk for wealthier people to buy, so it would “rain money” on Coca Cola.

ProNatural Physicians Group has a Registered Dietician on staff who will be able to help patients establish healthy diets.

Written by Dr. Ann Aresco, the founder of ProNatural Physicians Group in Berlin. Our medical practice consists of NDs who are trained in naturopathic and traditional medicine. We care for the patient, focusing on overall health, wellness and prevention. ProNatural Physicians Group staff also includes APRN’s and a Registered Dietitian. In addition to our medical services, we also offer counseling, massage therapy, acupuncture and offer nutritional supplements.

2 Comments
  • Virginia Bruen
    Posted at 15:30h, 03 August Reply

    I always appreciate your writings and views.

    I checked out dietitians in other places and your new person but they are beyond my budget. It is not just one visit but the need for follow up. Is there any way for small groups to come together periodically and pay a fee each time to the dietitians. There could be a presentation with follow up questions. This way it serves those who cannot afford more expensive sessions. A thought!

    • ProNatural
      Posted at 15:07h, 09 August Reply

      Our dietitian is in the process of being credentialed for insurance to cover her services. Groups are certainly an option but are usually hard to get together. If you have a group in mind you should contact us and we can have the dietitian set that up for your group.

      Another option is to look for cooking classes. I have seen Paleo (all whole foods) cooking classes available.

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