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I’ve sure you’ve noticed how many diets are out there nowadays–Keto, Paleo, Mediterranean, Zone, Weight Watchers, South Beach, and on and on. I’m sure you’ve also noticed how eating recommendations are constantly changing and evolving. But after thousands of years of research and experience, shouldn’t scientists universally agree on a diet plan? Some of you may remember the old FDA food pyramid (pictured below). This was pushed on us for decades as the gold standard for a healthy lifestyle. Notice the bottom box comprising what was recommended as the bulk of our diet — bread, pasta, rice, muffins, bagels, cereal. Modern nutritionists don’t always agree, but they would now almost universally condemn this as the WORST food group to put as the foundation of your diet.
Now imagine the Big Tech Thought Police existed when this food pyramid first came out. Would we have learned about all these new diets? Would we ever learn that simple carbs cause an abundance of weight and health problems? Would the doctors & dietitians be censored, deplatformed, and ridiculed if they challenged the government recommendations? Would individual users who posted stories of weight & medical issues after strict adherence to the guidelines have a “Fact Check” or “Diet Resource Center” box added the their posts? Would scientists who advocated for alternative diets be demonized as anti-pyramiders or carb-deniers? Would experts who discussed companies using unhealthy GMOs and trans fats be labeled conspiracy theorists?
True science is about constantly questioning, researching, testing, and challenging the current orthodoxy. No science is ever “settled.” Nearly every great scientific discovery in history has been made because brave, persistent souls went against the accepted body of knowledge. Having Big Tech censors stifle all critical thinking and having a tunnel-vision media that refuses to explore other sides of a story are a recipe for scientific regression. Covid-19 is still raging after two years because millions of brilliant minds have been stifled. This environment of demonization, censorship, and cancel culture is a sure way to NEVER solve not only Covid, but any tough problems we face in the future, scientific or otherwise.
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